Creative Times have published some predictions and resolutions for 2012 featuring contributions from Noel Dunne, Katie Day and James Yarker among others. Their hopes and aspirations cover better collaboration, apps for artists and a look at what to expect from Birmingham’s theatre scene over the coming months. Have you got any predictions you’d like to make?
New Year’s Eve. You either either love it or you hate it. Or you watch Jools Holland. Either way, there’s a lot going on in Birmingham to see in the new year, so here’s a NYE selection. If you want to dance your way into 2012, there are plenty of clubs offering NYE nights. Gatecrasher have got 2manydjs, … [Read more…]
CiB celebrated it’s fourth Birthday, a stir was caused when a leaked document of recommended cuts to local art organisations sparked concern over their future, and legendary Birmingham promoters, Leftfoot, celebrated their 1oth anniversary. Birmingham Royal Ballet and mac managed to raise a decent amount of money through The Big Arts Give, while Moseley Folk … [Read more…]
Capital’s first Festival of New Writing took place, International Project Space launched a new film programme and the final ARC of 2010 took place with Important Artefacts. Brilliantly Birmingham kicked off together with the fifth annual FLUX exhibition, Aedas Presents launched a new monthly art programme and Art of Ideas finally arrived with a host … [Read more…]
October brought with it the Tory Party Conference while BCMG launched their 2010/11 season, and we looked ahead to the Witching Hour exhibition, featuring a collection of local exhibiting artists, both internationally renowned and emerging. The Art Bar opened featuring exhibitions and a connection with the Custard Factory’s Sauce Gallery, the Union Black Film Festival … [Read more…]
Nikki Pugh gave us all a sneak peak inside the Make-It Zone development in Moseley, EC-arts and a handful of artists took over four of Digbeth’s billboards with the 48 Sheet project and the International Dance Festival revealed their showreel, with highlights from earlier in the year. With yet another packed programme, Artsfest 2010 took … [Read more…]
Creative Open Workshops announced the new weekly Handmade market for Birmingham’s city centre, Dirty Bristow magazine was launched with a Summer Fete, and Central Library was treated to a bit of makeover, curtsy of Lucy McLauchlan’s birds. 2010 also saw the return of The British Glass Biennale in Stourbridge, The Public welcomed video artist Bill … [Read more…]
Just past the halfway point… Pete kicked off discussions about how to follow on from the CiB Shop, The Little Chill looked like fun and involved pretty much every promoter in town and Supersonic’s line-up started coming together. There was a lot of kerfuffle around the filming of Turbulence, with lots of people getting involved … [Read more…]