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October 2017

Howie Payne / Patrick Brewer – Birmingham

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: HOWIE PAYNE + PATRICK BREWER Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- Howie Payne Playing with a full band, Liverpool singer-songwriter, producer, and the driving force behind the group The Stands returns to Birmingham this October WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3tNaK_r6O4 ------------- Patrick Brewer Playing with a full band, Patrick Brewer is a folk singer-songwriter inspired by John Martyn, Ryan Adams & Nick Drake. Sweet guitar riffs and raw vocals, Patrick’s music takes you to your favourite place. LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/patrickbrewermusic

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Supersonic 70s Show

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham, St. Pauls Square
Birmingham, B3 1 United Kingdom
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It’s the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as “the best 70s show of it’s kind- West End quality”.

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Dan Owen / Demi Marriner (Actress & Bishop)

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: DAN OWEN + SPECIAL GUESTS £9adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- Dan Owen Quickly establishing himself as one of the UK’s most impressive new talents, the Shrewsbury singer gained attention and critical acclaim with his deep, soulful, blues-infected tones. WATCH: https://youtu.be/BsC2hYHlG9o

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Birmingham Improv Festival 2017

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - October 29 @ 9:00 pm
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street
Birmingham, England B18 6AD United Kingdom
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Free

Welcome to Birmingham Improv Festival 2017! Back for our second year after last year’s sell-out success! “BIGGER, BETTER, BRUMMIER” Birmingham Improv Festival 2017 will take place from Monday October 23rd –  Sunday October 29th. A whole week of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches, songs, drama, cabaret, workshops, and much much more! Plus, workshops!

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Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash – Beauty of Chaos Tour

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter, St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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Featuring full 45th anniversary performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1972 ARGUS album….plus more

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The Mad Loves + Hows Harry (Actress & Bishop)

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: THE MAD LOVES + HOWS HARRY £6adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- The Mad Loves 4 piece band with influences from the psychedelic and punk genre. ------------- Hows Harry Desribed as The Neighbourhood & Foals lovechild, their unique brand of dark pop has seen them rise to the top the indie scene. WATCH: https://youtu.be/Wqc1fE2ulss

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Murder by Gaslight

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, England B3 1JP United Kingdom
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£8.50

Just in time for Halloween, a collaboration with the Don't Go Into The Cellar theatre company, to bring you a dose of Victorian theatre with bite, made all the more atmospheric by use of The Coffin Works as a performance space. A ghoulish audience with two of the most infamous poisoners in British history - William Palmer and Harvey Crippen. We invite you to encounter these murderous men of medicine as the diabolical doctors regale you with their case histories, and invite you…

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The Lovely Eggs / Mark Wynn

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: THE LOVELY EGGS + MARK WYNN £10adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- The Lovely Eggs With observational and often surreal lyrics about life, this underground psych punk rock duo from northern England have a fierce ethos that music should have no rules. WATCH: https://youtu.be/RdNfRF9pBMY ------------- Mark Wynn Semi-nude performance artist renowned for his unsettling live shows and carefree attitude to professional recording standards. WATCH: https://youtu.be/hBhvBxx6pV8

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Jared and The Mill

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: JARED & THE MILL + SPECIAL GUESTS £8adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- Jared & The Mill Soon to release their new record, the south-western indie rock band have supported the likes of Zac Brown Band, the War on Drugs, and The Killers. LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/jaredandthemill

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Charles Dickens’ Ghost Stories

October 31 @ 7:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45pm, repeating until November 11, 2017

One event on November 4, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on November 11, 2017 at 3:00pm

Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton St
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6AD United Kingdom
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Two of Charles Dickens’ most chilling tales of the supernatural -“The Signalman” & “The Haunted Man”- brought to startling life. The Signalman Dickens’ classic ghost story. When a traveller chances upon a solitary railway signalman he is drawn into a tale of ghostly premonitions, tragic occurrences and human solitude that echoes the contrasting Victorian feelings towards the nascent railway system. Beware the ringing of the signalman’s bell! The Haunted Man “Everybody said he looked like a haunted man”. As a…

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November 2017

Curved Air

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter, St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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“vibrant and edgy as ever. Sonja Kristina, the original prog diva is still as charismatic as ever looking like a glamorous gipsy queen with her flowing red hair and sparkly black dress. However, that signature voice is still as smoky and seductive as ever as she spins around the stage around her excellent musicians. Only drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa is from the original line-up but she has found some stunning new instrumentalists especially laid-back guitarist Kit Morgan whose fluent runs so…

