Poetry Jam V Birthday Special at The Town Hall
The monthly poetry jam’s have become something of an essential literary experience, bringing together a host of performers across all genres from experienced to first timers, creating a special energy and vibrancy that is unique to the Jam. For their fifth birthday celebrations the spoken word smorgasbord bring your clickers along to the Town Hall, the same cosy and electric atmosphere of safe exposure but on a bigger scale. This time the potent wordery will be interspersed with a mini-rave and after party. Best of all it’s still free, but ensure you get a ticket on the link below.
Thu 8 Feb 7pm at The Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ www.eventbrite.co.uk
Music: Junior Roy at The Dark Horse
Start your week off with the usual rocksteady dub shenanigans at Moseley’s weekly Jam Jah event bringing you the best in reggae and dancehall with a cool roster of established artists, MCs and residents. This week Junior Roy rocks up from Paris alongside Myki Tuff.
Mon 5 Feb at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Film: Any Day Now at Journey Film Club
Alan Cumming stars in Travis Fine’s withering attack on institutionalised homophobia, it’s seventies New York and sometime drag queen Rudy (Cumming), with his partner Paul (Garret Dillahunt), is attempting to adopt an abandoned Down’s Syndrome boy. It’s a powerful story told with a delicate touch. Read our full preview here and check out the pick of this week’s films.
Tue 6 Feb 7.30pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Film & Exhibition: The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce at Ikon
You wait years for an Irish Cannibal film to hit the big screen and then you get two in a few weeks, what are the chances? Following on from last month’s screening of Van Diemen’s Land, that also featured the infamous escaped convict and people eater Alexander Pearce, comes director Michael James Rowland’s portrayal. Part of a series of collaborative screenings between Flatpack and Ikon. Read our full preview here and check out the pick of this week’s films.
Wed 7 Feb 6pm at The Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS Free ikon-gallery.org
Gig: Divide, All Ears Avow at Subside
Following on from the success of last years EP Embers, Scottish rockers Divide continue their upward trajectory with a stop off at the city’s premier noise venue with a free show. The raw and bluesey vocals of new singer Nicole Mason sets the band apart from their peers, Divide are powerful live performers. The soulful rock of Swindon’s All Ears Avow provide support.
Thu 8 Feb 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Comedy: Micky Sharma at Patrick Kavanagh
Sharma has evolved into an energetically minded and wry comic. His hilarious observations, whilst grounded in the experiences of his own life, appeal across the board. Multi award winning it is a mystery he is not more renown in the UK.
Thu 8 Feb 7.30pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.fatpenguinimprov.com
Club: Josh Herring’s Italo Disco at The Dark Horse
A whole evening of hi-nrg Italian dance music is just the thing to get your weekend off to the best possible start. When the world began to forget about disco, down in Southern Europe the funky beats kept pumping, thanks mainly to the efforts of German record label ZYX. Cheesy, glitzy and always pumped up with an enormous grin, strap in because you will be dancing, its rocket groove is irresistible. Josh Herring will be performing new tracks inspired by possibly the friendliest genre in world dance music.
Fri 9 Feb 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Wed 3 Jan 2018