IGB presents Nine Beats Collective @ The Loft – Brum Gay Village

October 2, 2022
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

The Loft (& Via Facebook Live)
143 Bromsgrove Street
Birmingham, United Kingdom, B5 6RG


October 2


03:00 pm - 05:00 pm


The Loft (& Via Facebook Live)

143 Bromsgrove Street

Birmingham, United Kingdom, B5 6RG

Inclusive Gathering Birmingham presents Nine Beats Collective at the Loft (Penthouse) in the heart of Brum’s Gay Village.

Join us for an afternoon of love, longing & lament exploring how the ancient wisdom of Jesus’ beatitudes touches our lives through music, story and spoken word.

Nine Beats Collective features an international line-up of musicians from the UK & USA. Free Entry. All are welcome!

UPDATE: Our Nine Beats Collective Line-Up for the afternoon includes …
Martin Trotman MD and keyboard
Tony Bean on bass. Tony runs MOBO award winning 5AM Productions and is one of the top producers of UK R&B
Belinda Kae on vocals
Guest artist Ben Okafor
Steve Bassett Creative Director and spoken word artist formerly with Heartbeat and then New Beginnings



About Nine Beats Collective…

NINE BEATS Collective is a collaboration of world class musicians, artists, and songwriters exploring the ancient wisdom of the beatitudes. Their highly acclaimed album ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’ is an eclectic soundscape of R&B, soul, rock/pop, acoustic threads, classical, jazz/funk, African vibes, and a hint of gospel. It’s a haunting, a cry, a new beat. It’s soul, adventure, lament, and rage. It’s a love song. And most of all it’s a movement.

Read more and listen to the music at


Inclusive Gathering Birmingham is a diverse, justice-seeking, LGBTQIA+ affirming church for ALL based in Brum’s Gay Village (City Centre). We’re a community learning to practice God’s radically inclusive love & inclusion the best we can.

We meet at the Loft on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. (No gathering on the Sunday of Pride, but a few of us will be hanging around the Loft). Our large worship gathering happens on the 1st Sunday of each month and will also be livestreamed to Facebook Live. Our other weekly gatherings are lower-key centred around spiritual connection & conversation.

We’ll have folks on hand to greet you and signs pointing you in the right direction each week. Our larger gatherings will take place upstairs in the Penthouse, and some weeks we will be in the meeting room at the back of the main restaurant.

The Loft is in the heart of the Gay Village. It is fully accessible and a short distance from New Street Station and city centre Bus Routes.

For those who may be driving in, you may be able to find free parking on the street (as it is Sunday) but you can also pay for parking at the Arcadian very nearby. If you haven’t already, please do check that your vehicle complies with the clean air zone (or you may be charged).

If there is anything we can do to make it easier for your to join in, please let us know!


Inclusive Gathering Birmingham is a community gathered together by a common dream: to become a truly inclusive faith community, where doubt and difference are a welcome part of our journey together toward Jesus. We believe that the way of Jesus leads us to the wild, radical idea that true spiritual community can be formed based on who is INCLUDED, not by who is EXCLUDED. We are a learning community, constantly growing and changing to live out this vision in new and expanding ways.
When we say “inclusion”, we mean much more than mere tolerance or welcome. We believe God wants us all to know that we actually belong. That means people of every race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, age and background, HIV status, ability and disability, theological and political conviction are loved, invited, and fully included.

We are a part of the Inclusive Church Network and the Birmingham Methodist District. Read more about what makes us tick at or send an email to to ask questions or chat.