First Monday of the month at the Alb, Old Market Hall. Relaxed social events for LGBT people of all ages. 2015 dates: Jan 19; Feb 16; Mar 16; Apr 20; May 18.
Each third Friday of every month, 9pm-3am, at The Core Club, 135 Sherlock Street. Bears and friends party.
April 25 - September 6, 2015 at Gas Hall, BMAG. An unlikely pairing explores the artists’ common interests in mass production, popular culture and mythology. Includes Warhol’s iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, plus a signed photo of Shirley Temple posted to a 13-year-old Andy in 1941; Birmingham’s Holy Grail tapestries by Morris & Co.
May 23-24, 2015, Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 12 noon Carnival Parade from Victoria Square in Birmingham's Gay Village at city center; Community Village Green festival + Village Cabaret Stage, Main Stage entertainment & Chic dance arena.
Ongoing through May 25, 2015 at Print Bay, Green Gallery, the Barber Institute. Exhibit includes prints after Titian, Michelangelo and Rubens, featuring subjects drawn from both ancient mythology and the Judo-Christian tradition; seeks to uncover the methods and motives behind the representation of the superhuman and supernatural in art.
June 17-20, 2015 at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Carmina burana, the first ballet David Bintley created for the Company as Director: an encounter with the mind-blowing Goddess Fortuna deals three seminarians a lesson in the fickle nature of fate; contrasts with his latest work, The King Dances, re-imagining the very beginnings of ballet, when men were quite literally, the kings of dance.
July 3-12, 2015. Around 175 performances each year in 40 venues, almost all free to the public. Most forms of Jazz and Blues featured, plus loosely related music. Bands and musicians from the region, the rest of the UK plus many other countries. For artists and program details see facebook or website:
November, 2015 in downtown Birmingham’s historic theatre district. The 2015 Festival is sponsored in part by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Visual/ performance arts, queer cabaret/ film/ music/ theater/ talks, masked ball, emerging progressive/ mainstream/ marginalised talents.