Area Culture Guide – February issue

February edition of Area Culture Guide is here and features:
Exhibitions at Ikon Gallery, The Public, Mead, New Art Gallery Walsall
Features: Made in the Jewellery Quarter, Hidden City, Valentines
Travel: Sligo and Dublin
Food: Kinnaree Thai
Fashion & Shopping: Sandford Jr, Valentine Gift Guide
Competitions: Lomography, Crufts

Read your issue here and look out for it in shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and visitor centres.

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Ditch n Stitch 11/02/12 at Urban Coffee Co.

 

¬†Too skint to go shopping after the Christmas overspend? New year’s resolution to stop buying clothes failing you? Wardrobe bursting at the seams? How about a little swishing to get rid of the old and swap for the nearly new? Continue reading

FOUR TRAGIC TALES ends 22/01/12 at mac

This is your last few days to see Stewart Easton’s digital prints that have been hand embroidered at mac, Birmingham. The show, curated by Trevor Pitt, closes on Sunday the 22nd January.

All the works in the exhibition derive from a set of illustrated picture-book stories by Easton, written about a group of fictional characters who inhabit a creative community. Each of The Four Tragic Tales is set in a mythical place where the main characters are blessed with youth, beauty and creativity, spending their days in the pursuit of music, theatre and the arts, until war descends upon them and brings a premature end to all.

Lomography Birmingham Pop Up Store in Selfridges

Lomography is coming to Birmingham on the 23rd January and sticking around for four whole months of analogue fun in their newly adopted home at Selfridges and to celebrate the opening of the all new Pop Up Store Area Culture Guide has teamed up with lomo to offer readers the chance to take part in two photography workshops free of charge. Continue reading

Post Party Pampering at Umberto Giannini

There is nothing to quite put a full stop to the New Year festivities like a cold January morning trip back to work and an almost empty bank account – which is why you definitely need to treat yourself more than ever. If you needed an excuse for some pampering then now is the time and Umberto Giannini at Selfridges are offering up a little treat to perk you up. Continue reading