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BRIAN GRIFFIN Face to Face Snowhill, Birmingham Until 21 November briangriffin-facetoface.co.uk

Brian Griffin, the Birmingham born portrait photographer who transformed the art over the course of a generation, is coming home for Face to Face; his first major retrospective. Griffin revolutionised portrait photography in the 1980s. His photographs find a connection with their subject, emphatically capture the essence of the individual or group, and immortalise that moment on film. His portraits have sensitivity and a sense of humour. Griffin does not, it would seem, have many commonalities with the Conservative Party. So, the juxtaposition  of the exhibition (which is the result of an innovative private public partnership), coinciding with the Conservative Party Conference here in Birmingham in October, is stark. Against this backdrop Face to Face could be considered a defiant expression of culture, an art antidote in the face of nationwide budget cuts, or the exhibition could be held up as a triumphant example of private sector funding of the arts (depending on your political leanings). Yet this  retrospective promises to rise above the political haze. Portraiture at it’s best is a celebration, both of collective culture and individual human achievement and Brian Griffin sets the bar. Known for the unconventional composition and exceptional lighting of his works, Griffin has captured iconic images of the likes of Kate Bush, Brian May, Ringo Starr, Iggy Pop, Helen Mirren and Vivienne Westwood.  The exhibition inhabits two locations in Birmingham’s Colmore Business District. The indoor collection features two award-winning series; ‘Team’ and ‘the Water People’, and a large external display near Snow Hill station will showcase Griffin’s most celebrated portraits of the past 38 years. The outdoor site was once central to the photographer’s world; the station marked the end of Griffin’s daily commute, during the three years that he worked in a factory, before enrolling at photography school.   Brian Griffin said, “I am a boy from the Black Country born in Birmingham. For that reason the city has always been close to my heart and it is an honour to be given this retrospective”. Brian Griffin: Face to Face, a retrospective runs from 30 Sept – 21 Nov 2010 in Snowhill, Birmingham. For more information visit www.briangriffin-facetoface. co.uk. (c) Brian Griffin. KB 05


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Donald Judd A Good Chair is a Good Chair Ikon Gallery Until 14 November ikon-gallery.co.uk

This Ikon exhibition marks the first comprehensive UK display of furniture, and related drawings, by Donald Judd (1928-1994). Judd is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, so if you are ever to view a furniture collection; this has to be the one. Forget your mum’s slouchy sofa, and your grandad’s favourite armchair; this is simple abstract design at its best. The structural minimalist forms are informed by Judd’s own work in art and architecture; though, curiously, during his lifetime, Judd spurned the label of minimalism in favour of the rather less catchy ‘simple expression of complex thought’ (ism). Judd remains one of the most prominent artists of the minimalist movement, despite his lack of enthusiasm for the title. The displayed collection includes elements of Judd’s early work that are rarely shown outside of the artist’s hometown of Marfa, Texas. These objects, formed from simple pine timber planks nailed together, are constructed by Judd himself. The intrepid public can then track the course of the design process across associated drawings and a presentation of prototype pieces that are later resolved. Finally, Judd’s later works incorporate industrial materials and techniques in the creation of more complex, sculptural furniture pieces. KB 06


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Street Art Contemporary Prints from the V&A The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry 9 October 2010 – 16 January 2011 theherbert.org

Street art has become more than just graffiti, it has become an exciting contemporary form of art. This October The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, will be the hosting the UK debut public showing of Street Art: Contemporary Prints from the V&A.   The exhibition explores the development of street art looking at the use of new media - including works on paper - and the preservation of what is an otherwise ephemeral art form.  It also highlights recurring themes within the genre of urban art, such as historic and current subjects, traditional methods of image-making and styles familiar from art history.   Featured are the works of well-known names such as the infamous Banksy, D*Face, Eine, Miss Tic, Shepard Fairey and Swoon.  To maintain clearly the context of the imagery Very Nearly Almost magazine have provided photographs showing the street art in its original setting.   Furthering to the V&A’s collection, the Herbert has commissioned six up-andcoming artists to create original works specifically for the gallery in their Fresh Paint display;  Pahnl, SPQR, Lucy McLauchlan, Ben Slow, AsOne and Newso have all created pieces that have not been seen before, and will not be seen together again.   To compliment the exhibition the Herbert are running a wide range of events in conjunction with it, including the It’s Yours, Take It event where we’ll give visitors the chance to walk away with a piece of street art which has been kindly donated by street artists.   The V&A’s Street Art: Contemporary Prints collection will continue to tour when it leaves Coventry until the end of 2012 and is accompanied by a book of the same name. LB 08


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JENNIFER TEE - LOCAL MYTHS Eastside Projects Until 6 November

Amsterdam-based artist Jennifer Tees makes her way to Digbeth, bringing with her a collection of culturally inspired pieces that find their roots around the world. Her first solo UK exhibition calls together a number of uniquely crafted installations, from a huge engraved marble column (pictured) to Chinese crafted porcelain feathers. All these works hark back to indigenous crafts and juxtapose each other by occupying the space in scattered and gravity defying forms. Much of these works were made in collaboration with Tee and others delving into traditional craft, but it is only now that they have been brought together as one cohesive display. On show with the exhibition will also be a number of Tee’s books, as well as a new publication Tee has formed in working with Eastside Projects own James Langdon. Gallery 2: Eastside Projects has put together a number of smaller exhibitions and shows to take over their subset space Gallery 2. Here is a look at what is coming up over the next month. Until 2 October: Square Describing a Circle - Elizabeth McAlpine A sculptural piece that plays with the use of light, time and how both plays with our perceptions. 7 - 9 October: The World According to MeDoug Fishbone You’ve probably never seen stand up comedy quite like it, but have a watch of videos of Doug’s routine and you’ll get some unique perspectives on this world. Come on Friday 8th from 7-9pm for a live performance of Fishbone’s show. 14 - 16 October: Ultra High Temperature This group exhibition takes a number of artists from Birmingham and puts together an eclectic congregation of pieces that includes: a sign holder, Japanese inspired aesthetics and a performance using dressmaking tools. 23 October, 12-7pm: Gottesrauschen (God’s White Noise) - Christian Jendreiko Part of Supersonic Festival, Dusseldorf artist Christian Jendreiko will mould a performance over the seven hours that brings together a number of experienced and inexperienced players. CB 012


