Monthly Archives: April 2010
You can also see another exhibition of his work at the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton.
May issue of the Culture Guide
We’ve been very busy at AREA CULTURE GUIDE central making sure you know all about the amazing things happening around the West Midlands and so here is our MAY edition. Get yours from the usual distribution points.
The Special Edition that we produced on behalf of Visit Birmingham will be available from the new mac which is launching this weekend so make sure you get down a pick yourself up a copy.
mac opens this weekend
With the launch of mac this weekend we had a sneak preview of the building last week and we absolutely LOVE it!
Gorgeous artwork, great open spaces and an amazing opening weekend line-up ensures a fab time will be had by all visitors.
We had a chat with the woman who has been at the helm for some time now – Dorothy Wilson – here is what she had to say:
NOT MY TYPE: An Out of Character Experiment
We love the idea of this typographical exploration of 26 letters (and a few sneaky characters) by 35
different illustrators, designers and artists, all displayed as one alphabet.
Stylistically the show is really diverse, ranging from folk such as Jon Burgerman, I Love Dust, Sam Pierpoint, Lewes Harriot, Dan Westwood, members of The Outcrowd, amongst others will be participating and working across a range of media. Continue reading
The New Special Edition
We are very excited to announce the launch of our Special Edition Culture Guide for Visit Birmingham. We love our home city and have had lots of fun putting this edition together that showcases some of favourite places and people.
Join Speech Fewapy for Recod Store Day
Speech Fewapy are hosting an instore gig at Swordfish Records on Temple Street in Birmingham for Record Store Day this Saturday 17th and have a cracking line-up:
The Traps, Greg Bird & Flamingo Flame, Goodnight Lenin, Tom Peel, James Rea
They will all to do one acoustic song each and will be selling compilation cds on the day with the profits being spli 50:50 between Speech Fewapy and Swordfish.
Go on down and support your local musicians and store!
Still Dancing by Richard Battye
19th April-8th May
Custard Factory Gallery, Gibb Street, Birmingham
By Richard Battye
Birmingham-based photographer Richard Battye presents his beautiful images of dancers from his latest collection of work spanning 2-years. Continue reading
Beer Festival at The Victoria
Today sees the launch of a Beer Festival at one of our favourite watering holes. The Victoria will be hosting 15 cask ales to compliment their lovely homecooked food from today 8th April until Saturday 10th April.
Last year’s event went down a storm so the venue have re-introduced it again for, what we hope, will be a regular occurence.
And while you are busy sampling the ales on offer why not check out these great events too at the venue:
COMEDY AT THE VICTORIA PRESENTS – MATT KIRSHEN – From NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Radio 4’s Bigipedia – 8pm doors, 8:30pm show, £6/£5con
M4TP – MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE – A night that YOU control, bring tunes to the CD cloakroom and party to the people’s choice – 8pm, FREE ENTRY
SOUND OF CONFUSION – THE SECOND FLOOR (Spectrum without sonic boom) + TWO SKIES + NIGHTWORKER REVIVAL – 8.30pm, £4adv
AVATARS-LIVE! AND OTHER STORIES COMPETITION
Artistic Director Rachel Sambrooks is bringing Blossom Theatre Company’s unique blend of new writing and site-specific theatre to The Public art gallery in West Bromwich.
Blossom Theatre Company is holding a competition to write 15 minute scripts, inspired by The Public’s permanent exhibition of interactive artworks. Each writer will receive a £50 payment to encourage them in their professional aspiration. They are looking for imaginative uses of the artworks, bringing to life in innovative ways. Four winning entries will be performed live at The Public Gallery on May 2nd, by professional actors.
It’s a unique opportunity to see work by the public performed at The Public in a landscape of the imagination. Visit the exhibition and choose one of the interactive artworks for inspiration or simply come along on May 2nd to the performance which proves to be a truly exciting experience. See the works and opening times at www.thepublic.com
The closing date is April 17th 2010.