There are plenty of events on at the café throughout the festival week; here’s a selection that Friction are hosting.
Monday 20th October
Albert Smith and Friction Arts host ‘Conversation, Bread and a Cuppa’ on Monday 20th October from 3pm – 6pm in the Township Café. Come and share stories and break bread with this former Josie resident and comedian. Sessions are drop-in but we recommend you spend at least half an hour with Albert! And if you miss him then you can catch Albert for late night comedy as part of the Late Night Comedy evening from 10pm.
From 5pm on Thursday 23rd October we welcome you to an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony led by Tasfir from Addis Café, Stratford Rd. This is a relaxing, aromatic ceremony with delicious coffee, popcorn and incense.
From 6pm we also welcome ethnomusicologist Peter Cooke who will share stories of his life’s work researching the music of Uganda. Peter will bring his collection of Ugandan instruments including amadinda xylophones for an informal workshop, and all welcome to join in.
Then at 7pm we invite you to listen to our Tin Can Choir – surprises in store as we bring you unique songs and poetry created with local artists and community members responding to stories of home, Africa, Birmingham and beyond.
From 9.30pm on Friday 24th we are delighted to present Inclement Quartet and guests. Live music with international artists playing original sounds from South Africa to Swaziland, Birmingham and beyond.
Finally on the evening of Friday 24th the party moves to the Edge where we will host the Fringe Afterparty for the festival. You’re welcome to join us and party with the crew of atists and volunteers
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We hope something there has wet your whistle, but if not there is full information of other events at http://macbirmingham.co.uk/ – pop in to the cafe and meet the team. We’d love to see you!