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Grand Union Until 13 November Thursday to Saturday, 12-5pm grand-union.org.uk British conceptual artist Jamie Shovlin is exhibiting his latest work at Grand Union. ‘Hiker Meat’ is an adaptation of Shovlin’s earlier work, Lustfaust: A Folk Anthology 1976-81 (2003-2006). Lustfaust is a fictitious band created by Shovlin. They have their own music, website and everything that you would associate with a band. Shovlin is using his previous creation to open his next installation. Lustfaust will be performing a score from a Rinzoli film which will be followed by sound and video loops that deconstruct and highlight the film. The performance will see the band compose and reconfigure the film’s imagery and sound across 60 televisions. Hiker Meat examines how film directors and artists have control over their intended message and meaning. Shovlin has produced a rough-cut, collaged film consisting of over one thousand clips of footage from horror films produced in the 1970s and 80s. Artists’ Talk, Friday 12 November, 7pm - Jamie Shovlin will discuss the Hiker Meat project with collaborators Euan Rodger and Mike Harte. This will be followed by an open studio event as part of the Art of Ideas programme. 014


Birmingham Book Festival Various venues throughout Birmingham 5 – 21 October birminghambookfestival.org

Birmingham Book Festival is back in October for its 11th year. The festival was set up to encourage the city of Birmingham to engage with written and spoken word and has enjoyed success ever since. This year’s highlights include American journalist and author Lionel Shriver (Oct 19 at Birmingham Conservatoire), Jackie Kay MBE (Oct 20 at the Library Theatre) and evening tea and cake with Jenny Éclair for her ‘Chin Up Britain’ talk (Oct 14 at the Library Theatre). Writers and novelists from around the world will descend on the city and Birmingham’s literary illuminate will also be in attendance. Catherine O’Flynn (Oct 12 at Birmingham Conservatoire) will present her latest novel ‘The News Where You Are’ while photographer Pogus Caesar (Oct 15) will launch his book ‘Muzik Kinda Sweet’ at the mac. Birmingham’s new Poet Laureate will be announced on the October 7th (National Poetry Day) and if that gives you inspiration to try it out for yourself then there will be a selection of creative writing workshops on the October 9th where budding writers will be able to hone their craft or learn new skills. KP 016


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Sounds of Space 2010 Town Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham 7-9 October

Space may be a vacuum that is devoid of any sound, but luckily down here on Earth we can look up at the stars while listening to some bloody great music. To celebrate this fact, two of Birmingham’s premier music venues are hosting a series of concerts with astronomical inspired sounds; sprinkle a few talks and events on top of that for a weekend of cosmological frivolities. Make the most of your chance to see, for the first time outside the US, The Planets - An HD Odyssey, a production formed out of a unique collaboration between NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Houston Symphony. Holst’s symphony for the Solar System is set to a number of images collected from NASA’s archives that will be projected above a live orchestra. From the classical to the avant garde, as on the final night Icebreaker and BJ Cole will play Brian Eno’s space inspired modern masterpiece Apollo: For All Mankind. Those who purchase a ticket are also welcome to a preceding talk about by space historian Dr Christopher Riley, explaining the history of the Apollo missions. Along with a new commissioned worked by Steve Tromans called Musickosmos, and a free Sounds of Space Family Day on Saturday 9th October, there is plenty for you to immerse yourself in the majesty of the universe. CB

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Muzik Kinda Sweet punch-records.co.uk

Local photographer and visual artist Pogus Caesar is set to release a new book in celebration of iconic black musicians. Commissioned and published by Punch Records, Muzik Kinda Sweet will be available to buy online from the Punch website when it is released in October 2010. Caesar’s photographs were all shot in black and white on a camera that he purchased in the 1980s. His tool of choice, a Canon Sure Shot autofocus camera, offers a refreshing alternative to the digital creations of the 21st century. Most of his pieces have been taken in and around his hometown of Birmingham, documenting significant people and events. From Burning Spear in 1985 to Grace Jones in 2009, the book aims to tell the story of how black music has developed and regenerated over the years. Schools and hotels are among the venues visited to capture stars from Musical Youth to Kanye West, and occurrences such as the riots in Handsworth, the regeneration of Bullring and the surprising Birmingham tornado feature also in this highly anticipated collectable. His pieces were recently exhibited at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, offering a complete thirty-year timeline of his work. 020


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6 October Mount Kimbie (pictured) The Hare and Hounds Future bass champions take you on a time-shift through dubstep, minimal tech and ambient sound. Subverting our linear conception of music the London duo’s use of looped samples and textured noise gives you a glimpse of the modular heart beating in the warped future of electronic music. 10 October Coke Bust The Wagon and Horses Best to hide your pint under your jacket as straight edge hardcore crew Coke Bust descend on Birmingham. Guaranteed to smash heads and burst eardrums, Coke Bust come straight out of Washington DC and the magi-marker ghosts of the US Capital’s past.

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16 October Oxjam Various venues across the city The global Anti-Poverty takes over central Birmingham for a day of righteous rock. With venues including The Victoria, Island Bar, The Yardbird and The Flapper and acts such as Tantrums, Death Oh Eff, Sunset Cinema Club and Savant, Oxjam amalgamates the best parts of the city’s scene in order to raise money for a great cause. 22 October Supersonic Festival The Custard Factory The world-renowned festival of forward thinking music and art returns for its eighth year of experimental fun. Shifted from its usual summer slot, to autumnal residency, the new dates fit the lineups dark intentions with headliners including post-punk


deviants Swans, Brummie industrial fiends Godflesh and twisted grind of Napalm death. Hold onto your lunch, it’s going to get sickening. 25 October Gun Outfit The Victoria This Olympia three piece have the quality noise watermark of having their records released on Dean Spunt’s PPM label. In this instance there is no denying the No Age vocalist’s taste; Gun Outfit make ramshackle, riff driven, jangle pop churning-yearning and bittersweet tales of spoilt adolescence and dark teenage dreams.

28 October Dillenger Escape Plan 02 Academy 2 This algebraic metal act is infamous for their live shows, which in the past have included breathing fire, breaking bones and shitting in bags. This latest outing promises no let up in the New Jersey five-piece’s cynical intensity. Touring in support of this years ‘Option Paralysis’ record - a back handed epitaph to the death of indie culture - Dillinger Escape Plan will be offering audiences a wretched requiem for a scene that they are unlikely to forget in a hurry. AS


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Birmingham Comedy Festival Various locations 1 - 10 October bhamcomfest.co.uk

Whether you’re a good time gal looking to find a cheap laugh, or a heartbroken hero just wanting a night to forget all of your troubles; the Birmingham Comedy Festival is for you. Celebrating its ninth year, the festival is returning to the city this October with a side-splitting ten-day line up of the best talent. The festival promises to deliver an enjoyable array of entertainment; film, theatre, book readings and visual art are just some of the angles utilised by comedians to ensure that everyone’s comical tastes are catered for. From the Alexandra Theatre to the Bartley Green Football Club, many a venue will be taken over by some of the hottest talent. Armstrong and Miller, Stewart Francis and Mark Watson are amongst the big-names that will be rubbing funny bones with local comedians such as Mrs Barbara Nice and James Cook. To view the full rib tickling line up and to purchase tickets for your favourite acts, visit the Birmingham Comedy Festival official website. KP 026


