RE:Present Masterclass Series


The RE:Present programme is an initiative delivered by Lara Ratnaraja and Creative Shift aimed at developing leadership in emergent and established cultural producers and artists from diverse backgrounds who are currently under-represented in Birmingham. As part of the initiative there are a series of master classes open to the public, part of an active programme to build a … [Read more…]

The Hand That Feeds – A musical about Food Crime

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The New Optimists is putting on a musical . . . You are invited to a theatrical song cycle about food crime: What: Two free, outdoor performances of ‘The Hand That Feeds’   When: Saturday 14th May at 12pm & 2.30pm    Where: Outside St. Martin in the Bull Ring.  This follows on from our work for the Elliott Review … [Read more…]

Art SOAK 2016!

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Arts Forum Selly Oak’s annual festival Art SOAK returns to the Selly Oak district with a programme of performances, walks and workshops. We’re opening with a bang in the shiny new Stirchley Baths with Pilot Nights – an evening of new work by theatre makers from across the country.  It promises to be fun! We have … [Read more…]

BOM Summer Camp for 7-12 & 12-16 year olds

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Summer 2016 sees the return of BOM’s awesome week of creativity, electronics and making new friends! Perfect for budding inventors and restless minds. 7-12 year olds: Space Cadets 22–26 August 2016, 10am-3.30pm*, £125 for 5 days This year’s Summer Camp for 7-12 year olds is space-inspired, and we’re working with artists and creative technologists to … [Read more…]

Minervala Market, The Wig


WHAT IS THE ‘MINERVALA MARKET’? The Minervala Market is a nomadic trading post where artists and makers can trade materials and tools that are cluttering up studio spaces. It is set up during a time when finances are low and spaces to create work may becoming rarer. A follow on from ‘CARAVAN’, ’MINERVALA MARKET’ is … [Read more…]

Homegrown – Live art and performance development programme


Birmingham-based live art initiative  Home For Waifs And Strays are on the look out for emerging and early career artists/performers/creative practitioners from across the West Midlands making or wanting to make work that is live and innovative. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Trust and Arts Council England, they have devised a new artist development programme designed … [Read more…]

International Dance Festival Birmingham – highlights

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The return of the fifth award-winning biennial International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB 2016) will see venues, streets and squares across the city and beyond welcome one of the world’s biggest celebrations of dance.  IDFB 2016 runs from 1 – 22 May, featuring world premieres and new commissions over three amazing weeks. Highlights include: an exciting … [Read more…]

Digbeth First Friday – today!


Digbeth comes alive on the first Friday of each month with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected spaces, live music, street food and more. Here’s what’s happening this evening: FOODlab at Vivid Projects, 7-9pm For one night only Kaye Winwood, in collaboration with chef Chris Hughes, will be creating FOODlab, a pop-up food laboratory at … [Read more…]