Dido & Aeneas


Ever been to an opera? I have to admit, I haven’t. Considering I live in a city that has a wonderful opera company that successfully turns the art form on its head (that involves the local community to a great extent, and has even put on a production that involved a string quartet flying around … [Read more…]

Easter with Barbara Nice at The Glee Club

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Barbara Nice is hosting a night of Easter fun and laughter on Wednesday 23rd March at The Glee Club Birmingham.  Featuring an egg-citing line up of some of the UK’s top comedians, this will be a cracking night! Barbara’s Easter antics will include her world famous raffle, an Easter Egg tombola and an Easter Bonnet competition … [Read more…]

Digbeth First Friday

The first Digbeth First Friday of the year is upon us. Events to look forward to include: The launch of the Precarity Centre at Grand Union featuring durational audio-visual performance, tarot card readings, stop frame animation and foam installation. Sovinec, an exhibition by Jindrich Štreit one of the most important Czech Documentary photographers at Centrala … [Read more…]

Lady Lust at Birmingham REP


Sarah is discussing sex. And porn. And all the unavoidable worry. Using pornography and her own sex-life as a starting point, Sarah Hamilton Baker investigates what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. It’s refreshingly truthful but a little bit awkward. Think of it as an open and honest way discussion of … [Read more…]

Devoted and Disgruntled


Devoted & Disgruntled 11: What are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts, Improbable’s annual event for theatre lovers and performing arts people, is being hosted by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 9 – 11 January 2016. Lyn Gardner from The Guardian has described D&D as “One of the most vital events in the … [Read more…]

Diabolical Roses

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Diabolical Roses is an immersive food-based art event and alternative Valentines experience. This new production has been conceived to explore themes of romance, sex and unity through food and performance. Diabolical Roses proposes new ways to consider ‘love’ through a mouthwatering menu and performance, which together provide a rich multi-sensory experience. Diabolical Roses will contribute to the imaginative possibilities within gastronomy, performance … [Read more…]

2,241 Reasons to Remember – Second World War in Birmingham


Bullring outdoor market (19-22 Nov) 2,241 lives were lost in bombing raids in Birmingham in the Second World War. This November, Birmingham Hippodrome and the award winning arts organisation Metro-Boulot-Dodo will present an evocative and emotive illumination that will commemorate the Birmingham Blitz. In November 1940, just five days after the Coventry attack, Birmingham suffered … [Read more…]