Digbeth First Friday – June 2014

When: Friday 6th June 2014, 17:00 onwards
Where: Various locations around Digbeth

Digbeth First Friday returns next week with a whole host of artistic entertainment and a fab soundtrack, all accompanied by delicious food courtesy of Digbeth Dining Club:

  • Celebrate Digbeth First Friday with a special ale brewed just for the occasion. The Anchor Inn has produced First Friday Pale, only available on Digbeth First Fridays – served until midnight.
  • Dress up and join Vivid Projects for a Superstyling party to launch a month-long season of exhibition, provocations and events celebrating the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies aka the Birmingham School – 6–10pm.
  • Go First Friday Racing at Teamworks Karting Birmingham for just £5 from 5–8pm.
  • Visit Stryx, as they host the CG Associates in Residence and explore the dialogues which arise through creative activity from 7–9pm.
  • Join Grand Union for the opening of Holly Antrum’s first solo exhibition “A Diffuse Citizen”, which draws from the practices and interests of people around her, most recently through her collaboration with 93 year old artist Jennifer Pike – 6–8pm.
  • Visit The Bond as they host a Summer Fun evening with a Craft Beer Bar from Birmingham Beer Bash, a Whisky Tasting Bar from the Whisky Festival, and an outdoor barbecue in their covered courtyard with Live Music and site-specific art from 5–10pm.
  • Explore Edible Eastside’s mini-market selling bread, plants and pizzas, and catch the collaborative artists project The Shaun Ryder Beermat Show and the site specific work The Valency of Four from 5-9pm.
  • Turn your day upside down at a late night opening of Bill Drummond’s exhibition at Eastside Projects with tea and toast topped with marmalade, made by the musician-turned-artist, 6–8pm.
  • Visit independent retailer Provide for locally-inspired streetwear, independent magazines and books alongside a chance to see Madin: Some Remains, a photography exhibition until 8pm.
  • See Colbalt Blue Arts for studio tours and artist networking, meet in the Custard Factory reception at 6, 7 and 8pm.
  • Join The RC Theatre Group for Roxie’s Confession, a one night musical extravaganza featuring all your musical theatre favourites with proceeds going to charity – 7:30–10:30pm.
  • Visit A3 Project Space to see Clare Thornton’s micro-residency Going Down to Barry’s from 6–8pm.
  • Round off Digbeth First Friday at Friction Arts as Psychedelic Psinema comes to the Edge with a bizarro mixture of weird shorts and a feature from cinema’s weird attic from 9pm–1am.

To whet your appetites, you can read Richard Johnson’s review of last month’s streetfood offering, and see other highlights from May below:

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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