Russell Brand - My Booky Wook 2 Tour Alexandra Theatre 9 October

Over the past year, Russell Brand has captivated American audiences with his stand-up comedy, relationship with Katy Perry and his film debuts. Finally, after a long awaited 18 months since his last sell out tour ‘Only Joking’, Brand is returning to his homeland to do what we love him for - stand up. The limited number of dates on his ‘Booky Wook 2 Tour’ has made his upcoming show both anticipated and exclusive. But is the anticipation worth it? Of course it is! Brand maintains his high-level of audience interaction with each show having a question and answer session and a very special guest Matt Morgan. With his eccentric outfits, infamous big hair and over the top wit, he is the lovable rogue you can’t help have a soft spot for. For his latest tour expect the same hair, same eccentricity, same energy and same hilarious humour that make’s him so good to watch. His personal lifestyle draws us in and perfectly intertwines with his unique comic perspective to make his shows unlike any other. EB 027


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Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Barrel of Fun Wolverhampton Civic Hall 20 October

Very British pub landlord, Al Murray, is opening his pub doors to the public for his Barrel of Fun tour. Murray’s no nonsense approach to current affairs has perpetuated him into the British people’s hearts and minds. The awardwinning publican has graced our TV screens with his various hit comedies; from Sky One’s ‘Time Gentlemen Please’ to the Royal Variety Performance (three times!). Wolverhampton Civic Hall will be echoing some of the guv’s now famous lines for one night only. Murray is not only a sell-out stand up comedian, he is also a best selling author with ‘The Pub Landlord’s Book Of British Common Sense’ selling 300,000 copies. The Observer has called Murray’s latest offering “The funniest live comedy show of the decade, possibly the entire century.” Punters can expect the usual side splitting comedy from Murray as he points out the faults of everything un-British. Get your pints and sprtizers at the ready for what is sure to be a great night down the local. KP 028


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Nonsensory Overload Wolverhampton Civic Hall 22 October

Geordie stand up Ross Noble returns to the UK comedy circuit after filling arenas with the biggest live stand-up comedy gig in Australian history. Noble will be gracing the stage in Wolverhampton with his unique style of stand-up. As suggested by the tour name, audiences can expect the usual ramblings and silliness that they have come to adore from Noble. Since the age of 15 Noble has been treading the comedy boards. Although today it’s a far cry from him being smuggled out due to licensing laws at his local comedy club. Luckily this did not put the comedian off and he’s become known as one of the most original and exciting performers to hit the comedy scene, in a long time. Since 1999 Noble has been wowing audiences with a new show every year for their comedy enjoyment. Noble has had success after success with everything he touches. From being a former Perrier Award nominee to his very own BBC Radio 4 show ‘Ross Noble On’; prepare your brain for a nonsensory overload! KP 029


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The Rocky Horror Show Alexandra Theatre 25 - 30 October alexandratheatre.org.uk

It’s time to drag out the corsets, fishnets and stripper heels for the night of your life - ladies, you’ll also be expected to put together a racy outfit. The Rocky Horror Show is returning to the picturesque Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham and will undoubtedly aim to expose the inner transvestite in each and every one of us. Following the recent announcement that Birmingham’s master chef Ainsley Harriot will be narrating the show, tickets are selling like hot cakes to the wildest night-out of them all. Exploring the journey of prudish couple, Brad and Janet, as their car breaks down they stumble across a castle full of extraordinary characters; the Rocky Horror Show takes it’s audience down a scantily-clad path of fun and frolics and never fails to disappoint. Audience members are kindly encouraged to dress appropriately for this devilishly camp affair; usually the auditorium resembles a scene from Liza Minelli’s Cabaret. Running from the 25th-30th October, some of it’s crazy characters like the shocking Frank-N-Furter or the boisterous Magenta will be sure to get you in to the kooky spirit of Halloween. To accompany Richard O’Brien’s original script, epic tunes like Sweet Transvestite and Time Warp will be sure to bring out the party animal in even the most well behaved of guests. RG

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First Person Shooter The Door, Birmingham Repertory Theatre 0121 236 4455, birmingham-rep.co.uk Until 16 October £10. Preview tickets £8

Exciting new playwright Paul Jenkins showcases the world premiere of his brand new play ‘First Person Shooter’ which continues The REP’s Autumn season at The Door. The play explores what happens when the worlds of computer gaming and military technology collide. Combining video and projections, with live theatre; First Person Shooter follows the story of Adrian, a 17 year-old student from Malvern, whose serious habit of playing military shooters on his games console takes his life in a direction he’d never dreamed of. Adrian’s mum Maggie befriends Tom, a coputer geek from work, in an effort to learn about gaming and reconnect with her son. When a revolutionary new technology Tom invents gets picked up by the MoD, his life is rocketed from the virtual to the actual battlefield... More than just a play about modern technology, the piece also explores the complexities of relationships, fears and friendships between teenagers and parents in an honest and funny way. 033


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Various locations throughout Birmingham getreadytoshout.org.uk SHOUT, now in it’s second year, is Birmingham’s queer culture festival. Now firmly established as a major event within the city’s lesbian and gay calendar, SHOUT has something for everyone; including film, theatre, visual arts, political debate, performance, music, literature and much more. Whether you’re gay, straight, lesbian, bi, trans, queer or confused there’s something to inspire, challenge or entertain you. Visibility and Invisibility are major themes of this year’s festival; providing opportunities to increase the visibility of the LGBT community within the city and to make arts and culture a more visible part of our own lives. But the festival themes also enable us to ask ourselves challenging questions about the invisibility of some sections of our own community - in particular those who are old, have a disability or are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Working with partners including mac, Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Birmingham Book Festival, SHOUT brings internationally significant queer performers, writers and artists to show and create new work in Birmingham and also offers a platform for dynamic local producers. We all invite you to get involved, try something new and be entertained; there’s plenty to shout about at this year’s SHOUT festival! 035


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URBAN VILLAGE

The Custard Factory Monday To Friday 10.30am - 6pm, Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm 0121 224 7367, urban-village.co.uk Urban Village has been around for a long time in different spaces but the recently opened new store brings forth an exciting combination of everything vintage, an impressive retail history and an exciting new range of clothing. Selling top-quality vintage clothing for everyone Urban Village’s wide range of stock is A-graded, cleaned and ready to wear straight away. The 50/50 split between male and female garments includes items from the 1940’s up until the 1980’s. And if this wasn’t enough, they also sell records, artwork and a variety of other collectibles. Their passion of vintage echoes throughout the store; from what is on sale and the way it looks through to what the staff wear (and even the scooters they ride). Vintage isn’t just a selling point; it is a way of life. During October, Urban Village will also launching their own recycled clothing label that not only supports their bold and beautiful fashion heritage but their planet friendly mind-set. “Love it, feel it, be it, VINTAGE” EB

