JamFactory at the Custard Factory

JamFactory aka Gavin Strange is a brilliant designer from Bristol, but he’s launching his new vinyl toy collection, Droplet, here in Brum which gives me a good excuse to write about him here! I first discovered JamFactory on Flickr, I think after one of his ‘Free Art Friday‘ pics showed up in Flickr’s interesting pages … [Read more…]

My Fierce Festival – vote now!

This year, we get to vote on what we want to see as part of the Fierce Festival! After a decade of stop-you-in-your-tracks live art events and performances FIERCE is trailblazing once more giving you, the audience, the power to program your own festival! We’ve reserved a range of spaces from theatres to pavements, broom … [Read more…]

By the wonders of web 0.5 – Moseley Folk lineup

Tonight I am overly excited because I just found out that José González and The Bees are playing at this year’s Moseley Folk Festival. How did I find out this most pleasing nugget of news? Not on the interwebs, oh no, but via hard copy – a flyer I picked up at the Moseley Dance … [Read more…]

Bearded magazine includes West Midlands music scene special

The current issue (PDF link) of Bearded magazine, includes a feature on the West Midlands music scene, more specifically Birmingham and Coventry. The feature is a handy round-up of the bands to watch as well as local promoters, venues, club nights and record shops. via Rich Batsford

Flamenco Birmingham

The Flamenco Birmingham site now has details of the performances and workshops that are part of the first International Dance Festival Birmingham. Performances include The TG Collective on Saturday 3rd May and En Sus 13 on Tuesday 6th May, both at Town Hall. The site also confirms that there will be another Emoción Flamenco Festival … [Read more…]

links for 2008-03-13

British Glass Biennale 2008 – Call for entries The Biennale is open to UK artists, designers and craftspeople, working in all areas of contemporary glass practice or using glass as a key design element. Deadline for entries 28th March. (tags: glass art design craft exhibition) Birmingham movie giant who spawned a generation – Birmingham Post … [Read more…]

links for 2008-03-12

Birmingham Opera show goes on after £330,000 grant – Birmingham Post “A threat of closure hanging over Birmingham Opera Company has been lifted after the organisation settled its differences with the Arts Council, which has restored a £330,000 funding package.” (tags: opera BirminghamOperaCompany funding ArtsCouncil)