What’s on at Ort Cafe

Ort CafeMay 2012 Programme

4th May

Live Jazz with the Toby Boalch Quartet with Gareth Fowler (guitar), Euan Palmer (drums) & Hamish Livingstone (bass). The band plays arrangements of standards & some of Toby’s     own compositions. From 8.30pm, Free

5th May

Private View of Measure A Solo Exhibition by Pedro Pires showing Photography and Mechanisms, www.pedropires.pt, from 6pm, Free

The Soloists Night showcasing local talent in the form of an organised open-mic night. Headliner: Banjo Dave www.youtube.com/user/DaveyRhodes, from 8pm, Free

6th May

A Coffee Afternoon with Craig from 6/8 Kafe to answer all your questions and showing you how to roast, grind, pour, froth and enjoy a good cup of coffee (or Luxury Tea!) This event is a UK Coffee Week event to raise money for Project Waterfall  www.allegrafoundation.com/Project-Waterfall.aspx

1pm, Free profits to Project Waterfall

9th May

Science Discussion on Nuclear Power, no scientific experience required, from 7pm, Free

10th May

Bicycology An entertaining and informative night of pedal-powered films and lively conversation about the dominant role of cars in our culture. From 8.30pm, Free

11th May

Blue Cross Tea Party A charitable afternoon selling cakes and books. All proceeds go to the Blue Cross, from 5pm, Free entry

Live Jazz with Hamish’s Titanic Ensemble playing The White Star Line Songbook,

commissioned to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic. Tobie Carpenter (Guitar) Laura Collins (Voice/Cello), Katy-Ellen Bryce (Viola), Euan Palmer (Drums), Hamish Livingstone (Double-Bass). From 8.30pm, Free

12th May

Live Music by Caution Elephant supported by Shohei Kobayashi, from 8.30pm, £3

16th May

Private View of the Solo Exhibition by Alex Botten followed by live music by Alex’s musical alter ego Alex Charles + special guests www.alexbotten.co.uk, from 6pm, Free

18th May

Live Jazz with Cabal launching their new album inspired by 1940’s cinema & children’s television with a FREE COPY for everyone at the gig as well as performing the entire record live. Sam Wooster (Trumpet), Nick Jurd (Bass), Euan Palmer (Drums), 8.30pm Free

19th May

Henna Workshop with Navida, from 12 noon, Free

The weird and beautiful Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos www.sexyweirdos.co.uk return to Ort! They will be supported by the fantastic Mellow Peaches www.myspace.com/mellowpeaches

From 8.30pm, £3

24th May

Occupy Birmingham UK Film Festival, from 8pm, Free

25th May

Live Jazz with Gambol  with Chris Mapp (bass), Lluis Mather (Sax/Flute), Sam Wooster (Trumpet), Jim Bashford (drums) & Dan Nicholls (keys). Chris’ compositions use samples of sounds made from balti dishes, markets & football matches, from 8.30pm, Free

26th May

Swap Shop Bring something you no longer want swap if for something you do! 1pm, free

Layla Tutt + Special Guests Layla will be inviting local musicians to join her for a beautiful evening of musical delights to welcome in The Summer’, from 8.30pm, £3

27th May

Book Club May meeting reading “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy, a handful of free copies are available at Ort, on a first come first get one basis, meet at 3.30pm, free

30th May

Private View of Olympia Polymeni’s Solo Exhibition www.olympiapolymeni.com 6pm, free

31st May

Live Jazz with Daniele Martini, Dom Lash and Mark Sanders 8.30pm, Free

For more up-to-date info about events visit www.ortcafe.co.uk and facebook.com/ortcafe

Ort. at The Old Print Works
500-506 Moseley Road
Balsall Heath B12 9AH