EXYZT: Burningham – Today & Tomorrow

Until tomorrow you’ll be able to take part in Burningham, an installation designed and created by architects EXYZT, and the headline project of Fierce Festival 2011. A multitude of events are taking place on Eastside Green (opposite Millennium Point), including live graffiti battles, film screenings, debates and talks, all aiming to look deeper into the heart of ‘Burningham’ and find out what makes it tick. On April 26th, the EXYZT container will be relocated to Moor Street Ringway in Birmingham; a very public exhibition of the work and explorations of the event. Continue reading

Heducation Fundraiser for JAPAN

Heducation, “Birmingham’s number one hip-hop and breaks night”, has rounded up the very best of Midlands talent for a one-night-only extravaganza, all in the name of helping those affected in Japan. Local legends Bentley Rhythm Ace, the Trans4mers and Automaton will be joined by Malicious DJ and DJ Mylz himself, Heducation’s founder. Continue reading

3 Minute Heroes

If you’re in Birmingham this Saturday, drop by to The Edge (studio and headquarters of Friction Arts on Cheapside, Digbeth) and be prepared for some inspirational stuff. Projections, performances, sculpture and technology will immerse you in the world of ‘local heroes’ as you experience three-minute-long stories created by Birmingham groups, designed to commemorate the hard work of their very own hero.
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Record Store Day 2011

This Saturday is Record Store Day 2011, and to mark this annual celebration, Speech Fewapy records are gonna be holding two special in-store afternoon gigs. Head to Swordfish Records (Temple Street, Birmingham) or Polar Bear Records (York Road, Kings Heath) or both! and grab a space in the crowd for an absolute treat of a line-up. Continue reading

Win tickets to Monster Jam 2011!

Monster Jam 2011 is hitting Derby’s Pride Park Stadium on the 28th and 29th May 2011 bringing the scariest, fastest and baddest Monster Trucks with it. To celebrate Area Culture Guide has two exclusive tickets to give away! Continue reading

Thriller in the City – 16th April

If you’re a fan of the late Michael Jackson or, just like everyone else at the moment, obsessing with the amount of dance programmes on TV we have a bit of a treat for you. Birmingham Hippodrome, Dancing for the Games and DanceXchange are working together to bring you Thriller in the City, a flash mob which will be taking place on Saturday the 16th April in Birmingham (we don’t know where – that is the surprise) and YOU can be involved. Continue reading

The Catapult Club celebrates 10 years at Birmingham’s 02 Academy

Legendary Midlands based promoters The Catapult Club, who helped to establish local acts from throughout the region, including Ocean Colour Scene, Editors, Dodgy, Kasabian and The Twang, this March celebrated its 10th year of promoting gigs at Birmingham’S 02 Academy. Continue reading