On Saturday Electric Carnival is taking over half of Digbeth – the HMV Institute, Custard Factory, Air, Heath Mill Lane car park and the Rainbow venues – and they’ve got space for 9,000 people (1,500 more than last year). That’s kinda big. Via Digbeth is Good, who also have a map of road closures for … [Read more…]
This here tweet from the Leeds-based East Street Arts has put some flesh on the bones of a rumour I heard a few months back: @artistsmakers fingers crossed by end of month should have carling academy Brum, ex club/venue, ex cinema. As they say watch this space! Watch that space indeed. Oh, and thanks to … [Read more…]
Summer brought with it degree show time of year and also the first Birmingham European Theatre Festival (which I’m pleased to see will be back again this year). Listings started coming out for the HMV Institute too. The days were getting longer, which was probably just as well for Rhubarb Rhubarb, who seemed to doing loads. … [Read more…]
Birmingham promoters, Leftfoot, will be bringing their 10th anniversary year to a close with a string of live soul gigs, starting tonight with NYC disco pioneers Metro Area, followed by veteran producer and DJ Bonobo and Motown superstars Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. Since launching at The Medicine Bar back in 2000 Leftfoot have played … [Read more…]
Jahmai ‘Jam Fu’ Jones blogs at The Inner Sanctum, dances with Smash Bro’z and MDK and is involved in Down By Law (a night at The Victoria. He’s also one of the dancers who jumped on stage with KRS-One at the HMV Institute recently: Speaking of Down By Law, they’re running the second room at … [Read more…]
The generally stress free holiday of Halloween presents an excuse for some thrilling fun for all ages. Here’s a run down of a few things going on in Birmingham; Invisible City‘s final event, Media Circus, takes place on 29 Oct at Fazeley Studios. With entertainment, music, drinks, performances and digital displays, along with the winners … [Read more…]
The website’s up for the HMV Institute and tickets are on sale for a few of the gigs, the first one being Gong (wow – now that’s a website) on 20 Sept. It’ll be interesting to see the push and pull between this place and the Academy.