Torcher Chamber Arkestra


Craftspace in partnership with mac birmingham present a unique one hour performance by the Torcher Chamber Arkestra, seen live for the first time in England, led by glass artist Carrie Fertig and featuring composer Alistair MacDonald  and percussionist Stu Brown. In this unusual collaboration Carrie Fertig creates a series of glass instruments, live, using the … [Read more…]

JQ Festival and Open Studios – this weekend

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Adrienne from We are Frilly alerted us to these events happening in the Jewellery Quarter this weekend: Jewellery Quarter Festival Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July Starting Friday 22 July at 4pm with an after work party, this three-day festival celebrates the unique blend of heritage and thriving creative innovation in this quirky corner of Birmingham. The weekend will … [Read more…]

Summer in Southside

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With suitable weather upon us, this weekend Summer in Southside brings the seaside to the city. Over the weekend, experience a vibrant carnival atmosphere where Hurst Street will be transformed with seaside sights, sounds and silliness. Be swept away by nautical encounters from a cod choir, deep-sea divers and even some pirates. Play on wooden street … [Read more…]

Warwick Bar Summer Fete


Join Warwick Bar this Saturday for a free day of family fun, films, art installations, open studios, activity workshops, a craft market, live music, street food and drinks! Grand Union’s studio artists will be opening their doors to the public, offering a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes. Edible Eastside will open their doors … [Read more…]

M5 Mile Artist Commission


MADE are looking to commission five artists from Birmingham and the Black Country to enliven a space under the M5 motorway in Sandwell for a one day event on Saturday 16 July 2016. The commissions are inspired by MADE’s vision for a Black Country Garden City utilising a neglected section of land under the raised … [Read more…]

Yarningham – Birmingham’s new yarn festival


Yarningham is a new yarn festival produced by Stitches and Hos, Brum’s motley crew of enthusiasts for all things knitted, crocheted and stitched. Taking place over the weekend of 16 and 17 July at Stirchley Baths, it will feature stalls from independent yarn producers from across the UK…and two live alpacas (called Cookies and Cream). … [Read more…]

Hidden Spaces

Hidden Spaces runs until the end of the month offering opportunities to explore buildings in Birmingham that aren’t always open to the public, interesting architectural tours and events. This year’s festival features: An open day at Moseley Road Baths. Tours of the Gun Barrel Proof House. Tolkien Tour of Birmingham with Two Towers Brewery. City … [Read more…]