Happy 10th birthday Flatpack!

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It’s hard to believe that Flatpack Film Festival is ten. Spawned from short film nights at the Rainbow in Digbeth, the festival now takes over the city with screenings, performances, installations and happenings every year. This year’s festival kicks off slightly later than usual (19-24 April) and is a little shorter than previous editions. However, … [Read more…]

Chance, Order, Change at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Josef Albers, 'Construction in Red-Black-Blue', 1939, ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2015.

Josef Albers, ‘Construction in Red-Black-Blue’, 1939, ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2015. ABSTRACT PAINTINGS 1939 – 1989 Josef Albers, Bridget Riley, Victor Pasmore, Ad Reinhardt and Sean Scully: some of the most influential artists of the later 20th century feature in this exciting exhibition, which forms the centrepiece of … [Read more…]

Easter with Barbara Nice at The Glee Club

Barbara Nice Easter Funny.

Barbara Nice is hosting a night of Easter fun and laughter on Wednesday 23rd March at The Glee Club Birmingham.  Featuring an egg-citing line up of some of the UK’s top comedians, this will be a cracking night! Barbara’s Easter antics will include her world famous raffle, an Easter Egg tombola and an Easter Bonnet competition … [Read more…]

New Art West Midlands 2016

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This Friday New Art West Midlands kicks off its fourth edition. Taking place at the Waterhall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, mac birmingham, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, the exhibition showcases the work of artists that have graduated within the last three years from five of the … [Read more…]

Live R&D Exhibition at BOM

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Co-work, collaborate, create Today BOM open their new exhibition which includes a co-working space: All are welcome! We have co-working desks, WiFi and our Artist Fellows experimenting with their own research and development. Come & hold a meeting, teach a class or just get started with that project you’ve been trying to get off the ground. The co-working space is a part … [Read more…]

Lady Lust at Birmingham REP


Sarah is discussing sex. And porn. And all the unavoidable worry. Using pornography and her own sex-life as a starting point, Sarah Hamilton Baker investigates what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. It’s refreshingly truthful but a little bit awkward. Think of it as an open and honest way discussion of … [Read more…]

The Gamification Lab, Next Gen at mac Birmingham


Monday 11 January ­ – Monday 25 April 2016 Recruitment Workshop ­Monday 11 January Following the launch of successful projects #ShoutAboutBrum and Forge Magazine, the Next Gen Creative Agency are looking for young people to take part in an exciting new project  The Gamification Lab. The project is an opportunity to collaborate with Birmingham’s best creative and cultural organisations … [Read more…]

Devoted and Disgruntled


Devoted & Disgruntled 11: What are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts, Improbable’s annual event for theatre lovers and performing arts people, is being hosted by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 9 – 11 January 2016. Lyn Gardner from The Guardian has described D&D as “One of the most vital events in the … [Read more…]