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Fierce NYE / Bling 

18 Dec 14

Local cult outfit ‘Boy With Wings’ headline Fierce’s NYE party at The Edge, Digbeth – backed by a roster of DJs, visuals and fireworks.

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101 Things Birmingham Gave The World 

12 Dec 14

Today is the launch of 101 Things Birmingham Gave The World , after huge support on social media with their successful kickstarter campaign earlier in the year.

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Digmas 2014 

9 Dec 14

The Custard Factory’s annual event Digmas is taking place on Saturday 20th December, with a whole host of stuff going on, as well as 30+ market stalls from local designer/makers, live music and hot food vendors.

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The Big Hoot 

8 Dec 14

Call For Artists: The Big Hoot, Artists Opportunity Wild In Art are inviting Artists submissions to “The Big Hoot” creating a unique trail of Owl sculptures across Birmingham in 2015 Birmingham will become a virtual aviary in 2015 as a host of …

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City of Colours – Winter Showcase 

5 Dec 14

Winter showcase – 6th December 10.00am – 6.00pm City of Colours is back! Come and join us for our winter showcase, involving over 30 local artists, a huge Christmas market hall, affordable art sale, DJs, retro gaming, graffiti battle on NYC…

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Birmingham Camera Obscura 

3 Dec 14

Jenny and Pete are building a portable Camera Obscura for Birmingham and need your help to make it happen  AMAZING.

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Indent: Drawing Workshop 

2 Dec 14

Recently discovered  Indent – “a curatorial project based in Birmingham that is coming to a venue near you.

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Glug Poster Competition – Winner Announcement 

19 Nov 14

Guest post by Lara Shingles / Inkygoodness : After weeks of sifting through a dizzying collection of submissons, we’re delighted to announce the winners of Inkygoodness Created in Birmingham’s  Glug Birmingham Poster Competition – Louise…

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Glug Birmingham Midland Masters #2 in one week! 

13 Nov 14

Here’s a quickfire round-up of activities at our Glug Birmingham event with Inkygoodness next Thursday 20th November at Boxxed.

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BOM | Birmingham Open Media 

12 Nov 14

This week a new space for art, technology and science opens in Birmingham city centre.

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Shout Festival 13th-16th Nov 

11 Nov 14

From Thursday – Sunday this week, Shout Festival celebrates queer arts and culture with a long weekend of theatre, performances, workshops and exciting activities throughout the city.

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Eye Candy Festival 

10 Nov 14

Eye Candy Festival kicks off this week, celebrating the best of visual pop culture, and bringing world-class pop artists, illustrators, photographers and designers to Digbeth.

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My Route – Sampad’s Community Heritage Project 

3 Nov 14

My Route is Sampad’s HLF-funded community heritage project documenting the post-war history of the area along the Stratford Road.

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The nabakov Arts Club presents Love in the Afterlife 

28 Oct 14

“For one night only, nabokov Arts Club comes to Birmingham for the first time ever with a late night party like no other.

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Behind the Curtain 

27 Oct 14

Behind the Curtain is a new Central and Eastern European film and new media festival organised by Polish Expats Association which takes place during November across Birmingham.

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Let it Bleed: the art of tattooing 

24 Oct 14

Let It Bleed: A photography exhibition showcasing the art of tattooing and the culture that surrounds it.

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Good For Nothing – Birmingham, Socks and Chocs 

23 Oct 14

This Saturday sees the second GFN gig in Birmingham , and this time they are all about pairs of socks, bars of chocs… and a singing policeman: GFN Birmingham is all about doing good things for good people.

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Birmingham Production Space Survey 

23 Oct 14

Over the last nine months Ruth Claxton , artist and Associate Director at Eastside Projects has been working with Alessandro Columbano and Mike Dring   from Birmingham School of Architecture and Project Manager and printmaking specialist Sean O…

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24 Hour Culture Survey 

21 Oct 14

The cultural organisations of the West Midlands need you! This weekend, a major survey will take place to discover how people experience arts and culture in their everyday lives in the West Midlands.

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Oxjam Brum Takes Over on Saturday! 

16 Oct 14

If you’re all about local music acts and live events, then feel free to busy yourself by going to Oxjam Brum , this Saturday: Oxjam began in 2006, with the aim of creating a network of music-loving people across the UK, all united by a shared goal…

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Glug Birmingham: Midland Masters #2 

15 Oct 14

Inkygoodness Created in Birmingham present the latest edition of Glug Birmingham.

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Longbridge Light Festival – 25th October 

13 Oct 14

Coming up in a few weeks: “ Longbridge Light Festival aims to be an annual celebration of the amazing history of Longbridge and its bright future through light and art.

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Flatpack: Dots and Loops 

7 Oct 14

“ Flatpack returns to its roots for a sociable evening of short films in the Oobleck, the Custard Factory’s latest addition.

