Here is a little round up video from CiB of this year’s outstanding Birmingham Zine Festival Zinefest 2012 from Created in Birmingham on Vimeo. Hopefully the first of many more videos to come!
Midlands Fashion Designer Awards have their 5th annual fashion event on Friday 19th October at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston. It showcases some of the most creative emerging fashion talent from across the Midlands, the UK, and for the first time, international designers. The botanical gardens are a beautiful location so I should imagine … [Read more…]
Simply stated on the about page as ‘documenting life in birmingham and beyond’, Bowlers takes photos of graffiti artists, abandoned warehouses adorned with street art and a less often seen (due to padlocks and boarded up windows) side of Birmingham. His/her blog is well worth checking out. All photos are from Bowlers.
Vanley’s work represents a photographic document of the Caribbean diaspora in post war Britain, detailing the experience of Black people in the UK and their community identity. There’s 100 photographs dating from 1968 to 2011 and is part of the Mac at 50 programme of events and exhibitions celebrating the Mac’s 50th birthday, and the provision … [Read more…]
If you’re in Birmingham this weekend (11th-13th October 2012) you’re spoilt for choice of creative, cultural, and likely to be very enjoyable happenings across the city. Essentially CiB isn’t a listings website, but we thought it would be sensible to do a quick round up. We’ve already featured bits and bobs from Eye Candy Design … [Read more…]
Fused magazine, as part of Eyecandy Festival, are helping out the Oxjam charity this year by calling for submissions for a 12×12 visual interpretation of your favourite record sleeve. They will be giving artists a blank 12″ record sleeve for them to ‘re-imagine’ a new cover for their favourite album by a Midlands artist/ or maybe write/design their favourite song lyrics … [Read more…]
The Handmade Boutique will be opening in Birmingham’s Mailbox on Thursday 27th September and will be home to some of the most talented Designer Makers in the Midlands until Sunday 30th December. The boutique plans to give customers the opportunity to purchase unique lifestyle products and gifts that would not usually be available on the … [Read more…]
“Birmingham: The Magic City is a snapshot of overlapping perceptions, an exploration of the unknown underground sub-infrastructure of the city, a collage of 1980s Grindcore fanzines from the birthplace of heavy metal, a day in the life of walkers of Birmingham, an orgy of civic boosterism and a reconstruction of a ‘creepy’ wooden lath wall. Welcome to … [Read more…]