Tag: art

Catherine O'Flynn: brutal truths – The Guardian

"Birmingham does have this complicated relationship with its past, where it's always trying to burn photos of itself," she says. "It destroyed all its Victorian heritage and now it's destroying its 60s heritage, without much sense of that being history…

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…

Radio 4 Front Row at the mac

"The MAC in Birmingham – the Midlands Arts Centre – is about to re-open following a £15 million refurbishment. Mark Lawson reports on the building, and discusses the original vision behind the creation of arts centres in Britain." iPlayer will…

4am Project event 24th April!

"The 4am Project will be hosting a special 4am event this Saturday 24th April (at 4am!) on behalf of the Birmingham City of Culture bid! The event will take place at Birmingham Museum Collections Centre. This is a rare opportunity…

Spit and Sauce, Us

Got a chance yesterday to pop into the mac (still a week or so before the opening, and work being done all over the building) and taste the catering. Yum. The building re-opens to the public on May 1st, with…

What ‘culture’ do you do?

Brum is, as you’ll no doubt be aware, is bidding to be UK City of Culture 2013. The final bid has to be in in May and getting a full picture of what culture is for Birmingham is and important…