Creative Event Round Up – May

Last Updated: Friday 5th May, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Hey Brum Creatives. We had a pretty packed April and now May has come around things are shaping up for a pretty nice event filled summer. Here’s what you can find out and about this month.

As always if you have a relevant event please send us an email and we’ll add it to the list.

This month’s events

Digbeth Arts Market

Saturday 6th May

Following the launch of Digbeth Arts Market and a busy calendar so far in 2017, DAM returns to Lower Trinity Street for a super day time spring arts market street closer in Digbeth with our big brother Digbeth Dining Club. Expect ace artists and makers stalls, street food, craft ales, cocktails, music and street art in one great space!

This is a family friendly event and kids go free with admission £1 for adults.

Visit the event page here

Independent Birmingham Festival

Saturday 13th May

On Saturday 13th May (12pm – 6pm), the inaugural Independent Birmingham Festival will be taking place at The Bond, Digbeth, showcasing the very best of Birmingham’s independent restaurants, bars, pubs, street food traders, retailers, artists, designers, producers and more in a day-long celebration of all that is great about our city.

Tickets cost just £8 (children under 12 go free – no ticket required) and can be purchased here.

Find out more here

Drink and Draw at the Edwardian Tearooms

Saturday 13th May, 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Drink and Draw returns to The Edwardian Tearooms. A free social drawing event for anyone who likes to doodle. Pens, pencils and paper provided!

We’ll be in the Tearooms from 6.30pm and will try and secure some seating. Why not come and join us?

RSVP and more info here

East Winds Film Festival

Monday 15th – Sunday 21st May

The fifth incarnation of the only major film festival of East Asian cinema outside of London and the first of its kind in the Midlands will be kicking off in Coventry from the 15th to the 19th of May. This year’s bonanza of East Asian cinema will be organised with the help of students drawn from Coventry University’s Communication, Culture and Media MA.

The festival has a tradition of bringing together the cream of East Asian popular cinema with a host of International, European and UK premieres. Among the most notable screenings were Tetsuya Nakashima’s ‘Confessions’ (Japan’s entry at the 83rd Academy Awards), Dustin Nguyen’s ‘Once Upon A Time in Vietnam’ and Nithiwat Tharatorn’s ‘The Teacher’s Diary’ (Thailand’s entry to the 87th Academy Awards).

As a treat Badegoers can get a generous 50% DISCOUNT on ticket prices for Coventry screenings by using the code BADEGO50.

Find out more here

B-SIDE Hip-Hop festival

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st May

Immerse yourself in dance and music performances, participate in or watch battle and see graffiti art being created before your eyes – all to the sounds of the festival from live DJs.

With appearances from the best national and international artists and some of the city’s finest Hip-Hop talents – get involved and become part of the Hip-Hop family.

Head here for more information