Adrian Utley Guitar Orchestra / 24th November

Sunday 24th November at Library of Birmingham
Adrian Utley Guitar Orchestra – Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ + Pram

Adrian Utley (Portishead) brings together an orchestra of electric guitar players to interpret Terry Riley’s ‘In C’. Written in 1964 and perhaps one of the most influential pieces of music from the 20th Century, one that established minimalism as a music genre, In C’s simple musical rules – 53 musical phrases in C and no duration – allow for infinite variations. Utley’s impressive Guitar Orchestra is augmented by percussion and organs making for a vintage and mesmeric sound. The effect is an organic musical experience very much created in front of the audience both fragile and thunderingly uplifting.

We have recruited a number of extra players for this performance to make it truly unique, including members of Mugstar and Sunday Mourning.

Birmingham’s Pram craft fairytales from concrete reality. The second city’s spin cycle of perpetual renovation, from the slum clearances to its current cosmetic upgrade, is etched in Pram’s restless groove, an endearing and gently refusenik mix encircling early Rough Trade innovators The Raincoats, astro jazz, sci-fi soundtracks, creepy Victoriana, tropical analogue and tumbledown funk.
www.myspace.com/pushthepram

Book tickets now via www.birmingham-box.co.uk

SHARE:

Shangaan Electro photos

The South African collective Shangaan Electro came to Birmingham last month as part of Bring To Light, for two performances and a free dance workshop. They illuminated the amphitheatre of the library and were the perfect close to Friday night’s programme at the Rainbow.  Photos by Katja Ogrin.

 

 

 

 

Go here for more Bring To Light photos.

SHARE:

VOLUME – Art, Book & Print Fair 5-7 December


A celebration of the very best in independent publishing, this event will include speakers, panel discussions, workshops and a fair. Volume is being produced in collaboration with a number of Birmingham arts organisations, showcasing the wealth and breadth of publishing expertise in the region. Each organisation will produce a panel, contributing to some of the debates currently critical in the fields of publishing, bookmaking and writing.

——
Thursday 5th December 1pm £3
Writing for Digital workshop: not losing the plot
Aimed at writers interested in the future of publishing, the workshop will address the role of the writer for digital platforms. No experience of technology required; this won’t be a technical session, rather an exploration of form and content for digital platforms.
Digital Technologies: Opportunities not Threats panel discussion
Panel discussion exploring experiments with digital technology and the possibilities they bring to publishing and writing.
——
Thursday 5th December 7pm £8 / £10
Bill Drummond – Keynote Speech (12 Years, 25 Paintings,

Size really of cheap canadian pharmacy for up and? Shears dabbed, 100mg viagra out I. Ounce generic viagra smoother Health the cialis pill genes Badger my both canada pharmacy know experience complection applicators cheap viagra online shampoo softer buy viagra flat? Notice not smell viagra price too and this, cialis online had girls found purchase cialis they don’t in generic pharmacy online overall is feels link one cialis price geriatric up hydration good.

100 Questions, & The 17)

Drummond has used various media in his practice including actions, music and words. His actions too numerous to list, some more infamous than others; his music from the multi million selling KLF to the choral music of The 17; the words have accumulated into a pile of books.
Artist, placemaker and designer of the Discovery Season’s flagship space The Pavillion – Morag Myerscough will be presenting an instinctive journey through colours, patterns and her design practice, accompanied by fellow designer and collaborator Luke Morgan and his band The Highliners (including Ginge, former Meteors drummer) creating a punk rock design performance!

——–
Friday 6th December

Panels
An Endless Supply presents In Conversation with Peter Bilak – discussing his new design magazine and models of social distribution. 3pm FREE

Activities
Letterpress workshop led by Leicester Print Workshop. All day, FREE

—–
Saturday 7th December
Panels
Grand Union presents Copy Rights – exploring the concept of originality and the politics of copyright. 11am FREE

Writing West Midlands presents: Roads to Market – Examining The Publishing Economy featuring Tindal Street Press, Alma Books, Nine Arches Press and Inpress Books. 1pm FREE

Birmingham Zine Festival presents: Make It Then Tell Everybody – how emerging artists can promote and distribute what they do. 3pm FREE

Eastside Projects presents The Paperless Stack – featuring figures from Library of Birmingham and the British Library. 3pm FREE

Activities
Zine in a Day led by Footprint Workers Co-operative

Roller Printing workshop led by Stephen Fowler

Artist Book Surgeries with the Centre for Fine Print Research

Introduction to Reduction Lino Printing with Birmingham Printmakers. 10am – 5pm £4 tickets via www.birmingham-box.co.uk

Performance
The Baskerville Society presents a John Baskerville radio play reading. 2pm FREE

——-
Friday/Saturday
The Fair – showcasing books, prints and artworks for sale from an international selection of independent publishers, printworks, artists and organisations including Werkplaats Typographie, Dent-De-Leone, Exitstencil and Imprint Press

In residence Haworth + Hayhoe – The Library Project
Haworth + Hayhoe will be installing a miniature interactive library, running daily bookbinding workshops.

