Digbeth First Friday – 4th July

Screen shot 2014-06-27 at 15.40.18Digbeth First Friday is back next weekend for a night of film, art and BBQ. Take a look below for what they have planned for the third event…

Join The Bond for an evening of summer fun with craft beer, whisky, summer punch, BBQ food and fabulous live acoustic music (5 – 11pm)

A3 Projects presents Record Player Orchestra and Sellotape Cinema at Vivid Projects. Experiment with playing a record player as a musical instrument and create Kaleidoscopic visuals with electric and mechanical devices made by Sellotape Cinema! The drop-in workshop runs from 6pm followed by a live performance at 8pm (open 6 -9.30pm)

Join Grand Union for their annual Open Studios event, giving you the chance to peek behind the scenes and see what their artists are currently working on. They’ll also be keeping their Gallery doors open until 8pm, giving you another opportunity to see A Diffuse Citizen by Holly Antrum.

Eastside Projects opens late with two new exhibitions: Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society by Grace Schwindt and Pleasure, Devotion, Balance presented by Mexico in the second gallery (6 – 8pm)

Stryx presents a group exhibition featuring 11 Midlands-based artists who were born outside of the UK. Their work explores themes of language, identity, culture and origin (6– 9pm)

A 50th anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove (pictured) on The Giant Screen at Millennium Point (7.30 – 9.15pm)

Flatpack Film Festival converts Edible Eastside’s canalside garden into an al fresco cinema, serving hot dogs and beer and screening one of the finest – and strangest – movies of the 1980s: Alex Cox’s LA punk sci-fi classic REPO MAN (8.30 – 11.30pm)

Friction Arts presents a selection of side-splitting short films by Brummies, about Brum, with performance interludes from Friction’s Fabarray Crew at The Edge as part of the two-day international short film festival, Over The Fence (6.30 – 9.30pm)

The Cobalt Blue Contemporary Arts presents ‘United States of Art’ – an exhibition of visual, performance & installation art at The Lakeside Gallery, Custard Factory. The exhibition features art collectives based in and around Birmingham including; RBSA, The Works, No4A, Junction Wolverhampton & Artspace Dudley, plus performances by Sara Sehra and Paul Gittins (12 – 10pm).

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