I’m presenting a collaboration of like-minded Digbeth-based venues The Mockingbird Bistro, Bar and Theatre & The Night Owl
SOUL SEASON aims to bring the best in soul-related film, music and food together for regular special events.
The Mockingbird is in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter The Custard Factory, Digbeth. The light and relaxing bar offers the perfect space to meet, and relax, serving fine food and drink. Their mouth-watering American bistro menu has been lovingly tailored to offer something extra special for the festive season. Their adjourning theatre and cinema space seats up to 100 guests.
The Night Owl is the Midlands only Northern Soul and Motown Club. The venue is just a 3 minute walk from The Mockingbird, situated on Lower Trinity Street in Digbeth. The sprung wooden dance floor, disco ball and upcycled bespoke décor makes it a truly unique party space.
These two amazing spaces are working together to create special events celebrating Soul with soul food, music and film.
We kick off on Saturday 21st November
AMY (2015) Dir: Asif Kapadia.
As riveting as it is sad, Amy is a powerfully honest look at the twisted relationship between art and celebrity, and the lethal spiral of addiction.
Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. (Rotten Tomatoes)
£20 tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/337076 include a soul food meal for two at Mockingbird and party at Northern Soul & Motown club The Night Owl.
Our second event is Saturday 28th November
SOUL POWER (2008) Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
The three-day music festival Zaire ’74 and the emerging musical crossover between Africa and America is documented.
Featuring some incredible performances from many 70’s soul legends including a legendary performance from James Brown, Soul Power is an exhilarating snap-shot of a bygone era.
£20 tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/337077 include a soul food meal for two at Mockingbird and party at Northern Soul & Motown club The Night Owl.
Further info – Mazzy@nightowlbirmingham.com / 07776 030 517
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