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Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 1st Oct 2015

“We started Birmingham Music Network and The Screen Image Network to act as a meeting point and gathering place for the regions Music and Film community. Together we are creating a new way to work. The two networks are an organic thing that have grown directly out of the enthusiasm of a disparate group of creative individuals. The meetings are for people who are trying to find a different way to make a life and express their ideas outside the structures of conventional business models, academia, government and the funding machinery of the West Midlands.”

The next Music Network will be led by Mark Badger. The meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm on Thursday 1st October 2015 in Room 435 at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

The Music Network Meeting will also include Birmingham Screen Image Network.

Anyone involved in Music or film in the region is welcome to attend, its free and there will be tea and coffee provided.

Read minutes from previous meetings here: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

Birmingham Music Network: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Facebook Twitter

Then Creative Networks from 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM www.creativenetworksonline.com

5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe

7.00pm Speaker: BCU Millennium Point Lecture Theatre, 8.15pm Q & A, 8.45pm Event ends

To join us for this FREE event, please register at www.bcucreativenetworks.eventbrite.co.uk

or email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call 0121 331 5400.

Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

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Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 28th May 2015

“We started Birmingham Music Network and The Screen Image Network to act as a meeting point and gathering place for the regions Music and Film community. Together we are creating a new way to work. The two networks are an organic thing that have grown directly out of the enthusiasm of a disparate group of creative individuals. The meetings are for people who are trying to find a different way to make a life and express their ideas outside the structures of conventional business models, academia, government and the funding machinery of the West Midlands.”

The next Music Network will be led by Spence Cater. The meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm on Thursday 28th May 2015 in Room 435 at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

The Music Network Meeting will also include Birmingham Screen Image Network.

Anyone involved in Music or film in the region is welcome to attend, its free and there will be tea and coffee provided.

Read minutes from previous meetings here: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

Birmingham Music Network: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Facebook Twitter

Then Creative Networks from 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM www.creativenetworksonline.com

5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe

7.00pm Speaker: BCU Millennium Point Lecture Theatre, 8.15pm Q & A, 8.45pm Event ends

To join us for this FREE event, please register at www.bcucreativenetworks.eventbrite.co.uk

or email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call 0121 331 5400.

Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

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M.A.C Arts Centre Reopens it’s doors Saturday May 1st 2010

MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

At 10 o’clock on Saturday May 1st, MAC finally reopens its doors after a two-year, £15m refurbishment giving everyone the chance to join in the fun and get to know the new MAC. With three days of activities, workshops events and performances, there will be something for everyone.

Saturday will see the first members of the public entering the new purpose-built gallery to see the opening exhibition plug in. Examining Birmingham’s changing role as a global city encountering change, exhibits include pictures and artefacts from Birmingham’s manufacturing heritage, including the sign from the now demolished HP Sauce factory in Aston, a Morris Minor and photos from Stuart Whipps’s series Ming Jue documenting Rover production moving from Longbridge to Nanjing.

Members of the public have also contributed to the show, with a newly commissioned sound piece from Peter Cusack examining people’s favourite sounds of Birmingham, and the Birmingham word cloud – a visual representation of words people associate with Birmingham submitted through social media site Twitter.

In the evening the refitted theatre is hosting its first ever standing gig with Misty’s Big Adventure, Vijay Kishore and Joe Broughton and Kevin Dempsey. Retractable seating means that the theatre is

Out on the relandscaped Terrace on Sunday, critically acclaimed dance troupe Motionhouse will be conducting open rehearsals for their spectacular new piece Cascade, commissioned by mac. One of mac’s associate artists, Motionhouse will be showing off their extraordinary dance and aerial skills as they adventure into a world of water, giving visitors the chance to get a sneak preview of the show developing and put questions to the dancers and choreographer Kevin Finnan.

Monday sees the grand finale of The City Sings, an anthem for mac composed by Helen Ottaway of Artmusic, which will ring out across the city throughout the day with trumpeters, a bus load of singing school children, the Bournville Carillon and many more all joining in. At 4pm the event will culminate in a mass performance as the various groups gather from across the park to celebrate mac’s reopening.

Throughout the weekend there will also be a host of free taster sessions covering the whole range of the Learning & Participation programme, trailers and short films in the refurbished cinema and performances and workshops hosted by South Asian arts organisation Sampad.

