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Lectures & Events

Birmingham UFO Group holds lectures from international speakers who have made outstanding leaps in the understanding and development of the UFO subject. We also hold regular documentary nights and other events.

We would like to state that everybody is welcome to our meetings and lectures and membership is not required. BUFOG welcomes all new comers, whether you have previous knowledge of the subject or completely new to it. Note that BUFOG is not a money making organization in any way, and entrance fees go towards paying for the venue and events.

Venue Location
Hot Shots Snooker Club, 100 Crosswells Road, Oldbury, Birmingham B688HH

November 2014 - Shaun Coates Lecture

1st November 2014 - Bonnybridge Sky Watch

October 2014 - George Gregg Lecture

18th September 2014 - Dave Hodrien Lecture - UFOs and the Music Industry

Date: Thursday 18th September 2014
Time: 7.30-11.30pm
Venue: Hot Shots Snooker Club function room, 100 Crosswells Road, Oldbury, Birmingham, B688HH
Price: £5.00 members £5.50 non-members

Dave Hodrien

UFO's & The Music Industry

Since the early 20th century UFOs have inspired musical artists around the globe and have led to the creation of many UFO and alien related tracks, as well as a general fascination with the subject in the music world. In this fun and informative brand new lecture, BUFOG Chairman Dave Hodrien will take you through the history of UFO-related tunes and explain the inspiration for some of these songs. He will cover many excellent examples of both artists and individual tracks who have been heavily influenced by the subject of ufology as well as some musicians who claim to have experienced UFO incidents of their own. You'll hear some amazing stories where the lines of Ufology and Rock N Roll cross. The lecture will also feature a video interview with well known UFO themed band CEIV.

In addition to this, Dave is proud to welcome contactee and rock musician "Unnamed 23-1", and his band mates, who will be playing on stage a new track they are in the process of writing themed on their own contact experiences. The report on these experiences is due to be added to the site in the coming months. Dave's wife Katie Hodrien will also be attending, and will play a folk rock song she has written themed on time travel and particle physics.

With many video and audio clips throughout, the evening promises to be a treat for both your eyes and ears! Hope to see you there.

13th September 2014 - Cannock Chase Skywatch


BUFOG's previous sky watch was at the Malvern Hills. However for this one we have decided to return to our regular sky watch location of Cannock Chase. The area is widely believed to be one of the UK's UFO hot spots, and there have been numerous impressive sightings reported over the years. On Saturday 13th September we will once again head out to the chase in the hopes of seeing something unusual in the sky.

Whether you are an official BUFOG member or not you are more than welcome to join us! As with our previous sky watches at the location, we plan to meet at the bar of The Barns hotel between 7.30-8.00pm. At around 9pm when the sun starts to set we will then drive in convoy to the location for the sky watch, an area of Cannock Chase with good sky visibility in most directions. There is a short walk from the car parking area up a gentle slope.

The highly renowned "BBQ Master" Paul will once more be attending and will be cooking up some free hot food for everyone! You are welcome to bring along other food and drinks if you wish.

There is no set end time, you are free to stay as long as you want to. Weather permitting, we will remain there until everyone decides to leave.

Date: Saturday 13th September 2014
Meet Up Time: 7.30-8.00pm

Meet Up Location: The Barns, Cock Sparrow Lane, Cannock WS12 4PB

Sky Watch Location: Just off Broadhurst Green Road, Teddesley Hay, WS12 4

Check List:

- Warm clothing
- Waterproofs (Hopefully not to be used)
- Torch
- Digital/video camera (preferably with low light or night vision settings)
- Binoculars
- Notepad & pen
- Snacks/drinks

For further information or to confirm you are planning to attend contact Dave Hodrien on or 07990576577.

August 2014 - The Hidden Hand

July 2014 - Andy Russell Lecture - UFOs & The FOIA

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