Tag: Birmingham

Mapping My Journey

by Ruth

Some of the stuff we’ve made with Not Right over the past couple of years will feature in an exhibition in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from this weekend.

From Gender Matters:

This exhibition explores and celebrates the living memory and history of the transgender community in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Through compelling sound, photos, video, artwork, poetry and artefacts, ‘Mapping my Journey’ brings to life the places, events and personal journeys – for some decisive and swift but for others spanning decades – which makeup the heritage of the West Midlands’ transgender community over the past sixty years.

These stories represent part of our community’s heritage and aim to capture, record and preserve unique individual experiences of being transgender.

Summer gigs

by Ruth

We’re playing up and down the country (sort of) this summer…here’s where you can catch us!

On Saturday 29th June we’re playing Clit Rock at the Cowley Club in Brighton.

The gig will be a fundraiser for anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve. Obviously this is a ridiculously important cause so if you’re in the area you should totally drop by.

There is also an awesome line-up of punky goodness, including furious socialist-feminist singer-songwriter Momma Swift, folky threesome Feralus, and the awesomely talented Cat Bear Tree, who we’re really looking forward to playing with again.

clit rock
On Sunday 28th July we’re playing a queer/riot grrrl all-dayer at Wharf Chambers in Leeds. There is a MASSIVE line-up of AWESOME QUEER/GRRRL BANDS including Mancunian electro-punk legends (hooker), pop-punk/ska lovers Jesus & His Judgemental Father, and several totally cool groups who are flying over from the USA. It’s gonna blow your shit.

…aaaaaand finally (for now) on Saturday 17th August we’re gonna be playing for UK Feminista for their Summer School at The Lounge in Selly Oak, Birmingham. Basically, if you go to the Summer School (a weekend of feminist workshops) you can see us play! Hurrah.

In which Not Right appear all over the place

by Ruth

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at Revolt – it was great to see so many people having a good time! We had some issues hearing ourselves on stage but apparently no-one noticed, which can only be a good thing. Apparently we sound like a proper band now and everything.

Talking of recent gigs, we’ve just put up some photos from Battle of the Bands. You can see them here.

Looking ahead to the future, we have many exciting gigs coming up. Here’s the ones we have confirmed at present:


Saturday 20th April
(Leamington Spa)
We’ll be playing brand new Leamington venue LAMP alongside pop-punkers Taxi Treats and blues rock band Handsome Devils Club. This looks likely to be our last gig on home turf for a little while plus we’ve got a nice long set with many, many (short) songs, so if you live locally you should totally come down to see us play. We might even play some new tunes we’ve been working on…
More details, tickets etc.
Facebook event page.

Friday 10th May (London)
We’re playing the wonderfully named National Minimum Rage at Power Lunches in Hackney. Shopping and Methodist Centre are also playing, there will be DJs from Power Queers and Cinnamon Buns, zine distros, and a screening of “She Said Boom”, a documentary about Canadian feminist punk pioneers Fifth Column.
Facebook event page.

Saturday 11th May (Birmingham)
Can’t make it to London? Well, we’ll be shuttling up to the Midlands the very next day to take part in a punk halfdayer at the Adam & Eve organised by Birmingham collective Punks Alive. There will be many awesome bands playing from 2pm onwards!
Facebook event page.

Punk Halfdayer

Thursday 30th May (Birmingham)
We’ll be returning to the Adam & Eve at the end of May for another gig with Punks Alive – this time supporting Swedish goth rockers Dark Valentine.
Punks Alive page.

Punks Alive poster

Saturday 29th June (Brighton)
A fundraiser for Daughters Of Eve: an organisation committed to preventing female genital mutilation. It’ll take place in the Cowley Club and there will be a whole host riot grrrlesque groups also playing. More details to follow – keep an eye the live page.

…aaaand finally for now, we’d like to plug the latest issue of the Alternative Female Voices Magazine – not only because it’s great (as usual) but because our song “Balls” is on the covermount CD!