We Are Scientists – HMV Institute

We Are Scientists
HMV Institute
15 November
Ticket hotline: 08442 485037

The cheekiest, geekiest and somewhat eccentric duo that is We Are Scientists, return to Birmingham for ‘The American Barbarians Tour’.  According to bassist Chris Cain this tour marks an exciting return: “The American Barbarians Tour is, in my estimate, going to be the sexiest, bloodiest, down-and-dirtiest carnival of ecstasy since, at the latest, Roman times – and who can be sure those stories are even true?”

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The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour
An exhibition curated by Matthew Collings and Matt Price
Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
11-14 November 2010

What happens in the depths of the night is unearthed in this exhibition curated by TV broadcaster Matthew Collings and writer Matt Price. Photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, film and animation are used to explore darkness and the uncanny through the work of over 20 artists from, or based in, Birmingham and the West Midlands. Continue reading

Martin Parr – Black Country Stories

Black Country Stories
The Public, West Bromwich
Thursday 11 Nov 2010 – Sunday 23 Jan 2011

This November, The Public gallery in West Bromwich will be opening its doors to host a unique exhibition of photographs by Magnum Photographer Martin Parr.

Parr spent a year photographing the Black Country, and his work focuses on daily life in the area, and provides an insight into the society and cultural make up of the region. From market stalls to Mosques, cafes to clubs, Parr has captured the essence of the region from behind his lense. Linda Saunders, managing Director of The Public describes the exhibition as ‘a fascinating portrayal of everyday community life’. Continue reading