Trope at The Dark Horse
Seriously funky five piece Trope will be cooking up some serious grooves at the Dark Horse tonight. Stunning new album 5ive was released in April to much acclaim, a sophisticated slab of soulful tunes, check it out here. You may remember them from an amazing debut at The Mostly Jazz and Funk Festival in 2015, a band that are going places.
Fri 11 Aug 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Lost Generation: A Photographic Exploration of Youth Culture launch at Tilt
Pinball themed bar TILT opens its doors to the new exhibition ‘Lost Generation’. Exploring the themes of British youth culture in an appropriately non-conformist space to escape the mundanities of everyday life and celebrate millennial counter-culture in all its gloriously anarchic forms. Read Charlotte Russell’s full preview here.
Fri 11 Aug 6pm at Tilt, 2 City Arcade, Warwick Passage, Birmingham B2 4TX www.facebook.com
The Goonies at Birmingham Cathedral
A free mini outdoor film festival in the auspicious grounds of Birmingham Cathedral with street food, live music, themed fun and more pretty much floats all our boats at once. The space is always a hive of activity and bustling energy anyway but throw in some classic cinematics, live bands and top quality street food, plus a whopping great outdoor screen to light up the hallowed architectural masterpiece and community worship takes on a whole new meaning.
Fri 11 Aug 8pm at Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB www.birminghamcathedral.com
Mondo Royale at the mac
The wonderful Impact Summer Sessions of free outdoor live music at the mac continues with the excellently monikered Mondo Royale. The six piece electro popsters produce catchy dreamy pop songs that will be perfect for the summer sunshine that is bound to be illuminating the mac’s outdoor arena. If it doesn’t, close your eyes and Mondo Royale’s good time grooves will make you think it has.
Fri 11 Aug 6.45pm at the mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH www.facebook.com
Digbeth Dining Club Street Food Festival in Longbridge
Funky street food favourites DDC up-sticks to uptown Longbridge for one day only bringing their merry band of carefully curated street food vendors, DJs and mobile craft beers, cocktails and pop-up booze shacks with them.
Sat 12 Aug, 11am – 6pm, Longbridge centre on the concourse outside Park Point www.facebook.com
Kings Heath Street Food market at The Village Square
Let’s hope the sun shines on Kings Heath this weekend and if it doesn’t we’ll just man up and bring a brolly. The street food market is a wonderful monthly event occupying the village square that serves up a host of delightful street food stalls; live music, entertainment and of course the Stirchley based micro Birmingham Brewing Company, you can even grab yourself a cocktail from Savva Bars. See you there.
Sat 12 Aug 11am at The Village Square, 2 Vicarage Rd, Birmingham B14 7RA www.facebook.com
Project Birmingham Takeover The Old Crown
Another week another takeover at the Crown. We could get used to this. This time Project Birmingham have curated an incredible array of music and art to fill your ears, eyes and minds through Saturday evening. Local heroes, and surely soon to be national stars, the inimitable human beat boxing singer songwriter Ed Geater and soulful hometown rapper Lady Sanity headline. Check them both out on Ed’s single ‘Found A Place’ here. Plenty of other music including Moodfix DJ’s as you peruse the photography of Kris Askey and the art of West Art Zine, The Distorted Minds Crew and lots more. As you gorge on the best Brummie culture the Crown will take care of feeding your faces. Superb event.
Sat 12 Aug 5pm at The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com
Sam Redmore at The Dark Horse
Birmingham natives know what to expect from DJ Redmore and now he’s appeared on BBC Radio 6 the rest of the nation is catching up. For now you can still catch his glorious sets of funked up soul, hip hop, reggae and anything else his eclectic freestyle mind throws into an always slick mix at the Dark Horse, and all for free. How good is that?
Sat 12 Aug 10pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Hot Sauce at The Church Inn
Spice is the variety of life at this free family-friendly celebration of hot heads and sauce addicts. The Church Inn’s hottest pop-up returns with a rooftop Sudanese BBQ to boot this year so let’s hope the sun wants to compete too. Read our full preview here.
Sun 13 Aug 12pm at The Church Inn, 22 Great Hampton St, Birmingham B18 6AQ www.facebook.com
Reception. Closing Event at Stryx
Artist Martin Green live curates an astonishing afternoon of art and music at Digbeth’s premier cultural hotspot. Several must-see exhibitions available for the last time including the photography of Marcin Sz and Ian Jones. Alongside this is music from Birmingham based Polish experimental electronic duo Earth is Flat featuring renowned flautist Xhosa Cole. A cultural riot to liven up your Sunday afternoon.
Sun 13 Aug 1pm at Stryx, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, Digbeth B5 5RS www.facebook.com
Published on: Sat 5 Aug 2017