The UK’s first crowd funding scheme for classical music will celebrate the completion of its 75th commission this month. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) set up its Sound Investment programme in 1991. Its aim was to raise much-needed funds to support living composers through the commissioning of new music. Music fans can ‘invest’ set sums … [Read more…]
Tomorrow night is Supersonic and Milque & Muhle’s Xmas Cocktail at the Hare and Hounds. Love the flyer. Tickets from Milque & Muhle at the Custard Factory or online here. See you there!
The cultural organisations of the West Midlands need you! This weekend, a major survey will take place to discover how people experience arts and culture in their everyday lives in the West Midlands. The 24 Hour Culture Survey asks you to tell them what you get up to over a single day – be it … [Read more…]
If you’re all about local music acts and live events, then feel free to busy yourself by going to Oxjam Brum, this Saturday: Oxjam began in 2006, with the aim of creating a network of music-loving people across the UK, all united by a shared goal – to raise money to fight poverty and … [Read more…]
The next SOUNDkitchen event takes place on Saturday 13 September at Vivid Projects and features an all Midlands line-up: More on SOUNDkitchen’s website.
Get down to Digbeth this weekend for the sale and exhibition of thousands of vintage sneaks and fresh apparel brands all under one roof. The Sneaks and Peaks event runs from 12pm – 7pm at Boxxed – an amazing venue at the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter. There will be street food from the best … [Read more…]
Epic Encounters, Birmingham REP’s eight week programme of events celebrating the ideas, stories and plays of Bertolt Brecht, is in full swing. Curated by playwright Mark Ravenhill, Epic Encounters is “a feast of inspiring theatre, stimulating debate and hands-on activities for all ages” and it is taking place until 12th April. There are plenty of … [Read more…]
Beatfreeks have teamed up with BBC Radio 1Xtra and the exciting new Soundlounge project to produce a must-see evening of spoken word and live music on Tuesday 18th February. The Beatfreeks collective is a youth-led social enterprise committed to creating social change, empowering young people and unleashing creativity in everyone. This group of local artists are … [Read more…]