Bad Practice Summer Party at The Lord Clifden
Birmingham club night Bad Practice brings low slung grooves and an eclectic mix of house and techno to one of the city’s coolest garden spaces. If the sun shines, this will be one hell of a party and if it doesn’t the Bad Practice beats will keep the heat pumping anyway. Free entry before 11pm. Don’t be late.
Fri 9 Jun 5pm at The Lord Clifden, Great Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3DL www.facebook.com
Mumbo Jumbo at The Blue Piano
Three of the Midlands’ most experienced musos deliever their eclectic acoustic Roots & Blues in one of the city's loveliest spots for a Friday night sundowner.
Fri 9 Jun 7pm - 10pm at The Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA www.thebluepiano.co.uk
Spoken Word at The Ort
Ort possesses a wonderfully warm and bohemian inclusivity not found at many venues. It must be one of the least intimidating places to showcase material which we think lends it a beautiful charm and fosters some great performances. Spoken word night always engenders some prolific eclecticism so expect to revel in poetry, stories, comedy and music.
Fri 9 Jun 7.30pm at Cafe Ort, 500-504 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH www.facebook.com
Street Food & CircusMASH Summer Show in Kings Heath
For a quick and tasty sampler of the strange, sizzling and superbly creative this Saturday in Kings Heath has to offer check out our full preview here.
Inspired Festival Family Day at BCU
Birmingham City University opens its doors to inspire families into creative action for a packed day of free and fun-filled events and activities including photography, fashion, architecture and TV broadcasting. Sessions are extensive and include drop in make-and-take sessions, badge making, screen printing, animation, a family portrait experience, exhibitions, make a TV show, guided tours, jewellery making, textile and embroidery workshops, computer game designing and design your own building and science busking. See registration details in the link below and for full details of the entire Inspired Festival running until June 23rd, see our preview here.
Sat 10 Jun, The Parkside Building , City Centre Campus Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG. 10am - 3pm. Free. For more information and to register for events and workshops (places limited) see: www.eventbrite.co.uk
An Evening with Sam Redmore and Northern Power at The Dark Horse
An evening of Northern Soul courtesy of Birmingham live outfit Northern Power plus a delightful backdrop of funk, soul, disco, latin and afrobeat from DJ Sam Redmore.
Sat 10 Jun 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Birmingham University Community Festival
Travel the globe and then blast off into space with over 100 events, workshops, activities and performances for the whole family at Birmingham University's annual Community Day. The incredible list of attractions includes interactive talks and insights into black holes and gravitational waves, activities and live music, kid’s activities and soft play area, funfair rides and circus performers. See our full preview here.
Sun 11 Jun, Chancellor’s Court, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT. 11am - 4pm www.birmingham.ac.uk
Kings Heath Dining Club Street Closure
Digbeth Dining Club and The Hare & Hounds collaborate once more to bring us the coolest street closure in Birmingham, raising the roof off the bar quite literally , with yet another sizzling line-up of street food, music, markets and more. This first session of the year also boasts Digbeth Arts Market and a soundtrack provided by Leftfoot & DDC resident DJs as well as a massive list of fast, hip and hot food purveyors including Street Chef, Bare Bones Pizza, Big Daddies, The Meat Shack, Buddha Belly, Savoie Raclette, Open Sesame, Shake That Ting and more.
Sun 11 Jun 11am at Hare and Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath B14 7JZ skiddletickets.com