Espirito Brum is the UK edition of Espirito Mundo, a cross cultural celebration bringing together musicians from Brazil and Birmingham, in a three day festival that forms the first stage in a ongoing global exchange. This’ll run from 14-18 September and will have contributions from an impressive roster of organisations: Espirito Brum is a collaboration … [Read more…]
Today, every so often, I’m going to grab a smattering of tweets and pull them into the timeline below. If you refresh this page every so often you’ll see what’s been added. Or you can see it on the Storify site. [View the story “Birmingham arts & culture tweets, 2 June 2011” on Storify] There’s … [Read more…]
Today’s the day that arts organisations up and down the country will find out whether they’re going to receive funding over the next few years. In case a bit of background’s useful, over the past few years, the Arts Council funds organisations in two ways – by giving cash on a project-by-project basis (that’s called … [Read more…]
This will either make sense to you or it won’t – I have a feeling an explanation might take a while. Inverted Ziggurat by maniacyak.
Since Birmingham lost the City of Culture bid, it’s fair to say there’s been a bit of naval gazing going on. Why did it happen? What’s Derry got that we haven’t? Where has all this belly button fluff come from?? But maybe we’ve been looking at this all wrong. Maybe, we should be looking at … [Read more…]
Sound it Out run a project called VOLume (VOLunteering Using Music to Engage), aimed at 16-25 year olds in Sandwell and Birmingham who are passionate about music. The programme offers numerous voluntary opportunities, which enable a diverse group of young people to work with others and get involved in their communities. Volunteers will also be … [Read more…]
On 16 and 17 October 2010 I’m hosting a weekend session designed to help creative people take control of their online lives. The course will be aimed at online beginners/intermediates and will cover: Websites Mailing lists Social media (YouTube, Flickr, Slideshare, Audioboo and others) Social networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) How to boost your profile How … [Read more…]
The eagle-eyed shoppers among you may have noticed ballet shoes and tutus, like the one pictured above found in the Created in Birmingham shop, popping up all over Bullring recently. Add this to questions like “What is Urban Ballet?” on the shopping centre’s Life Feels Better twitter stream, and this Urban Ballet website, and it … [Read more…]