Sensateria returns 26.5.12 at Club PST

Birmingham’s renowned psychedelic club Sensateria returns this month, after an eighteen year hiatus. The sixties themed club night began in 1984 and ran for ten years, moving to and from venues such as The Fantasy Club, The Powerhouse [now the closed Oceana], The Hummingbird [now Birmingham Ballroom], Digbeth Civic Hall Institute [now HMV Institute] and Snobs. Continue reading

The Specials’ Horace Panter – Blues Paintings & Beyond at St Paul’s Gallery

‘Blues Paintings & Beyond’ is the first ever exhibition by 2 Tone icon Horace Panter. His love of Chicago Blues and his fascination for traditional iconography provide the underlying theme for this unique ensemble of portraits and prints from his Chicago Blues & Other Paintings collection. Continue reading

Wings of Desire, 16 – 19 May Victoria Square, Birmingham

International Dance Festival Birmingham is a major biennial festival produced by DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome. Hosting an array of dance styles from ballet to breaks this year you can also catch dance-inspired films and even a Drum ’n’ Bass star taking centre stage. Wolverhampton’s very own Goldie will star in this outdoor adaptation of Wim Wenders’ cult 1987 Bafta-nominated film Wings of Desire. Continue reading

Tom Dale: I Infinite, 13 – 23 June @mac_birmingham

Tom Dale beings I Infinite to mac – an immersive dance experience set in a white, digitally animated environment in which the audience is free to roam. The captivating imagery and refined movement draw you within centimetres of the performer who moves between robotic isolation and liquid fluidity. Existing somewhere between the digital and organic worlds the character embarks on a captivating journey to the infinite.

Tom Dale: I Infinite
mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Tickets £10 (£7)
13 – 23 June

High Rides & Low Tides, 2-9 June @getagripstudio

High Rides & Low Tides sees a new collective of 8 established artists and illustrators from across the UK host their first of eight exhibitions. The first call is at Birmingham’s Custard Factory, with artists’ creating a “unique visual take on imaginative rides via land and Sea”. Continue reading

Check out the new Edition

Check out the latest edition of AREA CULTURE GUIDE here. This month we dedicate the issue to the amazing cultural events taking place across the West Midlands during the summer. Continue reading

The Bull’s new Royal Britannia-inspired outfit @Bullring

The Bullring Bull’s new outfit was revealed today in all it’s sparkly splendor  to mark the malls ‘Bostin British Summer‘ season which will include a Jubilee picnic and tea party in association with St Martin’s Church, a Bostin artwork masterpiece and weekends of live music in Spiceal Street. Continue reading