Live Music Round Up

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

Sunday 15th January
The Spotted Dog
18:00
Free Entry

Sunday Classics
Presenting a range of young stars of the future from the classical world, ranging from opera singers to violinists to harpists at the very start of their careers… Be early to get a seat.

Tuesday 17th January
The Spotted Dog
21:00
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays

Wednesday 18th January
The Spotted Dog
20:00
Free Entry

BRAINSTORM Open Mic
(sign up from 19:30, everyone gets 10 minutes, no headliners, anything goes!)

Thursday 19th January
Suki10c
20:00
Free Entry

Twisted Thursdays

Saturday 21st Janaury
The Night Owl
19:30
£5 on the door (includes entry to Dig? club night)

Live music every Saturday night at The Night Owl

Monday 23rd January
The Spotted Dog
20:30
Free Entry

Birmingham’s biggest and best Traditional Irish Jam Session. All musicians welcome to participate.

Tuesday 24th January
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Paul Dunmall, Sebastiano Dessanay, Jim Bashford
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It’s Great To Be Young (Trevor Lines, Shankara Andy Bole)

Wednesday 25th January
The Spotted Dog
19:30
Free Entry

BRAINSTORM Open Mic – Burn’s Night Special!
Featuring haggis and a traditional ceilidh

Sunday 29th January
Sunday Xpress at Friction Arts
78-81 Cheapside, B12 0QH
17:00
Free entry

Tuesday 7th February
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Custodians of the Realm (Sue Lynch, Adam Bohman, Adrain Northover)
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Mike Fletcher

Wednesday 15th February
The Spotted Dog
20:00
Free Entry

BRAINSTORM Open Mic
(sign up from 19:30, everyone gets 10 minutes, no headliners, anything goes!)

Tuesday 21st February
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Pete Urpeth, Terry Day, Neil Charles
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Shah Abbas

Tuesday 7th March
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Lightning Ensemble (Richard Scott, David Birchall, Phillip Marks)
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Richard Scott
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Sam Andreae

Tuesday 21st March
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Raw Tonk Anniversary (Colin Webster, Mark Holub)
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Ma/ti/om (Matilda Rolfsson, Tim, Tom Ward)

Tuesday 4th April
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Ghost Mind (Jon Andriessen, Pete Robson, Stuart Wilding)
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Lee Boyd Allatson

Tuesday 18th April
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Olie Brice, Paul Dunmall
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Omri Ziegele, Jan Schlegel, Dieter Ulrich, Percy Pursglove

Tuesday 2nd May
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Joe Wright, Mark Sanders, Andrew Woodhead
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Dialectic Quartet (Lee Griffiths, Olly Chalk, Ben Muirhead, David Sugden)

Tuesday 16th May
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Mike Hurley, Tim Hill, Mark Sanders

Tuesday 30th May
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Bark! (Rex Casswell, Phillip Marks, Paul Obermayer)
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Shivraj Singh, Harry Weir, Xhosa Cole, Steve Saunders

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Connaught Square – A bridge too far?

Recently we published Digbeth Residents Association’s comments in response to the planning application for Connaught Square.

Joe Holyoak focused on the development in his latest column in the Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post, and we’ve included some choice comments below:

“Connaught Square contains 100 metres of the river Rea, which bisects the site. The river is Digbeth’s invisible asset. Several bridges will cross the river at Connaught Square, including one outside the apartments front door which, at 32 metres wide, makes a small square, with a café on one edge.

Leaning on a balustrade, gazing down at the water, is part of the universal experience of being on a bridge, and there are few opportunities to do it in Birmingham. Making new bridges is to be encouraged, but at Connaught Square, too much of the river is covered. Every bridge is enclosed by head-height glass screens. This is a bad design decision and contradictory to the general strategy.

Is someone scared about people falling in?”

Read the article in full with Joe’s other comments here.

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Six of the Best Fest

When: Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 2017
Where: The Mockingbird Cinema, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA
Tickets: more information online here

Stickleback Cinema presents Six of the Best Fest, a celebration of new films from female British filmmakers.

Taking place across the weekend of 20th January, the festival includes exclusive interviews and opportunities to meet some of the women making waves in the UK film industry.

See Facebook for more details about the festival. Further information about each screening is below:

Couple in a Hole
Friday 20 January 2017, 18:00-20:15

A Scottish couple ends up living like savages in a hole in the middle of a vast forest in the French Pyrenees. The film stars Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Witch) and Paul Higgins (In the Loop, Utopia), and will be followed with a live with Q&A with producer Zorana Piggott.