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BAR BOOT

Hare & Hounds 2nd Saturday of the month Head to the Hare and Hounds pub in King’s Heath for a car boot sale with a twist- namely, the Bar Boot Sale. Comically promoting itself as an alternative for those of us who are too lazy to figure out the science behind eBay or to rise and shine at the crack of dawn on a Sunday, this event is the perfect place to buy and sell all that is eccentric. Offering a vast array of potential purchases; vintage furniture, clothing and records to name but a few, and also providing delectable treats along the way such as cakes and homemade preserves, the Bar Boot Sale is proving to be popular on many a student’s weekend itinerary. Alongside the fun of the fair, the Hare and Hounds is a fantastic eatery and is ideal for grabbing an early afternoon lunch with your favourite newspaper. In keeping with the mellow vibe of the sale, you can flounder between the bar and the stalls to escape the manic atmosphere of the main shopping centres on their busiest day, and perhaps even find a one-off steal or sell some of your unwanted gems. As the concept was originally created on Facebook (as a group called faceBOOT), you can still find them there and keep up to date with the latest info on their events. RG 042


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DAILY TELEGRAPH BRITISH SKI + BOARD SHOW The NEC 29 – 31 October 0844 581 0734, britishskiandboardshow.co.uk

As the autumnal weather begins to kick in and the jumpers come out of storage it is time to start thinking about how to brighten up those cold winter months. If heading out on to the slopes to hit the white powdered Alps is your idea of fun then you’ll want to check out the annual British Ski and Board Show. New for 2010 is the Winter Film Festival showcasing the latest releases and amazing footage of the experts in action or, better still, see the real thing as the breathtaking Big Air Freestyle display team returns. Brush up your own techniques on the Skills Slope, whatever your level, novice or expert, with free ski and snowboard instruction or tackle the ice climbing wall. Get expert advice on everything from travelling and fitness to driving and surviving avalanches in the Talk Theatre. As one of the best winter sports shows in the country this is your passport to the most amazing ski slopes in the World. Uncover exclusive holiday deals from independent resorts and travel agents and discover the far off destinations with the best white stuff. Find everything you need for the coming season in the extensive retail village with leading names offering exclusive show bargains. 044


FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER MUSIC SANDI THOM HMV Institute 7pm

SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER

MUSIC ADAM BLOOM OCEAN COLOUR Glee Club 7.15pm, £7.50-£15 SCENE O2 Academy 7pm CLUB MUSIC THE RETURN OF The Maladies THE BOOM BAP MUSIC of BellafonGRASS WIDOW, Funk/ Soul/ Hiptaine, Malpas Hop/ Rare Groove TRASH KIT, Hare & Hounds, The Victoria CHAPTER 8pm 8pm, Free SWEETHEART Island Bar MUSIC Theatre 8pm, £5 (adv) Bright Lights, The Dinner Big Party MUSIC Lady Man presents The SubterraThe Old Joint GREY neans Stock Theatre, Island Bar The Jam House 8pm 8pm, £5 6pm-2am Free before 8pm, DANCE MUSIC £5 up to 9pm, £8 ROMEO AND Lunar Society JULIET after presents The Birmingham Maladies of COMEDY Hippodrome Bellafontaine 7.30pm LLOYD Hare & Hounds LANGFORD, £5, 8pm SEAN PERCIVAL, ADAM BLOOM MUSIC Glee Club The Subterra7.15pm, neans £17.50-£18 The Jam House 6pm-2am COMEDY Free before 8pm, STEWART £5 up to 10pm, £8 FRANCIS: TOUR after DE FRANCIS Wulfrun Hall COMEDY 7.30pm, £15 LLOYD LANGFORD, CLUB SEAN PERCIVAL, ENID BLIGHT ON

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Mysterious City Centre Location CLUB Electric City HMV Institute ART Inspired by Donald Judd exhibition Ikon2-5pm, Free DANCE ROMEO AND JULIET Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm FILM Flat Earth Society Silent Film project mac 8pm, £7 (£5 concessions and members)


SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER

MONDAY 4 OCTOBER

TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER

MUSIC THE MAGIC NUMBERS Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £14

MUSIC THEA GILMORE Glee Club 7.30pm

MUSIC KELIS HMV Institute 7pm

COMEDY ‘OFF THE CUFF’ COMEDY IMPROV SHOW Kitchen Garden Cafe 7.30pm, £7

MUSIC ADVANTAGE, MAYCOMB, MEAN POPPA LEAN, FALLING FASTER Slade Rooms 7.30pm, £5

MUSIC SUZAHN FLERING Kitchen Garden Cafe 7pm, £10 MUSIC GET CAPE, WEAR CAPE, FLY Rainbow (& Warehouse) 8pm COMEDY Barbara Nice mac, 7pm COMEDY HILARIOUS COMEDY presents - THE BRUM PACK, KAREN BAYLEY & FRIENDS The Victoria 7:30pm, £3

COMEDY MEN WITH BANANAS The Victoria 8pm, £5 (£4 conc.)

COMEDY THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE The Old Joint Stock Theatre 9.30pm, £10 SPOKEN WORD Raphael Selbourne Birmingham Conservatoire

MUSIC SWAMPMEAT The Sunflower Lounge, 8pm

EVENT SOUND AND VISION PUB QUIZ Weekly quiz MUSIC taken over CRAFTY BEER - for an OxJam OxJam Special! fundraiser Live acoustic music The Victoria and crafty social, 8pm, £1 bring your knitting! The Victoria 7pm, Free COMEDY ROSS NOBLE Non Sensory Overload Alexandra Theatre 8pm COMEDY PATRICK MONAHAN The Old Joint Stock Theatre 8pm, £10

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WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

MUSIC KATE NASH HMV Institute 6.30pm

MUSIC HURTS HMV Institute 7pm

COMEDIAN The Old Joint Stock Theatre 8pm, £10

MUSIC THE LINES Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £12.50

COMEDY PAUL ZERDIN Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £14

COMEDY LEE NELSON: WELL GOOD Civic Hall 7pm, £15

THEATRE VAMPIRES ROCK Alexandra Theatre 7.30pm

MUSIC CYSTAL FIGHTERS HMV Institute, 7pm

CLUB Soul Cafe Sunflower Lounge, 8pm

MUSIC ELIZA DOOLITTLE 02 Academy, 7pm

CLUB STRAX The Victoria, 8pm

MUSIC BRILLLIANT presents - The Carpels, Eat Y’Self Pretty, Shana Tova, Pandas and People Island Bar 8pm, £3

