The Slavic Soul Feast is taking place on 23 October, organised by Polish Expats Association as a part of Black History Month. This offers an opportunity to promote knowledge on the contribution made to society by Black people along with the distinctive dances and costumes and original melodies from over 70 regions in Poland. Lively … [Read more…]
Art Fun takes place very Saturday at 11am – 4pm, at Nechells Green Community Centre. Led by international artist in residence, Mohsen Keiany, Art Fun offers a series of workshops and events for families, young people and adults, which are all free to attend. Focusing on ideas and imagery of Islamic art, the project demonstrates … [Read more…]
This weekend I’m running a two-day course in Birmingham on everything an artist/creative person needs to have set up online. If you’re interested, there are still a couple of tickets left. I’ll be covering: websites mailing lists social media and social networking keeping up to date with news and opportunities contacting press/bloggers It’ll be very … [Read more…]
Audiences Central have pulled out a list of the various arts/culture quangos whose fate has been announced today. There’s more detail over there, but here’s the at-a-glance version. Abolished: Design Council (turn into a charity) Regional Development Agencies Advisory Council on Libraries Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (functions transferred) The Theatre Trust (continue as charity) UK … [Read more…]
The Birmingham Cycling Campaign, Push Bikes, present ‘Consider Cycling‘. These free presentations will be dedicated to people who would like to get into cycling, but don’t know where to start. The presentations will offer advice on choosing your bike, the difference between frame sizes, tyres and gears and how to carry out basic checks and … [Read more…]
Sound it Out run a project called VOLume (VOLunteering Using Music to Engage), aimed at 16-25 year olds in Sandwell and Birmingham who are passionate about music. The programme offers numerous voluntary opportunities, which enable a diverse group of young people to work with others and get involved in their communities. Volunteers will also be … [Read more…]
Celebrate African beauty and fashion as a part of Black History Month at Dress to Impress on 21 October at 6 – 8pm. Hosted at National Trust’s Back to Backs, Nkem Nwachukwu will present a unique workshop, looking at different cultural ideas of beauty and explore the Back to Backs very own 1970’s Tailors Shop. … [Read more…]
We mentioned Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s new 2010/11 season the other day, and have since picked up this paper which they’ve produced for the new season. Adds a nice touch, we thought.