Call for Visual Artists

Every Child Is An Artist is a nationally ground breaking programme led by Coventry-based Mercurial Arts that aims to develop the artistic skills abilities of all the children in Oasis Academy Hobmoor primary school in Yardley. They are currently looking for up to four artists with differing practices (such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, design, crafts, textiles…) … [Read more…]

Mark(et)ing Time


The Sunday Bootsale at Birmingham Wholesale markets is something which is unknown to many Birmingham residents, but a vital part of the week’s activity for some of its poorest. The Council is preparing its current site for redevelopment and the future of the bootsale is uncertain. To archive and celebrate what is for many a … [Read more…]



Hinterland is an exhibition of ten Birmingham-based painters, all members of Birmingham Artspace, an independent studio group based in the Telsen Centre, Aston. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the strength and diversity of painting in the city. Hinterland is open from Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 November 2015.

News from The Pigeonhole


If you’re looking for thrills this Hallowe’en, why not sign up to receive new horror anthology Scaremongrel? Get your heart racing with ten terrifying tales featuring horror veterans Tim Lebbon and Guy Adams, and Brum’s very own Louise Palfreyman. Published in handy deliveries to your phone, tablet or computer each week, these spooky stories will … [Read more…]

A little Small Talk

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This morning I enjoyed listening to Badego’s Small Talk podcast, with guest speaker Matthew Nation from Provide.  Badego is a bi-weekly meet-up for those in the creative industry / design industry which takes place in Birmingham. Small Talk is a sub-brand of that, with events and now, podcasts. Every week Small Talk invites a guest speaker … [Read more…]

New Community Centre for Yardley

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Live in Yardley and fancy doing something different on one of your evenings, or run an activity but need a space? A new community centre in Yardley launches next Monday with a week of free taster activities. The sessions (including art, writing, batik, dhol drumming, DJ workshops, mehndi and technical drawing classes) will provide a … [Read more…]

World Premiere: In The Motherhood, Outer Circle Arts


In the Motherhood, produced by Birmingham-based Outer Circle Arts, premieres at Birmingham REP this November: Nita and Bonnie run the PTA in their charming village with brutal efficiency. Their enterprising and sometimes shocking approach to fundraising exploits the deep frustrations and struggles of being a mum, with highly lucrative results. Into this world of competitive … [Read more…]

Stirchley Artist Collective: Swimming exhibition

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In celebration of the imminent re-opening of the Stirchley Baths as a community centre – after two-decade dereliction – local resident and graphic designer Kerry, has brought together a number of Stirchley-based artists, designers and illustrators, to produce a piece of work to be part of a collection inspired by swimming and Stirchley Baths. Artists include: Carla … [Read more…]