The Writers’ Toolit, Writing West Midlands


Writing West Midlands present their annual conference The Writers’ Toolkit at University of Birmingham, 7th November: Keynote speakers are poet Jo Bell talking about the 52 Project and how writers can make opportunities for themselves, and literary agent and publishing doyenne Carole Blake, who will let us into the realities of what publishers and agents want … [Read more…]

Galleries Night

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Galleries Night returns on Friday 30 October with a chance to hop on the free Art Bus and enjoy late-night openings at six of Birmingham’s galleries. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Ikon Gallery, RBSA Gallery, Parkside Gallery and mac birmingham will be open. A few of the venues will … [Read more…]

Behind the Curtain


Behind the Curtain, PEA’s Eastern European Film Festival is taking place now until the end of the month. Take a look at the programme over on their website.    

Bedlam Festival 2015


Birmingham REP presents BEDLAM, in association with the Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. The festival returns for 2015 with a programme that celebrates the creative arts and mental health with specially programmed productions, workshops and debates, tackling different aspects of mental health. Join the REP for an entertaining and enlightening exploration of a sensitive subject and help challenge … [Read more…]

Permission Taken – Antonio Roberts


Join BOM for the opening of artist Antonio Roberts’ first ever solo exhibition. Described as “the most exciting UK artist working digitally today”, Roberts has earned international acclaim through exhibitions and performances across the globe including Tate Britain, the Computer Art Congress in Brazil and the Institute of Modern Art in Chicago. Roberts’ works explore ideas … [Read more…]

Writing workshop with Paul Squires / Black Hole Club


THIS IS HAPPENING TONIGHT: With the proliferation of social media platforms, the ability to write effectively about one’s own work is more important than ever before. Join Paul Squires, founder of online arts, technology and media magazine, Imperica, as he leads an interactive workshop for Black Hole Club at Vivid Projects to address the following … [Read more…]

Sampad – Celebrating 25 years


  This November is Sampad’s 25th anniversary. They’re celebrating with a variety of lively entertainment, including music, dance, spoken word and artists from Birmingham and beyond: The uplifting, celebratory performances feature renowned artists and luminaries including: Nahid Siddiqui, Chitraleka Bolar, Aakash Odedra, Soweto Kinch, Sanyogita Kumari, Harjinder Matharu, Mendi Singh Trio, Bollywood Dreams Dance, Shane Shambhu, … [Read more…]

Canvas Conference 2015

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It’s coming up to 383 Project’s annual Canvas Conference! Canvas is back for its fourth year in Birmingham, with a stronger line-up than ever. With speakers from the likes of Graze, Etsy, Medium, NASA and TED, this day event reveals the insider stories from teams building some of the world’s most useful products & services. Over … [Read more…]