November

30/11/2019

10am - 12pm

Ecobirmingham: Secret Birmingham

Ecobirmingham are collecting stories of the local area which will develop into a mobile app which gives a digital guided cycling tour of heritage sites in the south of the city.

23/11/2019

9pm - 3am

DJ Party: Oscillate 4

Birmingham's premier electronic DJ's return for round three fo their of their maximum mental hi-fi sounds

23/11/2019

10am - 12pm

Ecobirmingham: Secret Birmingham

Ecobirmingham are collecting stories of the local area which will develop into a mobile app which gives a digital guided cycling tour of heritage sites in the south of the city.

21/11/2019

7:300pm

Film Night: Neighborhood Shorts Presents Global Shorts

Screening 12 films from 12 countries. Pay as you feel, donations fo to Help Refugees

16/11/2019

11am - 12:30am

The GAP's 10th Birthday Celebration + Fundraiser

Join us at The GAP for a packed day of activities marking 10 wonderful years of championing the creativity and cultural life of the young people and communities of Birmingham.

14/11/2019 - 21/12/2019

Exhibition: Here to Stay by Inès Elsa Dalal

An exhibition documenting the impact of nurses from the Windrush Generation that helped shape the NHS since its birth, seventy years ago. 

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October

29/10/2019

7pm - 11pm

Gig: Trap Door with Léonore Boulanger & Howie Reeve

An intimate evening of weird & wonderful sonic & visual treats.

With Léonore Boulanger, Howie Reeve & special guests to be announced. Visual backdrop to the evening created by Dom MacMillan-Scott and Beth Bellis

25/10/2019

9pm - 3am

DJ Party: Oscillate

Birmingham's premier electronic DJ's return for round three fo their of their maximum mental hi-fi sounds

23/10/2019

3pm - 6pm

Kid's Art Club

Join acclaimed Haitian artist Prensnelo to have some creative fun and improve your skills in painting and drawing!

31/10/2019

3pm - 6pm

Kid's Art Club

Join acclaimed Haitian artist Prensnelo to have some creative fun and improve your skills in painting and drawing!

21/10/2019

6pm - 7:30pm

Moseley Road - Consultation

Be heard! A public consultation to learn more about Birmingham City Council's plans to widen the Moseley road, changing how we experience our high street.

16/10/2019

3pm - 6pm

Kid's Art Club

Join acclaimed Haitian artist Prensnelo to have some creative fun and improve your skills in painting and drawing!

15/10/2019 - 09/11/2019

Exhibition: Amical Arts Haiti

Celebrate, browse and buy from this colourful and delightful range of artwork by the Children at Amical Arts in Haiti.

Amical Arts was founded by the acclaimed Haitian Artist Prensnelo to develop a school of Arts for disadvantaged children in his home village of Brigue in Haiti.

14/10/2019

6pm - 8pm

A Taste of Haiti & Exhibition Opening

Join us for delicious Haitian cuisine to celebrate the opening of the Amical Arts exhibition!

03/10/2019

4pm - 5pm

Kids Workshop: Dolls That Look Like Me

A workshop for parents/carers and children to create a personalized paper doll.

01/10/2019 - 14/10/2019

Exhibition: Exhibit A

An exhibition exploring nature as a metaphor for black British experiences and history

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September

27/09/2019

9pm - 3am

DJ Party: Oscillate

Round 2! Birmingham's premier electronic DJ's roll through the basement spinning high-quality rhythms 

19/09/2019

7pm - 10pm

Live Performance: Punch Records

Esther Ogunfeitimi presents a Night of Live Music, Spoken Word & Performance

18/09/2019

6.30pm - 10pm

Hip Hop Cipher: FlowMotion

Back again! Starting this month's cipher with a screening of "This is the Life" before moving on to the freestlye cipher

13/09/2019

8pm - 1:30am

ASIRT Benefit Gig

​Revolution Sound Community Soundsystem provides the music for an ASIRT benefit gig. Show some solidarity!  

09/09/2019

7pm - 10:30pm

Talk & Gig: Queers to the Front!

