Arts: Digbeth First Friday
Is it really a month since the last Digbeth First Friday? Here we go again, another stunning day in the cultural heart of the city enjoying an incredible array of cutting edge art happenings. Eastside Projects reopens its doors with the shows of mixrice and General Public, enter Another Dimension at Vivid Projects and get your senses scrambled in a dizzyingly inspired range of optical illusions and listen to your Gut Feelings at Centralawith Artists and performers Nicole Goodwin,Lizzie Masterton and Liberty Antonia Sadler. Check out the full guide to what’s going on here.
Fri 6 Jul at various venues.
Gig: Cantaloop at The Dark Horse
Local funksters Cantaloop know how to get a party started, their infectious grooves have been wowing audiences for years. Fiercely proud of their unique brand of throwback funk their mix of blazing horns and trigger happy bass is impossible to resist.
Fri 6 Jul 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Club: Glittershit at The Nightingale
Get glammed to the max at Birmingham’s gay super club The ‘Gale in a mass of multi-coloured glitter, pumping House tunes and spiky attitude. Glitter girls will be on hand to spice up your skin so there’s no excuses to miss the shiny disco fun, last time round this event attracted a thousand revellers, secure your free golden ticket now.
Fri 6 Jul 11pm at The Nightingale, 18 Kent St, Birmingham B5 6RD www.fatsoma.com
Hip Hop/Graffiti: Break Mission Hip Hop Park Jam at the mac
Tasty grub and phat beats in the sunshine? Sounds good to us. Community Hip-Hoppers Break Mission have brought together an afternoon of food, DJs, live music, dance and graffiti in the sunshine, with acts including Unpronounceable, Brum’s Dynasty, Tarju Le’Sano The DopeRes K.I.D and the spray paint skills of GraffitiArtist.
Sat 7 Jul 11am – 5pm at the mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH www.facebook.com
Arts: Birmingham Zine, Comic and DIY Art Fair at Centrala
As part of Small Press Day 2018 Digbeth’s cultural embassy is hosting a fair exhibiting the best self publishing and handmade art Birmingham has to offer, a huge array of producers will be in attendance, we lost count at twenty, displaying their work with the opportunity for visitors to purchase material.
Sat 7 Jul 12pm – 6pm at Centrala, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT www.facebook.com
Club: MOHO OC Garden Party at The Old Crown
What better way to celebrate national Pina Colada Day than at one of MOHO’s lively Fresh Prince of Bel Air party’s in the delightful outside space of Birmingham oldest boozer. Not only is it free entry but 200 lucky punters will get a free Pina Colada (no getting caught in the rain this weekend) to celebrate England’s inevitable afternoon victory over Sweden, which you can of course see on the big screen at The Crown too.
Sat 7 Jul 6pm at The Old Crown, 188 High St, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com
Club: Make It Reggae at 1000 Trades
Make it Reggae make it a rocksteady weekend with this the first of two events (see below) filling your head with the dopest bass rhythms over Saturday and Sunday. Jon Harris of Pigeonhole is your pilot for this evenings adventures.
Sat 7 Jul 8pm at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Club/Food: Make it Reggae #3 at The Night Owl
And…… Make it Reggae continues as the selecta’s take the short trip from the JQ to Digbeth to host an afternoon of tasty jerk BBQ and the best in Trojan sounds featuring DJs Joe Turner, 2 Fat Skins and Whole Lotta Soul Collective.
Sun 8 Jul 2pm – 8pm at the Night Owl, 17-18 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Gig: Beer Blues Sunday at The Actress and Bishop
Get the blues with Ruth Kokumo Noah and Murdock Swales at The Actress and Bishop this Sunday evening and round off a busy weekend of sunshine and continued World Cup success for England (fingers crossed).
Sun 8 Jul 8.30pm at The Actress and Bishop, 36 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH www.facebook.com
Image: VESSEL – Greg Basterfield, Emily Sparkes and Michael Kennedy appearing at Birmingham Zine, Comic and DIY Art Fair at Centrala
Published on: Sat 5 May 2018