AN EVE WITH THE STEVE

AN EVE WITH THE STEVE

Coldwar Comes to Hockley

Brummie, Chris Spencer — incorrectly known to the entire country as Cold War Steve — is the man behind one of the most surreal art projects in living memory. Since 2016 he's been Tweeting photoshopped dystopian images of bleak UK settings most of which include Eastenders star Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell) looking hopelessly on at satirically dark scenes of politicians and celebrities. His collages have captured Brexit Britain, our country during COVID and any number of other wildly bleak, but somehow obscurely LOLzy historical moments, driving his following on Twitter alone to 430,000. Now, a new series of events launched by the team at Digbeth Dining Club, Second City's Finest, will celebrate some of the biggest and best names to come out of Brum, by inviting them to a Q&A-style evening at Hockley Social Club. And Chris will be "in conversation" on April 2, with tickets costing just £10. He'll be talking about how he started all of this on his way to work on a Birmingham bus, photoshopping as he went, and where it has all taken him now. I know he will, because I'll be asking the questions! I'm bound to say this then, but it's not one to miss. A proper hero of Birmingham, and he will HATE IT when I call him that. Book


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