Area Guide November

November_2013.inddThe latest edition of Area Guide is here and packed with events for November. This month’s beautiful cover is by Ben Javens who is taking part in the Bicycle Basket Bazaar at Eye Candy which is happening on the 2nd November. Read it online here. Continue reading

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Eye Candy 2013 31st October – 3rd November


Eye Candy Festival
of Popular Visual Culture is back for a second year and taking place in Birmingham. We’ve picked a load of our favourite artists and asked them to come and help us brighten up the Southside district of the city with newly commissioned works, events, films, talks and a very cool art fair on bikes. We’ve also got our own Mobile Vintage Cinema for the whole weekend and it is all FREE to attend. Continue reading

WIN tickets to see Richard Herring!

Richard HerringHobgoblin, the official sponsor of the Leamington Spa Comedy Festival, has teamed up with AREA Culture Guide to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Richard Herring perform live at the Royal Spa Centre. Hobgoblin’s sponsorship of the comedy festival is perfect for its ‘Season of Mischief’ which runs throughout the whole of October, continuing its reign as the ‘Unofficial Beer of Halloween’. Join in the fun by clicking ‘Like’ on Hobgoblin’s Facebook to have a go on its Madvent calendar for your chance to win mischievous prizes every day throughout October. Continue reading

Birmingham Literature Festival – in pictures

benjamin_brum_litThis year’s Birmingham Literature Festival is in full swing with its biggest and most impressive line-up to date. Capturing the authors and writers at each event is photographer Lee Allen. We’ve picked a few our our favourite images from the headline acts: Benjamin Zephaniah, Germaine Greer, Radio 4’s Poetry Please, Will Self and Shami Chakrabarti.

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Become a Face of Southside

image001Birmingham Hippodrome’s Illuminate event takes place from the 25th to 27th October with a great line-up of interactive lightworks. They are looking for people to take part in artist Andy McKeown’s installation – Southside Faces. Andy will be at Hippodrome Square this Monday the 7th October from 12noon to 7pm to take pictures of the public to be included in the display.