Discovery – week three

From Tuesday 17th til Sunday 22nd September, 2arttoyguys are in residence at the Pavilion with their incredible vintage sci fi models. Taking inspiration from HG Wells, you are invited to experiment with their full size time machine model, or create your very own model using recycled material, obsolete technology and a healthy dose of imagination. There’s a pop up library of science fiction in the Pavilion during their residency too. Come say hi!

One visitor enjoying the Time Machine

Image by Laura Kate Chapman

Following the new Children’s Library commission by Laura Kate Chapman – which draws on the stories and picture books from The Parker Collection – the Games and Play talk on Thursday 19th September at 6.30pm is an opportunity to see some of the impressive collection first hand, which dates from 1538 to the present day. Tickets can booked via www.birmingham-box.co.uk

Kicking off Kino 10’s Sunday Film Club season on 22nd September at 2pm is the terrifyingly terrific adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical classic The Witches. But don’t expect this to be your average trip to the flicks, theatre company Little Earthquake will be inviting the audience to infiltrate the witches’ convention in disguise and help to sabotage it when the High Witch takes to the stage to deliver her big speech. This is cinema as an immersive and interactive experience,fun and suitable for all. Best of all kids go for free – but you do need to book via www.birmingham-box.co.uk

The Discovery Trail is open throughout the season, where you can explore the library via a number of artworks that question what a library can be. You can also book advance tickets for a number of talks, live music events and screenings at the Discovery season via www.birmingham-box.co.uk

Read more about the season here www.capsule.org.uk/project/library-of-birmingham-opening-season

 

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Capsule are recruiting

Deputy Director

Capsule is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic arts professional to join one of the UK’s most dynamic arts organisations.

Fresh from our latest major project, a four-month multi-artform festival to celebrate the opening of the new Library of Birmingham, and building on the momentum from other high profile projects like Home of Metal, we’re now preparing to open a new chapter for Capsule. You’ll work with the Director to help reimagine and deliver our flagship project Supersonic Festival, now in its 10th year, and shape the future of the organisation.

You’ll have a successful track record in project management and fundraising, with hands-on experience of delivering complex arts events, a proven ability to manage budgets and cashflow, and the ability to lead small teams of staff.

Contract: Fixed-term for 12 months initially, with potential to extend

Hours: Part or full time

Salary: £28 – £32k depending on experience

Deadline for applications is 15th October 5pm.

To apply, please email lisa[at]capsule.org.uk to request an application pack, with Deputy Director in the subject line.
For more information about the role see About/Recruitment

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Nozinja on dancing Shangaan style

Image by Cat Stevens

You are invited to join in on the biggest dance craze from South Africa – Shangaan Electro. The collective will be in Birmingham on 25th October delivering a couple of FREE workshops. These are aimed at all ages and abilities. The Quietus visited Shangaan founder Nozinja and attended a dance session…

“It’s hot and sweaty but I find the music provokes an inclination to mess around like a child, and I don’t even feel too put off by the fact that Cat, the photographer, keeps laughing at me. (I try to repeat some of the moves I learned a week later at a barbecue at the Nike 1948 shop, and for my troubles get laughed at there, too.) It’s funny, because normally if people laugh at your dancing you’d be embarrassed, but the very nature of Shangaan electro dancing is that it puts you in a jubilant mood.” Read the full article

You can join these free sessions by emailing dance@capsule.org.uk.

Shangaan Electro will perform at Bring To Light and at Library of Birmingham on 25th and 26th October. Tickets for Bring To Light are available now.

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ORE / supporting OM / 26 Nov

We’re really pleased to invite doom tuba group ORE back to support the mighty OM on Tuesday 26th November. Last September, ORE set the perfect opening atmosphere for a gorgeous OM set at the Rainbow, and their brass take on doom left a real impression on OM who requested their return!

Just three years into their dual-tuba project, Birmingham’s ORE continue to evolve rapidly. From early drone/doom beginnings their music has lately drawn inspiration from Indian classical music and other improvisational influences to become something much more difficult to define.

Autumn 2013 sees them celebrating the release of their new double A side 7″ in collaboration with Japanese noise master KK Null on Endtyme Records (a record born from their Supersonic 2012 collaboration), and for this performance they will be joined on drums by regular live collaborator and jazz percussionist Lydia Glanville.

OM and ORE will play the Rainbow Warehouse on Tuesday 26th November, tickets are available via www.theticketsellers.co.uk

 

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Vintage sci-fi in residency

Studio Myerscough’s residency filled the Pavilion last week with colourful design and typography workshops. If you want to see more from the award winning designers, you can see their art punk performance/lecture on Thursday 5th December. This is part of Volume: Birmingham’s Art, Book & Print Fair and also features Bill Drummond.

From Tuesday 17th til Sunday 22nd

September, 2arttoyguys will be in residence with their incredible vintage sci fi models. Taking inspiration from HG Wells, you are invited to experiment with their full size time machine model, or create your very own model using recycled material, obsolete technology and a healthy dose of imagination.

There’ll also be a display of the artists’ DIY interpretations of iconic sci fi figures including the Martian War Machines (War of the Worlds).

Visit the guys this week and get handy!

 

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Studio Myerscough A to Z workshop till Sunday


Image courtesy of Morag Myerscough

This weeks residency in the Discovery Pavilion is led by Studio Myerscough,based in the foyer of the brand new Library of Birmingham. They are inviting as many people as possible to come along to The Pavilion to join in designing a new typeface using the facade pattern of the building as the base grid. Each day they want you to create 4-5 letters, you can design all 4 or just one whatever you fancy. Tuesday was A-B-C-D Wednesday E-F-G-H Thursday I-J-K-L and so on.

They are also creating a full alphabet by decorating the outline letters as shown above, these letters need multiple contributions, so please come along and join in, you’ll be surprised at how addictive making patterns can be.

Thanks to everybody who got stuck in yesterday we are collecting an amazing set of designs. Studio Myerscough are in residence until Sunday and all activity is free – what’s not to love.

In addition Morag Myerscough will be presenting an instinctive journey through colours patterns and her design practice at Volume, accompanied by fellow designer and collaborator Luke Morgan and his band The Highliners (including Ginge former Meteors drummer) creating a punk rock design performance! This will be headlined by Bill Drummond. Tickets available HERE

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The Witches are coming…

Pop-up cinema purveyors, KINO 10 are taking over the new library theatre as part of the Discovery Season for a season of family-friendly Sunday afternoon film screenings. With a mix of live theatre and music accompanying the films, and featuring films as old as cinema itself, this is a programme of experiential audiovisual delights that you won’t find in the multiplexes.

Kicking the season off is the terrifyingly terrific adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical classic The Witches starring Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch. But don’t expect this to be your average trip to the flicks, theatre company Little Earthquake will be inviting the audience to infiltrate the witches’ convention in disguise and help to sabotage it when the High Witch takes to the stage to deliver her big speech. This is cinema as an immersive and interactive experience which is fun and suitable for all.
Best of all kids go for free – but you do need to book via www.birmingham-box.co.uk
tel: 0121 245 4455

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