Ikon has invited key figures from Birmingham’s cultural life to reveal some of their personal artistic inspirations each Wednesday evening (starting this week) during the summer. In These are a few of my favourite things, invited guests will discuss their eight favourite works of art in a format loosely inspired by Desert Island Discs. The event offers an interesting insight in to the guests through their favoured selections and gives the audience an opportunity to hear from some of the city’s key cultural movers.
Places are free but should be reserved by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708.
9 June – Ikon Youth Programme participants
16 June – Jonathan Coe, author of The Rotters’ Club
23 June – Ruth Claxton, Birmingham-based artist
30 June – Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison, Joint Artistic Directors of Fierce Festival
7 July – James Langdon, designer
21 July – Anthony Cartwright, Dudley-born author of The Afterglow
28 July – Lynsey Hanley, writer and journalist for The Guardian
Ikon, Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
6.30-7.30pm, Free admission