A Passion for Birmingham


‘A stranger arrives in Birmingham City Centre as the passover festival begins. The events of the next few days will turn the world upside down…’ After sell-out performances in 2014, ‘Passion’ returns to Birmingham from 15-25 March. The production will re-imagine the life and death of Jesus Christ by leading the audience across the city centre. Tickets … [Read more…]

Happy 10th birthday Flatpack!

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It’s hard to believe that Flatpack Film Festival is ten. Spawned from short film nights at the Rainbow in Digbeth, the festival now takes over the city with screenings, performances, installations and happenings every year. This year’s festival kicks off slightly later than usual (19-24 April) and is a little shorter than previous editions. However, … [Read more…]

Dido & Aeneas


Ever been to an opera? I have to admit, I haven’t. Considering I live in a city that has a wonderful opera company that successfully turns the art form on its head (that involves the local community to a great extent, and has even put on a production that involved a string quartet flying around … [Read more…]

Arts Council Collection comes to Birmingham

Birmingham Museums Trust has been announced as one of three new National Partners for the Arts Council Collection, the UKs most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art. Over the next three years it will receive a £600,000 investment to host and curate new exhibitions from the Collection, giving more people in the Midlands the … [Read more…]

The Secret of Happiness


Are you stressed out by life? Are you struggling with the daily grind? Rich Stokes has the life hacks that will help your life run more smoothly. With innovative ideas on everything from parenting to earwax, Rich will reduce your stress and make you a happier person. Join him on Saturday 27 February at mac birmingham … [Read more…]

Reclaim Photography West Midlands


  Reclaim Photography West Midlands 2016 Reclaim is a photography project coming to Birmingham for the first time in 2016. Reclaim Photography West Midlands will take place on Saturday 16 April 2016, taking over public spaces with displayed photography pieces. Entries now open! Deadline 26th February 4pm.  Reclaim Photography started in Sweden during 2011 and is … [Read more…]

Chance, Order, Change at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Josef Albers, 'Construction in Red-Black-Blue', 1939, ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2015.

Josef Albers, ‘Construction in Red-Black-Blue’, 1939, ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2015. ABSTRACT PAINTINGS 1939 – 1989 Josef Albers, Bridget Riley, Victor Pasmore, Ad Reinhardt and Sean Scully: some of the most influential artists of the later 20th century feature in this exciting exhibition, which forms the centrepiece of … [Read more…]

The 21 Pirates

21 pirates

The 21 Pirates is an artistic collective that gives creative talent a platform to showcase their work. This edition’s brief was ‘Film and Game’. Each of this year’s chosen artists have created a piece of work that forms a ‘crossover’ between film and game. The exhibition includes the work of Swoomptheeng, Eva Holder and Known … [Read more…]