“Writing West Midlands would like to invite you to an evening reception to launch the exciting new programme for the 14th Birmingham Book Festival with two unique literature experiences, raising awareness of the RNIB and their recently launched fundraising campaign Read for RNIB Day to help blind and partially sighted people access the written word. … [Read more…]
“Birmingham: The Magic City is a snapshot of overlapping perceptions, an exploration of the unknown underground sub-infrastructure of the city, a collage of 1980s Grindcore fanzines from the birthplace of heavy metal, a day in the life of walkers of Birmingham, an orgy of civic boosterism and a reconstruction of a ‘creepy’ wooden lath wall. Welcome to … [Read more…]
As part of the Cultural Olympiad, there’s another free multimedia performing arts event happening in the city centre, Mandala at Chamberlain Square on Friday evening. At 6.30pm there is ‘seriously funky dhol’n’brass’ by RED BARAAT, with the main Mandala performance taking place at 8.30pm, and a repeat performance happening at 9.30pm. “The buildings will be … [Read more…]
“The 48 Hour Musical project is this crazy thing where a bunch of writers, composers, performers, directors, designers and musicians all get together and give themselves just 48 solid hours to write, produce and perform a brand new musical. There’s no pre-planning of the show at all, other than to make sure there’s the pressure … [Read more…]
There is an evening of theatrical happenings next Saturday at a disused Coffin Works near Summer Row. It’s being put on by Tin Box Theatre, who are also the folks behind the Three Week Window festival which we’ve covered a handful of times. I really like the flyer.
“Having rehabilitated the reputations of single men whose best friends are dogs (Wallace & Gromit) and pirates (Pirates), top animation studio Aardman have turned their talents to Britain’s most unfairly maligned city. They joined forces with Isobel to create a new campaign for Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre, creating a four-tier revolving model incorporating quirky interpretations … [Read more…]
A floating mini-forest made up of real trees and soil will travel along the Birmingham and Black Country Canals between 31st August to 7th October. The official launch is 8th September, with a daytime event starting at Curzon Street Canal, where you can walk alongside The Rootless Forest as it’s towed by hand to Edible Eastside … [Read more…]
“Crikey!! A crazed train passenger eating monster on the rampage in Birmingham!!” By Jimmy Rogers Jimmy is an illustrator, he doodles for Orb, and lots of other exciting things you can browse on his portfolio. I came across this on my lunch break browsing his blog.