Arts: Digbeth First Friday
The usual gorgeous monthly medley of cultural artistic joy returns to downtown Digbeth and for November’s instalment the array of imaginative events is astonishing. There’s a new exhibition from Richard Hughes and Bernadette Kerrigan, Colours no-one knows the name of, horticultural inner city bliss at Digbeth Garden Party, and a dizzying array of performances at Collaborasurs. Check out the full guide here.
Fri 2 Nov at various venues across Digbeth
Shopping/Food/Arts: Harborne Night Market at The Green Man
The night market returns to Harborne with a hefty line up including No Fuss Beauty, Lush Tush and the excellent Off the Scale vintage bus. Plenty of food and drink options too with our favourites Fat Snags and Middle Feast the pick of the bunch.
Fri 2 Nov 4pm at The Green Man, 2 High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9NE www.facebook.com
Gig: Rascalton at The Dark Horse
Sonic Gun takeover the Dark Horse again and provide a triple barrelled lineup of top quality live talent headlined by Glasgow’s smart punks Rascalton, with Bilk and local trouble makers Bad Girlfriend in support.
Fri 2 Nov 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Food/Music: Brum Zero Waste Festival at The Spotted Dog
Discover exciting ways to make a difference to the environment and save money in the Spotted Dog’s wonderful garden this Saturday afternoon (wrap up though). Music, discussion and tasty dining provided by The Real Junk Food Project, bring your own plates and cutlery, no waste you see.
Sat 3 Nov 2pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Arts: AFTERMATH: animations exploring war, conflict and loss at Centrala
A programme of short animations exploring the Great War at its centenary, and themes of conflict and loss. The programme is inspired by Elizabeth Hobbs’ ‘I’m OK’, about the Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka and his experiences as a soldier in the First World War, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Elizabeth Hobbs, Layla Atkinson, John Harmer, chaired by Abigail Addison from Animate Projects.
Sat 3 Nov 4pm at Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT www.facebook.com
Club: Love is the Message at The Dark Horse
Birmingham’s number one DJ Sam Redmore mans the decks down Moseley for a night of killer tunes recalling the golden age of seventies New York disco.
Sat 3 Nov 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Film/Arts: Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience book launch at Centrala
Screening as part of the Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience book launch, the documentary follows The Sleaford Mods on tour in the run up to the 2015 general election whilst focussing on the biting effects of austerity. The grim parallels with the worst of the Thatcher years are painfully unmistakable but the voices heard in the film offer hope. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Paul Sng, photographer Laura Dicken, photographers Andrew Jackson and Inès Elsa Dalal, plus Myles Evans-Reid and Aysha Iqbal, whose stories and portraits appear in the book.
Sun 4 Nov 4pm at Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT Free centrala-space.org.uk
Published on: Fri 1 Jun 2018