Journey Film Club at LGBT Centre Birmingham
The monthly pop-up film club screens Duck Soup a 1933 Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film with some great Groucho dialogue, “I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.” Open to all.
Tue 15 Nov 7.30pm at Birmingham LGBT 38/40 Holloway Circus Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk/
Brendan Flynn – Artists of the Birmingham School at Gunmakers Arms
This illustrated talk examines the work of key members of the Birmingham School in painting, drawing, jewellery, stained glass design and printmaking. Artists include: Arthur and Georgie Gaskin, Joseph Southall and Florence Camm. Brendan Flynn is the former Curator of Fine Art, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, now working as freelance curator and lecturer.
Wed 16 Nov 7pm at Gunmakers Arms 93 Bath Street, Birmingham B4 6HG www.gunmakersarms.com/
The Kneejerks at the Victoria
The brilliant Birmingham improvisers return and promise to cheer us up while ‘the world is falling apart around us’. we’re in.
The Victoria, John Bright Street.Wed 16 Nov 7.30pm at Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN www.facebook.com/
Gregory Peck’s Jazz, Funk & Soul Open Mic Night at The Night Owl
Gregory Peck and his funk band provide the inspiration for this open-mic night with legs. Bring along your own instruments to plug in and make some tuneful noise.
Wed 16 Nov 9pm at The Night Owl, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AG. www.facebook.com
The Meanings of Black History in Britain and Beyond at University of Birmingham
The Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) invites you to join us for this roundtable discussion which will grapple with the question of what black history means in Britain and beyond. Registration required.
Thu 17 Nov 6pm at The Murray Learning Centre University of Bimingham Edgbaston B15 2TT www.eventbrite.co.uk/
Roadhouse Comedy Night
The Roadhouse’s cool, cosy and quirky Live Lounge puts on a free comedy night every 3rd Thursday of the month with a fairly special line-up of stand-up sketch comedy, improv and extended sets from hand-picked comedians. Hosted by Laura Monmoth.
Thu 17 Nov at Roadhouse Live Lounge, Lifford Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 3DZ www.facebook.com/TheRoadhouseLiveLounge
Behind the Curtain Festival: Film Poster Workshop at mac – children welcome
Explore poster making history and techniques using painting, collage and screen print to create new version of the poster for your favourite film. The workshop is suitable for all ages and will be led by experienced Birmingham artist and educator: Malgorzata Adamowska. No booking required but places are limited so arrive early to secure your place.
Fri 18 Nov 3.30pm at mac, Cannon Hill Park, Brmingham B12 9QH macbirmingham.co.uk/
An Evening with Antelope at the Dark Horse
‘Modern soul with a massive sound’, un-pop renegades Antelope are an 8 piece band with interests in hip-hop, soul, pop, jazz, reggae & funk. Currently recording their first album but taking a break to hit the Dark Horse.
Fri 18 Nov 9pm at Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Road Moseley B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Book Fair at mac
Thousands of quality second-hand books for sale from 27 dealers, this second-hand Book Fair is held twice yearly at mac Birmingham and well worth a browse.
Sat 19 Nov 10am at mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH macbirmingham.co.uk/
SHOUT OUT Community Day: Trans Day of Remembrance at mac
A massive last hooray and blast of free events for the final day of this year’s festival. The SHOUT OUT Community event returns to mac Birmingham, taking over the public spaces with loads of free performances, workshops, and activities for everyone – bring the kids. We’re especially looking forward to the Gay Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 20 Nov 12pm at mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH www.shoutfestival.co.uk/
Familiar Strangers: Writing Across Languages and Cultures at Ikon Gallery
This day of creative exchanges explores how multicultural communities translate and transact between languages when expressing experiences and emotions, and sharing stories. The event includes performances and readings from Birmingham-based writers who speak multiple languages.
Sun 20 Nov 11am at Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square Brindleyplace B1 2HS ikon-gallery.org/
Acoustic Sunday Social at The Old Crown
If you like live music in Birmingham, you’ll know awesome local sound providers Birmingham Promoters well already. Bringing some of the region’s best up and coming acoustic artists to perform live in a series of very special afternoons. Open mic slots also available.
Sun 20 Nov 4pm at The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com/theoldcrownacoustic
Come Vinyl With Me at Fletchers Bar
Vinyl heads-up and eyes down to hang the regular DJs and DIY with your own stash. Bring along your own vinyl, no restrictions but just ten minutes to spin your own selection.
Sun 20 Nov 5pm at Fletchers, 7A York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA www.fletchersbarandeatery.co.uk
Sunday Classics at the Spotted Dog
Classical Music 1st and 3rd Sunday each month Presenting a range of young stars of the future from the Classical world. Ranging from singers to violinists to harpists.
Sun 20 Nov 4.30pm at Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St Birmingham B12 0NH www.spotteddog.co.uk/
Published on: Sun 16 Oct 2016