Patrón TequilaSource: Patrón the Summer

‘PATRÓN THE SUMMER’ ARRIVES IN BIRMINGHAM THIS WEEKEND!

This weekend, Patrón Tequila will host the second stop on its ‘Patrón The Summer’ cocktail tour at street food and drink venue, Hawker Yard, Birmingham.Throughout the summer, Patrón will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK, delivering simply perfect Patrón summer cocktails. Crafted by the most celebrated local bartenders in town, these cocktails include a mix of refreshing summer favourites, twists on classics and locally-inspired serves.

For visitors of Hawker Yard, the ‘Patrón The Summer’ cocktail airstream will serve three hero summer serves alongside a specially created serve for Birmingham, based on local trends and insight.

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The airstream will be there from 5pm – Midnight on Friday 23rd June and 12pm – 12am on Saturday 24th June and will feature Mexican street food traders, The Mexican Bean, along with the infamous DJ Silence, providing the tunes for the night.

Mixologist, Thomas Matthews of The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge, will be serving up his own creation, Patrón British Summer Time, garnished with an apple fan and mint sprig. This refreshing cocktail with be alongside the Patrónic (a tequila-interpretation of the classic Gin and Tonic), a classic Patrón Margarita and the refreshingly fruity Patrón Paloma, made with grapefruit soda.

Each hero cocktail is made using Patrón Silver tequila, a 100% Weber Blue Agave tequila that mixes flawlessly into any cocktail, especially those that traditionally call for vodka, gin
or white rum.

Talking of his creation, Thomas Matthews, Assistant Bar Manager of The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge, said: “I wanted to create something that would be super refreshing for the British Summer, even though it only tends to last a week, but also
build in layers of flavour. The bergamot and apple really boost the summer vibes but the gentian and quinine provide a moreish, dry finish to the drink that makes you want to keep sipping. The curvature of the apple garnish holds beautiful synergy with the iconic Birmingham Bull Ring building. All of the flavours used compliment the Patrón Reposado tequila and its delicious balance of oak and citrus.”

The ‘Patrón The Summer’ cocktail airstream will feature an interactive mural photo wall, take a picture on your phone and tag using the #PatronTheSummer hashtag and your picture will automatically be printed out on site.

If you miss Thomas at the ‘Patrón The Summer’ cocktail airstream, his Patrón British Summer Time will be available as a special at The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge in Birmingham all weekend.

The Patrón The Summer initiative will be touring the UK and US this summer, for more information please visit www.patronthesummer.com

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THEN CHECK FOR US NEXT WEEKEND AT THE FEEL THE VIBE LAUNCH AT THE SAME PLACE WITH THE FEEL THE VIBE CREW, PSYKHOMANTUS AND KEY INFINITY DROPPIN FOOT AT THE YARD.

 

 

The Feel The Vibe DJ crew are bout to come through with the freshest summer groove nights of funkadelic sounds at Birmingham’s wavyest upcoming outdoor bar and street food venue Hawker Yard!

Consisting of:


The international spinner and Head of Feel The Vibe DJ Jam Fu
https://soundcloud.com/gtjam

The Unspeakable‘s intergalactic mistro DJ Unpronounceable

https://www.mixcloud.com/alextnaz/

Open Circles Arts & Entertainment guru and soul hitting selecta DJ Silence
https://www.mixcloud.com/ThaTarmacNomad/

This month’s special guest DJ is UK DMC Champion and former member of the Birmingham DJ/Turntablist crew A Few Good Men. The man behind VisionBombing. Psykhomantus. He not only spins at clubs and parties but also at Comedy Clubs, Spoken Word events as well as big live stage shows, supporting artists from the likes of DJ Cash Money, Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow, Furious 5, Soweto Kinch, Gza (Wu-Tang Clan), Slum Village, The Pharcyde, DJ Jazzy Jeff just to name a few. Since 2003 Psykhomantus has been working as A musical director and live on stage performer in theatre, with Kwesi Johnson’s 2003 & 2006 Hip Hop theatre hit show “A Hiphopstory-Looking For A Perfect Beat”, and Jonzi D’s “Open Art Surgery” & “Freesyle Funk Forum” by Breakin’ Convention. Psykhomantus is the one and only turntablist in the UK to take turntablism to theatre which helped him to present his 2013 project “Drunken Juggles: The Eight Drunken Immortals Technique” (featuring MadFlow) which was prerformed at Birmingham’s Hippodrome that same year.

Music from:
Disco, Funk, Reggae, Oldschool/Newschool Hip-hop/R&B, Trap, Garage, Bassline, Grime, Future Beats/Soulection and many more rhythms!

Drinks Deals:
£2 Jagerbombs and 2 for 1 cocktails!

Source: Feel The Vibe Launch Night!

PHEEEEEW!!!!!! WE MADE IT!!

We survived putting together the B-side Hip Hop Festival and also Break Mission x Just Jam INTL 2017!!

