OxjamBrum Speed Dating Event- Top 40 Singles

Are you sexy, single and ready to mingle?

The people behind the OxjamBrum Takeover festival are looking for 20 male and 20 female music lovers, also known as the Top 40 Singles, to come along to their charitable and cheeky new speed dating event on Thursday 26th August 2010. With each guest having provided details of their favourite son prior to arrival, participants will have the duration of one romantic tune to get to know their designated date before moving on to the next. Ensuring a diverse mixture of music and offering many an opportunity to find love, this night at the Cafe Blend will be one worth getting your glad rags on for.

Ticket price includes a free drink on entry, reducing the flutter of those first-date butterflies, and all proceeds go toward charity. So far Oxjam’s events have raised over ¬£1million all over the country, proving not only to save lives worldwide but also to be entertaining and unmissable. Check out the OxjamBrum website to buy your tickets, contribute to a worthwhile cause and perhaps live happily ever after, too.


Live from the Fire Room

Musicians and artists who enjoy working with sound and improvisation are invited to take part in an open sound group this August.

Led by Graham Dunning, a sound and visual artist from the Rea Garden in Digbeth, both a collaborative workshop in the Garden’s project space and a subsequent networking opportunity at the Lombard Method (also known as the Fire Room) are on offer to like-minded individuals with curiosity about or interest in collaborating on new, experimental sound projects.

On Friday 20th August, participants will visit the formerly derelict project space at the Rea Garden. Habiting a wealth of unusual objects, the site is home to the remains of an all consuming fire 20 years ago, including pieces of broken shellac from it’s previous time as a record factory. Between 11am-4pm, participants are invited to explore the space and to talk to Graham about his work there.

On Saturday 21st August, and freshly inspired¬† from the previous day’s discoveries, the creative workshop will take place at the Fire Room from 12pm. Participants are reminded that the session is informal with exploration as the only objective, although efforts will be documented with hopes of perhaps creating some recordings for release. Encouraged to bring items such as sound making equipment, field recordings, effects processors or any other objects that would be of use, it is hoped that those present will collaborate to create new and innovative sound pieces.

Anyone based in Birmingham or with connections to Birmingham is eligible to attend this event. For more information, or to confirm your attendance, please contact Graham Dunning.


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