Bad Practice 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 1 Sep 5pm at The Lord Clifden, Great Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3DL www.facebook.com
Faisal Hussain: Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects exhibition at Centrala
The opening night for Faisal Hussain’s fascinating exhibition subverting the victimisation of muslim communities in Birmingham and the wider world. Traducing the very media used to perpetuate racism Hussain creates new images and art that engage, enthral and and even engender laughs. Suspect Objects Suspect Objects runs until 14th October. Whilst you’re there catch Barbara Mihályi’s wonderful ongoing exhibition. Inqlab DJ’s will be getting the art groove moving from 9pm onwards.
Fri 1 Sep 6pm at Centrala, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, Digbeth B5 5RS www.suspectobjects.com/
Junkyard Sessions 5 at Digbeth Community Garden
The community garden is a beautiful green paradise hidden in the industrial landscape of Digbeth and providing a serene space for anyone wishing to escape for a few moments or longer. Thriving on the input of volunteers it’s a lovely setting, get down there and check it out as part of the Junkyard Sessions featuring live music, poetry, bar and lovely eats from The Real Junk Food Project.
Fri 1 Sep 6.30pm at Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw’s Passage, Birmingham B5 5PG www.facebook.com
Quartermasters 4 at 1000 Trades
Always reliable artisan craft market featuring the wares of several local talented producers housed at one of the JQ’s coolest bars 1000 Trades. Shopping, craft ale and a delicious menu all under one slick roof, yes please.
Sat 2 Sep 11am at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Stirchley Late Summer Bash at Stirchley Park
As summer enters its very rainy death throes cling onto the last desperate vestiges of sunshine, hopefully, down at the ever lovely Stirchley Park. Family fun is a nailed on certainty with bouncy castle, magician, go-karts and a host of activities to keep the kids smiling. Best of all we’re going to win an angle grinder in the big raffle. Woo hoo. (not guaranteed).
Sat 2 Sep 11am at Stirchley Park, Pershore Road Birmingham B30 2JT twitter.com
The UAB Selectors at The Lord Clifden
Every Saturday in The Clifden’s funkily salubrious lounge a rotating roster of UAB Selector DJ’s get busy with the beats and soundtrack your evening. Mixing a raft of styles through soul, Motown, funk, ska and reggae with infectious positive energy the atmosphere generated in The Clifden is second to none. Free before 10pm.
Sat 2 Sep 8pm at The Lord Clifden, Great Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3DL thelordclifden.com
Pour On The Sauce at The Night Owl
Fingers crossed for afternoon sunshine but if the big yellow thing in the sky is feeling shy there’ll be enough summer sounds and BBQ smells to make you not care. DJ’s Tipper, Jodie Lamb and Joe Turner will keep the irie levels at maximum in a delirious wash of early Jamaican sounds and reggae. A delicious jerk BBQ for Sunday dinner? Nom nom.
Sun 3 Sep 2pm at The Night Owl, 17 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
The Ukulele Theatre at The Gunmakers Arms
Listening to several ukuleles blasting through an eclectic repertoire including Bowie, Beatles, Kinks and a century’s worth of classics, is possibly the best way to spend a Sunday evening. That it’s in the lovingly refurbished and homely confines of Birmingham’s finest purveyor and brewer of quality ales is the mother of all bonuses. Pint of Electric Ale please.
Sun 3 Sep 7.30pm at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG www.facebook.com
Published on: Wed 2 Aug 2017