Art: Crit Club at The Black Hole Club
The third Crit Club of 2018 features genderqueer artist Alex Billingham, who will be discussing his current exhibition, Ashes to Ashes, available at Stryx until 15th September. Alex’s work explores how people outside of the white, cis male category survive in a post Brexit, post-apocalyptic world.
Tue 11 Sep 6pm – 8pm at Black Hole Club, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT www.eventbrite.co.uk
Gig: Super Lemon Days at Subside
The super-fi citrus obsessed slackers Super Lemon Days get sharp at Subside on the back of new album How to Summon Lemons, check it out here, with support from Welsh popsters Live, Do Nothing and Black Country indie rockers Computer Room.
Tue 11 Sep 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Comedy: Gavin Webster at The Fat Penguin Comedy Club
Possessed of a scattergun patter in one liners and a deliriously surrealist bent, the voice of Sid the Sexist, I, Daniel Blake actor and author of the show All Young People are Cunts, is a confrontational myth exploder and gag machine with an empty reservoir of pity, he’s also very funny. The bill is completed by Britain’s Got Talent semi finalist Noel James and Dave Alfie Ward.
Wed 12 Sep 8pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX weebly.com
Gig: Layover at Subside
Birmingham’s own Layover, who’ve just released a new EP Your Laughter Never Leaves, headline a power pop punk triple header that features Young Hearts and Melwood.
Thu 13 Sep 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Film: The Fireman’s Ball Screening at Centrala
A classic of the Czech New Wave, on the surface a riotous comedy following the bumbling antics of a band of firemen as they attempt to organise the eponymous ball, but look a little deeper and you will find a razor sharp satire on the endemic corruption of Eastern communism. At one point ‘banned forever’ by the Czech authorities the film has lost none of its charm or power with the jokes coming thick and fast. Ridiculing authority has never been so much fun. Part of the excellent Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop and Politics exhibition at Centrala, read more here, the screening will be followed by a discussion hosted by Dr Emil Toescu.
Thu 13 Sep 6pm at Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT www.facebook.com
Club: Leftfoot vs Cafe Artum at The Hare & Hounds
Five hours of exquisite beats from two of Birmingham’s superior purveyors of musical good taste as stalwarts Leftfoot face off against the young disco pups from Cafe Artum. Of course, there can only be one winner, and that’s your lugholes with vinyl overlords Adam Regan, Christy Lakeman, Jason Wynters and Matt Beck on spinning duties.
Fri 14 Sep 9pm at The Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.skiddle.com
Published on: Sun 1 Jul 2018