Category: what’s on

New independent designer-makers arts market for Birmingham City Centre

After successfully running markets for local artists, illustrators, photographers, designer-makers, crafters and the like — in the not-exactly-conducive-to-passing-trade environs of the Custard Factory — Handmade have been working with Marketing Birmingham and Retail Birmingham towards launching a new weekly Handmade Arts…

Fête better than death

In a display of seasonal awareness to match how Bill Oddie thinks it’s time to watch spring in May, Birmingham City Centre is getting a Summer Fête at the end of August. The Edge in Digbeth will be the venue…

Nice Play, shame about the face

Absolutely bob-awful photoshop and graphic design job for Paul Henry (yes, Benny) as Tony Hancock at the Alex, for what might well be a good play: Via BCC’s Birmingham Bulletin. (Copy-writing not too crash-hot either, “Modern-day creations such as Alan…

Bomb the Base

Churn, but good churn… An archivist at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery has uncovered these images showing the aftermath of a 1970s terrorist bomb blast. Dating from 4 January 1974, the images show Ikon’s then-director Simon Chapman clearing up shards of broken…

After the Lord Mayor’s Show

“This year’s Lord Mayor’s Family Show takes place on Monday the 31st of May from 11am to 5pm, in and around Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square in, Birmingham City Centre.“ Anyone fancy doing something underwhelming afterwards?

Favourite art things

Ikon’s These are a few of my favourite things talks where cultural peoples from Brum get to reveal things that inspire or interest them — they’re short (an hour) and free — and well worth a look. Here’s who’s coming…

COWshop – moo

The COWShop, or Creative Open Workshops have been slowly spreading their fresian patterned craft around Brum for some time… based in the Custard Factory, they also run the craft ‘handmade makets’. This Sat I finally went down and popped on…