This news is good news. Creative Open Workshops are going to open a weekly handmade arts and crafts market in the city centre:
The new Handmade Market will be located at the award-winning Bullring Markets, along Edgbaston Street, from St Martin’s down to Debenhams, every Saturday and Sunday […] We plan to roll in the launch of the Market will just 30 artists, with others joining every month.
we’re now looking for high-quality local artists, illustrators, photographers, designer-makers, crafters, etc. to join us! All work displayed at the Market must be handmade, and made by the artist.
Read this post for info about how to get involved with that.