​Maja of Queers to the front booking speaks about trans* experiences,  M Dabbadie displays their photography and Lizard Hips and Gut Waxy play some live tunes

07/09/2019

12pm - 2:30pm

Tourettes Open & Safe Space Monthly Meet Up

Tourettes is Complex host their first monthly meet up. An open and safe space for people with Tourettes and similar medical conditions, both invisible and visible. 

06/09/2019

8pm - 11pm

Drag Night: Valley of the Kings

​​Lip-Sync Party / You tell me a song and I'll play it for your mouth / Cheap Queer CocktailsCraft Area!

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August

28/08/2019

7pm - 8:30pm

Talk and Q&A - A brief history & possible future of climate justice

Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins considers the possibilities for justice in response to the climate crisis, and the risks at stake if justice is not pursued.

27/08/2019 - 28/09/2019

​ Exhibition: Paintings by Osama Rahmani ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Osama Rahmani is a young Iranian artist who has recently moved to Balsall Heath. This exhibition shows two collections of work.

26/08/2019

11am - 1pm

Workshop: Painting with leaves with Haseebah

Painting with a twist. You’ll be using leaves to help you paint your work, either using it as a tool to apply paint or even printing the image onto paper. Create your own masterpiece using nature.

23/07/2019

11am - 1pm

Workshop: Make Sun Catchers with Ella

Use drawings and paints to create your own sun-catching images that you can stick to your bedroom windows! Bring your own simple image or create your own!

19/08/2019

11am - 1pm

Workshop: Art & Storytelling with Haseebah

This session will be using your words and art together. Picking out small sentences from each box, you’ll combine these all to make a whole new story and then use colouring pencils and pens to draw this out. Each story will be different from everyone else’s!

16/08/2019

11am - 2pm

Workshop: Nature-themed arts & crafts with Mikeala

Various and & crafts activities inspired by nature

16/08/2019

7pm - 10pm

Flowmotion Rap Cipher

Various and & crafts activities inspired by nature

14/08/2019

11am -

Workshop: Paper Marbling with Haseebah

"This month honours Ras G so we will be rhyming over soundscapes designed by the Spearhead of the Afrikan Space Program

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July

30/07/2019 - 17/08/2019

Exhibition: Opening Doors

This exhibition documents The Open Doors Project, a non-profit organisation who run an allotment project in Perry Barr for young people with special needs.

29/07/2019

11am - 1pm

Workshop: Storytelling with Arron

Family-friendly stories about migration read out-loud and dramatised!

26/06/2019

11am - 1pm

Workshop: Lampshade Collaging with Ella

Cover The Mix café's paper lampshades with colourful tissue paper to add an extra burst of colour to your local community café.

26/07/2019

9pm - 3am

Party: Oscillate Sound System

Quality Sound : Electronic Music : Maximum Mental Hi Fi

26/07/2019

2pm - 4pm

Islamic Art Pattern Designm

​Learn about the principles of Islamic geometric art and how to design your own unique pattern. The workshop will be led by young Balsall Heath-based artist Haseebah Ali.

26/07/2019

4pm - 7pm

Workshop: Better Connected

A FREE online support and social media surgery for voluntary organisations, community groups and individuals working in the local area.

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June

28/06/2019

11am - 1pm

Kids Creative Workshop - Islamic Art Patterns

Create your own Islamic art patterns using collage! The workshop will be led by young Balsall Heath-based artist Haseebah Ali

25/06/2019

6pm - 7:30pm

Artist Talk: Haseebah Ali

Hear Haseebah Ali talk about her work within the context of her first solo exhibition currently on show in The GAP Gallery

19/06/2019

7pm - 10pm

Film: Persepolis + Shorts (Refugee fundraiser)

This year on World Refugee Day, Classless Cinema Society is putting on two shorts and a full-length feature reflecting on themes of displacement, belonging and resistance.

14/06/2019

10am - 12pm

Workshop: Asylum Interview Process

End Deportations Brum are hosting their first breakfast club. This one is centered around the asylum interview process.

