Where: Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, B9 4AR
See the February events poster for Eastside Projects below; for more information, visit the gallery website.
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When: Saturday 14 February, 19:30
Where: Muthers Studio, 14 Rea Street South, Digbeth, B5 6LB
Tickets: £5 on the door
Valentine’s day is approaching, so I’m sure you’re all wondering what to do. Be you single or loved up, it is the day that I’m sure causes more stress than any other in the Hallmark calendar.
Never fear – DIE DAS DER will save you! Share your love of four great bands at Muthers Studio this Saturday:
The night will also feature the launch of the DIE DAS DER First Anniversary Compilation Annus Mirabilis. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday 14th February 2015, 14:00-16:00
Where: The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH
Yard Talk started as part of Friction Arts’ heritage project Echoes, as a way to learn more about the recent history of Birmingham from the people who lived it. Now Yard Talk has a life of its own and everyone is welcome to join in!
Held on the second Saturday of each month, there is food, conversations, and special guest musicians, speakers or artists. Best of all: it’s free! Lunch and refreshments are provided (guests bringing food with them get brownie points though!).
This month’s Yard Talk will focus on the theme of music, so expect some vibrant conversations right here in the heart of Digbeth.
For more information call 0121 772 6160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re delighted to announce that City of Colours will return to Digbeth on the weekend of the 12th September 2015! Make sure to put the date in your diary now.
The festival organisers have opened the doors for artist applications. If you’d like to have a chance of showcasing your street art skills, click here to complete an artist booking form and send it to email@example.com before 14th March 2015.
Further details including venues, and this year’s music and workshop offerings will all be announced soon. To keep up to date with news from City of Colours, click here to visit the website or like the festival on Facebook.
Swingerella invites you to an evening of cake and spoken word, mixed with stand up comedy and burlesque, right here in Digbeth:
How fabulous am I? Let me count the ways… I’m so fabulous I wander round in a daze of cake and glitter and false eyelashes… I naturally avoid men with moustaches bigger than my own. So fabulous I sleep alone in a house as quiet as my mobile phone. I’m a fiery fabulous female in a cruel world of men. When I get divorced I simply marry again. Every morning I write a list of my fabulousness before I get pissed. Ladies you should try it. It’s far better than any diet.
Join Swingerella and her burlesque freaks for a cake eating, fire breathing, breast flashing, pig smashing, wine soaked evening you are guarantee to never forget.
Digbeth First Friday is back for 2015 with another jamboree of exhibitions, film, music, performance and street food.
Join us for a wander through painting exhibitions, enjoying a glass of wine while seeing sculpture in action, before walking around the award-winning Digbeth Dining Club to enjoy the start of the new street food season.
On offer this month:
When: Friday 6th February 2015, 19:00-22:00
Where: Centrala Gallery, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT
As part of February’s Digbeth First Friday, artist Adrian Platkovsky will bring Backpack, a collection of thirty 15×15 centimeter-sized canvases, to Digbeth.
Backpack was created with the intention of being displayed in a variety of spaces around the world. Each canvas depicts a different geometric form, which when placed together, constitute one abstract composition. One of its elements, just like a footprint, will stay at the place of each exhibition, replaced with a new, different piece consistent with the rest of the collection.
This non-commercial exhibition/travel is intended to promote Platkovsky’s idea of understanding art as a medium that crosses any barriers and borders. For more information visit the PEA website, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in joining the arts team at PEA, assisting with the programming, marketing and running of the Centrala Gallery and Café, click here to learn more about becoming a Creative Apprentice.
Julie Pickering, part of the team behind City of Colours, is the chief Monster Maker, who takes her inspiration from street art, video games, comic books, and cult movies when making her textile creations. She is also able to create bespoke kooky creatures from drawings and pictures, perfect as a gift for that special someone:
We specialise in weird and furry gifts for friends; all of our creations are soft, loveable and a little bit odd. Just like us.
You can find pictures of Julie’s creations above. For more information:
Where: iSE, Avoca Court, 23 Moseley Road, Digbeth, B12 0HJ
The Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs (iSE) runs a number of training workshops to share skills with people involved in social enterprise all over the city.
Take a look at the events planned for February below; for more information or to book a place, please contact email@example.com.