New Art WM Annuale

New Art West Midlands may currently be showcasing the best in emerging talent, but the first New Art WM Annuale will be celebrating the more established artists of the region. Taking place from 20 March to 15 April 2015 at ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham School of Art it will include paintings, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and … [Read more…]

Digbeth First Friday

These Digbeth First Fridays don’t ‘arf come round quickly. March is already upon us and the evening of the 6th sees Digbeth once again come alive with all sorts of happenings: Rather than queuing half an hour for a piece of meat in a bun on the other side of Digbeth, why not visit the … [Read more…]

BCMG celebrates 75th Sound Investment premiere

The UK’s first crowd funding scheme for classical music will celebrate the completion of its 75th commission this month. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) set up its Sound Investment programme in 1991. Its aim was to raise much-needed funds to support living composers through the commissioning of new music. Music fans can ‘invest’ set sums … [Read more…]

PILOT Nights 2015

Applications are now open for the first PILOT Night of 2015 – a great chance for contemporary theatre makers to present new, work-in-progress material in front of a live audience and industry peers. The event will take place on Thursday 19 March at AE Harris in the Jewellery Quarter. Artists will receive a small fee, … [Read more…]

BOM | Birmingham Open Media

This week a new space for art, technology and science opens in Birmingham city centre. Located just round the corner from the Electric Cinema, BOM (Birmingham Open Media) will include a gallery, co-working and creative spaces, open studios, wetlab and cafe. The launch night takes place on Friday from 6pm with the opening of their … [Read more…]

Eye Candy Festival

Eye Candy Festival kicks off this week, celebrating the best of visual pop culture, and bringing world-class pop artists, illustrators, photographers and designers to Digbeth. The free festival will feature one-off installations, street art, workshops, talks and performance. Artists include Daisy de Villeneuve, who will lead an illustration masterclass; Paris-based artist Fafi, Miss Led and … [Read more…]

Birmingham Production Space Survey

Over the last nine months Ruth Claxton, artist and Associate Director at Eastside Projects has been working with Alessandro Columbano and Mike Dring  from Birmingham School of Architecture and Project Manager and printmaking specialist Sean O’Keeffe to develop the Birmingham Production Space proposal. In it they imagine a new piece of cultural infrastructure for the … [Read more…]