Takeover Day at Library of Birmingham


Priority Five members are hosting a Takeover Day at Library of Birmingham in partnership with the Library of Birmingham and Looked After Children’s Education Services. The activity ties in with the National Takeover Day and builds on a pilot takeover in 2014. The aim is to allow young people to take ownership of aspects of The Library … [Read more…]

Call for Visual Artists

Every Child Is An Artist is a nationally ground breaking programme led by Coventry-based Mercurial Arts that aims to develop the artistic skills abilities of all the children in Oasis Academy Hobmoor primary school in Yardley. They are currently looking for up to four artists with differing practices (such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, design, crafts, textiles…) … [Read more…]

News from The Pigeonhole


If you’re looking for thrills this Hallowe’en, why not sign up to receive new horror anthology Scaremongrel? Get your heart racing with ten terrifying tales featuring horror veterans Tim Lebbon and Guy Adams, and Brum’s very own Louise Palfreyman. Published in handy deliveries to your phone, tablet or computer each week, these spooky stories will … [Read more…]

A little Small Talk

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This morning I enjoyed listening to Badego’s Small Talk podcast, with guest speaker Matthew Nation from Provide.  Badego is a bi-weekly meet-up for those in the creative industry / design industry which takes place in Birmingham. Small Talk is a sub-brand of that, with events and now, podcasts. Every week Small Talk invites a guest speaker … [Read more…]

New Community Centre for Yardley

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Live in Yardley and fancy doing something different on one of your evenings, or run an activity but need a space? A new community centre in Yardley launches next Monday with a week of free taster activities. The sessions (including art, writing, batik, dhol drumming, DJ workshops, mehndi and technical drawing classes) will provide a … [Read more…]

World Premiere: In The Motherhood, Outer Circle Arts


In the Motherhood, produced by Birmingham-based Outer Circle Arts, premieres at Birmingham REP this November: Nita and Bonnie run the PTA in their charming village with brutal efficiency. Their enterprising and sometimes shocking approach to fundraising exploits the deep frustrations and struggles of being a mum, with highly lucrative results. Into this world of competitive … [Read more…]

The Writers’ Toolit, Writing West Midlands


Writing West Midlands present their annual conference The Writers’ Toolkit at University of Birmingham, 7th November: Keynote speakers are poet Jo Bell talking about the 52 Project and how writers can make opportunities for themselves, and literary agent and publishing doyenne Carole Blake, who will let us into the realities of what publishers and agents want … [Read more…]

Behind the Curtain


Behind the Curtain, PEA’s Eastern European Film Festival is taking place now until the end of the month. Take a look at the programme over on their website.