Club: Love is The Message at The Dark Horse
The disco balls will be spinning at maximum nostalgia overload this weekend as two of Birmingham’s most renowned DJs, Sam Redmore and Bootsy, take revellers back to the heady days of the slick and sleazy 1970s New York clubbing scene. The Loft and Paradise Garage re-lived upstairs at The Dark Horse, Moseley. What more could you want?
Fri 13 Apr 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Longbridge Dining Club
The ‘eats, beats and liquid treats’ of Birmingham’s finest urban dining guerilla’s ups sticks to the rapidly regenerating south west district of Longbridge. Twelve traders to satisfy your every culinary streetfood whim including baked in Brick, Dick’s Smokehouse and libertine Burger. Not just about the eating though, Digbeth Arts Market is in attendance alongside fully stocked bars, cool tunes and the DDC guarantee of good vibes.
Sat 14 Apr 11am – 6pm at Longbridge Life, Birmingham B31 2TS www.facebook.com
Kino Train at New Street Station
All weekend the choo choo revolution will be taking place amidst the mayhem of New Street Station with Flatpack’s Kino Train will be available for boarding on the main concourse for up to eight travellers at a time. Screening a rolling programme of railways nostalgia, festival highlights and glimpses into the counterculture of 1968. All aboard the agit-train. Part of Flatpack Festival, check out our top ten picks here.
Fri 13 Apr to Sun 15 Apr 10am – 6pm at New Street Station, Birmingham, B2 4QA flatpackfestival.org.uk
Arun Verone at Amusement 13
Deep, subby, sleek, tech-house goodness from Midlands man Arun Verone, up-and-coming DJ and producer whose tunes are already receiving airplay from the likes of Eats Everything and Steve Lawler. His is the sound of the zeitgeist – that unmistakably bassy, rolling sound pioneered by melodic techno titans Jamie Jones, Mark Jenkyns and more, a sound with an infectious groove and an insistent, driving rhythm. (GW)
Sat 14 Apr 11pm at Amusement 13, 71 Kent St, Birmingham B5 6RD www.skiddle.com
Balsall Heath on Film at Cafe Ort
Another Flatpack gem. While away an afternoon at the one of the finest cultural hubs in the city and enjoy a brisk trawl through the history of Balsall Heath on film. Highlight is A Touch of Eastern Promise (1973), the first programme on British television to feature an entirely Asian cast. It’s a delightful story of an Indian boy meeting his Bollywood idol. Check out the full programme here. Part of Flatpack Festival, check out our top ten picks here.
Sun 15 Apr 1pm at Cafe Ort, 500-504 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH flatpackfestival.org.uk
Published on: Mon 12 Mar 2018