Big Culture Blog listings

By on 22/04/2010 in Culture

If you're looking for something to tell us about during the Big Culture Blog, why not try one of the suggestions below.

Feel free to comment below with other suggestions. 

International Dance Festival Birmingham

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Visit Moseley Farmers Market
Saturday April 24 (9am-3pm)
Moseley shopping centre.
Voted the 2nd Best Farmers Market in Britain - second to Edinburgh. Wide range of the finest from farmers within a 50mile radius of Birmingham. 

The 4am Project
Saturday April 24 (4am!)
Birmingham Museum Collections Centre
Photographers taking advantage of a rare opportunity to photograph the wealth of archived artefacts at the centre.

Digbeth Pigeon Project
Friday April 23 (11am-4pm)
Floodgate Street, next to the corner with the High Street.
The project is on a thin sliver of land between the River Rea and Floodgate Street. This is a very left field project that is increasingly making Digbeth an interesting place to visit. A group of artists have taken up residence on this thin strip of land and breed racing pigeons. From their experience of raising these pigeons, they create art installations.

Birmingham Opera Company Open Rehearsal
Friday April 23 (6-9pm)
IMI Suite, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street entrance.
Birmingham Opera Company is opening the doors to one of its production rehearsals led by Graham Vick, leading international opera director. They are preparing a new production of a short 30 minute opera by the late Stephen Oliver called A Man of Feeling which is a wonderfully entertaining whodunit.   The production will be performed at ArtsFest this year.
Drop In Open Rehearsal to watch the company in the final stages of the rehearsal and production process.

The Birmingham Book Club April Social Meet Up
Friday April 23 (8pm)
Pub Du Vin

More Than Us
Friday April 23 (8.30-9.30pm)
Adrian Boult Hall
More Than Us is the short-lived story of a young American soldier and an Iraqi girl who meet by the Euphrates River. Set against the backdrop of solo bassoon, strings and percussion, five dancers present the hopes dreamed and dashed when alliances are made across enemy lines. 

Family English Folk Dance & Storytelling session with Graham Langley
Saturday April 24 (12-4pm as part of St George’s Day celebrations)
Centre for the Child, Central Library

Showcase exhibition from our special collections of letters, photos, and books relating to local and international literary figures - in Archives & Heritage.
Saturday April 24 (9am-5pm)
Central Library

Pre-pare Swapshop Session
Saturday April 24 (11am-1pm)
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Drop in to swap and share the bounty of the city of Birmingham with Eleanor Hoad, Artist from the In Our Backyard Exhibition showing in the Community Gallery. Bring along to swap: fruit recipes old and new, jars of homemade pickle, jam or chutney, seeds saved from your own plants or leftovers in a packet and empty plastic vegetable trays to plant your own mini salad or herb bed. Make your own decorated paper bag to take your swaps home.

Friday April 23 (7pm)
Birmingham REP
Hard hitting play about four teenagers on a trip to Cologne

DJ Derek
Friday April 23 (9pm-2am)
The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
  The legendary DJ Derek will be spinning one of  his trademark reggae, soul & ska sets in Venue 2 with live music from local bands Xova and Yaz Alexander in Venue 1. 

Sam Redmore and Billy Chill Fingers
Friday April 23 (9pm-2am)
The Bull's Head, Moseley
Rising star Sam Redmore will be DJing alongside Billy Chill Fingers at the weekly Freestyle night.

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  1. Carol says:

    Birmingham photographer Pogus Caesar to launch new and highly anticipated book about Sparkbrook – the place he grew up in.

    ‘Sparkbrook Pride’ due out soon, with a foreword written by Benjamin Zephaniah.