Gnod at Bring To Light


Some good news and bad news. Sadly, due to personal circumstances Josephine Foster is no longer able to come

to Birmingham and her performance at Bring To Light is cancelled. We really hope to bring back over soon.

But Gnod have joined the bill and will play Saturday night in the Library. You can purchase tickets via

“Mainlining a torrent of psycho-delic, reverb drenched, doomsday motorik and improvised sounds is the master and mystery of Gnod. Audiences have come to expect bizarre humanoid toasting over cosmic synth eeriness pinned down with a combination of duelling deep-vein-thrombosis juggernaut riffs and heart-pounding beats. Gnod explore the possibilities of a big, awesome sound with an uncompromising aesthetic.

To date the band have releases with Not Not Fun (USA), Blackest Rainbow (UK). Tamed Records (France) and Rocket Recordings (UK) to name a few and are gaining a cult following on the live scene in grimy venues & dark club spaces all over Europe with their head-spinning, mind-bending, bowel-shaking live shows.”


Shangaan dance workshop – last chance to sign up!

Today is your last chance to sign up for the Shangaan dance workshop at 3pm on Friday 25th. It’s a unique opportunity to learn the wildest Shangaan moves, colourful costumes and hyper accelerated beats all included. Workshop participants can also take part in a free outdoor performance on Saturday 26th at the library’s amphitheatre.

No experience necessary, all ages and abilities welcome.Please email to register.


Bring To Light schedule

We know you enjoy a schedule so in order for you to plan the weekend ahead here are the times for Bring To Light.

Friday 25 Oct
3.00 Shangaan Electro dance workshop – Free but please book in advance
DanceXchange, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB

Rainbow Warehouse – doors  from 8pm

8.15          Hordes
9.00         Deafheaven
10.10        Sleaford Mods
11.10        Dinos Chapman
12.40       Shangaan Electro

Saturday 26 Oct
2.00 – 3.00 Kids Gig with Richard Dawson at Symphony Hall – Free no need to book

3.00 Shangaan Electro Amphitheatre Library of Birmingham free performance

Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre doors 4.00
4.20          Grumbling Fur
5.30          Richard Dawson
6.40          High Wolf
8.00          Robedoor
9.15          Josephine Foster
10.30        Kogumaza

11.30 – 2.00 after party Prince of Wales pub 85 Cambridge St, Birmingham, West Midlands

Sunday 27 Oct

Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre doors 2.00
2.00         A celebration of the pioneering composer Delia Derbyshire
4.30         Laurence Hunt
5.30         Sarah Angliss
6.45         Masaki Batoh
8.15         Clipping
9.45         Evil Blizzard

For further details about the line up see
Weekend and day tickets from theticketsellers

For advanced listening check our playlist


Kids Gig this Saturday with Richard Dawson

Last year’s Kids Gig featured Islaja and Flower/Corsano Duo

As part of Bring To Light, there’ll be a very special Kids Gig, a fantastic introduction to
experimental music, for children and their families on Saturday 26th October at 2pm at the Symphony Hall. This free event is aimed at the under 7s and features the inimitable Richard Dawson. There’s more family friendly activity on Saturday with a free performance by Shangaan Electro

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the dance phenomenon from South Africa, this takes place in the Library of Birminghams’ amphitheatre at 3pm.

No need to book, just drop in.




Dinos Chapman on 6 Music with Stuart Maconie

Experimental visual artist Dinos Chapman chats to Stuart Maconie on the Freak Zone about his departure into creating music, his influences and plans for the future. You can listen to the show all week on the BBC website, in preparation for his performance at Bring To Light this Friday 25th October.

Dinos Chapman will be joined on the bill by Josephine Foster, Shangaan Electro, Richard Dawson, Sleaford Mods and many more.

Limited are available via and Milque & Muhle records in the Custard Factory.


Bring To Light – one week to go

Noise rap trio clipping

The next Discover New Music event is Bring To Light 25-27 October – a Supersonic Festival inspired weekend featuring adventurous new music.

Friday’s programme will see performances in the industrial space of the Rainbow Warehouse in Digbeth, for the rest of the weekend dynamic new music will invade the new Library of Birmingham.

