Art, Film, Food: Digbeth First Friday
A host of events as usual with the standouts for us being Femme Feral: THERESAMAYSMACKDOWN, a queer feminist fight club that aims to smack down the alt-right, read our full preview here. We Don’t Talk Anymore 2 is a live performance that blurs the line between audience and artist for a participatory and challenging experience. Flatpack are screening a variety of shorts and trailers, alongside work from Oscar Cass-Darweish and Giant Axe Field, at Centrala as a taster for Flatpack 12 with Digbeth Dining Club offering their usual huge array of delicious street food at Spotlight. (CR)
Fri 6 April at various venues across Digbeth digbethfirstfriday.com/
Film: In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America at The Mockingbird
The role of John Hume in bringing peace to the troubles of Northern Ireland has dimmed over the years as Sinn Fein have increased in popularity to the detriment of Hume’s SDLP. Maurice Fitzpatrick’s compelling documentary addresses this with a heavyweight cast of interviewees including Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
Fri 6 Apr 8pm at The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA www.facebook.com
Gig: History of Sex & Mysteron at The Dark Horse
There’s a garage rock riot going on in Moseley Friday night with local noise merchants, the raucous History of Sex, headlining an evening of cataclysmic punk rock attitude and tunes. The trio rip out an almighty racket that may just take the skin off your face. Experimental tinkerers Mysteron provide support.
Fri 6 Apr 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Art: Room Art #3
Room Art takes places over two rooms within the private home of artist’s Melissa Morris and Marcin Sz. The third edition of this unique event explores the theme of landscape whilst looking at what the term means to different people, with work being exhibited by the artist Jenny Graham whose gorgeous pieces reflect subtle, yet dramatic environments that display nature through an expressive lens. Room Art is an innovative and exciting way for audiences to experience the arts.
Sat 7 Apr 6pm at 10 Rathbone Road, Smethwick, B67 5JQ Free www.roomart.org/
The UAB Selectors at The Lord Clifden
Every Saturday in The Clifden’s funkily salubrious lounge a rotating roster of UAB Selector DJ’s get busy with the beats and soundtrack your evening. Mixing a raft of styles through soul, Motown, funk, ska and reggae with infectious positive energy the atmosphere generated in The Clifden is second to none. Free before 10pm.
Sat 7 Apr 8pm at The Lord Clifden, Great Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3DL thelordclifden.com
Percussionality at The Dark Horse
It has been obvious to us for years that what this city has been lacking is a night of raging house music complemented by live Brazilian drums. Well it’s boom time, as new event Percussionality is bringing just that to Moseley’s Dark Horse. DJ Irmao will be spinning the tunes with renowned Brazilian percussionist Alex Magni banging out the beats.
Sat 7 Apr 10pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Gig: Catwalk Villains at The Actress & Bishop
Moseley’s finest exponents of big dirty blues land at The Actress and Bishop for its Beer, Blues, Sunday event, bringing a riotous night of mile high riffs and powerhouse noise. The upstairs room will become a swamp of deep south rumbling as The Villains career through a set of covers and original material, a fantastic live band with an energy that ignites any venue.
Sun 8 Apr 8pm at The Actress & Bishop, 36 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH www.facebook.com
Published on: Mon 5 Mar 2018