Some Like it Hot (dir: Billy Wilder, 1959, cert PG)
Billy Wilder’s classic tale of gangsters and cross dressing featuring the stunning Marilyn Monroe whose voluptuousness factor is through the roof in this movie. Hilarious and edgy the crackling dialogue has lost none of its sparkle. Don’t get left with “the fuzzy end of the lollipop”.
Tue 6 Sep, 7.15pm at LGBT Centre, Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk/
Cafe Scientifique: Global Epidemic of Short Sightedness
Café Scientifique is a programme of informal science talks with time for Q&A and debate built in. With no prior knowledge needed, the events are a chance to socialise, relax and enjoy learning about contemporary research. Speaking for UK charity Fight For Sight, Professor Evans is Director of Research at the Institute of Optometry in London. His main research interests relate to binocular vision (orthoptics), specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), and children’s vision.
Tue 6 Sep, 7pm at Pure Bar, Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5TJ www.fightforsight.org.uk/
Birmingham on Film 2016
Flatpack Film brings us an incredible season of Birmingham celebrated on the screen. Events kick of Thursday at the mac. See our round-up of the best FREE film events here
Shields, Jars and Cabbages: Still Lifes in Paintings at the Barber Institute
The Barber Institute holds lunchtime tours and talks every Tuesday to introduce visitors to their exhibitions, displays and collections. Each talk is 30 minutes long and no booking is required, and of course they are free of charge, a great way to soak up some culture, in a wonderful environment. This week’s talk and tour is entitled ‘Shields, Jars and Cabbages: Still Lifes in Paintings’.
Tue 6 Sep, 1.15pm at The Barber Institute, Edgbaston, B15 2TS barber.org.uk/
Jazz Tuesdays at The Spotted Dog in Digbeth
A great little boozer with a wonderful covered garden area. On Tuesday it’s taken over for an evening of cool and enthusiastic live jazz. This evening brings you the music from the new album ‘BlackWater’ – the 2nd release by the Danish bassist Henrik Jensen on Jellymould Jazz. Henrik Jensen’s ‘Followed By Thirteen’ is a quartet of players who truly encapsulates the cultural diversity that is characteristic of the London jazz scene; with varied influences and backgrounds, together they produce music that won’t be heard anywhere else.
Tue 6 Sep, 9pm at The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth Birmingham B12 0NH jazzatthespotteddog.co.uk/
Heritage Week at Various Venues across Birmingham
An amazing array of tours, trips, talks, screenings, viewings, street art, hidden finds and kids play celebrating the city starts this week. See our further top 20 FREE things to do featuring Shakespeare Refashioned at Selfridges, Moroccan tents and phone boxes at Routes2Roots and more, here. This week’s highlight is:
Handsworth Heritage Walk
On the tour you will see fine Georgian and Victorian architecture, a convent designed by Augustus Pugin, a church that was built nearly one millennium ago and is known as the ‘Westminster Abbey of the Industrial Revolution’, the finest park that this city has, along with magnificent civic buildings. The tour starts at Soho House and ends on Soho Road, which is a vibrant area that offers a taste of India. Tour starts at 1pm and lasts 1 hours 30 minutes. Pre-booking essential.
Wed 7 Sep, 1pm at Soho House, Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB birminghammuseums
Tales and Ales at The Prince of Wales
For storytellers and lovers of a good story ‘come along to listen or tell’. A pleasant way to while away a couple of relaxing hours in one of Moseley’s best pubs; always a warm friendly atmosphere, so put your feet up (maybe not literally) and enjoy a pint of the good stuff listening to some spoken word tales.
Wed 7 Sep, 8pm at The Prince of Wales, Moseley, Birmingham.www.tradartsteam.co.uk
LUCAS D & the GROOVE GHETTO at The Jam House
This exciting six-piece playing a cool range of acid jazz and jazz-funk classics has been joined by a talented young vocalist, Charmaine Baines.
Wed 7 Sep, 8.30pm at Jam House, St. Paul’s Square, Jewelery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1QU www.thejamhouse.com/
COGnitive Jazz Therapy at Cogs Bar
Every Thursday, Cogs Bar hosts a Jazz themed night which features live bands, music and amazing people. This night used to be hosted at the Yardbird in Birmingham City Centre.
Thu 8 Sep, 7pm at Cogs Bar, 61 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3RB cogsbar.co.uk/
Jesse Bruton and Pamela Scott Wilkie in Conversation with Jonathan Watkins at Ikon Gallery
An opportunity to hear artists Jesse Bruton and Pamela Scott Wilkie in conversation with Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director. They discuss their exhibitions, their memories of the early years of Ikon and a shared interest in journeys, often inspiring their work.
Thu 8 Sep, 6pm at Ikon Gallery, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HS ikon-gallery.org/
Roald Dahl Fun Day at The Custard Factory
Sat 10 Sep, see our full preview here
Magic Candy Factory Open Day at Custard Factory
Katjes Magic Candy Factory are very excited to be launching an innovative 3D confectionery experience within The Custard Factory, Birmingham. The magic will begin on Saturday the 10th September 10am – 5pm to coincide with the events and celebration of 100 years of Roald Dahl, so you can 3D print customized and all natural gummy sweets whilst enjoying the festivities! Katjes Magic Candy Factory will be showcasing their unique 3D magic candy printers, which are the first 3D printers in the world that can print personalized gummy sweets in a matter of minutes. Their pop-up shop will stick around for 4 weeks.
Sat 10 Sep, 10am at Custard Factory, Gibb Square, Birmingham B9 4AA www.magiccandyfactory.com/
Organised by the Library of Birmingham and Apples & Snakes, Poets’ Place is an informal gathering of poets that meets twice a month. The Poets’ Place is an opportunity for local poets to meet like‐minded people, where poets can give and solicit feedback on poetry, or just sit back and write for a couple of hours without interruption. Poets’ Place can be used to make new friends, discover new poets, find out about poetry events, share and have your work critiqued, make useful connections, set a writing schedule.
Sat 10 Sep, 3pm at Library of Birmingham, Centenery Square, B1 2EA www.facebook.com/
Kings Heath Street Festival 2016
Sun 11 Sep, 11am. See our preview here
Shanty Town Culture Fest at The Spotted Dog
Sun 11 Sep. Collaborative culture fest and chill-out good vibes with live bands, art, DJs etc. See our full preview here
Free Culture: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
A whole series of incredible exhibitions running until Sep 9. See preview here
Free exhibition: Birmingham People and Change in the Inner City at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Fascinating exhibition running until 2017. See preview here
Published on: Thu 1 Sep 2016