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Birmingham Urban Sketchers: Edgbaston Reservoir 

6 Oct 14

The next Birmingham Urban Sketcher’s sketchcrawl will be on Saturday the 18th October to coincide with the 45th Worldwide Sketchcrawl.

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Fierce Festival 2014 

26 Sep 14

Fierce Festival returns next week with its programme of live art, performance and projects across Birmingham and Warwick Arts Centre.

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ATRESBANDES Solfatara tour 

23 Sep 14

ATRESBANDES theatre company from Barcelona, begin a UK tour of their award winning show Solfatara at mac Birmingham on 9th October.

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SOUNDkitchen at Vivid Projects 

8 Sep 14

The next SOUNDkitchen event takes place on Saturday 13 September at Vivid Projects and features an all Midlands line-up: More on SOUNDkitchen’s website .

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Craft Market at the mac this Sunday 

5 Sep 14

This coming Sunday (7th) is mac’s montly craft market , which takes place on the first Sunday of the month.

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BIAD – Art & Design MA shows 

4 Sep 14

Just a quick one, the  BIAD – Art Design MA shows are on now-25th September: Bursting with creativity and fresh ideas, our MA Shows showcase our emerging professionals and take place across three sites in Birmingham city centre from Mon 1 …

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British Science Festival in Birmingham 

3 Sep 14

“Each September the British Science Festival transforms a different UK city into a vibrant celebration of science, engineering and technology.

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2 Sep 14

Scalarama is a celebration of cinema that takes place across the country every September.

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Young Producers – Little Earthquake & Black Country Touring 

1 Sep 14

Birmingham-based theatre company Little Earthquake have announced a new project: Young Producers , in collaboration with Black Country Touring .

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Between Us – a new film about Birmingham 

28 Aug 14

Between Us: Birmingham Portraits (Part One)  by Geoff Broadway: This is the first in a series of short films that I am currently making in and around Birmingham, England.

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In:Site – Festival of Creativity 

25 Aug 14

In:Site graduate festival of creativity returns for its fourth year to Birmingham Cathedral Square, Colmore Row from the 8th to the 12th September 2014 (work is on show until Sunday 14th).

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Glug Birmingham – Art Market 21.08 

18 Aug 14

Everything is coming together for Thursday’s Glug Birmingham MIDLAND MASTERS launch at Fazeley Studios , curated by Created in Birmingham and Inkygoodness .

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Friday Links and Updates 15th August 

15 Aug 14

Here are a few things to find out more about this Friday afternoon: Birmingham Literature Festival This week Birmingham Literature Festival have released their full programme , running from 2-11 October 2014.

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ART RAVE at The Bond 

8 Aug 14

ART RAVE is a free art and music festival, being held at The Bond this weekend (Sat 9th Sun 10th August.

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Independent Birmingham 

5 Aug 14

On a stifling morning two weeks ago, I went on a long overdue exploration of the Jewellery Quarter.

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We Are The Loft Birmingham 2.8.14 

28 Jul 14

‘We are The Loft Birmingham’ is a celebration of the work and achievements of The Loft, marking the conclusion of a six month residency on Priory Walk as a pilot project in a pop-up in retail space.

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Writing West Midlands ‘Page Talk’ & Birmingham Literature Festival 

24 Jul 14

Birmingham Literature Festival returns later this year for ten days of high quality literature events, conversations and activities.

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I CHOOSE Birmingham 

24 Jul 14

Back in October last year , we wrote about a brand new newsletter hitting inboxes across Birmingham.

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Warwick Bar Fete 

22 Jul 14

The Warwick Bar Fete returns for its third edition this weekend, at a time when the area is going from strength to strength.

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WERK – co-commission call out for Fête des Lumières 

16 Jul 14

Fête des Lumières de Lyon and WERK have put out a call out for an artist or organisation based in Birmingham to produce one or multiple Monumental Light Objects (meaning a light object which will need to reach between approximately 4 to 7 …

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100 swimmers needed to take part in Moseley Road Baths photo-event 

15 Jul 14

The beautiful Moseley Road Baths was one of the first public facilities built in Balsall Heath.

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Still Walking Festival #5 – 25th July – 3rd August 

14 Jul 14

Late last week I caught up with Ben Waddington , Director of Still Walking , and we chatted about some of the upcoming events for this month’s festival.

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Oliver Jones – A3 Project Space 

10 Jul 14

Great news from  Oliver Jones , Digbeth-based chalk and pastel photorealistic artist.

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West Midlands Open 2014 

9 Jul 14

West Midlands Open 2014 is a biennial collaboration between Birmingham Museum Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

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That’s a Nice Hat! by Natalie Ann 

3 Jul 14

The next exhibition at The Moseley Exchange features work from local illustrator Natalie Ann .

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Chaotic Liquid Network 

2 Jul 14

It’s not just in the city centre that exciting arts events are happening.

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NPO news in the West Midlands 

1 Jul 14

Today Arts Council England announced its investment plans for 2015-18 .

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