COMEDY RICH HALL Glee Club 7.15pm, £16.50 (phone)/£17.50 (online)/NUS COMEDY ELIS JAMES – DAYTRIPPER The Old Joint Stock Theatre 8pm, £10 THEATRE KHATOIC: THE FRED KARNO STORY The Old Rep 7.30pm (Continues until 9 October) CLUB MOSCHINO HOE AND VERSACE HOTTIE The Victoria 8pm, £2 048

COMEDY WILLIAM ANDREWS, JOHN MOLONEY, PETE JOHANSSON, DAVE TWENTYMAN Glee Club 7.30pm, £6.50-£14.50 COMEDY The Al Pitcher Picture Tour Of The World Glee Club, 7.30pm COMEDY POPCORN COMEDY - TIM KEY, WILL ANDREWS Birmingham Comedy Festival Show The Victoria 7:30pm, £8 COMEDY ANDREW O’NEILL – OCCULT

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER

COMEDY MITCH BENN AND THE DISTRACTION The Slade Rooms 7pm, £13/11 (Conc) COMEDY WILLIAM ANDREWS, JOHN MOLONEY, PETE JOHANSSON, DAVE TWENTYMAN


SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER MUSIC Glee Club 7.15pm, £7.50-£15 EXAMPLE O2 Academy 6.30pm COMEDY Stewart MUSIC Francis Town Hall, 7.30pm KORN Civic Hall 7pm, £27.50 Comedy Mark Watson Alexandra Theatre MUSIC YOSO 7:30pm, £21.50 HMV Institute 7pm Comedy Upfront Café presents Cur- MUSIC SOUND OF tis Walker CONFUSION The Drum presents 7pm, £12 (£10) EXIT CALM, adv, £15 on the JESUS DELUXE, door SPOTLIGHT KID, The Victoria 8:30pm, £6 COMEDY WILLIAM ANDREWS, JOHN MOLONEY, PETE JOHANSSON, DAVE TWENTYMAN Glee Club 7.15pm, £18-£18.50 COMEDY THIS IS WHAT CHAOS SMELLS LIKE

The Old Joint Stock Theatre 2.30pm & 8pm, £6. Concessions £5

MUSIC IMELDA MAY Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £16.50

CLUB ATTA GIRL Island Bar 8:30pm, £1

MUSIC Professor Green 02 Academy 7pm

CLUB MC TRIGGA’S BIRTHDAY BASH - SCARFACE Factory warehouse

MUSIC Notes Music Night with Irene Aserie, Angela Armstrong EVENT V.I.P MUSIC FAIR The Old Fire Station Wulfrun Hall 8pm, £5 10am, £2 DANCE Blaze - The Streetdance Sensation Birmingham Rep, 5.30pm

MUSIC EAT IT UP - Fans of Faye, Make Me King, Lost In Colour,  Alex Moi The Victoria 8pm, £4 COMEDY THIS IS WHAT CHAOS SMELLS LIKE The Old Joint Stock Theatre 2.30pm, £6. Concessions £5 COMEDY SARAH

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MILLICAN: CHATTERBOX Glee Club 7.30pm, £10-£12

MONDAY 11 OCTOBER

TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER

MUSIC CRYSTAL CASTLES AND HEALTH Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £13.50

MUSIC FRENCH-SOLER The Slade Rooms 7.30pm, £6.50

MUSIC BOWLING FOR SOUP, “A”, FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS, THE DOLLYROTS O2 Academy 7pm

THEATRE BLOOD BROTHERS Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm (Continues until 23 October with matinee’s at 2.30pm)

COMEDY PETE FIRMAN: JOKES AND TRICKS Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £12 ART Burlesque Workshop The Jekyll & Hyde, 8pm ART Lunchtime Gallery Tour Ikon 1.15-2pm, Free Places are free but should be reserved by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708.

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COMEDY LEE NELSON: WELL GOOD Wulfrun Hall 7.30pm Theatre Macbeth MAC 8pm, £12


THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER MUSIC GROOVE ARMADA O2 Academy 7pm MUSIC THE MOBO TOUR O2 Academy 7pm MUSIC ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT HMV Institute, 7pm COMEDY STUART LEE: VEGETABLE STEW Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £17.50 COMEDY JOJO SMITH, TOM WRIGGLESWORTH, PAUL THORNE, JOHN FORTHERGILL Glee Club 7.30pm, £6.50-£14.50 COMEDY COMEDY TOUR SHOW: DAN ANTOPOLSKI, TISY SUTTIE Glee Club 8pm, £10-£12

CLUB RUCKUS - commercial hip hop, r&b, reggae,  garage Island Bar 8:30pm, free before 9:30pm, £3 after   Theatre Macbeth MAC 8pm, £12 (and the 15th)

FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER

MUSIC SABATON PLUS ALESTROM The Slade Rooms 7pm, £12

MUSIC THE CAT EMPIRE O2 Academy 7pm

MUSIC Black Market Empire, The Filthy Habits, Red Light Room 02 Academy 3, 6.30pm

MUSIC Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip HMV Institute 6.30pm

COMEDY SEAN LOCK: LOCKIPEDIA Civic Hall 7pm, £15 COMEDY FRANKIE BOYLE Civic Hall 7pm, £20 COMEDY JOJO SMITH, TOM WRIGGLESWORTH, PAUL THORNE, JOGN FOTHERGILL Glee Club 7.15pm, £7.50-£15 THEATRE THE CHERRY ORCHARD Birmingham Rep 7.30pm (Cont. until 6 Nov)

MUSIC OxJAM FESTIVAL The Victoria, Island Bar (and many other venues) COMEDY JOJO SMITH, TOM WRIGGLESWORTH, PAUL THORNE, JOGN FOTHERGILL Glee Club 7.15pm, £18-£18.50 COMEDY STEWART LEE Town Hall 8pm

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SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

MONDAY 18 OCTOBER

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER

MUSIC EMMA SCOTT PRESENTS: ISOLATED ATOMS, CENTURY MAN, MR. TWIST, DIRTY LAWS Slade Rooms 7.30pm, £5

MUSIC JOSHUA RADIN Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £13

MUSIC TINIE TEMPAH HMV Institue 7pm

MUSIC BADLY DRAWN BOY Town Hall 7.30pm, £17.50

MUSIC GUNS N’ ROSES LG Arena 8pm

MUSIC Où est le Swimming Pool, Neon Asylum The Rainbow 7pm

MUSIC COLOUR presents PORT-ROYAL, MILLIMETRIK, ARC VEL The Victoria 7.30pm, £5

MUSIC Beardyman, JFB HMV Institute 7pm

COMEDY FRANKIE BOYLE Civic Hall 7pm, £20

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Music Brandon Flowers 02 Academy 7pm

