Last Fridays each month, 9pm-3am, at The Core Club, 135 Sherlock Street. XXL attracts hundreds of men of all shapes and sizes from across the Midlands and beyond, featuring music from XXL London and Ministry of Sound resident DJ Paul Morrell.
Now ongoing through September 24, 2017 at the Lady Barber Gallery. Exhibition demonstrates how photographic techniques, backdrops, props, costumes and poses enabled public figures – ranging from Oscar Wilde through Ellen Terry to Queen Victoria – to fashion and promote their own identities. It also suggests how studio photography contributed to the modern idea of celebrity.
Now ongoing through March 18, 2018, the Coin Gallery. Discover Byzantium – the once-great empire whose glittering capital was the city of Constantinople - through this exploration of its coinage and economy. This exhibition reveals the artistic beauty of Byzantium’s gold coins, the surprising life-cycle of its silver coins and the curiosities of its bronze.
September 22-23, 2017. Using circus, ceremony and spoken word, Renu Ghalan, Aman Tamang, and Loan TP Hoang tell the story of how they survived their childhood to create their own destiny, against all odds. An inspiring, authentic, heart-warming performance about life and circus, produced through an international partnership between artistic directors from two European circus companies.
September 22-24, 2017. An awe-inspiring program of free events from hundreds of world-class West Midlands and international artists and companies - new commissions, world premieres, roaming and pop-up street theatre, participative events and workshops, and much more, across the city-center. See the full schedule at:
September 23-30, 2017. The story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany. Compromising her own identity for survival, Ella is plunged into a new masculine world of beer, schnapps and poker; a claustrophobic existence dominated by the fear of discovery and the changing face of authority in a volatile twentieth century Germany.
November 9-19, 2017, eleven days at downtown Birmingham historic theatre district venues. Visual/ performance arts, queer cabaret/ film/ music/ theater/ talks/comedy/DJs/drag/workshops/gender politics, masked ball, emerging progressive/ mainstream/ marginalised talents.
April 14, 2018 at Screen 2, Ego Arts Venue, Silver St, Coventry. Saturday 7:30pm - this past year nine LGBTQ short films and a documentary from seven countries. screened as part of the annual International Coventry Film Festival. See details for this upcoming year as announced at their website:
May 26-27, 2018, Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 12 noon Carnival Parade from Victoria Square in Birmingham's Gay Village at city center; Past year included Community Village Green festival + Village Cabaret Stage, Main Stage entertainment & Chic dance arena. See media and upcoming events at their website: