birmingham




Tales from the Cut

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - September 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
A rare opportunity to take a peek inside the Roundhouse, a beautiful horseshoe-shaped building that was built as a coal wharf in the 1840s.

Satan’s Birmingham

April 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Some say 'the devil is in the detail' and for Satan's Birmingham, local historian Ben Waddington will be looking at just this: elements ...

Video Strolls

April 23, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Meander into the afternoon with a selection of contemporary artist films and talks on themes of place, journeying, and exploration.

Shortcuts

April 22, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
A programme of inventive, often funny stories, told in less than five minutes.

Heart Bypass

March 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Brilliantly Birmingham triple-bill. Features a 1963 public information film about the ringroad, an episode of Rex the Runt, and ...

Cross City Walks

March 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - March 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Pete Ashton presents a treadmill installation which enables you to retrace his journeys across the city.

The Colony

March 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Donnellan's 1964 film on Caribbeans in north Birmingham, seen in a different light thanks to a rescore by Birmingham Jazz.

Build your own paper cinema

As part of tomorrow’s Celluloid City activities at the Barber, you can have a go at constructing your own Odeon Kingstanding. ...

Landmarks 1-3

March 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The first three episodes of Donnellan’s six-part series, mirroring the seven ages of man by tracing a line from birth to death.

Numbskull

March 20, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Two men find themselves touched by the curse of Shakespeare's skull, in John Humphreys' debut feature.

Flatpack 9: A First Peek

Forget shopping days till Christmas; there are only 90 sleeps until Flatpack no.9! More details will appear here in the new year as we ...

Kabaddi

March 31, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Before Shipwrecked and Popworld, way back before Football Italia, Channel 4’s Sunday morning ‘hangover slot’ was ...

The Quiet Pioneer

March 30, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An insight into the life and work of the founder of Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sir Barry Jackson.

Back to the Lab

March 29, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Barring a Wikipedia entry you can barely find a trace of Birmingham Arts Lab online, but its influence on the city’s cultural landscape ...

Gangs of Digbeth

March 29, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Later this year the BBC screen a new six-part drama by Steven Knight called Peaky Blinders, about the violent netherworld of ...

One Mile Away

March 26, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
A fascinating documentary from Penny Woolcock on negotiations between rival gangs in Birmingham.

Surreal Enigmas

March 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Screening to mark his recent centenary, Surreal Enigmas (dir: Silvano Levy, UK 1995, 15 mins) features an interview with Conroy Maddox ...

Invisible Architecture

March 23, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Birmingham is a city known for its stark public buildings, planning misadventures and fervent commercial revisionism. Yet it was once a ...

Subterraneans

March 22, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beneath our feet, the city is riddled with miles of underground roads, abandoned subways, service tunnels, bomb shelters, lost rivers, ...

Invisible Cinema slideshow

During the research for his Invisible Cinema walking tour Ben Waddington did some delving in various disused picture palaces around ...

Post Apocalyptic Walk-In Movie

Thursday 12th May 2011 The Edge, 20:00-23:00 Entry: Free Those five days of film, music and delicious cakes have flown by for another ...

The Forgotten Irish

March 27, 2011 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Snapshot of first-generation Irishmen living in Digbeth and Highgate, followed by a discussion.

Welcome to the Jungle

March 27, 2011 @ 11:30 am - 3:15 pm
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Negotiate your way through the archive undergrowth with three recent film heritage projects.

Prostitute

March 25, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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After years producing Ken Loach's work, Tony Garnett made his directing debut with this controversial 1980 feature.

Memory and Desire

March 28, 2010 @ 5:30 pm - 7:10 pm
Thirty years in the wilderness with Stephen Duffy and The Lilac Time.

Modulate

March 28, 2010 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Multi-screen audio-visual performance by a Birmingham-based group.

Welcome to the Dream Palace

March 28, 2010 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
A taste of 1930s cinema-going, with Odeon and Electric footage and special guest Juliet Gardiner.

Odeon Bus Tour

March 27, 2010 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Visiting three landmarks in Oscar Deutsch's cinema empire.

Palace of the Winds

March 26, 2010 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amazing footage of musicians from across Western Sahara, courtesy of Sublime Frequencies.

John Madin: Architect

March 16, 2009 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 am
An evening of archive film and discussion devoted to Birmingham's ever-changing skyline, including a screening of the BBC's 1965 ...

Privilege

March 15, 2009 @ 10:30 pm - 12:40 am
Privilege is a dystopian satire bankrolled by Universal Studios and directed by Peter Watkins (Culloden, The War Game), made in that ...

Felicia’s Journey

March 15, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Disconcerting drama based on William Trevor's short story, shot in the Birmingham suburbs.

Alpha Film Productions: 60 Years On

March 15, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 9:50 pm
In 1949 John Andrews was given a second-hand Pathe 9.5mm cine camera for his 15th birthday. He and a few other boys in the ...

Helen

March 14, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Joy was last seen a few days ago, walking across the park towards the woods in a yellow coat. One of her class-mates at college, Helen, ...

Style Wars

March 14, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 10:20 pm
Time hasn’t been kind to all the early 80s hip hop films but Style Wars remains amazingly fresh and watchable after all these ...

Channel 2

March 14, 2009 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
A series of short film postcards, with the filmmaker using their camera to get under the skin of a place and explore their own ...

Curzonora

March 12, 2009 @ 2:30 am - 5:00 am
Birmingham, 1901. Electric trams are making their debut on the Bristol Road, councillors are plotting to bring water all the way from ...