Digbeth First Friday

These Digbeth First Fridays don’t ‘arf come round quickly. March is already upon us and the evening of the 6th sees Digbeth once again come alive with all sorts of happenings: Rather than queuing half an hour for a piece of meat in a bun on the other side of Digbeth, why not visit the … [Read more…]

Flatpack Film Festival

Spring is on its way – which in the Birmingham cultural calendar can only mean Flatpack! Flatpack Film Festival returns for its ninth edition from 19-29 March. Boasting 120 events at over 30 venues – take your pick from Finnish animation sculptures, long-lost archives, a virtual dinner party featuring Occulus Rift, coffee demonstrations, slime moulds, … [Read more…]

New Art West Midlands 2015

For a third year running, New Art West Midlands is giving emerging artists from the West Midlands a unique opportunity to showcase their work. The exhibition is taking places across four sites – Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in … [Read more…]

Grand Union – Mat Jenner / Phil Hession

Grand Union’s new exhibition, Dreams Time Free by Mat Jenner, launches on Friday (20th February.) They also have an artist in residence, Phil Hession, who will be at Grand Union throughout February. He will be cycling throughout Digbeth for the duration of his five-week residency, touring his DIY record cutting lathe by bicycle trailer. He will be making field recordings of … [Read more…]

FAM ART COLLECTIVE 1st Anniversary

Join Fam Art Collective on 28th February for their new show – a celebration of their first anniversary. FAM is a Birmingham-based Fine Art Collective made up of seven artists all with opposing practices. Their work is distinct and their shows are diverse. Always promising a range of media from Film and Music to Graphic Design and Installation, … [Read more…]

BOM | Birmingham Open Media

This week a new space for art, technology and science opens in Birmingham city centre. Located just round the corner from the Electric Cinema, BOM (Birmingham Open Media) will include a gallery, co-working and creative spaces, open studios, wetlab and cafe. The launch night takes place on Friday from 6pm with the opening of their … [Read more…]

Eye Candy Festival

Eye Candy Festival kicks off this week, celebrating the best of visual pop culture, and bringing world-class pop artists, illustrators, photographers and designers to Digbeth. The free festival will feature one-off installations, street art, workshops, talks and performance. Artists include Daisy de Villeneuve, who will lead an illustration masterclass; Paris-based artist Fafi, Miss Led and … [Read more…]

Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain is a new Central and Eastern European film and new media festival organised by Polish Expats Association which takes place during November across Birmingham. Aiming to engage people with the wealth of cinematography from Central and Eastern Europe, films featured originate from Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Romania and Hungary as well as the … [Read more…]