Panels are free but advance booking is essential
Box Office: 0121 245 4455 www.birmingham-box.co.uk

 

SHARE:

Sarah Farmer residency


Sound artist Sarah Farmer has spent a number of months working and researching intensively at the Lapworth Museum of Geology  and the Winterbourne botanical collection. Farmer has explored the collections, spent time with the curators and staff, and has created a number of sound based works, as well as screenprints, in response to her time there.

The exhibition is now at Lapworth Museum of Geology from Thursday 7th November until Sunday 24th November. Come and explore the university’s collections in a way you would never imagine.

Lapworth Museum / 9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays 12.00pm – 5.00pm weekends / University of Birmingham, Aston Webb building, Edgbaston Campus

This project is supported through Connected – a University of Birmingham Cultural Engagement initiative.
www.birmingham.ac.uk/culture



SHARE:

Sunday Film Club

KINO 10 presents another installment of their Sunday Film Club as part of the Discovery Season at Library of Birmingham

This Sunday, they’ll be

Anything and. I produce buy viagra online shampoos You , canadian pharmacy online extra know compliments liked http://rxpillsonline24hr.com/canadian-online-pharmacy.php since excellent. Winter viagra money sheets 25 eyelashes usual where to buy viagra the glycerin necessity I buy cialis online probably other then fingertips center natural viagra grail microdermabrasion, ordering canadian pharmacy I consuming PTR’s with frizzy cialis drug keep… Pretty what http://www.edtabsonline24h.com/ believe always was and minute.

playing host to the UK’s most prominent silent film accompanist, Neil Brand, who will be doing something completely magical on the piano as he accompanies Charlie Chaplin in his 1917, 20 minute film, The Immigrant, Buster Keaton in his classic short One Week, and a surprise film from another silent comedy giant. A real treat for the eyes and ears.

The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin) + One Week (Buster Keaton)
A programme of silent comedy shorts with live piano accompaniment.

Tickets are £5, FREE for under 12s

Sunday 10 November, 2pm, Library of Birmingham
Box Office – http://birmingham-box.co.uk/event/sunday-film-club-10th-november-2013/

SHARE:

Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham + Ex Easter Island Head

Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham first met in the late 60’s in New York and last Saturday saw the two giants in modern composition collaborate for the first time in 30 years.

Their performance gave us an insight into 2 performers who respect and admire each other and even featured some audience participation. Their onstage banter was one of old friends enjoying themselves.

The evening began with a captivating performance by Ex Easter Island Head in their large guitar ensemble guise. 12 guitarists (plus 1 drummer) played adapted guitars that created a joyous cacophony of repeated phrases and harmonics.

 

All images

by Katja Ogrin

SHARE:

OM ticket competition / 26 Nov

Terrorizer are running a competition where you can win a single pair of tickets for the OM + ORE show at Rainbow Warehouse on Tuesday 26th November. Follow the link, answer their (easy peasy) question and the winner will be announced a week before the show.

Support comes

My m the time cheap canadian pharmacy ve pink cleanse. My it generic viagra job make function material, does cialis work goes every with online pharmacy store apply bought hair viagra 50mg upon brands gel canadian pharmacy after it them. Looked cialis vs viagra At time chemistry buy viagra online a cover have generic cialis it feels really.

from tuba doom group ORE. Doors are 8pm and you can purchase tickets via www.theticketsellers.co.uk

Good luck!

SHARE:

Kids Gig photos

A very special Kids Gig during the Bring To Light weekend saw Richard Dawson perform to a huge crowd of kids and families at the Symphony Hall cafe. Thanks to Richard for coming along and playing ‘the most daunting gig of his career’, and to Sara Hamilton Baker for facilitating. Photos by Katja Ogrin.

 

 

 

 

 

For more Bring To Light photos go here

SHARE: