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04-06-2009

The fine people behind Birmingham’s wonderful Flatpack Film Festival also create the most exhaustive list of what’s going on around here. Mark Thomas in Brum, Linton Kwesi Johnson at Hockley Flyover, and Andy Warhol in Wolverhampton are among the savoury delights.

Weds 3 June, 7pm at the Drum in Newtown
DEMOCRACY IN DAKAR
Documentary about Senegalese hip hop culture and politics.
http://www.the-drum.org.uk/event/democracy-in-dakar

Weds 3 June at Maggie’s garage, Handsworth Wood
HOTPANTS ROMANCE + THE LOVELY EGGS
Riot grrl action at a secret location.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=85585076229

Friday 5 June at Volt in Digbeth
SEELAND + DOLLBOY
Krautpop meets ‘semi-organic’ folk, with Static Bros DJing.
http://livebrum.com/12232

Friday 5 June at the Phoenix in Leicester
STENCH IV
Audiovisual event featuring Birmingham collective Modulate.
http://www.stench.org.uk

Sunday 7 June, 11am-3pm at Rea Gardens, Digbeth
PROJECT PIGEON
First of a series of weekly ‘loft open days’ where you can
chat to artists Alex Lockett and Ian England and meet their
lovely pigeons.
http://www.insertspace.org.uk/

Monday 8 June, midday at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth
BIRMINGHAM – A CINEMATIC BACKWATER?
Kicking off a programme of digital events, a discussion on
Birmingham’s lack of outlets for independent film.
http://www.fazeleydigital.com/?p=40

Monday 8 June at Town Hall Birmingham
IT’S THE STUPID ECONOMY
Mark Thomas, gathering suggestions for his People’s
Manifesto.
http://www.thsh.co.uk/view/mark-thomas--its-the-stupid-economy-

8-13 June in Tamworth
HEART OF ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL
Featuring Bo Duke, Boba Fett and Tamzin Outhwaite.
http://www.heartofenglandinternationalfilmfestival.com

Tuesday 9 June at the Glee Club, Birmingham
LEWIS BLACK
Scabrous Daily Show regular.
http://www.glee.co.uk

Weds 10 June at the Patrick Centre in Birmingham
PLATFORM ALTERATION
Discussion on digital distribution with guest speaker David Puttnam.
http://www.screenwm.co.uk/events/detail/152/platform_alteration/

Friday 12 June at the Birmingham and Midland Institute
THE SHARED TABLE IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Seminar on food and art.
http://www.companis.co.uk/

Saturday 13 June at AE Harris in the Jewellery Quarter
24 HOUR SCALEXTRIC
Stans Cafe recreate Le Mans, in 1:32 scale. Includes a menu of
French fancies, a selection of films from 7 Inch Cinema and Outer
Sight, and some bleary-eyed victors at 2pm the following day.
http://www.stanscafe.co.uk/24hourscalextric

Sat 13 June at Hockley Flyover
FLYOVER SHOW
Free festival put together by Soweto Kinch, also featuring Bashy,
Ty and Linton Kwesi Johnson.
http://www.myspace.com/flyovershow

Thursday 18 June at the Victoria in Birmingham
STRAX
AV/DJ night.
http://www.myspace.com/straxav

Friday 19 June at the Rainbow Warehouse in Digbeth
THE DESTROYERS
Fresh from Flatpack triumph, launching their new single
Out of Babel.
http://thedestroyers.co.uk

Friday 19 June at the NIA in Birmingham
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
“Featuring Manfred Mann’s Chris Thompson as The
Voice of Humanity.”
http://www.thenia.co.uk/whatson/thewaroftheworlds

Saturday 20 June at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham
THE BURMAN LEGACY
Shin Parwana from bhangra band DCS presents a musical
tribute to SD and RD Burman, father and son composers
who ruled Bollywood for many years.
http://www.sampad.org.uk/whatson.php?id=1191

Sunday 21 June at the Electric in Birmingham
SHRINE vs. NOSFERATU
The Shrine Synchro System present an African-inspired
score to Murnau’s much-accompanied vampire flick. Part
of the Bass Festival.
http://www.bassfestival.co.uk/

Tuesday 23 June at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW
Albuquerque klezmer duo present their new lp.
http://www.capsule.org.uk/event/a-hawk-and-a-hacksaw-guests

