Birmingham Architecture Festival is happening this weekend – their launch party is in fact tonight. Here is a small selection of CiB’s highlights/recommendations, but do be sure to read up on the programme yourself to see what other activities you could be getting up to this weekend.
KINO 10 are showing a series of short films over the weekend at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. They’re all building related (of course) and feature shorts that explore Brutalist architecture, Urban explorers, the invasion of New York City by Space Invaders, MACE footage of Birmingham in the 1970s, and Billboard artists, amongst others.
On Saturday, KINO 10 are showing an exclusive intimate screening of ‘one of the best documentaries of the last decade’, You’ve Been Trumped, at 6/8 Kafé at 7.45pm.
Funny, inspiring and heart-breaking, the film brings to light the appalling way Trump abused the residents of the estate, destroyed an ecosystem and broke promises he never intended to keep.
KINO 10 have some special events coming up over the next few months, so keep an eye out for them – you’ll probably hear first on their twitter.
I went on two of Ben’s walks as part of Flatpack festival and loved them both, and I absolutely recommend Still Walking events. Tickets are £5 – really good value.
Every inch of the town and city around us has been designed, shaped and has a job to do. Material World examines the urban fabric of Birmingham to tell the story of the city, its natural resources and changing building methods, and provides a fascinating insight into the movement of valuable material around the world.
It runs from 9.30am 5.30pm and costs £40.00. For that you get to make a camera out of a shoebox and take 10 photos which we’ll develop on-site at the Old Joint Stock theatre by Birmingham Cathedral. The photos will then be exhibited at 6/8 Kafe on Monday.
You can win a place on this – they’ve had a cancellation and the person doesn’t want a refund, so they’re giving their ticket away.
To enter, email the answer to this question to email@example.com by 6pm today (Friday.)
Pinhole cameras derive from the Camera Obscura.
Where is the largest Camera Obscura in the world located?
Take a look at Matt & Pete’s Photoschool website to see what other courses they run.
Whilst we’re here: THSH’s free interactive digital installation, Universe of Sound - The Planets starts this weekend at the Municipal Bank. They had their launch event last night (Thursday 23rd) and I’ve heard really good things about it. The team were invited along but none of us could make it – we’ll definitely be checking it out next week.