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VENUE: Birmingham and Midland Institute – Lyttelton Theatre

9 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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La Jetee: rescored by Larva

April 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Dir. Chris Marker France 1960, 29 mins Cert: 15 * Comprised almost entirely of luminously grainy black and white photographs, Chris Marker’s existential time travel short La Jetee is re-scored by LARVA (Ondes Positives Recordings) for analog electronics, tuned percussion, multiple guitars and a new instrument – the Glass Chroma Harp, a variation on the […]

Pierre Bastien + Brian Duffy

April 23, 2016 @ 8:45 pm - 10:30 pm

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Recommended age: Parental Guidance Musician, artisan, and performer Pierre Bastien has been making his own musical machinery for nearly 40 years. Dipping into electronica and jazz, his distinct sound isn’t easily categorisable. With textured looping soundscapes made up from various sources including Meccano parts, motors, fans, and rattles, the unmistakable sound of his muted trumpet […]

Fizzle: Signal Loss

April 23, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

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Cert (12A) * FIZZLE: SIGNAL LOSS Over the past fifteen years Fizzle has welcomed to Birmingham some of the leading figures in European and American improvised music, and its regular free improvisation concert series at the Lamp Tavern, Digbeth continues to be one of the city’s principal jazz nights. For this special event Fizzle curators […]