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Culture Jam

Culture Jam

On Saturday 14th November Culture Jam takes place at Moor Street Station and Volt on Green Street in Digbeth.

Culture Jam is a series of events organised by the British Lithuanian Youth Association in partnership with Birmingham based EC-Arts and Chiltern Railways.

Now in its third year, it celebrates and recognises the cultural contributions of Western and Eastern European creatives. This year the event will explore the shared past, present and future of British and Lithuanian culture through photography, film, art and music on such subjects as genocide, war, political emancipation, nostalgia, cultural revolution and new and emerging subcultures.

The event will launch at Moor Street Station at 3pm with traditional Eastern European delicatessen food and a presentation of Mission Siberia – A group of explorers recall the harrowing experience of a journey to Siberia, researching untold stories of genocide and mass deportation by the brutal Soviet regime during World War II, in an evocative and poignant performance. At the station there will also be a photography exhibition of the works of Lithuanian born artists Rokas Darulis and Indre Serpytyte and interior designer Rokas Rupeikis.

There will also be screenings of short art-documentaries produced by independent filmmakers from across the West Midlands and Lithuania, including a short on the demise of the MG Rover factory in Longbridge, and a hard hitting drama about the journey of an Eastern European family who move to the region.

In the evening at the Volt,  CultureJam will host live performances from Norwegian/Lithuanian cinematic six-piece Rasa Basom and electro folk pioneers Black Diamond Bay.

Culture Jam takes place at Moor Street Station from 3-7pm and 10pm-3am at Volt, 22 Green Street, Digbeth. Tickets cost £8 for both venues or £5 for each venue.

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This entry was posted on November 2, 2009 by in Art, Festival, Film, History, Music, Performance and tagged , , .
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