THEATRE THE KING & I Crescent Theatre 7.30pm (Continues until 23 October with matinee showings at 2.30pm) DANCE Burlesque Workshop The Jekyll & Hyde 8pm

MUSIC FLASHGUNS The Rainbow 7.30pm COMEDY COMEDY TOUR SHOW: RUSSELL KANE: SMOKESCREENS AND CASTLES Glee Club 7.30pm, £13.50 (phone)/£13 (online),£10 (NUS) FILM 7 Inch Cinema present: Footnotes A nearlyclosing party The Victoria, 7pm


THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER

FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER

COMEDY ANDI OSHO/ MATT READ/MICHAEL FABBRI/ STEVE GRIBBIN Glee Club 7.30pm, £6.50-£14.50

MUSIC HOT HOT HEAT O2 Academy 3 6.30pm

CLUB STRAX The Victoria 8pm

MUSIC PLAN B O2 Academy 7pm MUSIC SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL The Custard Factory

SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER COMEDY ANDI OSHO, MATT READ, MICHAEL FABBI, STEVE GRIBBIN Glee Club 7.15pm, £7.50-£15 CLUB What Is House Music?! The Victoria 9pm, Free Entry

DANCE IN THE FURTHER MUSIC SOIL SILENT FILTER Arena Theatre presents 7.30pm, £8/£6 - Cedar House (Conc) Band, Dirtylaws, Charlie Can’t Surf,  Ricardo Thompson Island Bar 8pm, £4

MUSIC THE CHARLATONS, SHAUN RYDER O2 Academy 7.30pm MUSIC MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS Town Hall 8pm MUSIC SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL The Custard Factory COMEDY SARAH MILLICAN: CHATTERBOX The Slade Rooms 6.45pm, £12/£10 (Conc)

MUSIC SUPERSONIC Festival The Custard Factory (and the 23rd and 24th)

COMEDY ANDI OSHO, MATT READ, MICHAEL FABBI, STEVE GRIBBIN Glee Club 7.15pm, £18-£18.50

COMEDY ROSS NOBLE Civic Hall 7pm, £20

CLUB THE CAGE Eddies No.8 Reunion Goth 053


Night Island Bar 8pm, £3 b4 11pm, £3.50 after CLUB SWEAT Original 60’s R&B, Blue Note and a little bit of Motown & Northern Soul The Victoria 9:30pm, £3 b4 11pm, £5 after   EVENT Half term Halloween activities Black Country Living Museum 23 – 31 October

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SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER

MONDAY 25 OCTOBER

MUSIC THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM Civic Hall 7pm, £16.50

MUSIC FEEDER Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £20

MUSIC SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL The Custard Factory COMEDY JOSIE LONG: BE HONOURABLE! The Slade Rooms 7pm, £10

MUSIC CARL BARAT The Slade Rooms 7.30pm, £12.50 MUSIC ATTACK! ATTACK! 02 Academy 7pm

MUSIC OUT OF STEP presents: gun COMEDY Al Murray The outfit, Pub Landlord chapter 24 The Victoria Symphony Hall 7.30pm, £5 8pm DANCE IN THE FURTHER SOIL mac 7.30pm, £8/£6 (Conc)

COMEDY DARA O’BRIAIN Civic Hall 7pm, £19.50 THEATRE HAIRSPRAY Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm (Continues until 6 November) THEATRE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Alexandra Theatre

8pm (Continues until 30 October with matinee showings at 5.30pm) Event Ghoulish Games and Creepy Crafts Selly Manor 25–29 October


TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER

FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER

MUSIC MANIC STREET PREACHERS, BRITISH SEA POWER O2 Academy 7pm

MUSIC FENIX RX The Slade Rooms 7pm, £10

MUSIC AMY MACDONALD O2 Academy 7pm

MUSIC ORGAN CONCERT: STEVE TOVEY Wulfrun Hall 10.30am, £15

MUSIC ONE NIGHT ONLY O2 Academy 7pm MUSIC UB40 Symphony Hall 7.30pm

MUSIC UB40: ‘SIGNING OFF’ 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Civic Hall 6.45pm, £19.50 Music Robert plant and Band of Joy Symphony hall from £40

MUSIC STONE SOUR, AVENGE SEVENFOLD The NIA 7pm COMEDY GREG DAVIES The Slade Rooms 7.30pm, £12.50

COMEDY STEVE HUGHES, Music JIMMY MCGHIE, The Stylistics ROB DEERING, Jam House SEAN COLLINS 9:30pm, £25 Glee Club 7.30pm, Music COMEDY £6.50-£14.50 PsychEdelic JIMEOIN: Furs SOMETHING COMEDY Hmv Institute SMELLS FUNNY POPCORN 7pm, £18.50 Glee Club COMEDY 7.30pm, £9-£12.50 The Victoria COMEDY 7.30pm, £6 ALUN CLUB COCHRAINE: WHITE NIGHTS ART JOKES, LIFE AND Design = Art? The Victoria JOKES ABOUT 8.30pm, £4/£3 Lecture Theatre, LIFE School of Art, BirGlee Club mingham Institute 7.30pm £10-£12 of Art and Design, Margaret Street 6-7.30pm, Free MUSIC MITCHELL MUSEUM The Slade Rooms 7.30pm, £5

MUSIC MIKE PETERS (OF THE ALARM) Slade Rooms 7pm, £14 MUSIC Andreya Triana & Norman Jay Hare & Hounds 9pm COMEDY LEE NELSON: WELL GOOD West Bromwich Town Hall 7pm, £15 COMEDY JIM JEFFERIES Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £15 COMEDY STEVE HUGHES, JIMMY MCGHIE, ROB DEERING, SEAN COLLINS Glee Club 7.30pm, £7.50-£15 055


CLUB MUZIK HERTZ HALLOWEEN & FOURTH BIRTHDAY BASH The Custard Factory Theatre 121 detective show The REP 7:45pm, £10 29 Oct – 30 Oct

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER

SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER

Monday 1 November

MUSIC SETH LAKEMAN Town Hall 8pm

MUSIC LOVE AGAINST RUIN The Slade Rooms 7.30pm, £7.50

MUSIC Wiley 02 Academy 2

COMEDY THE BIG COMEDY JAM: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL Wulfrun Hall 6pm, £16/£17.50

