M5 Mile Artist Commission

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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

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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

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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…]

Roger Hiorns: Untitled (a retrospective view of the pathway)

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Ikon and Birmingham Cathedral present a new site-specific work by Birmingham-born artist Roger Hiorns, Untitled (a retrospective view of the pathway), 2016 Working with the choir of St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham, the event sees choristers undertake Choral Evensong whilst lying on their backs on the floor, within the nave of the church, rather than standing … [Read more…]

The future of The Old Print Works

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Came across this today… The Old Print Works has been active in Balsall Heath now for over 4 years hosting events, letting spaces to designer makers and holding classes and open workshops for the community. The charity that runs the space (Make It Sustainable Ltd) wants to do more with the space by applying for funding … [Read more…]

Spectra: Seek/Find

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Spectra: Seek/Find Fri 17 Jun, 7pm | Sat 18 Jun, 12:30pm and 4pm | Tickets £8 (£6) | Cannon Hill Park & Outdoor Arena | All ages | Tickets: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/spectra-seek-find Come along on a beautiful beast of a multi-sensory promenade, immersive performance experience made by a mixed community and professional cast. Taste, feel, see, smell and … [Read more…]

Longbridge Public Art Project Summer School

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Longbridge Public Art Project (LPAP) is offering recent graduates in art, design or media related subjects (such as Art & Design, Fine Art, Performance, Music, Visual Communication and Architecture) the opportunity to further their artistic practice and career. During a two month long Summer School, participants will have opportunities to learn new skills, attend talks … [Read more…]

Clipping the Church

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On Saturday 11 June, Birmingham-based Czech artist Tereza Buskova will revitalise a very old English tradition and bring it back to the city. Working with the local community, she will reinterpret the custom of ‘Clipping the Church’ in an event which will explore motherhood and investigate British identity through its traditions. Derived from the Anglo-Saxon … [Read more…]