Stirchley Community Market at Stirchley Baths
New month new edition of our favourite market. The usual array of top quality street food, stalls and good vibes packed to overflowing at the lovely Stirchley Baths. New this month is the spicy vegan Mex it Up; we recommend chowing down on ‘The Jackfruit One’, especially if you’ve never sampled the world’s knobliest fruit before, packs a punch so beware.
Tue 6 Jun 4pm at Stirchley Baths, Bournville Ln, Birmingham B30 2JT stirchleycommunitymarket.co.uk/
Journey Film Club at Birmingham LGBT
The lavishly staged Carol (dir: Todd Haynes, 2015, cert 15) is a stylish adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel ‘The Price of Salt’. Cate Blanchett is unforgettable as the titular hero Carol; forging a lesbian relationship with Rooney Mara’s Therese, in a beautifully realised fifties Manhattan and the fact that Haynes’ imperiously filmed drama was ignored by the Academy is a travesty.
Tue 6 Jun 7.30pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Helena Kay’s KIM Trio at The Spotted Dog
Gifted saxophonist, and winner of Young Scottish Jazz Musician Of The Year 2015, Helena Kay drops into the insanely consistent Tuesday jazz sessions at The Spotted Dog tonight. Accompanied by drummer David Ingamells and Calum Gourlay on the double bass the trio perform jazz classics in addition to original tunes composed by Helena.
Tue 6 Jun 8.30pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Bad Practice Summer Party at The Lord Clifden
The excellent 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 at the JQ’s liveliest bar The Lord Clifden. If the sun shines, which of course it will, 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
Launch of Liquor Friday’s Summer Garden Sessions at No. 21 Digbeth
Every month the Taste and Liquor crew will change the theme of their new Summer Garden Sessions but for the first blast it’s a full on rum rumble. Rum cocktails, rum punch, rum everything. In addition to lashings of the sailor’s favourite tipple there will be the usual array of delicious street food all complemented by some of the coolest DJ’s spinning wicked grooves all night.
Fri 9 Jun 5pm at No. 21, Milk Street, Birmingham B5 5TR www.facebook.com
Spoken Word at The Ort
The Ort possesses a wonderfully warm inclusivity not found at many venues and is always worth a visit whether there’s an event on or not. 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
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Published on: Sun 28 May 2017