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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…

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…

Bull in the Bull Ring, almost

The Ikon reminded us on Twitter today about MACE — that’s the Media Archive for Central England. They mentioned a Bull going mad in Digbeth, and as luck would have it here it is running amok: Get the Flash Player…

You don’t have to be posh to see Privilege

The Flatpack Festival draws out another gem with a screening of Privilege —  on 16mm at Ikon Eastside on Sunday 15 March. The film is a 1967 exploration of the power of fame, and has depth and darkness not quite…

Don’t fail, whale

I meant to mention this ages ago, but I forgot and I’ve only just remembered now it’s nearly finished: “From 12 – 30 August, Ikon is running a tailor shop in the old Salvation Army charity shop, 3 New Street,…

Brum Link 3rd March

Found this on teh interwebs: Art up Perrott’s Folly – “Perrott’s Folly has been closed to the public for many years, and this will be the first opportunity to climb the spectacular tower and see paintings and sculpture by Partenheimer…