CoCoMAD i s a free music, arts and dance festival based in Cotteridge Park, Birmingham. Starting at 12pm, the festival begins with a carnival parade from the Friend’s Meeting House and continues to the main park entrance. Continue reading
mac birmingham calls out for West Midland art
Open Day – Sat 9 Jul 2011, 11am – 6pm
Exhibitions – Wed 3 Aug – Sun 7 Sep 2011
This is your chance to get your work displayed in an exhibition at mac’s first floor gallery. On Saturday 9 July the venue will be transformed into an Antique Road Show style space where you can bring your art and pitch to a panel of anticurators.
Fresh from the dizzy heights of Glastonbury, Battles return to Birmingham for a much anticipated experience. After receiving mixed responses from their latest album, expectations were a little unhinged, yet it wasn’t long before a wealth of rapture hit all four walls of the venue in clear-cut impact. Continue reading
The Adam & Eve is surprisingly tastefully decorated, if a little sparse. It’s clear from the sweat tides on the wallpaper and lack of chairs that the venue is used to being full. Like all good boozers the tables appear clean but are sticky to touch. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Wednesday 8th June sees the official launch of TO YOU FROM SUPER ME at The Public in West Bromwich from 6pm..
Marvel/DC comic book illustrator John McCrea (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider Man) and celebrated image-maker Chris Keenan have collaborated with Friction Arts to work with a Sandwell youth group to produce a knock-out contemporary video installation and exhibition taking place at The Public throughout June. Continue reading
BASS Festival 2011
The BASS festival hits its sixth year running in the city, housing a line-up that is sure to educate and blow the minds of the Birmingham masses. The UK’s only month-long celebration of black music and art, the BASS Festival (British Arts and Street Sounds) runs throughout June offering a feast of urban culture. Following the theme of Revolution, the festival brings together a multitude of mediums all under one banner; from grime and dubstep performances to street dance, spoken word poetry and fashion events, all celebrating the revolution of urban culture. Continue reading
The kooky world of Lomography is coming to Birmingham, heading our way with loads of cameras, piles of film and goodies galore for three hours of photography fun. Continue reading