Housing some of the finest jazz, funk and soul artists last year, including Sun Ra’s Arkestra, Mostly Jazz resurfaces for a second time, adding to the bill an array of talent that aims to promote fresh diversity. Appearances this year include Booker T, The Cinematic Orchestra, Birmingham Jazz Assemble and Brass Roots. There will even be a DJ set from everyone’s favourite Liverpudlian Craig Charles. Check out the Swing Meadow Stage for its spoken word performers. Read More…
Excited to hear that there is a new creative space to add to Birmingham’s already diverse cultural landscape. The Studio, Digbeth is located next door to the wonderful young people’s charity Fairbridge. The charity supports and works with de-motivated young people aged between 13 and 25 providing them with skills and opportunities to change their lives for the better. Read More…
Be sure to pick one up – they are HOT off the presses and we know how fast they move.
This issue is light enough on the Xmas theme but we do have some cracking competitions for you to enter if the thought of spending your hard earned cash on others is too much for you to deal with.
We’ve had a very busy September here at Fused towers with no less than 3 magazines to produce this month. It doesn’t look like we’ll be getting too much rest either due to the amount of great happenings in the region throughout October – all neatly packed in to the Area Culture Guide for your enjoyment. Read more here…
The September edition of the Culture Guide is awaiting your perusal so take a look through, enter fab competitions (JD Birthday Set tix with travel and accommodation to London, Style Birmingham Live tix, and more), seek out new experiences and go to places you’ve never been to before. Most of all go pick up your handy little pocket guide and enjoy. You know it feels better in the flesh. Flick through here…
On Saturday 24th July 2010, the Birmingham Hippodrome launched Six Summer Saturdays. Running until Saturday August 28th, the project is aiming to entertain Brummies all over the city by presenting a selection of fantastic outdoor theatre performances in various locations.
Six Summer Saturdays launched in style with the Vogue Ball, encouraging the audience to join the celebrations with the motto, “Step up, step out and release your inner diva!” Subsequent to this, the following weekend boasted a diverse array of acts, from the quirky Creeping Carnival (all the way from Switzerland) to the raving grannies prowling around the High Street.
This weekend the line up is equally as varied with something eccentric to suit everyone. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:
Mr Lucky’s Party by Avanti Display
Afternoon tea has never been so eventful… A couple begin a celebration in the middle of their tea party, and party hats and cake magically appear. As they tuck into each course of their meal, the weather goes from glorious to gloomy, as do their moods. With only an evocative soundtrack for accompaniment, the piece is described as “meticulous in character” and concludes with a shocking twist that is pure Avanti in style.
Hippodrome Piazza, 1pm and 4pm
Rock a Hula!
Who needs the Bahamas when Birmigham is offering a Hawaiian beach party? Come along and dance to some 50′s tunes whilst perfecting your hula hoop technique.
Hippodrome Piazza, 1.30pm-4pm
The Wheel House by Acrojou
Go on a”cylindrical journey” with two zany travellers and experience the clanking and clutter of their bizarre universe. You are guaranteed to giggle and perhaps to defy gravity too.
Cathedral Gardens, 2pm and 3.30pm
To see a lady you’ll never forget, be sure to take a stroll along the High Street and catch a glimpse of Sister Ruth. Driving an electrically powered vehicle that doubles up as a whimsically decorated grand piano, this is one nun that you’ll never quite be able to forget.
High Street, 1pm-4pm
Be sure to visit http://www.sixsummersaturdays.com for more information, competitions and for details about more upcoming events this Summer.