Arts: Digbeth First Friday at various venues
It’s time for your monthly culture overload down in Digbeth with a stunning cavalcade of artistic treats with which to fill your brains and top up the senses. Centrala hosts Invasion Night with the screening of a short film examining the Prague Spring of 1968 and its effect on popular Czech culture alongside the recordings of revered singer Marta Kubišová, the event is part of the wider ‘Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop & Politics’ exhibition. Rob Hamp, Andy Spackman and Jay Taylor present ‘in difference’ at Stryx, using painting, sculpture, film and music as an antidote to the anxieties of the modern world. Check out the full list of events here.
Fri 3 Aug at various venues.
Film: Global Shorts at Stirchley Baths
Another smattering of short movies curated by those fine fellows at Neighbourhood Shorts, who have teamed up with Stirchley Open Cinema to bring you twelve films from twelve different countries. It’s pay what you feel with all proceeds going to the Refugee Community Kitchen.
Fri 3 Aug 7.30pm at Stirchley Baths, Bournville Lane, Birmingham B30 2JT Free (PWYF) www.facebook.com
Gig: The Rhythm Method & The Bank Accounts at The Dark Horse
Great double headliner this. The bizarro 90s pastiche pop band the Rhythm Method are joined by Birmingham’s premier proponents of indie rock cabaret and decidedly downbeat high jinks as they bring their unique brand of noise and banter to The Dark Horse.
Fri 3 Aug 8pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Club: Tunnel Vision Free Rave at The Tunnel Club
Club promoters Tunnel Vision let rip with their annual free party again underneath the arches at The Tunnel Club. Cutting edge Birmingham DJs will be tearing up every floor of The Tunnel with Jungle, Drum and Bass and Bassline, always sells out so don’t hang about.
Fri 3 Aug 1030pm at The Tunnel Club, Livery St, Birmingham B3 1HL www.skiddle.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 Little Urban BBQ. 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: Vegan Dub Garden at The British Oak
Birmingham’s reggae party overlords One Dub bring a unique experience in cruelty free dining as they take over Stirchley’s British Oak for the impossibly cool sounding Vegan Dub Garden. The Oak’s garden is one of the best in the city and it can only get better with the deepest roots and reggae rhythms provided by One Dub selectors, such as DJ Kat, drifting through the guaranteed sunshine of this glorious summer, with delicious vegan food available from the celebrated Warehouse Cafe and Nyam Nyam.
Sat 4 Aug 12pm – 9pm at Britsh Oak, 1364 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B30 2XS Free www.facebook.com
Club/Party: Moho Garden Party at The Old Crown
Moschino Hoe and Versace Hottie, MoHo to you, takeover one of the best outdoor spaces in the city at Birmingham’s oldest boozer The Old Crown. The weather forecast is top notch so kick back, down a few cocktails and let some of the finest beats known to humankind float over you. Party people get the option of cheap entry into MoHo’s Kendrick v Cole event at Spotlight later.
Sat 4 Aug 6pm – 12am at The Old Crown, High St, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com
Gig: Splintered at Subside
Kiss your quiet Sunday evening goodbye with a shredding triumvirate of hard metal noise headlined by local thrashers Splintered, they are joined by hardcore northerners Sanity Check and Preston’s excellently monikored Stained Class. (That’s Judas Priest’s fourth album kiddoes)
Sun 5 Aug 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Published on: Fri 1 Jun 2018