If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the Brum sunshine this month, then look no further than Summer In Southside. The Hippodrome area will be coming alive for three consecutive weekends of outdoor dance, circus, music and surprises. It all gets underway this Saturday (August 9) with the Live And Local day, featuring folksy storytelling from Tin Box Theatre, a bicycle-basket bazaar and a special edition of Fletchers Bar’s Come Vinyl With Me, giving you the chance to get on the wheels of steel.
There’s also an exciting weekend in store here at Brum Notes’ HQ at The Bond Company, Digbeth. Transient Art’s Art Rave weekend, opening at noon on Saturday (August 9), celebrates the spirit of anti-establishment pop-up parties with a mix of music, video, painting, installation and sculpture.
Lots of our arts venues have shipped out on their holidays, though, so it’s a good opportunity to sample what the region’s young talent has got to offer. At the Wolverhampton Art Gallery from Thursday (August 7), Obsession is an exhibition exploring youth culture, organised by and showcasing young talent. Then, on Saturday (August 9), Brum’s youngsters present Birmingham From Above, with the audience ascending to the Library of Birmingham’s roof terrace to observe a city teeming with industry, culture and intrigue.
Elsewhere this week, MadCap Theatre bring their high-octane performance of Twelfth Night home to Bromsgrove with a performance at Artrix on Saturday (August 9), while the Mac hosts rehearsed readings of A Day To Remember from Wednesday (August 13), a play written organically by the cast, exploring the struggles experienced by various minority groups.