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King Kong Company

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: KING KONG COMPANY + SPECIAL GUESTS £6adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- King Kong Company The 90s dance revivalists occupy a vital space in the realm of the Irish music scene. In what can sometimes seem like a sea of acoustic, unflavoured bedwetters, their sinister, rhythmic beats and blistering live sets offer a breath of fresh air. WATCH: https://youtu.be/DwAmAweO8eE

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Kagoule / Catholic Action

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: KAGOULE + CATHOLIC ACTION £8adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- Kagoule Nottingham trio blend post-punk, progressive indie, and ballistic originality, and have supported the likes of Dog Is Dead and Kappa Gamma. WATCH: https://youtu.be/ErSmKpCk0kA ------------- Catholic Action Catholic Action are a product of Glasgow’s famously fertile music scene but have won fans across the UK thanks to their peerless pop masterpieces. WATCH: https://youtu.be/vdpMuRXoItA

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Son Of Dave @ The Actress and Bishop

November 11 @ 7:30 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Son Of Dave

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Will Black Fall Tour ’17

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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WILL BLACK BIRMINGHAM, UK Wednesday November 15, 2017 Actress & Bishop, 36 Ludgate Hill £20 TICKETS ON SALE NOW http://bit.ly/2vkHozE Good Evening, Birmingham! Experience an epic 2.5 hour acoustic rock performance from Canadian musician Will Black as he features songs from his original album 'Dangerously Close', plus rock classics you love. ​ Will hosts Meet & Greet with friends & fans for 90 mins before the show. Admission is included in ticket purchase - everyone is VIP! 6:30 PM Doors…

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Widowspeak (Actress & Bishop)

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress & Bishop, 25 Ludgate Hill St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: WIDOWSPEAK + special guests £8adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- WIDOWSPEAK Brooklyn based dream pop quartet release their 4th album Expect The Best in August.

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The Modfathers LIVE at ‘The Actress & Bishop’ Birmingham

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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All you Jam/Paul Weller fans in Birmingham, its going to be another packed night here at 'The Actress & Bishop' on Saturday 18th November so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment and save some money on door entry. £7.00adv/£10.00 door

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Jim White / Cicada Rhythm (Actress & Bishop)

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: JIM WHITE + CICADA RHYTHM £18adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- Jim White A mind-bending joy ride of sonic influences ft a bevy of Athens, GA roots musicians, west coast indie darlings Dead Rock West & rock and roll maverick Holly Golightly. WATCH: https://youtu.be/ziZbNuZoX0Y ------------- Cicada Rhythm Born and raised in Georgia, this talented pair imitates and modernizes folk music to a rejuvenating degree. WATCH: https://youtu.be/FizEOwAx9yw

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Model Aeroplanes

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: MODEL AEROPLANES + SPECIAL GUESTS £7adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- Model Aeroplanes Dundee quartet have worked their way into the nation’s pop psyche, supporting the likes of The View, Twin Atlantic, Little Comets. WATCH: https://youtu.be/1ttlPZsQ938

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White Room

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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SONIC GUN Concerts presents White Room Following from a highly successful summer of festivals including Isle of Wight, Y Not, and Reading and Leeds, where they earned plaudits for their enigmatic and raucous live sets, White Room takes to The Actress & Bishop for a headline show. The band are set to release their new EP this November and have garnered attention from the likes of Tom Robinson (Radio 6 Music), Phil Clifton and John Kennedy (Radio X), and Shell…

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December 2017

Ember Weir / Sunday 44

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: EMBER WEIR + SUNDAY 44 £6adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com -------- Ember Weir Born out of the ashes of their previous band, Ember Weir continue where they left off, bringing forward big symphonic riffs, coupled with the softest ballads. LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/emberweir -------- Sunday 44 Referred to as "the future of metal", Sunday 44 have been tearing through the West Midlands gigging circuit since 2013. With their debut self-titled EP they continue to fly the flag for…

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Sebastian Tree

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: SEBASTIAN TREE + special guests £5 early birds / £7 adv Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com ------------ Sebastian Tree Following a sold out show at The Cuban Embassy in September, Sebastian Tree returns to Birmingham this December to headline the Actress & Bishop. WATCH: https://youtu.be/KB9v9qUnoEM

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Mr Charles Dickens Narrates Another Christmas Carol

December 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, England B3 1JP United Kingdom
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£8.50

A Christmas performance by 'Don't Go Into The Cellar'; Victorian theatre with bite! Mr Charles Dickens is pleased to invite you all to a public reading of this previously-undiscovered festive tale. Learn of the curious Christmas spent by Mr Gabriel Grubb, of his tumultuous tumble through time, and of the miscellany of fools and phantoms he encountered thereat. Please be aware that this performance is NOT SUITABLE for children under the age of 12, due to the subject matter. This…

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