BCMG celebrates 75th Sound Investment premiere

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…]

Oxjam Brum Takes Over on Saturday!

  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…]

SOUNDkitchen at Vivid Projects

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.

Epic Encounters at Birmingham REP

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 presents Soul Sessions

  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…]