Shout Festival 13th-16th Nov

From Thursday – Sunday this week, Shout Festival celebrates queer arts and culture with a long weekend of theatre, performances, workshops and exciting activities throughout the city. This is Shout’s sixth year of bringing the best in LGBT arts to Birmingham. The festival kicks off at mac Birmingham with Fierce & Fabulous, a high energy … [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…]

Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain is a new Central and Eastern European film and new media festival organised by Polish Expats Association which takes place during November across Birmingham. Aiming to engage people with the wealth of cinematography from Central and Eastern Europe, films featured originate from Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Romania and Hungary as well as the … [Read more…]

Longbridge Light Festival – 25th October

Coming up in a few weeks: “Longbridge Light Festival aims to be an annual celebration of the amazing history of Longbridge and its bright future through light and art. We have a jam-packed evening planned for the whole family, from films and workshops to lighting installations and artworks, designed to appeal to all ages. We … [Read more…]

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…]

British Science Festival in Birmingham

“Each September the British Science Festival transforms a different UK city into a vibrant celebration of science, engineering and technology. This year’s Festival will take place in Birmingham, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, from 6 – 11 September 2014.” There are more than a few creative events that will satisfy curious minds, and here’s a pick and … [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…]