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 Stryx, 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: 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
Curious Hifi at 1000 Trades
Dive deep into a musical goldmine of funk, soul, disco and boogie: Jewellery Quarter destination 1000 Trades is set to be transformed into a veritable crate-digging utopia this Friday, with Curious Hifi Soundsystem showing up to show off some of their latest finds. For the aficionados and audiophiles out there, there’s a lot here to enjoy. (GW)
Fri 1 June 8pm at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Retro: Vintage in the Park at Lightwoods Park & House £1
Make some space in your wardrobes vintage hounds for two days of the finest retro wares across more than twenty stalls over two days at Bearwood’s beautiful Lightwoods Park. It’s not just clothes; there will be vinyl, food, collectibles and even furniture amongst other delights. If all that shopping wears you out enjoy the live music, dancing and entertainment. There is a one pound entrance fee but most of that goes to charity so get digging down the back of the sofa for some loose change.
Sat 2 Jun to Sun 3 Jun 11am to 3pm at Lightwoods Park, Adkins Ln, Bearwood B67 5DP www.facebook.com
Food: 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. Several traders to satisfy your every culinary streetfood whim including Middle Feast, Sticky Beaks 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 2 Jun 11am – 6pm at Longbridge Life, Birmingham B31 2TS www.facebook.com
Food: Seasonal Markets Summer Market Veggie & Vegan Festival at The Bond Company £2
Seasonal Markets has upped their ‘ever-fresh’ ante for their summertime canalside street food fest, with a Veggie & Vegan Festival set to fire up summertime appetites, imaginations and fuel for the heart, soul and discerning belly of Birmingham. Yes we know it’s not technically free but it’s so good we’ve included it here and come on, you only need two pounds to get in, read our full preview here.
Sat 2 Jun 12pm – 6pm at The Bond Company, Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5SE http://www.seasonalmarkets.co.uk/
Club: Klub 76-86 at The Spotted Dog
Birmingham has a niche underground musical scene that is rich with cult status and associated those-in-the-know and feelgood collective vibes. If you’ve ever got your sixties psychedelic groove on at a Sensateria party then you’ll know what we’re talking about here. And if not, it’s likely high time you got your delicious sonic skullduggery kicks from the dark recesses of music history and found yourself among some fine Birmingham brethren as they explore the weird musicverse between 1976 and 1986. Time to get cosmic kids. Your guides are DJs Pippi Shortsleeves, Kali Louise, Dave Grindi and Mack and trust us – you’re in very capable hands. Enjoy the trip (and it is a trip).
Sat 2 Jun 9pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
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 Phil ‘Flash’ Liburd, 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?
Sat 2 Jun 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Published on: Mon 30 Apr 2018