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September Events Listings

Performance: Theatre

First Bite Festival

Sat 24 Sep – Afternoon Showcase: 2.30pm; Evening Showcase: 7.30pm

Both showcases £10 (£8); Single showcase £6 (£5)

Theatre, Foyle and Hexagon

Following the huge success of the 2009 festival, First Bite is back!
Join us for a celebration of new ideas from some the region’s
brightest theatre talents. Two of the pieces seen at First Bite will
be guaranteed commissions by mac birmingham and Warwick Arts Centre,
and developed by China Plate for Bite Size next Spring at Warwick Arts

Performance: Music

Tuesday Tunes: Frutaloka

Tue 6 Sep, from 7pm

Free entry

Our last Tuesday Tunes of the season is rounded off by Frutaloka – a
9-piece collective of talented musicians from different cultural and
musical backgrounds. Their style is a unique cocktail of world music
with whole bits of latin, funk, soul, reggae and more.

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick – 70th Birthday Tour

Sun 25 Sep, 8pm

Tickets £13 (£10), Theatre

Two of English music’s living legends celebrate their 70th years.

We welcome a startlingly intense reunion from this legendary
ground-breaking duo. All the old skills are demonstrated with a new
collection of traditional songs and instrumentals.

Harmonic Jazz Festival

Jazz and the Media Symposium

Fri 30 Sep, 10am-4pm

Tickets £20 (£17)*; Exclusive £10 ticket offer for students.

Foyle Studio

Harmonic has teamed up with Birmingham City University to deliver the
second annual Jazz and the Media symposium. The focus for this year is
on UK jazz collectives and their interaction with the media,
particularly social media.

Harmonic Jazz Festival

Triple Bill

Fri 30 Sep, 4.30pm

Tickets £12 (£9)*, Hexagon

After the symposium has drawn to a close, there will be a chance to
see three performances from UK collectives: Noose from Birmingham’s
Cobweb Collective, Splice from London-based Loop Collective and from
Manchester’s Efpi Collective The 265 Quartet.

Harmonic Jazz Festival

Arve Henriksen & Dreams of Tall Buildings

Fri 30 Sep, 8pm

Tickets £14 (£10)*, Theatre

For their first live performance of new music created exclusively for
the festival Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen teams up with duo
Justin Wiggan (Roadside Picnic) and Darren Joyce (Modified Toy

* Limited number of day passes available for Harmonic Jazz Festival – £40 (£30)

Performance: Dance

sampad and mac birmingham present

Dance Sabha

Sun 25 Sep, 4pm

Tickets £6 (£4), Foyle Studio

Sabha is sampad’s popular showcase for local and emerging talent in
music, dance, theatre and spoken word. This show features three styles
of Indian dance. Amrita Banerjee presents the ancient temple dance
Odissi, Aarti Lodhia performs classical Kathak dance and women’s group
Giddha Sansaar showcase traditional Punjabi folk dance.

Performance: Comedy

Kill For A Seat: Noel James & Owen Niblock with host Tom Wrigglesworth

Fri 2 Sep, 8pm

Tickets £11 (£8), Hexagon

Kill for a Seat Comedy Club is in full swing at mac birmingham. Have
you popped down to our comedy night? No? Well there is no excuse…
get down here on the first Friday of every month and we promise we
won’t point you out in the audience.

Hardeep Singh Kohli: The Nearly Naked Chef

Wed 28 Sep, 8pm

Tickets £15 (£12), Theatre

Age: 14+

Grab a seat and tuck in, as this celebrated broadcaster, raconteur,
writer and cook combines comedy with inventive cuisine in a
wonderfully funny, laid-back evening’s entertainment.

Just think Ready Steady Cook but with great cooking and funny
anecdotes, all delivered by Glaswegian Hardeep in his own unique,
articulate and utterly charming way.

Performance: Spoken Word

BBC Radio 3

The Verb

Fri 23 Sep, 8pm

Free entry (to be booked in advance), Theatre

Poet Ian McMillan brings his BBC Radio 3 programme The Verb to mac
birmingham for a specially recorded edition of his unique showcase of
the best new writing, new poetry and cutting-edge performance. For
this show, Ian’s guests include rising stars Bohdan Piasecki and
Fatima Al Matar, who have been working with mac birmingham, the BBC
and the Arts Council of England in a special project to nurture the
best new spoken word artists.

Be in the audience to hear the exciting outcome of their new work.

The Battle of the Wordsmiths

Thu 29 Sep, 8pm

Tickets £10 (£7), Theatre

The Battle of the Wordsmiths is a re-invention of African
storytelling, drawing inspiration from Yoruba mythology, West African
rhythms and melodies and re-telling the story within the context of
British Urban Music (R&B, hip hop, acapella and beat-boxing).

Visual Arts & Events


Thu 4 Aug – Sun 11 Sep

Free Admission

Over six weeks mac birmingham’s gallery will host six different
exhibitions, anticurated by six different groups or individuals. The
anticurators will select from works submitted by the public to create
and design each exhibition.

Some Domestic Incidents

Sat 24 Sep – Sun 13 Nov

Gallery, Free Admission

Open Tuesday until Saturday, noon – 8pm; Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Closed Monday

Some Domestic Incidents is an exhibition of new painting from Britain
and presents works by seven artists from Britain that connect to the
theme of domesticity and explore how normative relationships with
homes can be changed or damaged.


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