PILOT Nights at Stirchley Baths

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Open to theatre makers from across the UK, PILOT Nights take place in venues across the West Midlands. Each event is programmed and managed by a Co-Pilot, in conjunction with the core PILOT Nights team. Co-Pilots are practising artists with an interest in producing/curating.  Having a different Co-Pilot for each event ensures the programme remains diverse and exciting, … [Read more…]

Trinity – Frédéric Daty

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A new exhibition of original wall sculptures from French artist Frédéric Daty launches at Castle Fine Art in The Mailbox on Saturday 2nd April, with the artist in attendance from 1-4pm. In his second ever UK solo show, ‘Trinity’ sees world-famous cities and iconic UK landmarks depicted in metal. Daty’s innovative sculptures strip these overrun … [Read more…]

Kern Baby, A Child For Sacrifice – Faye Claridge

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  Until 7 June a giant corn dolly measuring 15 foot will stand in the foyer of the Library of Birmingham. The sculpture was created by artist Faye Claridge, who uses archives, folklore and reminiscence to examine our past relationships and our current sense of national and personal identity. Claridge was commissioned by GRAIN, initially … [Read more…]

Ingenious and Fearless Companions at BOM

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Ingenious and Fearless Companions, BOM’s new exhibition exploring microscopic life at the edge of space, launches 1 April – 11 June 2016. BOM (Birmingham Open Media) is delighted to announce the first ever exhibition by the High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB) science-art team. Ingenious and Fearless Companions explores the adventure of curiosity-driven research through a quest to find microscopic … [Read more…]

Pecha Kucha Birmingham at Rethink Media BCU

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The Pecha Kucha Birmingham team have announced the next five dates. These include events in partnership with International Dance Festival Birmingham and Flatpack Film Festival. Tuesday night sees the return of Pecha Kucha Birmingham, as part of Rethink Media festival, which in turn is part of The Digital Cities Birmingham 2016 (events activities and collaborations across the city … [Read more…]

Get messy, and help revive an ancient British tradition

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In June artist Tereza Buskova will revive a 16th Century English tradition at a Church in Erdington; and she needs your help. Clipping the Church took place once a year when young apprentices and women in service were allowed to visit their families and their ‘mother’ church. Derived from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘clyp-pan’ meaning ‘embrace’ or … [Read more…]

RE:Present master class series

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The RE:Present programme is a new 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 will be a series of master classes open to the public, part of an active programme to … [Read more…]