Brum Vegan Beer & Food Fest at The Gunmakers Arms
Back for its third year and taking place over three days at the beautifully refurbished Gunmakers Arms, The Brum Vegan Beer Festival is looking better than ever. With ten breweries already signed up and with more to be confirmed your tankards are going to be overflowing with the good stuff. House brewers Two Towers are still our favourites, see if you can sneak a peek at their onsite brewery. The Real Junk Food Project will be weaving their culinary magic on Friday and on Saturday it’s the turn of South African fusion food purveyors Ubuntu.
Thu 20 Jul to Sat 22 Jul at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG www.facebook.com
Hip hop arts launch at The Old Print Works
Showing off some seriously precocious arts talent, Pharaoh is a 19 year old illustrator with a rapidly gathering following, an exciting exhibition of his work already on display in conjunction with innovative urban record label Punch Records, magazine work, and a hand in the Brits 2017 website.
Fri 21 Jul at The Old Print Works. See full preview and link for free tickets here. The free exhibition runs until 20 Aug.
Relative Summer Party at The Dark Horse
The Relative crew return to The Dark Horse for an upbeat midsummer party pounding out the finest high end house and techno till the early hours with original resident’s Leon Garcia and Matt Tilley your back to back groove guides. Be warned, when Relative get to work the volume levels reach nerve shredding proportions, just how we like it. You’ll find us with our heads in the bass bins.
Fri 21 Jul 10pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Gordon Giltrap at The Diskery
Legendary guitarist Gordon Giltrap drops into one of Birmingham’s finest vinyl emporium’s to play a short acoustic set on Saturday afternoon. In a career spanning five decades, including 22 studio albums, Giltrap’s eclectic drift through several styles has been highly influential on generations of guitarists. Giltrap will be signing copies of his latest record ‘Last of England’ following the performance.
Sat 22 Jul 2pm at The Diskery, 99-102 Bromsgrove St, Birmingham B5 6QB www.facebook.com
The Yes Collective Takeover at The Old Crown
The funky Yes Collective crew descend on Birmingham’s oldest boozer for a barnstorming takeover of the city’s finest outdoor space. DJ’s include Danny Kane, B2B and Dan Gleason. Several hours of the finest house beats and club classics all for none of your English pounds. That’s one hell of a a good deal.
Sat 22 Jul 6pm at The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com
Heducation Free Party at The Dark Horse
Back with another one of those block rockin’ beats. It’s Heducation time at the school of funk and breaks down in Moseley. Local turntablist hero Mike Lazy heads up a roster of DJ’s that includes head Hedz resident DJ Mylz that will be taking you on a mash up through the choicest Hip Hop, beats, breaks and funk.
Sat 22 Jul 10pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Simmer Down Festival in Handsworth Park
Only one place to be on Sunday. Handsworth Park hosts the wonderful Simmer Down Festival that includes reggae legends Macka B and Freddie Mcgregor. Three stages of music, art, spoken word, dance as well as family areas, street food and even a cricket match.
See our full preview here.
Sun 23 July, 3pm – 6pm, Handsworth Park, Holly Rd, Birmingham B20 2BY simmerdownfestival.com/
Published on: Thu 13 Jul 2017