Art and Science Festival free events
A stunning week of eclectic and imaginative events at the sixth Art and Science Festival and with a whole plethora of them not troubling your pockets in the slightest, you have no excuse for not attending. Check out the full guide as there is a staggering amount happening but you really shouldn’t miss the exhibitions from Dutch photographer Corinne Noordenbos Black Country Lungs and Janet Mendelsohn The Ghost Streets of Balsall Heath. Filmmaker Alice Roberts revisits her landmark BBC documentary The Incredible Human Journey and explore The
Antikythera Mechanism, a 2000 year old computer, with Dr Maria Pavlidou.
Mon 12 Mar to Sun 18 Mar at various venues artsandsciencefestival.co.uk
Gig: Dobermann, Voodoo Sioux, Operation Guillotine at Subside
More gratuitous rock noise down at Subside for nil pounds thanks to promoters Surprise You’re Dead. Headlining are Italian metal throwback trio Doberman, plenty of hair, attitude and big riffs, just like the old days. Local bands Voodoo Sioux and Operation Guillotine complete the bill.
Mon 12 Mar 7pm at Subside, 57 High St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Gig/Art: Kaleidoscope #2 at The Night Owl
Rescheduled due to the irritatingly inclement weather we endured last week. The launch event was an incredible blast of local music, with Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam on top form, art and positive energy. Expect more of the same from part 2 with cosmic psych warriors Brain Food, prog rockers Nonsuch and noisy rabble the History of Sex. A stunning array of artists will be exhibiting including Emily Doyle and the eclectic Bad Girlfriend DJs will be spinning tunes into the early hours. Possibly the best regular free event in the city. See you there.
Tue 13 Mar 8pm at The Night Owl, 17 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Film: Born in Flames at Cafe Ort
Lizzie Borden’s classic feminist film, made for only seventy thousand dollars in 1983, is a provocative and challenging work. Filmed in a documentary style it imagines an alternative United States in which women resist oppression using direct action. At times stark and uncompromising, Born in Flames is a visually compelling statement that resonates just as powerfully today.
Thu 15 Mar 7pm at Cafe Ort, 500-504 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9AH www.facebook.com
Photography: Snap! Crackle! Pop! at Peel & Stone
Opening night for a new exhibition featuring five of Birmingham’s leading art photographers, taking place at Harborne’s excellent eatery Peel & Stone. In addition to talks with the photographer’s featured, there will be poetry readings, live art and of course the incredible fittle dished up by Peel & Stone.
Fri 16 Mar 6pm at Peel & Stone, 374 High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9PY www.eventbrite.co.uk
Film: Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad at Stirchley Baths
Sara Afshar’s numbing documentary is a gruelling but essential examination of the brutality of the Assad regime. Screened here by Kings Heath Action for Refugees, to raise money, the event is pay what you can, so dig deep. Before the screening there will be a talk, with refreshments provided by Stirchley community bakery Loaf.
Fri 16 Mar 7pm at Stirchley Baths, Bournville Ln, Birmingham B30 2JT www.facebook.com
Gig: Del Camino at The Dark Horse
Put your salsa shoes on and get down to Moseley for an evening of Latin pizazz with the multi-national flair of Del Camino. Smooth interpretations of pop classics and Salsa classics will bring some much needed sunshine to town, slick tunes and good times guaranteed.
Fri 16 Mar 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Sun 11 Feb 2018