Unmythable @mac Birmingham 24th-25th July 2012


The greatest legends from Greek mythology come alive in a fast paced, daring re-awakening of some of the greatest stories ever told – perfect for the entire family.

Directed by Mike Tweddle, watch as the theatre transforms into the great ship The Argo and the audience become its crew. Join the young hero Jason and his Argonauts on-board as he sets off on his biggest mission yet – the quest for the Golden Fleece.

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One Beat Sunday @ mac Birmingham

This weekend, the inaugural One Beat Sunday festival takes place on the outdoor arena at mac Birmingham, showcasing the wealth of musical talent the Midlands has to offer on, you guessed it, Sunday!

The day long festival, organised by One Beat Records and Birmingham Promoters, is a celebration of the vibrant music scene that has been prevalent within the region for decades but has enjoyed a resurgence of late, with local bands getting noticed on the national stage.

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In:Site 6-10 August, 12-4pm Cathedral Churchyard, B-ham

Birmingham’s Cathedral grounds are due to be transformed by a group of 15 new artists who will be producing temporary works for In:Site. The graduate festival of creativity will see artists make subtle changes to their surroundings using a variety of artforms.

This is the second year that Craftspace have organised the event however this year more artists will take part from local graduates along with artists from Aberdeen to Brighton. The event is also longer than last year meaning people will get to see more work over the 5 day period.

Future Poets Festival – 4th August @mac_birmingham

If you’re a young budding poet or writer then you’ll want to check out the brand-new Future Poets Festival.  From Installation Poetry, Digital Poetry, Poetweets, Film-Poetry, Slam Poetry, Spoken Word to Written and Performance Poetry you’ll get to hear from industry experts and professional poets including: Polar Bear, John Berkavitch, Jodi Ann Bickley, Al Hutchins, Musa Okwonga, Bohdan Piasecki, Kim Trusty plus many more… Continue reading

The Destroyers with support from Sheelanagig at mac, Birmingham

Birmingham based The Destroyers, accompanied by Sheelanagig, brought their distinctive blend of rock, folk and klezmer (everyone knows klezmer), along with many other genres, to the outdoor arena at the mac over the weekend in what was a sold out spectacle of sight and sound.

The outdoor arena at the mac, Birmingham, is one of the best-kept secrets and rare gems of the Birmingham music scene. Like an urban coliseum of irregular concrete (where seating pads are a must) the unique venue works to increase the theatricality and anticipation of any performance, not least that of two of the most charismatic bands working the folk scene today.

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Curious Visitors at Aston Hall – until 9th September

Aston Hall, the beautiful Jacobean mansion house that sits in pretty gardens in the North of Birmingham, has some mighty fine new additions. They may only be there on a temporary basis but visitors to the Hall will get to see some contemporary pieces amongst the centuries old exhibits. Continue reading

What we’re looking forward to this weekend…

Moseley Festival, Village Green, Moseley, 9.00am onwards: The Moseley Festival takes place this weekend combining the best in local arts and crafts, charity stalls, community groups, second hand treasures, food and drink, along with a plethora of performances right in the centre of Moseley. Continue reading