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.
April 21, 2016 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. David Hoyle, legendary anti-drag queen and controversial performance artist presents polemic, pathos, provocative politicking, lacerating social commentary and high comedy. “Bold and unique, electrifying and disarmingly humane” -- Time Out
April 21-22, 2017 at Screen 2, Ego Arts Venue, Silver St, Coventry. Friday 7:30pm feature fim. Saturday 2:30pm documentay + 7:30pm LGBTQ short films. See details as announce at their website:
Ongoing through April 24, 2016 at Coin Gallery, Barber Institute. Using coins to explore and question a deep-seated British familiarity with imagery of the Roman Empire. iIlustrating problems and possibilities of being genuine heirs of Rome, uncovering political uses of Rome’s legacy, asking why we are so often told of the empire’s importance, and whose interests this serves.
May 11-12, 2016, 8pm mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Pk. Performed by Drag Idol Champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, aka LoUis CYfer; what it means to stand out, stand up, stand alone. From Domremy, France (via Sheffield + 600 years) it’s Joan! With guts, heart and some well-placed couscous, Joan fuses lyrical new writing with drag king cabaret/ courage, conviction, hope, survival and love.
May 19-28, 2016 at The Rep. Having decided to give up his crown, Lear divides the kingdom between his daughters, but the family disintegrates and the land slips into chaos. A brutal portrait of one man’s loss of sanity as he journeys from the heart of power to the cold and barren world of the outsider -- set against his children, nature, and the universe itself.
May 28-29, 2016, 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. See past years' media and upcoming events at their website:
June 9, 2016, 9.30pm, Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Award-winning stars dazzle with part cabaret, part theatre, part catwalk freak show. Otherworldly weirdoes merge biting original songs w/ libellous gossip and couture from some of the galaxy’s hautest designers. “It’s hard to think of any other act delivering such clever, funny and sharp material” Time Out.
June 22-25, 2016, at Birmingham Hippodrome.Tragedy/ comedy/ poetry translated to dance. José Limón’s one-act tragedy The Moor’s Pavane, distills Othello to focus on four characters; David Bintley’s Shakespeare Suite sets best-loved characters to a swinging Duke Ellington score; Jessica Lang captures poetry of the sonnets in this world premiere.
November, 2016, 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.