Fresh from winning Best Documentary at the Hip Hop Film Festival NYC NG83 When We Were B Boys arrives in Birmingham at Mac Birmingham!

Part of a day of events curated by Kalaboration:
5pm – 7pm(FOYLE STUDIO) – Breaking Session & Graffiti by Panda of

7pm – 8.15pm(BAR) – Visionbombing VJ set from Lutf Laiq AKA DJ PSYKHOMANTUS

8.30pm – 10.30pm(CINEMA) – Film screening with Q&A featuring Hanifa Mcqueen Hudson, Silence da Nomad, N9ne, Claude Knight and Luke Scott.





The film follows five former breakdancers as they reflect on their youthful rites of passage through the vibrant Hip Hop scene of the early 1980s and how it allowed them to escape the confines of life on inner city council estates. As the wild energy of the scene burned out their adolescent dreams met the realities of adulthood. But the scene had a lasting legacy on their lives – once a B Boy, always a B Boy… and then a tragic event gives them an unexpected chance to recapture the past.

Full of archive footage of b boy crews and battles NG83 When We Were B Boys shines a light on this important but forgotten era in British youth culture.

Source: NG83 When We Were B Boys & Q&A plus events – Birmingham




Project Birmingham are proud to announce our latest collaborative event, with our good friends over at Flatpack. We will be screening the hilarious 90s cult classic, House Party. Followed by an awesome evening of DJs and dancing. Packed full of 90s tunes, hip hop and laughs, it’s set to be a great night. We will be down at Spotlight in Digbeth, a great venue that know how to host a great party. So come on down for loads of fun.

For those of you who haven’t come across Flatpack: Assemble, they are the awesome gang behind the annual Flatpack Film Festival. They’re doing some amazing work to bring exciting film experiences to the beautiful people of Birmingham.

This screening is part of BFI Black Star in partnership with Flatpack: Assemble, Project Birmingham, Kalaboration and Spotlight.

Tickets will be available on the door, but seats are limited, so book in advance to guarantee a place and save a few quid.

Tickets £3 in advance, £5 on the door.
Tickets available through the Flatpack website.

Dir: Reginald Hudlin
USA 1990, 100 mins
Cert: 15

Hip-hop duo Kid ‘n Play feature as two high school students hoping to throw the ultimate house party, which will guarantee them popularity, fame and (of course) girls. Kid getting grounded throws a spanner in the works, and he has to beat the odds to reach the party on time. Featuring an iconic dance-off, rap battles and a soundtrack with music from artists like Flavour Flav and Kid ‘n Play themselves, this cult comedy is set to get you jumpin’.

9.30pm: Doors open
10pm: Our feature presentation
11:30pm: DJs and after party



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