Dorothy Wilson, Chief Executive at mac said: “Over ten years in the making, the Building Project has created a dynamic and exciting arts centre that offers vastly improved spaces for audiences and artists alike, I can’t wait to show people around this May Bank Holiday Weekend.”

Highlights of the weekend include:

Amplifying the Map – Guided Tours
Enjoy a range of distinct trails; follow a fantastic audio trail adventure or stroll from bridge to bridge on a journey made for those who care for Cannon Hill Park.

Misty’s Big Adventure, Vijay Kishore, Joe Broughton & Kevin Dempsey
Sat 1 May, 8pm £14
Misty’s Big Adventure, bring their hip hop beats, screwy jazz, pop, scratching and electric toys. They share the event with rising start Vijay Kishore alongside virtuosi of guitar and fiddle, Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton.

Creating Cascade Open Rehearsals
Sunday 2 May
Take a sneak preview of Motionhouse’s next outdoor spectacle that promises to be a display of extraordinary dance and aerial skills. Watch how the show develops and put your questions to the choreographer Kevin Finnan.

plug in
Saturday 1 May – Monday 30 August
Plug in, guest curated by artist Simon Poulter, celebrates the opening of mac’s enviable new gallery space by exploring the changing role of our home city.

The Sampad Story
Saturday 1 May – Monday 30 August
A retrospective exhibition that takes you on a journey of South Asian arts in the region since 1990, told through the eyes of the artists, audiences and communities from the past twenty years.

The City Sings, a new work written by Helen Ottaway to celebrate the re-opening of mac
Monday 3 May
Join in as musicians and singers from all over Birmingham appear together to perform in the extraordinary event.

In addition, as part of the opening weekend you will be able to find out more about our Learning and Participation programme. With a wide range of free workshops, artists workshops and artist demonstrations you can take a sneaky peek and sample what’s to come!

What’s more, throughout the weekend there will be an opportunity to re-introduce yourself to our Cinema, see some trailers and shorts and catch up on some of the films that have been released while the mac has been closed. Highlights include A Single Man, It’s Complicated and I am Love.

MAC

Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham B12 9QH

www.macarts.co.uk

Registered Company no 718349
Registered Charity no 528979
VAT no 818 2851 16

Supporting Birmingham’s Bid to become UK City of Culture 2013

The Glee Club Live Music Listings Autumn 2009

THE GLEE CLUB, BIRMINGHAM
THE MIDLANDS’ PREMIER COMEDY & MUSIC VENUE
0871 472 0400 www.glee.co.uk | +18

LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS UPDATE – AUTUMN 2009

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS

TUE 01 DEC
IAN BROUDIE (Lightning Seeds) & JAMES WALSH (Starsailor)
Our big new announcement is that we shall be welcoming a very special double-headline show on Tuesday 1st December with IAN BROUDIE of The Lightning Seeds and JAMES WALSH of Starsailor.

Ian Broudie is a prolific musician and producer (for The Coral and The Zutons) and leader of The Lightning Seeds, famed for their hits Pure, The Life Of Riley, Lucky You, You Showed Me and Three Lions. Starsailor’s songs have always been awash with timeless, perfectly sculpted melodies – all underpinned by James Walsh’s fragile, soaring vocals.

MON 07 DEC
CODEINE VELVET CLUB (Jon Lawler – Fratellis)
Codeine Velvet Club – a new outfit from Jon Lawler of The Fratelli’s – which exudes a Sixties-inspired sound that’s equal parts Phil Spector’s teenage symphonies and John Barry’s sharp 007 soundtracks shall be with us on December 7th! Their debut single ‘Vanity Kills’ is out on November 23rd through the legendary Island Records, with the album to follow.

NEW ALBUM SHALL BE AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY FROM MON 16 NOV

LIVE MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS AT THE GLEE IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS

SUN 01 NOV – LAST FEW SPACES
ADRIAN EDMONDSON & THE BAD SHEPHERDS (classic punk tracks in a folk persuasion!)
+ Ella Edmondson

WED 04 NOV
MARK EITZEL (American Music Club)
+ Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady)
New album Klamath out now. Written and recorded in a log cabin in the middle of the woods by the Klamath river, California. The pastoral, laid back, late night sparse feel to the album harkens back to Eitzel’s folk influences of Nick Drake and John Martyn and earlier work with AMC. “It’s gorgeous and every bit as good as those early American Music Club records” THE INDEPENDENT

Mark has previously been awarded ‘Songwriter Of The year’ and ‘Album Of The Year’ by Rolling Stone magazine. American Music Club played a wonderful show at The Glee in support of their highly acclaimed ‘The Golden Age’ album. We hear Mark shall also be bringing another CD available to buy at shows.