COMEDY STEVE HUGHES, JIMMY MCGHIE, ART ROB DEERING, Inspired by SEAN COLLINS Donald Judd Glee Club - Half Term 7.30pm, Workshop Events Room, Ikon £18-£18.50 2-5pm - FREE CLUB Electric CitY HMV Institute CLUB JOCKO HOMO presents HALLOWEEN at THE VICTORIA Fancy dress The Victoria 8.30pm, Free Entry

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EVENT Halloween at the Museum Black Country Living Museum 30 Oct - 31 Oct

MUSIC Nightingales, The Courtesy Group The Old Wharf 7pm COMEDY RICH HALL Wulfrun Hall 7pm, £15

MUSIC Broken Amp Acoustic Evening Adam And Eve 7.30pm THEATRE Hairspray Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm


Tuesday 2 November MUSIC Sum 41 02 Academy MUSIC I Blame Coco 02 Academy MUSIC Jody Has a Hitlist 02 Academy 3 THEATRE Jesus Christ Superstar Alexandra Theatre 7.30pm THEATRE Hairspray Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm CLUB Swampmeat Sunflower Lounge 8.30pm CLUB Now That’s What I Call a 90s Night Subway City 10pm ART Practical Workshop for Adults

Wednesday 3 November First and Second MUSIC Floor Galleries, Ikon Foals 2-4pm, Free 02 Academy MUSIC Fighting With Wire, More Than Conquerors, MK Zero HMV Institute 6.30pm COMEDY Tommy Tiernan: Crooked Man Glee Club 7.30pm THEATRE Hairspray Birmingham Hippodrome 2.30pm & 7.30pm THEATRE Jesus Christ Superstar Alexandra Theatre 7.30pm

Thursday 4 November MUSIC Traditional Song Sessions Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm MUSIC Latina Heat, Invade the Arcade, The Manhattan Project, Firelight O2 Academy 3 8.30pm THEATRE Hairspray Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm THEATRE Jesus Christ Superstar Alexandra Theatre 7.30pm

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Friday 5 November

Saturday 6 November

Sunday 7 November

MUSIC Chromeo 02 Academy

MUSIC ART Less than Jake Saturday Art 02 Academy Club The Public MUSIC 10am The Complete Stone Roses ART 02 Academy 2 The Public Drawing MUSIC Society Adventures in The Public Stereo 11am HMV Institute ART COMEDY Adult Jimmy Carr Workshop: The Civic Hall Introduction to THEATRE Printmaking Hairspray Birmingham Birmingham Museum and Art Hippodrome Gallery 2.30pm & 7.30pm 11am

MUSIC Gundogs 02 Academy 3

MUSIC Mystery Jets HMV Institute MUSIC Soul & Motown Dance Party The Public 8pm COMEDY Jimmy Carr The Civic Hall THEATRE Hairspray Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm THEATRE Jesus Christ Superstar Alexandra Theatre 7.30pm

THEATRE Jesus Christ Superstar Alexandra Theatre 2.30pm & 7.30pm

CLUB Vulture Vulture vs Breakthru Rainbow, 10pm

ART Inspired by the AVPD exhibition Ikon Eastside 2-5pm, Free

CLUB Resurrection Subway City 10.30pm

ART Make and Take Workshop mac, 10am, Free

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MUSIC Chris Tye, Clockwork Porridge, Candi and Ben Benson The Public 1pm, Free MUSIC Failsafe, Templeton Pek, Invade The Arcade The Flapper 7.30pm MUSIC The Sunflower Sessions Sunflower Lounge 6pm COMEDY The Real McCoy: Comedy Xplosion! Alexandra Theatre 7.30pm COMEDY Retort Cabaret Show Kitchen Garden Cafe, 7.30pm


THEATRE The Vagina Monologues Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm

Monday 8 November

Tuesday 9 November

Wednesday 10 November

MUSIC There For Tomorrow, Deaf Havana, Me vs Hero O2 Academy 7pm

MUSIC Nouvelle Vague HMV Institute 7pm

COMEDY Rhod Gilbert & The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst 2nd date Civic Hall

MUSIC OMD Symphony Hall 7.30pm

MUSIC Acoustic Lounge Lizard The Yardbird COMEDY 7pm Brendon Burns MUSIC Glee Club Linkin Park LG Arena ART 7.30pm Evening Gallery Tour CLUB First and Second Swampmeat Floor Galleries, Ikon Sunflower Lounge 6-7.30pm, Free 8pm ART Burlesque Workshop The Jekyll and Hyde 8pm

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Thursday 11 November

Friday 12 November

Saturday 13 November

Sunday 14 November

MUSIC Goo Goo Dolls 02 Academy

COMEDY Windsor, Joe Wilkinson, Chris McCausland and Craig Hill Highlight 8.30pm

CLUB Electric City HMV Institute

MUSIC Goldfrapp 02 Academy

COMEDY Lee Mack Symphony Hall 8pm

COMEDY Lee Mack Symphony Hall 8pm

CLUB Zero 7 Hare & Hounds 9pm

COMEDY Windsor, Joe Wilkinson, Chris McCausland and Craig Hill Highlight 8.30pm

SPORT Grand Slam of DARTS Civic Hall

MUSIC God is an Astronaut 02 Academy MUSIC Soul Cafe Sunflower Lounge 8pm MUSIC Cobweb Collective Jazz Session The Yardbird 9pm COMEDY Lee Mack Symphony Hall 8pm CLUB Strax The Victoria 8pm ART Afternoon Tea Events Room, Ikon 2.30-4.30pm, Free

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EVENT Midland Scooters End Of Season Function Sound Bar 8pm ART Art Club The Public 10am SPORT Grand Slam of DARTS Civic Hall


Monday 15 November

Tuesday 16 November

MUSIC MUSIC Ellie Goulding Go-X 02 Academy 3 02 Academy MUSIC Kele HMV Institute

MUSIC We Are Scientists HMV Institute

MUSIC Edwyn Collins MUSIC Paramore Glee Club LG Arena 7pm 7.30pm Spoken Word CLUB Peter T Swampmeat atchell: The Sunflower Lounge Global S 8pm truggle for LGBT Freedom ART Town Hall CRAFTY BEER 7.30pm Crafty social, bring your SPORT Grand Slam of knitting! The Victoria DARTS Civic Hall 7pm, Free

Wednesday 17 November

Thursday 18 November

MUSIC Gorillaz The NIA 7.30pm

MUSIC Kids in Glass Houses 02 Academy

SPORT Grand Slam of DARTS Civic Hall

MUSIC Soul Cafe Sunflower Lounge 8pm CLUB Strax The Victoria 8pm SPORT Grand Slam of DARTS Last 16 Civic Hall

ART Burlesque Workshop The Jekyll and Hyde 8pm SPORT Grand Slam of DARTS Civic Hall