It was a great experience, maaad tingz!! dunno what to say except thanks to everyone involved and who participated, donated, volunteered, performed, battled, shared or showed up!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM FUNK STYLERS TELEVISION IN THE PLAYLIST BELOW WILL GIVE YOU A TASTE.

TILL NEXT YEAR, BOOK YA TICKETS EARLY!!!

THANK YOU AND PEACE!

Official Rules & Regulations of The Ultimate StreetDance Crew Competition.

Please make sure that you register at the Main Entrance at Birmingham Hippodrome for 9.30am on Sun 21 May 2017. We have moved the registration to the Main Entrance to allow for more space.

These are the rules and regulations of The Ultimate StreetDance Competition taking place on May 21st. This manual contains the entry requirements, procedure, rules and regulations for participating in this competition.

The Ultimate StreetDance Crew Comp

Putting the art of group freestyle dance back into focus, expanding the skill set and raising the bar again.

We are here to find the of ultimate hip hop dance crew. Groups that can not only perform organised choreography on a commercial stage, but can also take care of business freestylin in a club, in a park, in any cypher, in any battle on any street! Too much focus has been placed on one medium of performance, we want expand the skill set.

Crews of max 10 Crewmembers

Format: Qualifying 1st round showcase.

1st Round will be a performance round we are looking for groups of no more than 10 members. The performance must consist of the dance styles of Hip Hop and related styles i.e. Breakin, Rockin, Poppin, Lockin, Hip Hop Freestyle/Social, Krump, Waakin, etc…

These Dance styles together we term STREETDANCES. For the first round groups can either be specialists of one style or can combine multiple StreetDance styles into their performance which should last no longer than 3 minutes, with a minimum of 1 minute.

Groups must show the streetdance styles they do with skill and creativity as individuals and a group, smooth transitions between the two will be rewarded with context, music and themes portrayed.

All dancers must start on stage and must remain on stage for the whole of their performance time and use as much of the stage as necessary for their performance.

Scoring the Routine

The Hip Hop Crew routine is evaluated according to the Performance and Skill criteria for the highest possible total score of 200 points.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA AND POINT VALUE:

PERFORMANCE (MAX SCORE: 50)

Judges will give points for the quality of the overall performance. The quality of the music productions, quality and level of the dance performance, energy, quality of routines, transitions, formations, originality, creativity, presentation, technique, use of music.

CREATIVITY (MAX: 20)

Bonus points will be given for higher levels of creativity regarding creation of/and original use of moves in each of the known ‘StreetDance styles’, original combinations

FORMATIONS, STAGING, SPACING (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will be awarded for groups that have extra creative, complex and efficient use of the whole stage. Imaginative, unique and difficult formations, accurate and consistent spacing, creative and technical use of different levels, partner moves, movements and patterns.

PRESENTATION/THEME (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will awarded to groups that give and show extra special attention to details in their presentation and having a theme and then sticking to it and showing throughout their performance.

SHOWMANSHIP/ENTERTAINMENT/AUDIENCE APPEAL & REACTION (MAX: 10)

Groups will receive bonus points for great showmanship, gravitas, creating/raising the energy of the crowd, ability to interact with the audience to.

SKILL CRITERIA AND POINT VALUE:

 

SKILL (MAX SCORE: 30)

The judges will evaluate the overall execution and difficulty of the StreetDance style(s) performed; popping, locking, breaking, hip hop, house, etc. The judges will consider the quality of movement throughout the routine, including arm, leg and body placement, combinations of three levels-floor, standing and air. Execution of flips and power moves.

MUSICALITY  (MAX: 30)

Performance and choreography corresponding to timing and music usage and the crew’s ability to perform simultaneously to the music. Movements and patterns performed to the simulated sounds of the crewmembers in the absence of recorded music (e.g., foot stomping, hand clapping, vocals, etc.) will also be considered musicality and judged similarly.

Musicality – Beat Technique/Syncopation – The movements within the routine must demonstrate musical structure and style, i.e., using rhythmic variations emphasizing upbeat, downbeat, tempo and accents in single, double, halftime and syncopated musical patterns.

Musicality – Moves Related to Music – Staying in time with the music, moving to the beat of the music, and using identifiable phrases to construct the routine’s choreography.

SYNCHRONISATION / TIMING  (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will be awarded to groups performing, showing higher levels of synchronisation and timing though the whole group and their performance.

EXECUTION/CONTROLLED MOBILITY AND STABILISATION  (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will be awarded to performances that show higher levels of control of moves, movements and tricks.

DIFFICULTY AND EXECUTION OF AUTHENTIC STREET DANCE STYLES  (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will be awarded to performances that show higher levels of execution of the named StreetDance styles and raise the stakes by performing more difficult and complex moves & steps.

VARIETY OF STREET DANCE STYLES  (MAX:10)

Bonus points will be awarded to the performances that show a contextual variety of styles instead of just throwing a whole heap of styles together and not showing a nice blend between them.

SEMI-FINALS & FINAL ROUNDS/ CREW BATTLES.

