Events

September Programme

Vivid Projects’ eight month opening season ’33 Revolutions’ concludes this autumn with a packed programme of events which ask the question: can art and popular culture act as a catalyst for social change? Full events programme below.

EVENTS PROGAMME

05 – 07 September
Revs #19 – 21 // FREE SCHOOL: POETRY, CARNIVAL, POLITICS
Programme of music, film and spoken word interrogating notions of art, revolution and the controversial figure that was Michael X, curated by Ian Sergeant. Includes an evening of live performance (Fri 06 Sep) featuring dub-griot Kokumo, DJ Bobbie Gardner and visual artist Matt Watkins. Full programme details here.

07 September, 4pm (£3 on the door)
Revs #22 – 23 // CALL TO ARMS
Bristol Radical Film Festival join us for a special screening of films on the Black Panther Party. The screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with Anthony Killick (Bristol Radical Film Festival) and director Hugo Levien. Full programme details here.

11 September, 6-9pm (£5 on the door)
Revs #24 – 26 // 33 REVOLUTIONS
Vivid Projects is joined by In Place of War  and Un-Convention for the launch of their new digital album Voices of the Revolution. The evening sees live performances and collaborations from international musicians including Alesh and Dhazda D, alongside discussion with the organisation’s founders and community members. Catch them in Birmingham before they go to Festival No. 6! Full programme details here.

13 September, 7pm (£6 advance)
Revs #27- 28 // SCALARAMA: THE FILMS OF THE KUCHAR BROTHERS
Flatpack Festival and Vivid Projects celebrate cinema on 13 September with a 16mm screening of films by the Kuchar Brothers – twin brothers from The Bronx who created a do-it-yourself cinematic style that celebrates the common man but does so in style oozing with “kitchen sink” Hollywood excess. Full programme details and tickets available here.

19 – 21 September
Revs #29 – 32 // REBEL GIRL
Rebel Girl explores the history and legacy of the 1990s Riot Grrrl movement including film from acclaimed video artist Jennifer West alongside Lucy Thane’s documentary following Bikini Kill on their 1993 UK tour. There’ll also be a special talk tracing the UK riot grrrl scene from writer, journalist and zine scene veteran Cazz Blase, a workshop with Craftivist Collective founder Sarah Corbett, and a ‘specially curated playlist from Birmingham’s own Atta Girl. Full programme details available here.

29 November
Rev 33 // THE FINAL REVOLUTION
Save the date for our final revolution featuring a whole host of collaborators!

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All events take place at Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS | www.vividprojects.org.uk