2014 is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. From the UoB website: Using innovative teaching and research methods and often adopting a politicised engagement with subjects, the Centre was one of the first academic bodies to take ‘mass’ culture – pop music, television programmes, fashions – seriously. By creating … [Read more…]

A Touch of Eastern Promise

The changes that the Balsall Heath neighbourhood have gone through are being explored by the local community and researchers from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University. Their Cultural Intermediation project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of its 2012 – 2016 Connected Communities programme. On Wednesday 4th June, the group is … [Read more…]

What’s the Agenda? Cannon Hill Collective

This weekend Cannon Hill Collective (CHC) present What’s the Agenda? A festival of visual art, performance and debate. Working with world-renowned theatre practitioners Stan’s Cafe and Creative Producers Amy Martin and Alex McCorkindale, the Cannon Hill Collective have planned, created and marketed the festival for members of the public as well as their peers. The diverse range of artistic … [Read more…]

Frame 14 Conference – Annual Photography Exhibition

Frame Creatives are a Birmingham-based collective encouraging, supporting and promoting the local photographic community.  They are quickly building a strong community of interest by carving out a forum where creatives can share ideas, voice their concerns and support each other. They are holding the FRAME 14 Conference at The Custard Factory on Saturday 12th April. … [Read more…]