Festive arts roundup, December 17-30

FESTIVE PICK

Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music By Candlelight
St Paul’s Church, Friday December 18-Tuesday December 22

The choral ensemble Ex Cathedra are one of Birmingham’s finest musical exports, with their annual Christmas concerts a veritable festive tradition.  Each evening (except Sunday), they’ll perform a spine-tingling selection of yuletide numbers, interspersed with readings.

ALSO THIS CHRISTMAS

BARBARA NICE

Barbara Nice’s Christmas Cracker
Mac, Friday December 18 and Sunday December 20

The annual festive knees-up from Janice Connolly’s unmistakable comic creation – complete with raffle and tombola.

SHORTEST DAYS

The Shortest Days – Polish Wave
Centrala, Sunday December 20

A fine selection of top-notch Polish short films, including three Poznan Open Award winners, screened in Brum and four other European cities.

CHRISTMAS CAROL

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Town Hall, Sunday December 20

Now an annual fixture of Birmingham’s Christmas, actor Clive Francis brings the yuletide tale to life and discusses Dickens’ own performance of the story at the same venue in 1853.

CHRISTMAS WASSAIL

A Christmas Wassail 2015
Crescent Theatre, Sunday December 20-Tuesday December 22

The Crescent’s annual festive celebration of music, comedy and spoken word – act fast to get your tickets.

WHITE

White Christmas Wine Tasting
Electric Cinema, Monday December 21

A screening of Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney’s essential 1954 yuletide delight, with wines supplied by the expert hand of Ian Harvey.

STILL RUNNING

SLAWA

Sława Harasymowicz
Centrala, until Saturday January 9

An exhibition from the Polish-born artist exploring the underreported World War II torpedoing of three ships by the RAF which mostly contained Polish and Russian prisoners of war.

MAT COLLISHAW

Mat Collishaw
New Art Gallery Walsall, until Sunday January 10

A roundup of the career to date of the Goldsmiths alumnus, illustrating nature’s grisly realities through photography, sculpture, film and installation.

DATE FOR THE DIARY

DIABOLICAL ROSES

Diabolical Roses
Secret location, Saturday February 13

An immersive dining experience incorporating performance and visual art, courtesy of creative producer Kaye Winwood and theatre maker Sarah Hamilton Baker.

The Brum Notes weekly arts roundup returns on Thursday January 7.  Listen to Dan Cooper-Gavin’s arts show Theatre Of The Absurd on Brum Radio, Tuesdays 7-8pm.  Merry Christmas, you guys!

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