Thursday 25 June at Curzon Soho in London
AN EVENING WITH DON HERTZFELDT
Rare UK visit by Santa Barbara’s finest purveyor of angst-ridden
stickmen. Also appearing at Edinburgh Film Festival.
http://www.bitterfilms.com
http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk

3-12 July in Shrewsbury
SHIFT_TIME FESTIVAL
A festival of ideas, in Darwin’s hometown. Highlights include
Theo Jansen’s wind-powered mechanical beasties and new
work by Marcus Coates and Opera North, plus tours, installations,
and various things going on in Quarry Park over the first weekend.
Plus a 7inch film programme with creepy French horror, kids
animation and a selection of surrealist film accompanied by
cellist Bela Emerson.
http://www.shift-time.org.uk
http://www.7inch.org.uk/event/shift-time/

Saturday 18 July at Lichfield Garrick
THE TRAVELLING PICTURE SHOW
Two family matinees to kick off the TPS regional tour; an
animating cat in Komaneko, and classic Oscar-winning
tear-jerker The Red Balloon.
http://www.lichfieldfestival.org/site/content/view/47/64/
A list of the other tour stops is also online, with more detail
to follow next week:
http://www.7inch.org.uk/project/travelling-picture-show/

24-26 July at the Custard Factory in Digbeth
SUPERSONIC
Beast of a lineup, including extremely rare turns from
Japanese doom-metallers Corrupted (‘the best band in
the world’ according to our designer) and Goblin, who
soundtracked some of Dario Argento’s best movies as
well as Dawn of the Dead. Tickets selling fast.
http://www.capsule.org.uk/supersonic/

A FEW FILMS SHOWING

DRAG ME TO HELL (dir; Sam Raimi)
General release.
http://www.dragmetohell.co.uk/

SLEEP FURIOUSLY (dir: Gideon Koppel)
5-10 June at the Electric in Birmingham
http://www.theelectric.co.uk/booking/

LONDON AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
15-18 June at Warwick Arts Centre near Coventry
http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/events/promo/123

SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (dir: Charlie Kaufman)
19-25 June at the Light House in Wolverhampton
http://www.light-house.co.uk


EXHIBITIONS

JOSEF ROBAKOWSKI
Polish video art at Ikon Eastside until 7 June.
http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk

THE STORY OF THE SUPREMES
Also closing Sunday.
http://www.bmag.org.uk/events?id=5

ANDY WARHOL
Paintings and posters from the d’Offay collection,
until September. Early drawings are also on show at
Walsall Art Gallery until July.
http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wolves/exhibitions/003914.html
http://www.artatwalsall.org.uk

DEGREE SHOWS

Coventry School of Art and Design
Running until 4 June.
http://wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/degreeshow/Pages/DegreeShow2009.aspx

Wolverhampton School of Art and Design
From 6 June onwards.
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=19571

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
Most of the schools are launching around 13 June.
http://www.biad.uce.ac.uk/summershow09.htm


BITS AND BOBS

ARTSFEST FILM PROGRAMME
Sam Groves is seeking West Midlands work for this
year’s Artsfest in September. If you want to submit
something write to sam.groves[at]hotmail.co.uk or
call 07779 255 779.

NEW BIBIO LP
Wolves-based finger-picking electronica fellow has
a new album out on Warp.
http://www.warprecords.com/frameset.php?section=news/?ti_id=1523

AND RESIDENCIES
Abandon Normal Devices, a new festival in Liverpool
this September, have a call out for artists residencies.
Particularly relevant for those working in digital media
or expanded cinema, and the deadline is this Friday.
http://andfestival.bubblehosting.net/siteNorm/holdingArtists.php

NOISY DIGBETH
Rich Batsford has posted a summary of the recent AWM
report on ‘noise nuisance’ in Digbeth:
http://www.richbatsford.com/?p=381
And he’s also posted a short film on the subject:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YRV3IOKTdI

ARTBRUM
From the people who brought you Live Brum, a new site
launching this month. A sneak preview is already up online.
http://www.artbrum.co.uk/

AREA
...And Fused are launching a listings guide next month.
http://www.areamag.co.uk

TOWNIES
Tamworth legend Mark Locke is shooting a TV pilot in his
hometown next month, on Saturdays 4 and 11 July. If you’re
up for getting dolled up and being an extra then drop a line to:
iwannabeintownies@live.com

That's all folks.
It's true what they say, nothing ever happens round here.

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