Birmingham Production Space: An Update


Last year the Birmingham Production Space proposal was launched at a public meeting at Eastside Projects. Since then, Workshop Birmingham have been working with the Enterprise, Innovation and Business team at Birmingham City University to move the proposal forward, a process which has resulted in a number of funding bids which, if successful, will see … [Read more…]

Janet Mendelsohn: Varna Road


Next week the largest exhibition to date of photographs by American academic and documentary filmmaker Janet Mendelsohn opens at Ikon Gallery. Part of a photo-essay Mendelsohn made as a student at the University of Birmingham during 1967–69, the photographs depict everyday life in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. They are a wonderful snapshot of the streets and bomb-sites … [Read more…]

Folly Project – Call-out for Community Engagement


Trident Housing Association have been successful in securing a Heritage Lottery Fund Start up Grant to assess the viability of Edgbaston’s Perrott’s Folly opening up as a heritage and culture hub. There will be a public meeting from 6-7pm Thursday 21 January at the Deaf Cultural Centre where you can find out about the building’s … [Read more…]

January Birmingham Soup


Hear directly from exciting small, local enterprises who need help and guidance and give them a bit of dosh! Sounds great! SOUP takes place once a month, and whoever makes the best pitch gets all the donations given on entry. Find out about local projects, eat tasty soup and meet new people. The next edition … [Read more…]



From 12 – 18 December, look out for Midlight, an interactive field of lights that will pop up at Birmingham Cathedral, ThinkTank and Eastside Park. Made by British-Chinese artist Aowen Jin and commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome CREATIVE, the piece is a constantly changing public artwork, which the spectator can alter: Watch as the fibre optics … [Read more…]

A Winter Less Ordinary

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This weekend, an alternative Christmas market comes to town.  A Winter Less Ordinary takes place at 119 Floodgate Street, Digbeth from 11am-1am on Saturday and Sunday. As well as independent art, music, fashion, crafts, performance and food, expect installations, live music, DJs, spoken word, immersive theatre, pop-up ballet, a flashmob choir, buskers, vintage, vinyl, and … [Read more…]

A Christmassy 5th December


Looking for an alternative to the Christmas market for festive treats and presents? On Saturday 5 December there are four Chrismassy events to get your teeth into in Birmingham: Digmas – the Custard Factory’s Christmas fair offers live music and over 100 independent stalls where visitors can eat, shop and get into the festive spirit. … [Read more…]