Hordes feature members of Mistress, Bargepole, I Am Colossus and Anaal Nathrakh

Friday 25th October / 8pm-late/ Rainbow Warehouse, Digbeth
Shangaan Electro + Dinos Chapman + Sleaford Mods + Deafheaven + Hordes

Also on Friday, Shangaan Electro will lead FREE dance workshops, giving people of all ages and abilities the chance to learn the wildest Shangaan dance moves step by step.
Two workshops will take at place 1pm and 3pm. Please email if you are interested in taking part.

Kogumaza – essential for fans of Lungfish, Bardo Pond

Saturday 26th October / 3pm – midnight /Library of Birmingham
Kogumaza + Josephine Foster + Robedoor + High Wolf + Richard Dawson + Grumbling Fur

Kids Gig – 2pm at the Symphony Hall – Free
This free event is aimed at the under 7s and features the inimitable Richard Dawson. Symphony Hall is situated very near to the Library of Birmingham, in Chamberlain Square. No need to book, just drop in.

Shangaan Electro – 3pm Amphitheatre Library of Birmingham – Free
A free outdoor performance by Shangaan Electro, the high-speed dance phenomenon from South Africa.

Masaki Batoh will be demonstrating his brain pulse music

Sunday 27th October / 2pm – 11pm / Library of Birmingham
Evil Blizzard + Clipping + Masaki Batoh + Sarah Angliss + Laurence Hunt + Delia Darlings

Sunday will begin with a series of events celebrating the pioneering composer Delia Derbyshire, including a screening of the award winning documentary ‘The Delian Mode’.

Weekend and day tickets are available via

DINOS CHAPMAN LUV2H8 from thevinylfactory on Vimeo.


Discovery season – week seven

Image by Cathy Wade

All this week the Pavilion houses Carousel – Slide/Tape by Cathy Wade. She has created an immersive environment that explores ownership, time, sound and image. Come and meet Cathy and work with the carousels, original slides and mementos, to create ever changing projected environments. This residency is open til Sunday 20th October.

Image by Katja Ogrin

On Saturday 19th October, there’s another chance to catch the Birder’s Paradise workshop. Nestled around the library are 12 bird sculptures inspired by birds that feature in the content of the library’s collection. The tour is free, just meet at the Pavilion at 11am or reserve a place online at

The next in our Sunday Film Club series an archive travel compilation of shorts with a focus on Birmingham on Sunday 20th October at 2pm. Amazing footage has been sourced from BFI and MACE (Media Archive for Central England). Tickets are £5 and kids go free.

Masaki Batoh will be demonstrating his brain pulse music at Bring To Light

The next Discover New Music event is Bring To Light 25-27 October – a Supersonic Festival inspired weekend featuring adventurous new music. The event features the internationally renowned artist Dinos Chapman performing his new sonic work, South African dance phenomenon Shangaan Electro, the roboticist and theremin player Sarah Angliss, the ‘brain pulse’ music of Japan’s Masaki Batoh and many more. Weekend and day tickets are available via

DINOS CHAPMAN LUV2H8 from thevinylfactory on Vimeo.

Also that weekend, Flatpack Festival are celebrating early cinema with Box of Light. There’ll be performances, screenings and workshops. Bookings are open for very intimate performances of The Icebook. Thoroughly recommended, it uses miniature projects and delicate paper cut outs to create an extraordinary visual effect.Tickets are £5


Tusk Festival

Capsule took a jaunt to Newcastle last weekend for the always brilliant Tusk Festival. Now in its third year, it’s a heady mix of noise, outer limit beats, psych and an ever expanding talks and film programme.

Highlights for us included a wide grin inducing improv set from Oren Ambarchi, Neil Campbell and Mick Flower, Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang, Basic House and Richard Dawson (who you can see at Bring To Light and a special Kids Gig performance next weekend) and Mark Fell’s series of sound installations at Baltic 39.

Capsule, Tusk and Bristol based Qu Junktions have formed Y Music, a consortium of UK

organisations supporting adventurous music. Expect to see Y Music activity in the future, in the meantime check out last year’s Y Music podcast.