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Friday 19 November

Saturday 20 November

Sunday 21 November

Monday 22 November

MUSIC Home Cookin The Yardbird 8pm

MUSIC Deftones 02 Academy

MUSIC Jimmy Eat World 02 Academy

MUSIC The Parlotones 02 Academy 2

COMEDY Rob Deering Glee Club SPORT Grand Slam of DARTS - Last 16 Civic Hall

MUSIC Klaxons HMV Institute MUSIC The Smiths Indeed: Meat is Murder 25th Anniversary Tour Town Hall 8.00pm, ÂŁ17.50 COMEDY John Mann, Mat Reed, Paul Chowdhry and The Boy with Tape on his Face Highlight 8.30pm ART Saturday Art Club The Public 10am SPORT Grand Slam of DARTS Quarter Finals Civic Hall

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MUSIC Holy Fuck 02 Academy 2 COMEDY Greg Davies Glee Club 7.30pm SPORT Grand Slam of DARTS - Semi Finals & Finals Civic Hall


Tuesday 23 November

Wednesday 24 November

Thursday 25 November

Friday 26 November

MUSIC Skuknk Anansie 02 Academy

MUSIC Motorhead Civic Hall

MUSIC Cast 02 Academy

MUSIC Interpol 02 Academy

DANCE BRB presents Cinderella Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm

MUSIC Arch Enemy Wulfrun Hall

MUSIC Paul Weller LG Arena 7.30pm

Comedy Hal Cruttenden The Slade Rooms DANCE BRB presents Cinderella Birmingham Hippodrome 2pm

MUSIC Home Cookin The Yardbird 8pm MUSIC VAMPIRE WEEKEND Civic Hall COMEDY Chris Addison Alexandra Theatre 8pm COMEDY Shazia Mirza: Multiple Choice The Drum 8pm DANCE BRB presents Cinderella Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm

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Saturday 27 November

SUNDAY 28 November

Monday 29 November

Tuesday 30 November

music As I lay dying Wulfrun Hall

MUSIC Marc Almond Alexandra Theatre 7pm

MUSIC WEEKLY Reggae Session The Bulls Head

MUSIC We Have Band 02 Academy 3

CLUB electric City HMV Institute ART Art Club The Public 10am DANCE BRB presents Cinderella Birmingham Hippodrome 2.30pm & 7.30pm

MUSIC Sonic Syndicate O2 Academy 3 7pm MUSIC The bluetones The Slade Room 7pm MUSIC Paul Smith (Maximo Park) The Glee Club COMEDY Micky Flanagan Wulfrun Hall £12, 7pm DANCE BRB presents Cinderella Birmingham Hippodrome 1pm

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MUSIC Frightened rabbit The Slade Rooms £11, 7.30pm DANCE BRB presents Cinderella Birmingham Hippodrome 7.30pm (until 12 Dec)


Badly Drawn Boy Town Hall, Birmingham 18 October, 7.30 pm thsh.co.uk It has been a while since this folk hero has graced an audience with his presence, but after being away for three years Damon Gough has taken his hat out the draw and will be playing once again as Badly Drawn Boy. While he may have a wealth of musical material under his belt, he comes baring new gifts in the shape of songs from his new album It’s What I’m Thinking: Part 1 - Photographing Snowflakes. This new collection of works is the first in a three-part series, with the first to be released in October; just enough time for you to learn the songs before the show. CB

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Venue Directory MUSIC VENUES Island bar Actress & Bishop 36, Ludgate Hill, B3 1EH 14-26 Suffolk Street, B1 1LT. 0121 632 5296 0121 236 7426 bar-island.co.uk BOTANICAL The Jam House GARDENS 3 - 5 St Pauls Square 12A Westbourne Road Birmingham, West Edgbaston, Midlands B3 1QU B15 3TR 0121 200 3030 0121 454 1860 thejamhouse.com birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk Jekyll & hyde 28, Steelhouse Lane, BULLS HEAD Birmingham, B4 6BJ 23, St. Marys Row, Moseley, KITCHEN GARDEN B13 8HW bullsheadmoseley.co.uk CAFE 17 York Road, Kings Heath. 0121 443 4725 Civic/Wulfrun kitchengardencafe. Hall North Street, WV1 1RQ. co.uk 0870 320 7000 O2 Academy wolvescivic.co.uk 08444 772 000 o2academybirmingham. The Flapper Kingston Row, B1 2NU. co.uk 0121 236 2421 Sunflower Lounge 76, Smallbrook Queens Hare & Hounds way, Birmingham, B5 106 High Street, B14 7JZ. 0121 444 2081 The Rainbow hareandhoundsking160 High Street sheath.co.uk Deritend, B12 0LD. HMV Institute THE SLADE ROOMS 78 Digbeth High St, Broad Street Digbeth Wolverhampton hmvinstitute.com 066

Town Hall Victoria Square, B3 3DQ 0121 780 3333 www.thsh.co.uk The Victoria 48 John Bright Street, B1 1BN. 0121 633 9439 thevictoriabirmingham. co.uk YARDBIRD Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HJ ART VENUES BM&G Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH, bmag.org.uk CUSTARD FACTORY Gibb Street, B9 4AA custardfactory.co.uk The Drum 144 Potters Lane, Aston, B6 4UU, 0121 333 2444 the-drum.org.uk EASTSIDE PROJECTS 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR, 0121 771 1778 eastsideprojects.org IKON EASTSIDE Fazeley Street, Digbeth ikon-gallery.co.uk


Ikon Gallery Oozells Square, B1 2HS 0121 248 0708 ikon-gallery.co.uk INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SPACE Maple Road, B30 2AA 0121 331 5763 internationalprojectspace.org The Lighthouse The Chubb Building Fryer Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT 01902 716 055 light-house.co.uk MAC Cannon Hill Park macarts.co.uk The Public New Street, West Bromwich B70 7PG 0121 533 7161 thepublic.com RHUBARB EAST GALLERY Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth hubarb-rhubarb.net VIVID 140 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, B9 4AR 0121 766 7876 vivid.org.uk

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Lichfield St, WV1 1DU 01902 552055 wolverhamptonart. org.uk COMEDY VENUES The Glee Club The Arcadian, B5 4TD. 0871 472 0400 glee.co.uk

Theatre 4 Temple Row West B2 5NY, 0121 200 1892 oldjointstocktheatre. co.uk Birmingham Rep Centenary Square, 0121 236 4455 birmingham-rep.co.uk

HIGHLIGHT 259-262 Broad Street, B1 2HF THEATRE VENUES Alexandra Theatre Station St, Birmingham 0844 847 2302 alexandratheatre.org.uk BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME Hurst Street 0844 338 5000 birminghamhippodrome.com CRESCENT THEATRE Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE, 0121 643 5858 crescent-theatre.co.uk The Old Joint Stock Pub and 067


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