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Pleasure is a Weapon

Grand Union, Birmingham

Pleasure is a Weapon is the first UK solo exhibition for artist Susie Green. She works with a range of media including sculpture, performance and painting, focussing on the human body as a site for intimacy and sensuality. The exhibition will be punctuated with a public programme of live performances, investigating communication through sound, language and clothing. Alongside her solo practice she also works in collaboration with artists including Simon Bayliss (Splash Addict) and Rory Pilgrim (The Brilliant State). http://grand-union.org.uk

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Bedlam

Birmingham REP Theatre, Birmingham

Back for its third year with an incredibly diverse array of events over three weeks at venues across the city. With mental health services taking a real hammering under the present government and the biting reality of austerity taking hold, the role of the arts in fostering opportunities and inclusivity is essential. Getting involved in the arts, both as audience or participant, can contribute to promoting positive mental health and well being. A celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing. Sat 7 Oct – Sun 29 Oct Broadcast, by Sar

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The Chemistry of Biology: An Alchemy of DNA

Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham

This exhibition explores the chemical nature of DNA, the enigmatic ‘instruction book of life,’ which at its base is simply a concoction of phosphorus, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. Referencing alchemical desires to ‘transmute’ matter into new forms, create panaceas to cure any disease, or to find the secret of immortality, artist Anna Dumitriu weaves together complex historical narratives with synthetic biology, DNA sequencing, and new super-resolution imaging technologies in an attempt to deconstruct what DNA is and what it me

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Museums at Night Birmingham 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Museums at night is back and will take place in Birmingham on 26, 27 & 28 October

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I Am Marah

Stirlings Bar, Birmingham

IAmAce introduces an event to empower women in music and media. IAmMarah (I am Woman in Arabic) has been created to support women fulfill their creative flair. All Profits from this event are to fund a base for young women in the industry to record, meet, rehearse and create a platform for their future. Live performances on the night all by women however the event is open for all to attend. Running between 7.30-10.30 pm so come early to avoid missing out, Finishing with the sounds of Dj La'Fox followed by an after party upstairs in Stirling

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Shanty Town#10

The Edge, Birmingham

BOO !!! That time of year is approaching... And we're doing it again. This Halloween Shanty Town invites you to enter the circus for the freakiest show in town. Monsterous musicians, spooky storytelling around the fire, deadly djs, anarchic live art, gruesome grool and a host of fiendish carnival folk who will be getting their freak on well into the witching hour. Last year was dead fancy but this year it's going to be KILLER .... Unleash your inner freak with us in the depths of Digbeth and make sure you come dressed to kill. Let's get

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The Head Wrap Diaries

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

Three fierce, clever and witty female characters share stories of community, heritage, womanhood and friendship. The Head Wrap Dairies celebrates versatility in Afro-hair, diversity amongst black women and empowers ALL women to embrace their individual beauty. Dealing with issues of femininity, beauty, culture and most importantly; hair. Using Vicki Igbokwe’s signatory blend of club styles House, Waacking and Vogue fused with African and Contemporary dance, The Head Wrap Diaries takes you on an immersive journey from childhood to the present

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Play Nice

Dig Brew Co, Birmingham

*FREE ENTRY* A collaborative debut show by the Black Country born artists Elizabeth Ilsley and Molly Cleaver. Play Nice will be a part of Digbeth First Friday in November and hosted by art and beer enthusiasts Dig Brew Co. The opening night will be Friday 3rd November from 6pm with our own signature Play Nice cocktail and DJ's from 8pm til late as well as Dig Brew lagers, ales and delicious food from Mad O'Rourkes! All the work will be exhibited throughout the weekend. https://www.mollycleaver.com/ https://www.elizabethilsley.com/

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Zero

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

If we start at point zero, how would we look at reality and experience life? Submerge into Humanhood’s hypnotic and powerful piece ZERO. A visually and sonically mesmerising performance of immersive sound, hypnotising lights and virtuosic movement where the two dancers entangle through a ritualistic journey. Experience a spiritual dance and be transported into a dream-like world of imagination and beauty. http://www.dancexchange.org.uk

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Silent Disco At Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

Silent Noize, High Fidelity, Le Club Fondue and BMAG have teamed up to bring the first ever silent disco to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery! Taking place in the stunning Edwardian Tearooms, three top DJ's will battle it out for your attention, playing the very best in Dance, Pop, Indie, Rock, Party & Power Ballads... Everyone will get a pair of fantastic 3 channel headsets each with a different coloured LED light so you can see what your friends are dancing to, and if you want to chat and grab a drink, just take off your headphones and the ro

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Feast Foods Presents - Elf

The ECC, Wolverhampton

Come join us this Christmas with another spectacular food experience all inspired from the hilarious festive film Elf. We will be serving up a unmissable menu including a Christmas sharing platter, a luxury Christmas dinner & finally, Buddy the elf's favourite, 'sweet spaghetti' special. A perfect night for you and your friends to celebrate the festive holiday!

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The Boy Who Had It All Dudley Premiere!

Dudley Archive, Dudley

A fictional short film, documenting the rise of school boy prodigy. Duncan Edwards from humble beginnings to the big stage: Manchester United

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Macbeth

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

Multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company present a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a tragic descent into the darkest sides of ourselves. Goaded by the whispers of demons, the Macbeth’s unleash murder for their own gains and set in motion their path to madness and self-destruction, unravelling events in a nightmare they cannot control. With a cast of ten and designed by the creative team that brought you Dracula and The Odyssey, this dance theatre production realises a beautifully harrowing vision of an internal w