A Passion for Birmingham


‘A stranger arrives in Birmingham City Centre as the passover festival begins. The events of the next few days will turn the world upside down…’ After sell-out performances in 2014, ‘Passion’ returns to Birmingham from 15-25 March. The production will re-imagine the life and death of Jesus Christ by leading the audience across the city centre. Tickets … [Read more…]

Dido & Aeneas


Ever been to an opera? I have to admit, I haven’t. Considering I live in a city that has a wonderful opera company that successfully turns the art form on its head (that involves the local community to a great extent, and has even put on a production that involved a string quartet flying around … [Read more…]

Arts Council Collection comes to Birmingham

Birmingham Museums Trust has been announced as one of three new National Partners for the Arts Council Collection, the UKs most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art. Over the next three years it will receive a £600,000 investment to host and curate new exhibitions from the Collection, giving more people in the Midlands the … [Read more…]

The Secret of Happiness


Are you stressed out by life? Are you struggling with the daily grind? Rich Stokes has the life hacks that will help your life run more smoothly. With innovative ideas on everything from parenting to earwax, Rich will reduce your stress and make you a happier person. Join him on Saturday 27 February at mac birmingham … [Read more…]

The 21 Pirates

21 pirates

The 21 Pirates is an artistic collective that gives creative talent a platform to showcase their work. This edition’s brief was ‘Film and Game’. Each of this year’s chosen artists have created a piece of work that forms a ‘crossover’ between film and game. The exhibition includes the work of Swoomptheeng, Eva Holder and Known … [Read more…]

Beyond Borders


The GAP Arts Project are looking for artists to create and donate postcard-sized artworks to be exhibited and sold as part of an exhibition at Centrala (from 12 – 16 April) which will form the central component to Beyond Borders, a week-long arts event in response to the refugee crisis. They are looking for artists to … [Read more…]

The British Animation Awards


As part of the British Animation Awards, several voting screenings are taking place across the country to decide their Public Choice Award. This is your chance to select your favourite films from some of the best animated short films and music videos made over the past two years. Three programmes will take place over three … [Read more…]

Digbeth First Friday

The first Digbeth First Friday of the year is upon us. Events to look forward to include: The launch of the Precarity Centre at Grand Union featuring durational audio-visual performance, tarot card readings, stop frame animation and foam installation. Sovinec, an exhibition by Jindrich Štreit one of the most important Czech Documentary photographers at Centrala … [Read more…]