Brumbox Bulletin 14.02.23

Brumbox Bulletin 14.02.23

Do This

See Phil Madeley and Myles Newman at Deadwax

Friday 17th February, 7pm - 11pm
Deadwax Digbeth, 28 Adderley Street, B9 4ED

Neil Young meets Jamie T. This is, in Phil’s own words, the kind of music you can expect to hear at his gig on Friday. Quite the blend of genres! 

I've been following Phil’s promising career over the last few years and have remained thoroughly impressed with the music released and shows played so far.

His sophomore EP dropped on February 1st, and this gig at Deadwax is the homecoming; the final show of a tour that has taken him across the whole country. With local soft rocker Myles Newman (for fans of Mac DeMarco) also on the bill, this night of music promises to deliver!

Get tickets.

After more ideas? Check out our city guide!


Picture This

Photos from the Handsworth Self Portrait project set up by Derek Bishton, Brian Homer and John Reardon in 1979.

A variety of shots from the Handsworth Self-Portrait Project, taken in 1979.

The project consisted of a pop-up outdoor photography studio in the Birmingham suburb, where passersby could take their own pictures using a shutter release cable. The aim was to create a huge community family album for Handsworth and challenge the negative impressions that the area had garnered from national media outlets. 

Read more about the project here, and click below to see more images. 


Consider This

Grayson Perry stands with eyes closed and English flag painted on his face

Watch Grayson Perry's Full English: The Midlands

Take 45 minutes to follow TV's favourite artist Grayson Perry around The Midlands as he meets people from a range of backgrounds, in search of the essence of modern Englishness in episode two of his new series, Full English.

From the organiser of the country's largest St. George's Day parade to Small Heath raised Grime artist Jaykae, and Desi Pub landlords to newly arrived Ukrainian refugees, the people of our region are given space to reflect on national identity within one of the most diverse parts of the country. 

In an increasingly polarised society, this is an approachable, open minded conversation starter that asks you to think outside your box and listen to your neighbours. By the end of the episode, I felt hopeful for the future and proud of the Midlands!

Watch here.

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