Care and Share Festival 2016 at The Bond Gallery
Arts All Over The Place annual arts festival showcasing music and drama performances, together with 2 and 3D art, craft and poetry created by over 50 local people. Workshops will be led by some of the exhibitors.
Mon 10 Oct at The Bond Gallery, 180-182 Fazeley Street Digbeth Birmingham B5 5SE

Birmingham on Film 2016
Mon 10 Oct Bhaji on the Beach at 11am at Ashiana Community Project, sparkbrook. Flatpack Film brings us an incredible season of Birmingham celebrated on the screen. See our full round-up of the best FREE film events here

Monday Showcase: Mozart, Bartók, Messaien at Birmingham Conservatoire
Free lunchtime concerts of varied music performed by Conservatoire students.
Mon 10 Oct 1.05pm at Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Paradise Circus B3 3HG

Latin Jam Sessions at The Cuban Embassy
Free drinks as well as free entry for participating musicians.
Tue 11 Oct 7pm The Cuban Embassy, St. Mary’s Row, Moseley Birmingham, B13 8HW

Poetry Society Stanza Group at Waterstones
Run by former poet laureate Roz Goddard on a monthly basis, there will be poetry workshops, visits from poets and poetry publishers, opportunities to improve your performance of poetry and much more.
Tue 11 Oct 7pm at Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham B4 7SL

Sing Political at the Prince of Wales
Raise your voices, let the songs be heard – political singalong with songs old and new.
Wed 12 Oct 8.30pm at The Prince of Wales, Moseley, Birmingham

Gregory Peck’s Jazz, Funk & Soul Open Mic Night at The Night Owl
The Night Owl is always a cool venue to spend time in, throw in some free live funk music and, if you’re that way inclined, bring along your own instruments to plug in and make some tuneful noise.  
Wed 12 Oct 9pm at The Night Owl, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AG.

Book to the Future Festival 2016 at University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham’s annual festival of the written and spoken word returns with a range of FREE events. Book to the Future celebrates the best of Birmingham’s creative talent with plenty of exciting events planned for this year’s festival.
Thu 13 Oct to Sat 15 Oct at University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT

COGnitive Jazz Therapy at Cogs Bar
Every Thursday, Cogs Bar hosts a Jazz themed night which features live bands, music and amazing people. This night used to be hosted at the Yardbird in Birmingham City Centre.  
Thu 13 Oct, 7pm at Cogs Bar, 61 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3RB

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries at the Barber Institute
Winner of the 2014 Musica Britannica Sir Antony Lewis Memorial Prize, tenor Joel Williams is a rising star in the world of opera and lieder, and is currently undertaking a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Music. He is joined by Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal College of Music student Duncan Appleby for a recital of music influenced by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. 
Fri 14 Oct 1pm at Barber institute, University of Birmingham Edgbaston B15 2TS

Highbury Harvest at Highbury Park
Using many of the parks curious corners, adults and children can enjoy meeting community beekeepers and their buzzing friends, buy local honey products, be judges in the annual honey cake bake off, get creative with woodland play activities, find foraging advice on a herbal walk and explore the heritage site through orienteering and plus get creative with a host of workshops.
Sat 15 Oct 11am Highbury Park, Shutlock Lane, Birmingham B13 8NZ

Rhythms Del Toro – Live Latin Fusion Band the Cuban Embassy
Rhythms Del Toro consist of Colombian born resident members Edwin and Camilo who’s musical talents bring infectious Latin vibes to the dance floor. Recommended.
Sat 15 Oct 8pm at The Cuban Embassy, St. Mary’s Row, Moseley Birmingham, B13 8HW

Acoustic Sunday Social at The Old Crown
Awesome local sound providers Birmingham Promoters bring some of the region’s best acoustic artists to perform live in what will be a series of very special afternoons. Open mic slots also available.  
Sun 16 Oct 4pm at The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0LD

Jay Handley: You Want the Truth? You Can’t Handley the Truth!At The Victoria
Borderline drug-casualty Jay arrogantly inflicts his world-view on the public. Religion, politics, love, relationships and heartbreak all feature to create an hour of top level comedy from one of the country’s best emerging stars.
Sun 16 Oct 4.15pm at the Victoria, 48 John Bright Street Birmingham B1 1BN

Come Vinyl With Me at Fletchers Bar
Bring along your own vinyl, no restrictions but just ten minutes to spin your own selection.
Sun 16 Oct 5pm at Fletchers, 7A York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA

Pour On The Sauce, daytime Reggae, Ska n Soul Party at the Night Owl
Late summer Carribbean vibes at this free daytime party. Expect Reggae, Ska and a bit of Soul with DJs, live music &  jerk BBQ.
Sun 16 Oct 12pm at The Night Owl, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AG

Free exhibition: Birmingham People and Change in the Inner City at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Fascinating exhibition running until 2017. See preview here

Free Culture at Ikon Gallery
See our feature here

Mon 10 Oct - Sun 16 Oct
Giles Logan
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Sat 1 Oct 2016