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 13-16, 2016, at Birmingham Hippodrome. Love at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and starcrossed fate combine in an exhilarating classic ballet. Kenneth MacMillan's best-loved adaptation of this famous play continues Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2016 Shakespeare celebration.
April 16, 2016, noon at Pre-Raphaelite galleries. Considering changing gender roles of women within the Aesthetic movement, and the manner in which dress was part of a ‘lifestyle choice.' How dress as an art form was ‘performed’ within these elite artistic circles could be considered as being oppositional, anti-fashion and sub-cultural in its representation.
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 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.
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.