This January, Birmingham has some fantastic queer gems to offer from film screenings at the Journey Film Club to sickening club nights at The Nightingale. Gathered here are the top 3 LGBTQ+ events this month to kick off the new year.
Film: Call Me By Your Name at Journey Film Club
This month, Journey Film Club are screening one of the most popular films of 2017 and an instant queer classic, Call Me By Your Name. Adapted from Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name, the film follows the summer romance of Elio and Oliver across the idyllic landscapes of Italy which really shines thanks to stunning cinematography. If you are in the small percentage of people who still haven’t seen it, 1) what are you waiting for, and 2) this is the perfect opportunity to change that! Admission is completely free, as if you needed another excuse to go to this screening.
Tue 15 Jan, Journey Film Club, Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38/40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ, 7:30pm, FREE, www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Music: The Nightingale Club NYE Re-Run – Mabel Live
The perfect cure for your January blues has arrived in the form of the Nightingale Club’s NYE Re-Run. Spreading the party across three floors and five bars with 10 DJ’s, the New Year celebrations never have to end. Performing live will be Mabel, singing her hit songs like Finders Keepers and Ring Ring. As if that wasn’t enough, a whole host of drag queens, club kids and go-go dancers will be slaying the house down all night long. Early bird tickets have sold out, so don’t miss out.
Sat 26 Jan, The Nightingale Club, 18 Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD, 8pm, £10, www.fixr.co
Discussion: Unmuted QTIPOC Bookclub: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
UNMUTED provide safe spaces for QTIPOC (Queer Trans Intersex People of Colour), and their monthly book club is a fantastic example. For their first meeting of 2019, they’ll be kicking off the new year by reading ‘Under the Udala Trees’ by Chinelo Okparanta which was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. If you identify as QTIPOC, go along to enjoy a stimulating discussion about the novel in a safe and relaxed environment! Meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month.
Thu 31 Jan, Waterstones, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL, 6pm – 8pm, FREE, www.eventbrite.com
Published on: Mon 7 Jan 2019