The format on these rounds will be a head-to-head crew battle with a live DJ playing a constant mix of music related to all the ‘STREETDANCE’ styles for the duration of the rounds. For example crew  Breakin battles at UK BBoy Champs but with all hip hop styles and music. THE DANCERS USED IN THE SEMI-FINALS & FINAL ROUNDS MUST BE THE SAME ONES USED IN THE PRELIMS/QUALIFICATION ROUND!!  Barring severe injury to any dancer, all crew members must be present. If they cannot participate in the battle, they must stay and support their crew!

Duration of these rounds are:

SEMI FINALS – 7 MINS

FINALS – 10 MINS

The battle will be judged on dance skills and performance of the whole group and the individuals within the battle.

  • Musicality, adaptation and flow with what and how the DJ plays the music
  • When routines are performed, which crew within the battle had the best, most creative and synchronised.
  • Tactics use within the battle
  • Dance variation and vocabulary
  • Crowd entertainment, reaction and showmanship.

At the end of the battle the judges will decide which crew did the best by show of hands after a countdown by host. The crew with the most votes wins.

Competition Floor for Crews of 10 crewmembers

The standard competition floor is 30’ x 30’ (9.1 meters x 9.1 meters). The competition organizer may adjust the size of the

performance floor and must notify all participants in advance of the competition.  Under no circumstance will the

competition floor be less than 20’ deep x 30’ wide (6.1 meters x 9.1 meters).

The following is a list of Street Dance Styles from early foundation to present from which crews are advised to choose from*:  

Lockin

Poppin

Bboyin /Bgirlin  (breakin)

Waackin /Punkin

Voguein

House Dance

Party Dances or Club Dances (popular or trendy dances)

Hip Hop Dance/Choreography

Krumpin

Steppin / Gumboots

DanceHall

Source: Midlands Ultimate Street Dance Crew Competition

TO SEE THE FINALE BOOK YOUR FREE SEAT TO GUARRANTEE ENTRY:

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/b-side-hip-hop-festival-finale-2/

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/b-side-hip-hop-festival-2017/

Calling all street dance crews!

Can you street dance? Can you freestyle as well as showcase the best routines? Want to perform on the main stage at Birmingham Hippodrome?

Have you got what it takes to be crowned Midlands Ultimate Street Dance Crew?

Qualification will take place on the main stage at Birmingham Hippodrome from 9.30am-1pm and the top four crews will then will battle it out head to head at the B-SIDE Festival Finals on Sun 21 May from 4pm!

FREE TO ENTER
No age limits
3 mins per crew
10 members max per crew
All street styles welcome: Poppin, Lockin, Breakin, Hip-Hop, House, Mixed Style

QUALIFIERS
Each crew (max 10 members) must perform a dance routine (MAX 3 MINS) and offer a mix of formats (solos, duets etc) to showcase your strongest style. Music for the showcase can be your own mix brought on memory stick / aux lead.

SEMI-FINALS & FINALS
Crews perform dance routine then go head-to-head, 1 dancer at a time, commandos or short routines with 100% freestyle the aim, responding to the live DJ’s music selection (MAX 10 MINS)

WINNING CREW WILL RECEIVE:
£500 Cash Prize
Medals & Trophy
Goody bags
New crew kits from Hay Bay Kicks (max 10 branded t-shirts with crew names, plus beanies)
A performance spot at Birmingham Weekender 2017
Up to 10 tickets to Jungle Book at Birmingham Hippodrome PLUS other shows to be announced
Up to 10 tickets to Breakin’ Convention at The Rep

AND the honour of being named Midlands Ultimate Street Dance Crew!!!!

Our selected Judges will be looking for CREATIVITY, PERFORMER SKILLS and STREET DANCE / HIP HOP KNOWLEDGE demonstrated through MUSIC SELECTION, ADAPTATION, TECHNIQUE and FLOW. Sign up and STAND OUT!

1.Boogie Frantick LA, USA (Step Up / MZK / Gr818ERS)
2.Henry Link NYC,USA (Elite Force / Mop Top)
3.JustRok , HONG KONG (MZK/FlGngz)
4.Rochka France (Criminalz Crew)
5.

ENTER NOW BY CLICKING LINK BELOW!!!!
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RNMPHQH

This event is part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival 2017, produced by Birmingham Hippodrome CREATIVE.

CREWS
Holte Crew
Infamous
Little Nugz Academy
LITTLE NUGZ ADADEMY
Ultra Mega Awesome
Heavy Reign
Key Infinity
So Damn Hype
Konoha Crew
TNT
BDC

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Hip Hop will be taking over Southside’s public places and theatre spaces again in 2017, with a range of workshops, talks, pop-up performances, film, street dance and b-boy/girl battles, spoken word, D/VJ’s and graffiti artists.

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B-SIDE Festival brings together the city region’s many hip hop talents and is produced by Birmingham Hippodrome CREATIVE.

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/b-side-hip-hop-festival-2017/

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Source: B-Side Hip-Hop Festival – Events