Via BCMG’s news section: Birmingham City Council has launched a Public Consultation on its Budget Plans from April 2012. Please support the cultural life of the city by taking part in this. The official deadline for responses is 8 January, however we urge responses by the end of November, as they can then feed in to the Council … [Read more…]
икони на светци Marc Reeves: Why ‘business as usual’ is a fatal response to Birmingham’s riots If you only read one thing in this round-up, make it this ACE dancer Letty on new challenges « ACE dance and music A nice peek behind the scenes Birmingham Hippodrome Autumn Season 2011 A few musicals (Top Hat, … [Read more…]
Aaron Wright is something of a CiB alumnus having worked in the CiB Shop a year ago. He’s currently at the Live Art Development Agency in London and having a whale of a time from what I can gather. Anyway, he emailed me to say there’s a couple of shows of particular note that are … [Read more…]
Being a classical musician, I have often found that contemporary music is met with extreme unnecessary prejudice from most audiences, and even from the musicians themselves. However, we have come a long way since Arnold Schoenberg and his band of merry Serialist pranksters. We are lucky to live in city so diverse that there is … [Read more…]
Tributes to Tessa Sidey, fine art curator at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery One of many tributes to Tessa Sidley Digital journalist & shameless parish gossip « Custard Factory Having read the job description, is journalist a more acceptable word for marketer these days? Either way, there’s an interesting job going Birmingham music groups urged … [Read more…]
We mentioned Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s new 2010/11 season the other day, and have since picked up this paper which they’ve produced for the new season. Adds a nice touch, we thought.
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group launch their 2010/11 season on 10 October with a double focus. The concert will feature new work by composer Simon Holt, along with the talents of pianist Rolf Hind and soprano Sarah Leonard, plus work by hugely influential German composer Helmut Lachenmann. Simon Holt’s complex, dramatic music was first performed by … [Read more…]
Things we learned by hosting Popcorn Comedy – Dice Productions I’m a sucker for this kind of thing. Lessons here from putting on a stand-up comedy/short film night in a pub Six Birmingham nominations for the RPS Music Awards Big ups to BCMG, Oliver Knussen, Andris Nelsons, CBSO’s Igor Fest, Colin Matthews and Birmingham Opera … [Read more…]