GET A TASTER www.markeitzel.infohttp://markeitzel.blogspot.com

FULL AUTUMN MUSIC LISTINGS

Mon 09 Nov
The High Llamas + Soy Un Caballo (featuring Simon Tong – The Verve)

Wed 11 Nov
Birmingham Jazz present:
Steve Tromans Debop Band: The Last Words of Victor Jara

Thu 12 Nov
Emily Maguire (studio)
(previous guest to Roddy Frame)

Fri 13 Nov (studio)
Martha Tilston + Dan Arborise

Sun 15 Nov
Great Lake Swimmers & Sleeping States
(bring their ‘Ambient Zen Americana’ back to Glee)

Tue 17 Nov
Foy Vance

Thu 19 Nov (studio)
Blue Roses (Laura Groves)

Mon 23 Nov
The Leisure Society
(The Sleeper re-released 05 Oct as 2cd edition)

Tue 24 Nov
Lou Rhodes + John Smith

GET MORE INFO ON EACH GLEE ARTIST
Please visit www.glee.co.uk for a full-page of info. on every artist including extra web links plus as many legal freebies as we can find.

HOW TO GET FREE GLEE-ALERTS FOR YOUR FAVOURITE PERFORMERS
Log into the My Bookings section of www.glee.co.uk with your email and booking password and head to My Performers. Tick the boxes next to your favourite artists & we’ll send you a free alert every time one of them plays the Glee. We’ll be constantly updating the list.

Fri 27 Nov (studio)
Dan Whitehouse + Vashti Anna + Michael Clarke

Sun 29 Nov
Thea Gilmore

Tue 01 Dec
Ian Broudie (The Lightning Seeds) & James Walsh (Starsailor)

Thu 03 Dec (studio)
Ella Edmondson

Sun 06 Dec
Reggie Watts – US Supercomic!
Seeing is believing! “Reggie is the man. He’s a one man comedy, beat box phenomenon.” NY Press www.reggiewatts.com

Mon 07 Dec
Codeine Velvet Club
New band by Jon Lawler of The Fratelli’s. Debut single – Vanity Kills – out Mon 23 Nov (Island Records).
“They conjure up a Sixties-inspired sound that’s equal parts Phil Spector’s teenage symphonies and John Barry’s sharp 007 soundtracks”
Album on Spotify from Mon 16 Nov.

Wed 09 Dec
Ben Howard (recent guest to Fink)

Sun 13 Dec – SOLD OUT
Candy Box Burlesque

Tue 02 Mar 2010
Tom McRae
(re-scheduled from 05 Oct. All original bookings still valid)

Sun 23 May
Po’ Girl

AND FINALLY:
A few additional mentions for friends who are playing round and about

Fri 06 Nov
Beth Jeans Houghton
Hare & Hounds
www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.ukwww.myspace.com/bethjeanshoughton

Sat 07 Nov
Portico Quartet + Sweet Billy Pilgrim
CBSO Centre
www.birminghamjazz.co.uk

Wed 02 Dec
Capsule 10th Birthday Concert
Tunng, Six Organs Of Admittance & more
Town Hall www.thsh.co.uk

Fri 11 Dec
Scott Matthews + Jo Hamilton
Town Hall www.thsh.co.uk

Wed 16 Dec
Imelda May
Town Hall www.thsh.co.uk

Mon 19 April 2010
Melody Gardot
Symphony Hall www.thsh.co.uk

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BIRMINGHAM
B5 4TD

BOOKINGS / FULL LISTINGS / ENQUIRIES 0871 472 0400 WWW.GLEE.CO.UK

PLUS THE BEST IN LIVE COMEDY EVERY THU – FRI – SAT
SOME GREAT AUTUMN COMEDY TOUR SHOWS STILL TO COME – see www.glee.co.uk for full listings

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Live Brum is editorially independent from all venues, organisations, bands, & promoters except where explicitly stated otherwise.

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