The Levelling
Saturday 21 January 2017, 13:45-15:15

Clover Catto receives a call telling her that her younger brother Charlie is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey. Written and directed by Hope Dickson Leach, the producer Rachel Robey will host a Q&A after the screening.

Light Years
Saturday 21 January 2017, 16:00-18:15

The mystery of a fractured family’s past is explored during one, long hot day when taking destiny into her own hands, the youngest, Rose, sets off through bewitching locations to search for her missing mother. Director Esther May Campbell will be present for a Q&A session after the film.

The Incident
Saturday 21 January 2017, 19:00-22:00

A successful young couple see their comfortable lives disrupted and their relationship unravel when they each make a decision to ignore the plight of a troubled teenage girl. Followed by a live Q&A with director Jane Linfoot.

Adult Life Skills
Sunday 22 January 2017, 14:00-15:30

Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. Written and directed by BAFTA Brit to Watch Rachel Tunnard, and produced by former Screen Star of Tomorrow Michael Berliner.

Prevenge
Sunday 22 January 2017, 16:30-18:00

A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree. Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw described it as “a nightmarish satirical twist on post- and antenatal depression”.

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Burn’s Night at The Spotted Dog

When: Wednesday 25th January 2017, 19:30
Where: The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth, B12 0NH
Free Entry

The lovely people behind the monthly open mic night at The Spotted Dog present a Burn’s Night Special, taking place on Wednesday 25th January.

Come along to witness the ceremonial presenting of the haggis (it will be as traditional as possible, given we’re in Digbeth!). Live music and poetry will feature as part of proceedings, and will be followed be a knees-up ceilidh!

Kilts are encouraged (if you own one) and open mic slots will be available. Everything kicks off from 19:30!

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Jo Enright at The Anchor

When: Saturday 21st January, 20:00
Where: The Anchor, 308 Bradford Street, Digbeth, B5 6ET
Tickets: £5

The Anchor are delighted to present their first event of 2017, a comedy night headlined by the excellent Jo Enright.

With support from The Misfits Comedy Group and MC Lara Monmouth, it’s guaranteed to be an evening filled with belly laughs!

Tickets are £5 each and available on the door or behind the bar, but you are encouraged to book early as space is limited.

See the poster below or The Anchor Facebook page for more information.

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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

Monday 9th January
The Spotted Dog
20:30
Free Entry

Birmingham’s biggest and best Traditional Irish Jam Session. All musicians welcome to participate.

Tuesday 10th January
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Fragments (Adam Fairhall, Seth Bennet, Johnny Hunter)

Tuesday 10th January
The Spotted Dog
21:00
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays

Thursday 12th January
Suki10c
20:00
Free Entry

Twisted Thursdays

Saturday 14th January
The Night Owl
19:30
£5 on the door (includes entry to Dig? club night)

Live music every Saturday night at The Night Owl

Sunday 15th January
The Spotted Dog
18:00
Free Entry

Sunday Classics
Presenting a range of young stars of the future from the classical world, ranging from opera singers to violinists to harpists at the very start of their careers… Be early to get a seat.

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Fizzle – 2017 Season

When: Tuesday 10th January, 19:30
Where: The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, Digbeth, B5 6AH
Tickets: £7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle is a contemporary improvisation/jazz event showcasing upcoming local talent alongside internationally-acclaimed musicians.

Held fortnightly in the intimate setting of Digbeth’s The Lamp Tavern, the first gig of 2017 takes place on Tuesday 10 January with Fragments (Adam Fairhall, Seth Bennet, Johnny Hunter). You can find more information on the Facebook event page here.

For the full listing of gigs taking place this year, visit the Fizzle website, and if you’re interested in attending more than one gig, the organisers have a special Season Ticket offer: see all 11 Lamp Tavern gigs for just £50 – saving £27 off the standard entry price! For more information, email Andrew Woodhead here.

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Maker Monday

When: Monday 30 January, 17:30-20:00
Where: Centrala, Minerva Works, 176 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT
Free

Maker Monday is a free monthly workshop, bringing together creatives, businesses, artists and technologists to develop ideas through open innovation and collaboration.

Taking place at Centrala in Digbeth, Maker Monday aims to help develop your skills over beer and pizza, while also connecting you to project leaders from Birmingham City University.

Held on the last Monday of every month (except for Bank Holidays), the next Maker Monday takes place on 30 January; click here to register your attendance.

For more information, see the Maker Monday Facebook, follow on Twitter here, or email jonathan.colen@bcu.ac.uk.

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