Yesterday I spent a surprising amount of time on the Facebook Page for the Birmingham Ballroom – the new name for the venue that was the Hummingbird and then the Academy in Dale End. The End, the smallest of the three rooms (and presumably the old Bar Academy) is due to open next month with … [Read more…]
I like to call it the illegal legal underground underground So says someone (Tony, I think, but I’m not sure) in this decent video – not just a tour around PST but a chat with some of the people involved in starting the venue.
Realtime, generative Audio Visual performance presented in the MAC’s best kept secret – a gem of 1960s architecture – the HEXAGON theatre, originally the Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre SCREE are DJ Sir Real from the House of God and VJ Catweasel who does visuals for artists like Stevie Wonder. Modulate are an AV collective who grew out … [Read more…]
Our creative and cultural industries – media, arts, online, music – are collectively bigger than construction in this city (that’s a great fact we used in the bid team and final pitch). Incredibly, there is no-one to speak for us on the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – almost as incredible as the lack of female … [Read more…]
This month The Producers’ Forum is partnering with Screenwriters Forum and Writing West Midlands to run a speed dating session between writers and producers. 25 May. More info and registration here. Regional organisations getting together to introduce their members to each other is a VERY SENSIBLE THING. It’s actually kinda baffling that this doesn’t happen more … [Read more…]
Gor blimey, it’s another one of those really long weekends. Here are some things you might want to consider filling all that time with. For starters, I haven’t got a flyer for this one but Lizzy Parks is playing in the Symphony Hall foyers today (Friday) from 5.30pm to 7pm and it’s free. Info on … [Read more…]
A couple of club nights raising money for the Japanese tsunami with money from both going to the Red Cross’s appeal. Face is first up on 23 April at The Rainbow in Digbeth. Heducation‘s will be on 3 June at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath.
Misty’s Big Adventure are going the crowdfunding route for producing their next album. It’s a simple deal – pay £8 now, get an album to download later. There’s also a whole shopping list of extras that you can pick up in exchange for a little more investment, including advance copies of the album on CD, … [Read more…]