Film: I Am Divine at Journey Film Club
The incomparable Harris Glenn Milstead became an instantly recognizable cultural icon as Divine, in an astonishing career as an actor, singer, drag queen and outrageous presence, that was cut tragically short at the age of 42 in 1988. Jeffrey Schwarz’s enlightening documentary features a wealth of interviews from Divine’s contemporaries including long time collaborator John Waters. We’ll never forget Divine’s turn as the dog shit eating Babs in the John Water’s sleazefest Pink Flamingos.
Tue 18 Sep 7.30pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Food/Club: Vegan Dub Lounge at The Dark Horse
One Dub bring the sounds and Iman’s Ital Kitchen bring the eats, as the cruelty free Vegan Dub Lounge continues its residency at The Dark Horse. Other vendors in the past have included Kay’s Vegan Delights and Khepp Ra Healing Food, recieve a huge health boost and soak up the deepest reggae beats in Moseley.
Wed 19 Sep 6pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Comedy: Glenn Wool at Patrick Kavanagh
The affable award winning Canadian comic is a glorious joy live, veering between politics and popular culture, his leisurely bonhomie belies a laser guided dissection of the absurd and ridiculous. There’s a distinct whiff of eighties rock star about the fabulously hirsute Vancouver funnyman, delightful company and effortlessly hilarious.
Wed 19 Sep 8pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX weebly.com
Film: Vagabond at Ort Cafe
Any film that begins with it’s hero frozen to death in a ditch isn’t going to be an easy ride. Agnes Varda’s Vagabond is compelling and painful with the beautiful and tragic banality of life captured in minute detail, the documentary feel adds a horrifying piquancy to the flashback of Vagabond Mona’s life. A searing piece of feminist cinema that still resonates uncomfortably today. Free with a suggested donation of £3 to the Meena Centre for asylum seeking and refugee women and children based in Hockley.
Thu 20 Sep 7.30pm at Cafe Ort, 500-504 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH www.facebook.com
Gig: Shanty Town at The Spotted Dog
The third edition of Shanty Town’s evenings of soul at The Spotted Dog, a gloriously chilled out affair with delicious grooves, a sparkling atmosphere and vibes so relaxed as to be beautifully horizontal. Expect more of the same this time round with performances from Layla Tutt, Alisha Kadir, Rosie & Joss and Shanty Town residents with tributes promised to Aretha Franklin.
Thu 20 Sep 8pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Published on: Mon 16 Jul 2018