Open Art Report

D’log went to the Birmingham Open art show and reports on the artists that caught his eye, finding links to them where possible.

Moseley Creative Forum talk

Andrew Dubber, a music lecturer at UCE, gives news of a talk he’s giving for the Moseley Creative Forum on March 15th, 7pm upstairs at the Epic Skate Park. The title is “There’s never been a better time to be in the music industry”. There’s a bit of a presupposition in there that I don’t … [Read more…]

The Night Times

The Night Times is a free 16 page tabloid covering the Birmingham club scene. I’ve seen this sort of thing before but it’s usually national and therefore quite London-centric. Bars are reviewed, club nights photographed, DJs interviewed, opinions spilt and the centre pages is a pull out calendar. I picked up my copy at Old … [Read more…]

Craig Holmes’ Images of Birmingham

The Images of Birmingham Photo Library is an agency run by Craig Holmes holding over 10,000 images of the city by Craig and a team of 6 freelance photographers. As well as licensing photos they also sell prints directly from their site. Craig’s own photos from around the world are represented by Crowded Gallery.

Plugged In

Plugged In is a one day event run by Digital Central and Neon “to debate the future of the region’s music and radio industries” on Monday 26th March from 10am to 4.30pm. How do we sustain a vibrant regional music industry that helps contribute to the regional economy? What can be done to better facilitate … [Read more…]

Flickr Friday

A regular selection of photos from the Birmingham Flickr community. Sarah Abnett nobody knows anything ikkio too harri b All copyright as applies. To suggest photos for inclusion in this feature add them to this thread or leave a link in the comments.

NAB is in Curzon St Station

I picked up a flyer for the New Art Birmingham art market on March 15-18th because it was very pretty and noticed that the venue is Curzon Street Station. If you’re not familiar with the name it’s this building in Digbeth: While the building has a fascinating history as the first railway station linking Birmingham … [Read more…]

Dan Read interview on Ten4

4Talent has a 6 minute video interview with Dan Read, writer/director of the previously blogged Straightheads feature film. Aimed at up and coming film makers he talks about starting out in documentaries, how this educated him in the art of dialougue the advantages and disadvantages of being a writer/director, the value of having a huge … [Read more…]