Platform 9 @ Curzon Street Station

Fri 8th September 2006

As well as a host of films, afternoon tea and special guest djs we have live performances from
SERAFINA STEER (latest Static Caravan signing)
THE DESTROYERS  vs. Mitchell and Kenyon

all taking place in Curzon Street Station
Curzon St, Digbeth, Birmingham B4 7XG
(Over the road from Millennium Point)


7 Inch Cinema and Capsule have been given the keys to Curzon St Station for the day, and will be laying down some serious audio-visual entertainment as part of a motley affiliation of arty stuff happening around Digbeth under the moniker of the EASTSIDE ARTS PICNIC. Other folks involved include Ikon Gallery, Vivid, BIAD and Craftspace.

Platform 9 will be playing host to absolutely loads of topnotch films and live music, with a running order that looks something like this…

14:00: Lucky dip
Some shorts to get you started.

14:30: Artists Valley Super 8 Showreel
Half an hour of homemade cine film and music, put together by Wolverhamptonites Stephen Wilkinson (aka Bibio, 2nd lp just out on Mush records) and Andrew Harber.

15:00: Train shorts
Railway heaven, courtesy of British Transport Films. Includes Geoffrey Jones’ Oscar-nominated Snow and a day out with John Betjeman.

16:00: Sefa Steer (live)
Brilliant singer-songwriter and harpist recently signed up with Static Caravan records.

16:30: Afternoon Tea
Refreshments, games and nice tunes courtesy of DJ Geoff (Static Caravan).

17:30: YouTube Odyssey
A journey through the netherworld of internet video with your guide, the intrepid VJ Hooker.

18:00: Slomo Video
Concentrated blast of slow-motion strangeness, including a selection of one-minute films made for the 7inch Summer Slomo Challenge.

18:30: The Destroyers vs. Mitchell and Kenyon (live)
The Mitchell and Kenyon Collection comprises over 800 films made for travelling film-shows in the 1900s, discovered in a basement in Blackburn ten years ago and painstakingly restored by the British Film Institute. Earlier this year the Destroyers were commissioned by the Flatpack Festival to accompany a few of these amazing films live, and this evening they’ll be performing a selection of the resulting scores.

19:30: Mike in Mono (live)
Exhilarating electro-pop climax courtesy of Birmingham’s own ambidextrous disco diva. Find him on Warm Circuit records.

Curzon St, Digbeth, Birmingham B4 7XG
(Over the road from Millennium Point)

The Eastside Arts Picnic is supported by Arts Council England.

Price: Free!

For more info about the Eastside Arts Picnic check:

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The destroyers:
Mike In Mono: