Creative Open Workshops announced the new weekly Handmade market for Birmingham’s city centre, Dirty Bristow magazine was launched with a Summer Fete, and Central Library was treated to a bit of makeover, curtsy of Lucy McLauchlan’s birds.
2010 also saw the return of The British Glass Biennale in Stourbridge, The Public welcomed video artist Bill Viola’s exhibition The Fall into Paradise and the anticipation for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella started to build as Creating Cinderalla began charting the show’s development.
We took a look at an audio slideshow on The Diskery, put together by Sam Coley, along with couple of locally produced music videos, including Moseley folk faves, Goodnight Lenin’s debut single ‘Crook in The Creek’.
New quarterly Birmingham based magazine, LABB, was launched, and with not long until Artsfest 2010, we took a look at some of the big acts scheduled for the festival, along with the latest information on the Black International Film Festival.
The Photography Collective and Birmingham Photo Space teamed up with Rhubarb Rhubarb to bring us the Contact Exhibition, featuring a selection of local photographers, while Mohammad Ali’s Writing on the Wall documentary was premiered at mac.