Arts: Digbeth First Friday
It ‘s time to dig into another cultural feast across Digbeth as First Friday returns with its usual eclectic plethora of inventive and imaginative art happenings. Centrala is hosting a sneak peak at the forthcoming 100 Years, So What? Exhibition, by avant garde Polish artists including Małgorzata Dawidek and Iwona Demko, that explores the centenary of women’s voting rights, Centrala is also hosting Three Models of Change, which discusses community across actual and staged narratives. Artist Hannah Mary presents a durational performance of her work The Dry Womb at Styx, a challenging representation of a child’s relationship with a disintegrating mother. Visceristahood will be performing a live soundtrack to their Frankenfilm, a response to the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, at Vivid Projects. Check out the DFF web site for full listings here.
Fri 1 Jun at various venues across Digbeth, most events free entry.
Gig/Family/Food: Woofstock at The Prince of Wales
The Prince delivers a canine paradise to Moseley for poochies and their owners this Bank Holiday Monday with Woofstock, featuring a raft of dog related shenanigans for your loyal pets. In addition to training and behaviour tips, dog street food and pooch photography, there’s live bands including the excellent Mourning Suns and Kiriki Club plus human street food too.
Mon 28 May 1pm at The Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8EE www.facebook.com
Gig: Caravela at The Spotted Dog
Caravela bring sophisticated Afro-Brazilian beats to The Spotted Dog, weaving magical rhythms through jazz improvisation and revisiting forgotten genres, Caravela are incredible live weaving several styles into unique compositions. Check out their latest EP here.
Tue 29 May 8.30pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Gig: Ghouls at Subside
Raucous London punks Ghouls come skidding into Digbeth Thursday night thanks to Surprise You’re Dead, last year’s Run album has seen the band’s profile soar, it’s an infectious brand of Less Than Jake and Voodoo Glow Skulls brassery with a uniquely English lyrical bent and attitude. Check out the video to Internet Famous here.
Thu 31 May 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Gig: The Cosmics at The Dark Horse
Sonic Gun begin a run of free entry gigs with an absolute belter, a triple bill led by the lo-fi garage rock trio The Cosmics, completing the lineup are the brash indie rockers Lucia and the funked up beats of Mass House Project.
Fri 1 Jun 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Gig: DJ Quinn’s Opening Weekend
The team behind the ever popular Castle and Falcon have taken over Behan’s Bar in Yardley Wood, transforming it into a 200 capacity live music venue and bar with a lick of Irish charm throughout, welcome to DJ Quinn’s. Opening weekend features performances from former Twang frontman Ash Sheehan, folk rockers The Deluge and singer songwriter James Reidy.
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun at DJ Quinn’s, 327 Highfield Rd, Birmingham B28 0BX www.facebook.com
Published on: Fri 27 Apr 2018