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A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn: Birmingham
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn: Birmingham

  • The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre (map)
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When Jess joined the Labour Party at university in 2007 she doubled the number of members who met weekly in a Liverpool pub. Since then she’s stuck by the party through the downfall of Blair, the disappointment of Brown and the monolith of Miliband. Now, “after a decade of keeping her membership card firmly at the back of her wallet”, she’s fallen head over heels in love with Corbyn’s “raw socialist magnetism”. If only everyone else agreed...

A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn sees Jess ask how the party will ever win another general election when the left is so divided.

Following the success of her first poetry show, Burning Books which received 5* acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour in 2015, Jess Green returns with a lyrical, powerful and humorous look at modern politics.

“I love the poetry. I love the spirit. I love the creativity. Fantastic” – Jeremy Corbyn

“Green’s voice is urgent, important and immensely enjoyable; she deserves to be heard” – Broadway Baby

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Out-Spoken @ Birmingham REP  on 12th Jan
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Out-Spoken @ Birmingham REP on 12th Jan

One of London's premier nights for poetry and live music, Out-Spoken is coming to The REP for a special one-off performance with an amazing line-up.
Hosted by Joelle Taylor, the night will feature poetry from Anthony Anaxagorou ( @Anthony1983 ) and Malika Booker ( @Malikabooker ) two of the best-known names in UK poetry; having toured nationally and internationally over the last decade. They are joined by Nafeesa Hamid ( @NafeesaHamid ) whose debut collection Besharam has recently been published by Birmingham's own Verve Poetry Press. 

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Poetry Jam 6th Birthday Special @ Town Hall on 7th Feb
Jan
2
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Jam 6th Birthday Special @ Town Hall on 7th Feb

We're making Poetry Jam history again. On Thursday 7th February, Town Hall is opening it's doors to mark Beatfreeks' 6th birthday with a massive Poetry Jam, an open mic night like no other - bringing together people from all over the city to jam, perform and support one another. Unfiltered, unapologetic and united. The night is a beautiful combination of first timers and established poets. Everyone is welcome.

You can expect:
• Open mic performances
• A resident DJ
• Cypher to bring the celebration late into the night
• A few surprises
• Plenty of vibes throughout the night

This is a night for all of us. Celebrating the people behind the journey, the movement, the legacy of Poetry Jam.

Open mic sign-up available: 5:45 - 6:15pm (meet in the foyer of Town Hall)
Doors open: 6:30pm
Start: 7pm - late



BSL Interpreted
We don't audit or alter the artistic work so be prepared and be aware that sensitive topics and explicit words may be used. Nibbles and drinks available to purchase from the cash bar. Film and photography will be taking place. Poetry Jam 6th Birthday Special is proudly presented by the Beatfreeks Collective and in association with THSH. More information: beatfreeks.com/poetry-jam

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Mixtape with Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson @BhamLitFest
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Mixtape with Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson @BhamLitFest

Dub poetry stars Roger Robinson & Nick Makoha present Mixtape – a unique evening of poetry and music mosaics.

With enduring friendship at its centre, hear poems which leap back and forth in time, giving voice to the universal struggle to carve out personal and political identities.

Poems about music, poems about love, poems of protest and of exile, monologues and duet poems… all tied together through an unforgettable soundtrack of songs, from Afrobeats to hip-hop, from reggae to soul.

Through a heartfelt, humorous and honest exploration of two individual lives, Mixtape will inspire audiences to compile the definitive track list of their own experiences.

This event will also include performances from local poets Casey Bailey and Jasmine Gardosi.

'Mixtape is a sonic CV … the closest thing to understanding how we put words together'

Roger Robinson and Nick Makoha

Produced by Speaking Volumes,funded by Arts Council England.

 Tickets: £8.00, £6.40 conc

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Birmingham Literature Festival 2018
Oct
4
to Oct 14

Birmingham Literature Festival 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 Birmingham Literature Festival!

