Gap in the Market

When: until Sunday 19th July 2015
Where: Unit 23, The Bull Ring Indoor Market, Edbaston Street, Digbeth

The GAP in the Market is a tightly-packed programme of workshops, exhibitions, screenings, performances, talks and tours, including all manner of content – from craftivism and cultural resistance to play readings, clay mapping and the much loved Great Brum Grub Crawl. And all this squeezed into a tiny, collectively-created arts space in a Bull Ring Indoor Market stall in Birmingham!

The programme has been curated by The GAP Arts Project, who aim to offer an eclectic mix of social activities as opportunities to create, share, learn, listen, play and engage together.

For more information about the activities on offer this week and next week, click here to visit the website.

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Live Music Round Up

See more live music at the Live Brum website.
Click here for gig listings for the Irish Centre Birmingham

Sunday, 5th July
Alfie Bird’s
Custard Factory
16:00
Free Entry

Andy Bennett of Ocean Colour Scene and Khaliq host an open mic in the heart of Digbeth

Sunday, 5th July
The Spotted Dog
17:30
Free Entry

Sunday Classics

Sunday, 5th July
The Old Crown
18:30
Free Entry

Candlelight Acoustic

Tuesday, 7th July
The Spotted Dog
20:30
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays

Tuesday, 7th July
Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Barford Street
19:30
£5

Mark Hanslip, Otto Willberg, and Andrew Cheetham
Tumbleweed (Chris Young, Ben Kane, Andrew Woodhead)

Thursday, 9th JUly
The Spotted Dog
20:00
Free Entry

Blues Thursdays

Friday, 10th July
St. Martin’s Church in the Bullring
12:30 – 13:00
Free Entry

Free Lunchtime Concerts every week, featuring local, national and international musicians. Some concerts are in association with Birmingham Conservatoire.

Saturday, 11th July
The Rainbow
18:30
£5 advance

The Mad Geese
Blank Parody
History of Sex
Salad Days
Rook Crutches

Sunday, 12th July
Alfie Bird’s
Custard Factory
16:00
Free Entry

Andy Bennett of Ocean Colour Scene and Khaliq host an open mic in the heart of Digbeth

Sunday, 12th July
The Old Crown
18:30
Free Entry

Candlelight Acoustic

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Digbeth Community Garden – July 2015 Update

Summer is here at the chaps and chapettes at the Digbeth Community Garden are rolling up their sleeves!

Learn more about the events and the regular community work days scheduled for the next few months in the latest newsletter below:

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Digbeth First Friday – July 2015

When: Friday 3rd July, 18:00-late
Where: various venues across Digbeth

Tonight Digbeth comes alive with July’s instalment of Digbeth First Friday.

A large number of events are on offer, including food, fire, and frolics, so do check out the Digbeth First Friday website to see more.

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Sentiment Arts

When: Wednesday 8th July, 18:30-20:00
Where: Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

As part of Digbeth First Friday and on Wednesday, Diane Wiltshire is showing a new art installation entitled Sentiment.

Sentiment Art is an interactive soundscape experienced with a wearable sensation device. The work has been created from the voices and emotional responses of fifty people to 40 questions posed by Diane.

For more information see the flyer above (click for a larger version), website, or Diane’s Facebook page.

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Irish Music Summer School

When: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2015
Where: South & City College, Digbeth, B5 5SU

Got some kids that are full of beans this summer? Anne and Pat Molloy return to Digbeth this month with their fourth annual summer school, making learning about traditional Irish music fun.

A weekend of classes, structured sessions and group performances, culminates in a concert featuring some well-known Birmingham names including Lampa and The Father Teds. All traditional instruments are encompassed including: flute, tin whistle, melodeon, accordion, fiddle, tenor banjo, mandolin, bodhran, bones, and anglo concertina.

There are also lessons available in ballad singing, sean-nós dance, and piano and guitar accompaniment.

For more information about the summer school and to book places, visit Anne and Pat Molloy’s website here.

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Events at iSE – July 2015

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Summer Market 2015

When: Saturday 11th July, 12:00–18:00
Where: The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE
Entry: £1.50 (kids go free)

The perennially popular Seasonal Markets returns to The Bond in Digbeth on 11th July for their summer outing, but this time it will be bigger and better than before!

Expect a one day urban festival with the best of Birmingham’s food, drink and artists. Featuring a courtyard of street food, real ale and cocktail bar with live DJs, canal side barge traders moored up in the venue, and an indoor market hall of artisan food producers, local artists and designers.

If that’s not enough, Independent Birmingham card holders can get 50p off the entry free! For more information and to see a list of traders, visit the Facebook event page.

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Live Music Round Up

See more live music at the Live Brum website.
Click here for gig listings for the Irish Centre Birmingham

Sunday, 28th June
Sunday Xpress @ The Edge
16:00
Free Entry

The Courtesy Group
The Nature Centre

Sunday, 28th June
Alfie Bird’s
Custard Factory
16:00
Free Entry

Andy Bennett of Ocean Colour Scene and Khaliq host an open mic in the heart of Digbeth

Sunday, 28th June
The Old Crown
18:30
Free Entry

Candlelight Acoustic

Monday, 29th June
The Spotted Dog
20:30
Free Entry

Traditional Irish Music – All musicians welcome to participate

Monday, 29th June
The Oobleck at Alfie Bird’s
Custard Factory
Tickets

Grant Lee Phillips

Tuesday, 30th June
The Spotted Dog
20:30
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays

Thursday, 2nd July
The Spotted Dog
20:00
Free Entry

Blues Thursdays

Friday, 3rd July
St. Martin’s Church in the Bullring
12:30 – 13:00
Free Entry

Free Lunchtime Concerts every week, featuring local, national and international musicians. Some concerts are in association with Birmingham Conservatoire.

Saturday, 4th July
The Rainbow
18:30
£5 advance

Telsen
Semantics

Sunday, 5th July
Alfie Bird’s
Custard Factory
16:00
Free Entry

Andy Bennett of Ocean Colour Scene and Khaliq host an open mic in the heart of Digbeth

Sunday, 5th July
The Spotted Dog
17:30
Free Entry

Sunday Classics

Sunday, 5th July
The Old Crown
18:30
Free Entry

Candlelight Acoustic

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Urban Labyrinth

When: weekends from 11th-26th July, 10:00-16:00
Where: BM3 Architecture, 28 Pickford Street, Digbeth, B5 5QH

As part of the RIBA Love Architecture Festival 2015, BM3 Architecture will be holding an exhibition in their car park in Digbeth next month.

Designed to explore the changing image of Birmingham and challenges it faces, Urban Labyrinth will look to the future of the city and what it means to the people that live here. Including a specially-built structure and photographs of Birmingham past and present, BM3 are inviting members of the public into their space in weekends in July to roam the exhibition and respond to the questions it poses.

For more information, visit the Love Architecture website, follow BM3 on Twitter, or see their Facebook page here.

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