Longbridge Public Art Project Summer School

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Longbridge Public Art Project (LPAP) is offering recent graduates in art, design or media related subjects (such as Art & Design, Fine Art, Performance, Music, Visual Communication and Architecture) the opportunity to further their artistic practice and career. During a two month long Summer School, participants will have opportunities to learn new skills, attend talks … [Read more…]

Constructing The Self: David Bowie

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As part of June’s Digbeth First Friday, Vivid Projects present Constructing The Self, a night of new art works, music and audience participation in celebration of the creative life of David Bowie. Put on your red shoes (in fact choose from 150 pairs) and dance the blues, or explore video works and installations by members … [Read more…]

Get messy, and help revive an ancient British tradition

Clipping the Church sketch, 2016. Tereza Buskova

In June artist Tereza Buskova will revive a 16th Century English tradition at a Church in Erdington; and she needs your help. Clipping the Church took place once a year when young apprentices and women in service were allowed to visit their families and their ‘mother’ church. Derived from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘clyp-pan’ meaning ‘embrace’ or … [Read more…]

Happy 10th birthday Flatpack!

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It’s hard to believe that Flatpack Film Festival is ten. Spawned from short film nights at the Rainbow in Digbeth, the festival now takes over the city with screenings, performances, installations and happenings every year. This year’s festival kicks off slightly later than usual (19-24 April) and is a little shorter than previous editions. However, … [Read more…]

The 21 Pirates

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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…]

The British Animation Awards

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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…]