@BhamLitFest are delighted to present 10 days of inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining events in venues across Birmingham city centre, which not only showcase great books and writers from the UK and abroad, but also create space to bring people together for great conversation and ideas.

Our programme is packed with events celebrating words, books and ideas in many forms. We've sought out the most exciting up-and-coming writers alongside well-established names, with events including panel discussions, author talks and new book launches, writing workshops, nature walks and a trip on-board a narrowboat. Performance also plays a huge part in this year’s festival, with shows that fuse theatre, music and storytelling, and others that combine poetry and even live cooking on stage. 

As part of this year’s festival, it has also been a joy to work with journalist and writer Sathnam Sanghera who has curated some very special events with key writers from the West Midlands, about which you can see more below.
We hope you feel as excited by this programme as we are, and we look forward to seeing you in October.
 

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Festival Of Audacity: The Tour by Free Radical
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Festival Of Audacity: The Tour by Free Radical

  • New Street Station Birmingham B2 4PX (map)
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Festival Of Audacity is a multidisciplinary festival of activist art making all of Birmingham its stage from Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th September.

Festival of Audacity exists because for art to have a real impact, it needs to be bold.

We want to make space for young creators to take risks and reach people beyond traditional arts venues. After almost a year of planning, over 100 applications, and an unfathomable amount of meetings, we are so excited to introduce you to the programme. Enjoy. Share. Most importantly, have fun exploring new spaces, discovering new art, and seeing the city differently.

Festival Of Audacity spans three days; kicking off on Thursday with Pass The Mic and HEADSPVCE X BLAB, followed by a selection of artists performing throughout the city centre, disrupting traditional spaces and making the city their stage on Friday and Saturday.

The Tour:

The primary way to take everything is to join us on The Tour - a guided walking trip through Birmingham with stops at each festival act. The tour is led by BAIT*, with exclusive performances in between stops and plenty of time to pause and rest when needed.

Please note: We will begin at New Street Station, and end on Moat Lane in Digbeth. You can join the tour at the halfway mark or stick around for the whole journey. There will be access support during the whole tour.

Artists:

The tour will feature work from Duncan Robertson, DYSPLA, James George Monaghan, Edalia Day, Lanre Malaolu, Liz Ord, louise and kia yee, Sarah Maple, SHADE, Maconchy String Quartet and BAIT*.

Find out more about the artists here and what's on here.

*Birmingham Artivists In Training: a group of multi disciplinary art activists from Birmingham. They will be guiding you on the tour as well as providing ‘entertainment’, or provocations, as they like to call it through different ways.

Don’t forget to tell us what you think using #FestivalOfAudacity and @FreeRadicalUK.

To find out more visit: www.beatfreeks.com/festival-of-audacity

 

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Enchanted (spoken word and more) @ Cafephilia
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Enchanted (spoken word and more) @ Cafephilia

Be captivated, be charmed, be delighted, be dazzled, entranced, and enthralled, bewitched, spellbound, hypnotised, and mesmerised! 

let us inspire each other! 

Come join me at Cafephilia for a night filled with an eclectic mix of writers, poets, musicians, magicians, storey-tellers and more! 

£4 on the door
£2 if you are performing

If you would like to perform or are a little bit curious about performing? This is a safe and happy environment to test the water or just come along to join us in a world of magical talents. There will be a few open mic spots available on the night or book your slot now by contacting me via facebook or contacting me on this number.

Mia 07453984660

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Spoken Word, Music, Comedy and More At The Ort.
Aug
10
7:15 PM19:15

Spoken Word, Music, Comedy and More At The Ort.

Come and be a part of the Spoken Word, muisc , comedy and more @ Ort ....
Let's make this evening, one to remember with laughter, Birmingham's hottest local talent. A wonderful event bursting with spoken word, poetry, stories, comedy and just a little bit of music ;) suggested a donation of £4

Have you ever fancied performing? This is a safe happy environment to test the water. or just come along and be entertained.
Autumn 07455757144

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