Lost Stories

Rebecca Wright2Part of the large scale participatory art initiative, Inside Out has arrived in Birmingham. A group of Birmingham based photographers have launched Lost Stories which focuses on some of the forgotten voices of the city – the aging generation. The group have met with, photographed and interviewed over 40 participants, whose portraits now line the walls of Navigation Street in Birmingham city centre. Continue reading

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SOME CITIES

Chris Collins 1Grabbing your phone, snapping a pic and uploading it on to your chosen social media site has become as everyday as eating dinner (and sometimes we get to see plenty of photos of those too). But if your creative endeavours stretch further than a snap of your cat looking cute then Some Cities is a new initiative that aims to equip photographers of all abilities with the skills to capture stories through images and share them via a dedicated online platform at www.some-cities.org.uk. Continue reading

Winter Skate – Birmingham

Image-1-6WINTER ICE RINK
winterskate.co.uk  / 0800 358 0058
Until 5 January 2014
10am-10pm, open 7 days a week

It’s the last weekend of the Frankfurt Christmas market but if you want to keep the festive spirit going then get over to Winter Skate Birmingham for the outdoor ice rink.  The Ice Café offers festive treats which will fill you up after a an hour on the ice and as the rink is located in Centenary Square just outside The Rep it is nice and central too.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS – Birmingham Hippodrome

The Cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Birmingham Hippodrome
Until 2 February, 2014

He’s behind you! Panto season is upon us and if you are ready for a good dose of cheese then it doesn’t get any better the UK’s biggest Panto at the Hippodrome. Heading the cast as the handsome Prince is Eastenders’ John Partridge. John, who recently starred in A Chorus Line at the London Palladium, will be joined by everyone’s favourite fashion guru Gok Wan who will be making his pantomime debut in Birmingham as The Man in The Mirror.  Continue reading

FROM DARKROOM TO DIGITAL – Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Oscar G. Rejlander - The Two Ways of Life (1857)
FROM DARKROOM TO DIGITAL
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Until 15 February, 2014
wolverhampton.gov.uk | @WolvArtGallery

Over the years Wolverhampton has proven itself as a hub of artistic genius. From the ‘Father of photography’ Oscar Rejlander’s remarkable work, to the ever adaptable Bennett Clark’s portraits, the city has contributed a lot to the world of photography. Continue reading

Celebrate Christmas at Digmas – Saturday 14th Dec

image001Fans of Birmingham’s creative bohemian quarter are in for a treat tomorrow (Saturday December 14th) with the Custard Factory’s DIGMAS event which is teaming up with the famous Digbeth Dining Club to bring the ultimate independent Christmas Fair to Birmingham!
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