Call Me Unique and Autumn Evans live at Yorks Cafe
One of the rising stars of Birmingham’s very exciting music scene, Unique Brown has a beautifully soulful voice which she combines with imaginative musical arrangements and a sage lyrical wisdom. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience her live in the consistently brilliant Yorks Monday night sessions. Also appearing is singer songwriter Autumn Evans who has been making waves with her recently released ‘The Watercolour EP’.
Mon 27 Mar 7.30pm at Yorks Cafe, 29 / 30 Stephenson St, Birmingham B2 4BH www.facebook.com
20 Years of Brass Eye: An Audience With Michael Cumming at the Lighthouse
Timely. The greatest satirical news programme ever released was the tabloid baiting Brass Eye. Groundbreaking and fearless it specialised in giving all too eager celebrity a chance to hang itself and harpooned the conventions of the medium mercilessly. There will be a Q&A with director Michael Cumming following a screening of Brass Eye and Toast of London.
Wed 29 Mar 5.30pm at the Lighthouse, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer St, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT www.eventbrite.co.uk
Fat Penguin Comedy club with Rob Rouse at Patrick Kavanagh Bar
Another incredible LOL line up curated by the Fat Penguin Comedy Club. Award winning ‘big and daft’ Rob Rouse headlines (panel show regular and stars as Bottom in the new BBC sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’). Chris Purchase enlightens with his studious cultural satire and whippersnappers Tyler Harding and Jacob Lovick complete this incredible free package.
Wed 29 Mar 8pm at Patrick Kavanagh Bar Woodbridge Road Moseley B13 8EH www.facebook.com
Sean Clancy at Centrala
The Frontiers Festival in association with Birmingham Conservatoire has arranged some fascinatingly eclectic events this week. This evening Sean Clancy presents ‘A Live Performance on Multiple Synthesisers with Text Projection of a Piece Called Schematics Book I.’ Push the boundaries.
Thu 30 Mar 9pm at Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT www.frontiersmusic.org
Papusza (dir: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze, 2013, cert 15)
An artistic study of the Polish gypsy poet Bronisława Wajs, better known as Papusza. The screen is a canvas upon which the directors Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze paint a lyrically poetic portrait of an iconic literary figure. It’s less a film and more a shifting visual piece of literary art.
Fri 31 Mar 6.30pm at Erdington Welcome Cntre, 109 High St, Birmingham B23 6SA www.facebook.com
We Want Less at Suki 10C Digbeth’s Most Hated Club Night
Digbeth’s self-proclaimed most hated club night returns for an attack on your very soul. Live music from local rockers Mr. George’s Famous Last Words and the psychedelically tinged ramblings of Primary Colours with new EP ‘Jam’. Several DJ’s with a remit to play ‘whatever the fuck we like’ should keep things interesting until the early hours.
Fri 31 Mar 9pm at Suki 10C 21 Bordesley St, Birmingham B5 5LY www.facebook.com
Alternative Dubstep Orchestra refugees benefit at the Dark Horse Moseley
A benefit for Kings Heath Action for Refugees with all money raised going to the Aegean Solidarity Network. It’s a pay what you feel event so, as it’s a good cause, feel generous. Alternative Dubstep Orchestra are an exciting live experience and can be relied upon to get even the most recalcitrant dance muscles twitching.
Fri 31 Mar 10pm at the Dark Horse 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Make It Reggae at 1000 Trades
DJ Joe Turner spinning the best Jamaican rhythms with Mr. Jerk’s street food providing the delicious flavours. Big tunes, big tastes and free entry, Saturday night sorted.
Sat 1 Apr 8pm at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Family Saturday at the Ikon
Bring the kids to one of Birmingham’s most creative and imaginative art spaces and expose them to a raft of beautiful art with activities, inspired by the current exhibition. Laid on free to engage the next gen’s creative, inquisitive minds.
Sat 1 Apr 1pm at the Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square Brindleyplace B1 2HS ikon-gallery.org
Vivid Trip at Vivid Projects
A compelling day of eclectic exhibits curated by Frontiers Festival (see above) in association with Birmingham Conservatoire. Ten pieces comprising film, music, performance, spoken word and visuals with artists including Patrick Ellis, Susannah Self and Wilson Leywantono. Dip into the sharpest cutting edge of the city’s art scene.
Sat 1 Apr 10am – 4pm at Vivid Projects Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT www.bcu.ac.uk
Agents of Evolution live at Cogs
The gothic steam punk energy of Cogs was invented for Agents of Evolution’s nightmare noise who take the synth soundtracks of classic horror as their starting premise. Think Argento and Carpenter blended into a musical pulp through the sharp prism of Swans and Foetus. Nostalgic and modern but assuredly unique, they make a beautiful live racket.
Sat 1 Apr 9pm at Cogs, 61 Newhall St, Birmingham B3 3RB www.facebook.com
Culture Collective at the Actress and Bishop
Who doesn’t love live music and a laid back, happy vibe on a Sunday? Culture Collective will foster this and more with their infectious sunshine rhythms and friendly banter. We can’t think of a better way to end one free week and get ready for the next.
Sun 2 Apr 9pm at the Actress and Bishop 36 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH www.facebook.com
Published on: Mon 27 Feb 2017