Digbeth First Friday starts the spring season with an exciting assortment of exhibitions, music, performance and street food. Banish those winter blues and get stuck in to the fantastic independent culture that Digbeth has on offer.
Join the fiesta! Experience the incredible variety of performances, inventive music and new exhibitions this month has to offer whilst enjoying a glass of wine and trying something different to eat.
On offer this month:
Eastside Projects: This Time of Day can be Dangerous. 6–8pm.
From 6–8pm Eastside Projects opens the second of two Jerwood Encounters 3-Phase exhibitions ‘This Time of Day can be Dangerous’, moving image works by Georgie Grace which examine modes and limits of immersion and perception.
a twenty four hour witch hunt: 6–9pm.
With performances, sculpture and dialogue by artists from Brazil, China, Kurdistan, Pakistan and the UK this event explores the political, cultural, social and personal aspects of beginning conversations.
Digbeth Community Garden: Pop-up Waste Food Café. 6–8pm
From 6pm The Real Junkfood Project will be doing a ‘pay as you feel’ pop-up café using food that would otherwise have been discarded to make delicious meals and snacks. There will also be music and a caricaturist for your entertainment.
Centrala: „Na Emigracji/On emigration“ 6–9pm.
„Na Emigracji/On emigration“ presents a series of illustrations created under the influence of the artist’s migration experiences . This evening Centrala invites the audience to interact with the exhibition by writing or drawing illustrations describing their own experiences about emigration.
Grand Union: Patrick Goddard: No Ironic Tip of the Hat to Class-Consciousness Can Save Us Now!
Grand Union presents Patrick Goddard for his performance No Ironic Tip of the Hat to Class-Consciousness Can Save Us Now! The work illustrates the conflict between stultifying self-criticism and an often naïve political commitment. The 6 minute performance: 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
HFWAS: Sarah M Farmer presents Ideas of Noise. 6–10pm.
From 6–10pm join HFWAS for an evening of performances from musicians and sound artists including string quartet, free improv, harsh noise ballet, instrumental/synth songs and six piece guitar/bass experiment.
A3 Project Space: ¡Olé! 8–11pm.
From 8–11pm A3 Project Space opens its doors for the first time this year and invites you out of the cold and grey – into a realm of flaming fiesta & hot gitano spirit. Join your hosts Thomas Doherty and Andrew Palmer for an evening of celebration, food, drinks and dance.
The Edge: First Friday Frolics. 8pm–12am.
Friction Arts, Artists On The Edge and Inclement Quartet come together to deliver tall tales, stand up and performances from enigmatic characters, followed by Inclement Quartet’s final performance.
Digbeth First Friday info:
Maps with details of all events will be available online at www.digbethfirstfriday.com
- Eastside Projects: 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR, 6–8pm.
- a twenty four hour witch hunt: The Market Hall, Custard Factory, B9 4AA, 6–9pm.
- Digbeth Community Garden: Shaw’s Passage, B5 5PG, 6–8pm
- Centrala: Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT. 6–9pm.
- Grand Union: Unit 19, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RS. 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
- HFWAS: Unit 9 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RS. 6–10pm.
- A3 Project Space: Unit A3, 2 Bowyer Street, B10 0SA, 8–11pm.
- The Edge: 79-81 Cheapside, B12 0QH. 8pm–12am.
Digbeth First Friday launched in May 2014 and takes place on the First Friday of each month. The next event will be on 3 April 2015.
Digbeth First Friday is produced by a group of Digbeth-based arts organisations who are working together to create a critical mass of events and allow visitors to discover the exciting independent culture this unique part of Birmingham offers.