12/06/2019

7pm - 10pm

FlowMotion 3 - Hip Hop Cipher

​​Freestyle rap cipher/ fly sky concepts/ bring your skills/ bring your friends

11/06/2019 - 20/07/2019

Exhibition: Prints by Haseebah Ali

An exhibition of lino and drypoint prints which focus on cultural and political themes, by young Balsall Heath-based artist Haseebah Ali

06/06/2019 - 08/06/2019

Films by Ahsen Sayeed

Over the next few days we are showing two films by local filmmaker Ahsen Sayeed who has been filming Ramadan in Birmingham for the past couple of years.

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May

15/05/2019

7pm - 10pm

Film Screening: Araya

Classless Society Cinema are back with a screening of Araya, a documentary from 1959 depicting the gruelling lives of the workers in the Araya peninsula of Venezuela, where around the 1500s the Spanish discovered salt.

Pay as you feel food from The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham

Pay as you feel food from The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham

15/05/2019

11am - 11pm

The Mix: Cafe Launch!

Join us for food, creative workshops and an evening of performances by local poets, musicians and artists to celebrate the opening of Balsall Heath's new community cafe, The Mix!​

01/05/19 - 31/05/19

Exhibition: Joyti Kaur Kalsi - Art Expedition

"There is no worldly planning, tracing and no mistakes even with this beautiful technique of scratching with a matte - metallic finish. Each piece shows such fine detail that each angle shows something different."

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April

03/04/2019

7pm - 10pm

Hip Hop Cipher - Flow Motion

​​Freestyle rap cipher/ fly sky concepts/ bring your skills/ bring your friends

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March

30/03/2019

8pm - 10:30pm

Gig: Celebrating Sanctuary Presents: Germa Adan and band

Germa Adan is a Haitian folk artist known for her ability to write and perform in the style of a storyteller with a strong undercurrent of social consciousness at the heart of her music. She writes and performs a tapestry of ethereal vocal and stringed harmonies, influenced by the overlapping identity with cultures, especially so in the Haitian, American and British folk influences that colour her sound.

24/03/2019

3pm - 5:30pm

Breaking the Silence - A Community Conversation

A conversation about the themes arsing from The Silence - How do communities become 'suspect', and how can we counter mass blame? How can we break the silence between communities and across generations about the experience of being suspect communities?

16/02/2019

7pm - 10pm

Classless Cinema Society presents: Madeinusa

Classless Society Cinema comes to The GAP to show 'Madeinusa', a film that depicts the clash between old and new in the historic tensions between coastal metropolitan Peru and the highland areas, where in the fictional community of Manayaycuna the name means “the town no one can enter.”

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Drama Performance: The Silence

A new performance about the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, its affect on the Irish community at large and the links between this and modern 'suspect communities'.

This premier production marks the opening of The GAP's Basement Theatre and a new approach to create radical, intimate theatre for young and community audiences, informed by local stories, and crafted by a new generation ensemble of theatre makers

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February

21/03/2019

7pm - 10pm

Flow Motion Freestyle Cipher

Freestyle rap cipher/ fly sky concepts/ bring your skills/ bring your friends.

HOSTED BY JUICE ALEEM & ZAB DUST. Free entry.

16/02/2019

8 - 10:30pm

Gig: Celebrating Sanctuary Presents: Radial Band with Soufian Saihi

A spectrum of ancient and original music roaming from Europe and Scandinavia to the heat of Portugal & North Africa. Drawing on influences from their own traditions, the Radial Band & Soufian Saihi present music with “an earthy, ethereal ambience – crisp, propulsive & exquisite.”

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January

31/01/2019

7pm - 9:30pm

Film Screening: Empowering Women Documentary + Q&A ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Inspired by the Suffragettes, the Empowering Women Documentary explores the experiences of female activists and politicians active in Birmingham today, as well as looking at the history of the suffrage campaign in the city. The documentary seeks to discover what barriers women from minority groups, such as minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities, face when engaging with politics and what can be done to improve political representation for these groups.

15/01/2019 - 28/02/2019

Exhibition: Building for Belonging

'What do we need to feel at home as young people in today's world?' The pieces on display include architectural models of bespoke living spaces, collaged maps showing our relationships to the local area, and poster prints addressing housing issues faced by young people today, all created by local residents aged 11 - 25.

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December

18/12/2018