- Changing Faces of Small Heath & Birmingham Exhibition
An exhibition of photos taken 10 years ago by pupils from Small Heath School and photographic work by Rubina Bibi. Small Heath Library until 30 May.
- Self-published author takes competition to bestseller rivals
Birmingham-based Irish writer Mary Rochford’s collection of short stories Gilded Shadows (Tia Publishing) has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (the most prestigious of its type) alongside Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright.
- Inside The Animal Book
“ITV Local have produced a fascinating behind the scenes look at the making of The Animal Book, the RTS-nominated, stop-motion short by Birmingham’s Second Home Productions”. I can’t get the vid to play unfortunately.
- Ikon Gallery – Ruth Claxton in conversation
Artists Ruth Claxton and Richard Deacon joined Ikon Director, Jonathan Watkins before an audience during Richard Deacon’s Ikon exhibition. You can click through to the audio. Good to see the gallery doing this, others should take note.
- Birmingham Architectural Association – lecture from Maciej Hawrylak
What does it mean to be a second city? The next in the BAA’s series of lectures is form Maciej Hawrylak, leading tutor of the urban design course at Wroclaw University of Technology. At the Old Joint Stock, 20 May.
- ArtsFest – Free arts board training weekend for people aged 18 – 25
Applications are now open for young people aged who want to take part in a training weekend to learn about what being a member of an arts board involves.
- CreativePeople – “CPD for the CPD providersâ€
A one-day event on continuing professional development, 25 June at the Hippodrome.