Canvas Conference 2015

It’s coming up to 383 Project’s annual Canvas Conference! Canvas is back for its fourth year in Birmingham, with a stronger line-up than ever. With speakers from the likes of Graze, Etsy, Medium, NASA and TED, this day event reveals the insider stories from teams building some of the world’s most useful products & services. Over … [Read more…]

Spooky goings-on across Birmingham

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We’ve spotted a two tempting Halloween-themed events taking place at the end of the month… Aston Hall’s Haunted House on the Hill “As part of Aston Hallowe’en one of Britain’s most haunted buildings is open for an immersive evening ghost tour you won’t forget. Spirits, shocks, gore and plenty of scares; these nights of terror will leave … [Read more…]

Cultivate – DASH Arts


Organised by DASH, Cultivate is a mentoring programme for emerging disabled visual artists across the West Midlands designed to enable them access to opportunities and practical specialist support to develop their practice. A three year programme, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Applications are now open for the opportunity, and … [Read more…]

Shout Festival of Queer Arts & Culture 2015

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Shout Festival returns to Birmingham 12th-22nd November. My highlights include:- The Sissy’s Progress at mac Birmingham. “Nando Messias was beaten up on the street in an act of homophobic hatred. After years of dreaming up his response, he presents The Sissy’s Progress, a spectacle of surprise, questioning and hyper-flamboyance. Part installation, part dance-theatre, part walking performance, … [Read more…]



There’s a treat for film fans at mac birmingham at the moment. Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s installation Steenbeckett is taking up the first floor gallery – only the fourth time it’s ever been shown. Two thousand feet of 35mm film (of a Samuel Beckett play featuring John Hurt) is continuously and precariously moving around the … [Read more…]

LPAP Here and Now


LPAP HERE AND NOW 3rd October, 11am – 4pm, St John’s Church, Longbridge Join Longbridge Public Art Project (LPAP) on the 3rd October 2015 to celebrate the past, present and future of Longbridge. See historical research by artists and local residents as well as finding out about the art work being developed for Longbridge. On … [Read more…]

October Digbeth First Friday

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It’s Digbeth First Friday! Digbeth comes alive on the first Friday of each month with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected spaces, live music, street food and more. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening this evening across Digbeth: First Friday Frolics for Calais at The Edge – Cabaret: Tall tales, enigmatic characters & merriment from … [Read more…]