Fierce Festival 2014

Fierce Festival returns next week with its programme of live art, performance and projects across Birmingham and Warwick Arts Centre. Running from 2-12 October, there is so much to choose from. I trust Fierce to take me by the hand and introduce me to all sorts of new, (often weird) and wonderful things. This year … [Read more…]


Scalarama is a celebration of cinema that takes place across the country every September. In Birmingham there will be two weekends of shorts, installations, archive screenings and more. Full listings can be found here, but highlights include: A sunset screening of Invasion of the Body Snatchers at mac birmingham An evening of film and music … [Read more…]

Independent Birmingham

On a stifling morning two weeks ago, I went on a long overdue exploration of the Jewellery Quarter. There was a jazz band playing in St Paul’s Square and people were already lazing on blankets on the grass. I started my journey at the stylish Saint Kitchen café. Who better to meet there than Joe … [Read more…]

Warwick Bar Fete

The Warwick Bar Fete returns for its third edition this weekend, at a time when the area is going from strength to strength. This year there will be a bit of a bicycle theme, with Vivid Projects showing a series of bike powered art experiments and holding a bike tea salon. The fete will also … [Read more…]

100 swimmers needed to take part in Moseley Road Baths photo event

The beautiful Moseley Road Baths was one of the first public facilities built in Balsall Heath. Next year Birmingham City Council intend to close the Baths permanently, following the opening of a new sports facility. To highlight the plight of the pool, Birmingham-based photographer Attilio Fiumarella is looking for 100 swimmers from across Birmingham to … [Read more…]

Digbeth First Friday – July

The third edition of Digbeth First Friday takes place this week. Celebrating the wealth of culture in the area, ten very different venues will be opening their doors for an evening of exhibitions, film screenings, music and serving great food: • Take the time to see Oliver Jones‘ studio at A3 Project Space. He’s been asked … [Read more…]