Summer in Southside

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With suitable weather upon us, this weekend Summer in Southside brings the seaside to the city. Over the weekend, experience a vibrant carnival atmosphere where Hurst Street will be transformed with seaside sights, sounds and silliness. Be swept away by nautical encounters from a cod choir, deep-sea divers and even some pirates. Play on wooden street … [Read more…]

Constructing The Self: David Bowie


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…]

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…]

Dido & Aeneas


Ever been to an opera? I have to admit, I haven’t. Considering I live in a city that has a wonderful opera company that successfully turns the art form on its head (that involves the local community to a great extent, and has even put on a production that involved a string quartet flying around … [Read more…]

The Secret of Happiness


Are you stressed out by life? Are you struggling with the daily grind? Rich Stokes has the life hacks that will help your life run more smoothly. With innovative ideas on everything from parenting to earwax, Rich will reduce your stress and make you a happier person. Join him on Saturday 27 February at mac birmingham … [Read more…]

Digbeth First Friday

The first Digbeth First Friday of the year is upon us. Events to look forward to include: The launch of the Precarity Centre at Grand Union featuring durational audio-visual performance, tarot card readings, stop frame animation and foam installation. Sovinec, an exhibition by Jindrich Štreit one of the most important Czech Documentary photographers at Centrala … [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…]