CoCoMAD Festival, 2nd July 2011, Cotteridge Park

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

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Anticurate want your ART

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.

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Review: Battles 27.6.11

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

Review: Broken Amp 27th June

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

Mostly Jazz – this weekend 1-3 July

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

To You From Super Me – exhibition

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