PICK OF THE WEEK
Mac, Sunday August 23
A multidisciplinary ecofeminist reimagining of the Garden of Eden, courtesy of writer Elisabeth Charis, animator Emma Reading, composer Steve Tromans and sound artist Soesen Edan. This is a rare chance to catch a live performance of the piece, before the film version heads out on tour.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Poetry Evening With Vanley Burke
Ikon, Friday August 21
Performances from dub poet Moqapi Selassi and Brum’s Sue Brown around the subjects of immigration and Black British heritage.
PIND Catalogue Launch
Centrala, Saturday August 22
This summer, Centrala have been displaying the work of three Estonian street artists, with this special event marking the launch of a catalogue documenting the exhibition.
Millennium Point, Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23
The UK premiere of a special show simulating visual impairment, to be found at the Birmingham School of Acting.
somewhereto_ presents An Evening With Nego True
Mac, Saturday August 22
The London-based poet calls into Edgbaston to host a night of spoken-word performances, with local talent included on the bill.
Up Close: Small Prints
RBSA Gallery, from Monday August 24
An ensemble show demonstrating a wide range of techniques and styles, including the striking work of John Joseph Lynch.
Parkside Gallery, until Sunday September 6
A rare chance to see Chermayeff’s iconic brand logos – including Mobil and National Geographic – displayed outside the USA.
Sound System Culture
Drum, until Monday September 7
A special show exploring the history of reggae sound systems in Birmingham through photos, audio-visual footage and the custom-built interactive Heritage HiFi.
DATE FOR THE DIARY
Birmingham Comedy Festival
Various venues, from Friday October 2
A star-studded ten days of hilarity, with headline acts including Trevor Noah, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Henning Wehn and Doug Stanhope.
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