5 – 6pm
Artist Talk: Barbara Mihályi
We kick the evening off with a talk by artist-in-residence for the past month, Hungarian artist Barbara Mihályi.
6 – 8pm
Barbara Mihályi: Terra Firma
‘Terra Firma’ means solid earth; the earth beneath our feet, a sense of longing and belonging to a place. The exhibition brings together a collection of photographs and videos produced by Barbara Mihályi during her residency in Birmingham. Barbara spent four weeks living and working on a narrowboat at Sherborne Wharf and exploring Birmingham’s waterways walking, cycling, boating, encountering and questioning, picturing and filming along the way.
8pm – late
Eastern Bloc Disco **Hungarian Special**
Wayne Burrows presents a special Hungarian edition of Eastern Bloc Disco, playing soul, rock, psychedelia, disco, pop, folk and more, as released by the official state record labels of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and East Germany between the early 1960s and mid-1980s. For this session - to accompany the launch of a new exhibition by Barbara Mihályi - there will be a heavy emphasis on the music of Hungary.
Wayne is currently working with Centrala to develop an archival Eastern Bloc Songs exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring during the summer of 2018.