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VENUE: Birmingham and Midland Institute – John Lee Theatre

Birmingham and Midland Institute
Margaret Street
Birmingham
B3 3BS

Founded in 1854, the Birmingham and Midland Institute is a charity dedicated to the promotion of learning across all sections of society in Birmingham and the Midlands. Housed within a Victorian edifice in the heart of the city, the Institute has its own Library and lecture theatres.

Wheelchair accessible. Please ring the bell outside the main entrance for assistance. Access provided by a portable ramp, so wheelchair users are advised to call the venue directly to arrange access in advance. For additional access information: http://bmi.org.uk/disabled.html

Did You Know… The BMI was originally built next to the Town Hall but moved to its current location in 1965. It was originally built through an Act of Parliament in 1852 “for the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties”.



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Lost in Sound (Friday)

April 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Cert (15) * United by a preoccupation with music and sound, this programme of shorts opens with Alan Warburton’s wonderful neon-light extravaganza Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier, in which thousands of fluorescent strip lights are synchronised with one of Bach’s studies for piano. Austrian filmmaker Daniel Moshel’s sequel to his bizarre music video Metube 1 […]

Sound Book Project + Le Nez

April 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Cert (PG) * Created by artists and musicians Amy Sterly, Thom Snell, Max Simpson, Sam Owen, Ant Dickinson, and Scott Davies, the Sound Book Project is a live performance combining acoustic instruments, electronics, and sounds made from books. The soundscape evolves from cracking spines, strumming pages, and various amounts of winding, springing, slapping and throwing. […]

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll

April 22, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

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Dir: John Pirozzi USA/Cambodia/France 2014, 105 mins Cert: 12* During the 60s and 70s Cambodia was a hotbed of different music, fed by Western pop and Hindi film scores but developing its own infectious sound. Here we meet a colourful cast of performers, among them paternal crooner Sinn Sisamouth, satirical beatnik Yol Aularong, and the unmistakable voice […]