Digbeth First Friday – JULY


The sun is out for Digbeth First Friday which takes place tonight (3rd July) – here’s a list of all the things the venues have going on from this afternoon through to 11pm tonight!

Many & Varied: July Salon, 1–5pm
For any practitioners who don’t fit into the usual pigeon holes. With invited speakers there will be time for you to demo/playtest your work in progress to get constructive feedback; a chance to discuss opportunities for change; and plenty of chances to chat to interesting people and seek out potential collaborators. Free, advance booking essential: www.manyandvaried.org.uk

Edible Eastside: First Foraging Walk, 7pm (pictured above)
This month Edible Eastside invites people to walk along Digbeth Canals with Edible Eastside Director, Jayne Bradley and Horticulturalist Alan Bale. Enjoy the wildness and identify the edible plants and herbs that grow naturally and abundantly in Digbeth. £15 with pizza and drink. Garden is open free from 6–10pm.

Centrala: PIND, 6–11pm
Opening of PIND (´surface´ or ´space´ in Estonian) an international art project, which focuses on site-specific art and collaboration. Followed by DJ set by Rob Glover (Field Harmonics)

Grand Union: OVER AND OVER PURE FORM, 6–8pm
Join Grand Union for a late opening of Fay Nicolson’s solo exhibition. Fay has produced exquisite, rhythmic screen-prints connecting to textiles and the body for this brand new installation.

HFWAS: Disconnect, 7–9pm
Emerging artists present live performance & video exploring disjunctures and overlaps between the real and virtual curated by Christopher Liam Oakes.

Fierce Festival: Program Launch at HFWAS ft CHRISTEENE, 9–11pm
Fierce (Birmingham’s international festival of live art) launch the 2015 programme with a gender-blending, booty-pounding perversion of punk live set from CHRISTEENE and DJs til late.

Vivid Projects: STEALTH, 6–8pm
STEALTH is a new exhibition of recent work by UK and international artists critiquing surveillance culture and the invasive and pervasive technologies that shape our daily interactions.

The Bond: Loud Mouth, 6.30–10pm
Launch Night of Loud Mouth; the newest FREE poetry night in Birmingham at The Bond Cafe Gallery. Join Poet, Ryan Murray for an incredible night of spoken word featuring an array of open mic and poet headliners Leon P and Giovanni “Spoz” Esposito.

Eastside Projects: Silks, 6–8pm
Join Eastside Projects for a last chance late night opening of Samara Scott and Roger Coward’s exhibitions with summery ‘Silks’ inspired mocktails in the Black Pleasure bar.

Sentiment: 5–9pm
Sentiment Art is an interactive soundscape with a wearable sensation device. Created from the voices and emotional response of fifty people, a chorus of humanity through sound and touch.

The Edge: Frolics Round the Fire, 8–10pm
Frolicking with a slightly different flavour this month, we have music round the fire, games and conversations about the AOTE live exhibition in July.

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