Flatpack Film Festival is a week long feast of cinematic delights running from Tuesday 19th April to Sunday 24th April taking place in a host of venues all over Birmingham. Born in a Digbeth pub and a Balsall Heath attic Flatpack is firmly established as one of this city’s cultural highlights. Now in
I’ve always wanted to have a go at Letterpress printing so when I heard that there was a workshop at Winterbourne House & Garden as part of University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival I duly signed up.
This Instameet was inspired by Ikon Gallery’s exhibition Janet Mendelsohn Varna Road which documented everyday life in Balsall Heath during the period of 1967 -1969 whilst Mendelsohn was a student at the University of Birmingham. I first came across Janet Mendelsohn’s photographs after a talk by Dr Kieran Connell at Balsall Heath WI and I
Today’s Instameet was a little different to normal as we were set a theme, taking inspiration from The Barber Institute’s current exhibition Chance Order Change we were asked to experiment with abstract photography.
The Birmingham & Midland Institute was the location of the latest Instameet. Located in a Grade II* listed building, The Birmingham & Midland Institute has been a part of Birmingham’s cultural life for over 150 years, originally founded by an Act of Parliament in 1854 for the ‘Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and
Moseley Road Baths held an open day on its 108th birthday on Saturday 31st October. The event which was organised by the Friends of Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath also celebrated the baths’ inclusion in the World Monuments Fund Watch List. Moseley Road Baths is the oldest of only two Grade II listed indoor swimming
There are some buildings that I often see around Birmingham that I think to myself “I wonder what it looks like in there”.
I’ve been wanting to visit the Museum Collections Centre for quite a while but found that it was only open to the general public on a Friday afternoon whilst I was at work so I was pretty chuffed to find out there was an open day on a Saturday as part of Hidden Spaces.
On the 8th August I attended my first Instameet which was organised by IgersBirmingham in conjunction with the marketing team from University of Birmingham. Over 70 of us met underneath Old Joe (pictured above) before we went off round the rather photogenic campus.