New Art WM Annuale, 20 March – 15 April

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New Art WM Annuale is a new project which showcases artists living and working in the West Midlands and encourages people to become buyers of contemporary art. While the UK’s art market thrives in the capital it isn’t as obvious in some of the regions.

Several past initiatives in the West Midlands have proved popular but the irregularity of selling exhibitions and art fairs in the region, alongside the lack of contemporary selling galleries, prohibits the continued sale of works to the public. Continue reading

Vintage Kilo Sale, 21 March, The Custard Factory

If you are a fan of vintage clothing then how about rummaging your way through 5 tonnes of it down at Digbeth’s Custard Factory? The Vintage Kilo Sale returns this season, bringing the mother of all vintage events to Birmingham.

Costing just £15 per kilo of clothes you get to have a good mooch (and there are early bird tix available if you want the best stuff first) and take your findings to the scales for a weigh-in. Continue reading

Fazeley Studios Wedding Fayre – 22nd March

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If you are tying the knot this year and looking for a more alternative and unique approach to your forthcoming nuptials then you need to head to Fazeley Studios in Digbeth for their second Wedding Fayre.

With 25 suppliers crossing wedding photography, decor, cakes, dresses, flowers, stationary and more the farye is offering a one-stop shop of services to make your day unique.

Sunday 22nd March, 11am-4pm.

For more details see the venue’s Facebook page here.

Iconic Birmingham Prints – St Paul’s Gallery

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These lovely images dropped in to our inbox last week courtesy of St Paul’s Gallery in the city’s beautiful Jewellery Quarter.

The litho prints (H60 x W80cm) are available from the gallery framed (£80) or unframed (£35) and feature the city’s fine Brutalist architecture from the 50’s-70’s.

Also in the series is a an equally great image of the New Street Signal Box in Blue and Brown tones – they make a great set!

Buy yours on the gallery website here.

25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer

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Announcing their first tour since 1995 Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be bringing their chaotic, silly, stupid and very funny comedic stylings to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on the 23rd November.

The tour, ’25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer: The Poignant Moments’ will be a celebration of the first 25 years of their professional collaboration from Vic Reeves Big Night Out (Channel 4 1990) through Smell of Reeves & Mortimer (BBC Two 1993/4), Bang, Bang It’s Reeves & Mortimer (BBC Two 1999) and Shooting Stars (BBC Two 1999-2011).

They are promising… some up-lifting moments, some musical moments, maybe some magic, several dancing styles, some show of physical strength but always some poignant moments.

The second series of their sitcom House Of Fools is currently on BBC2.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £33.89 & £40.08 (includes admin fee £0.70 facilities fee) + £2.55 fulfilment fee.  Available from or 0844 338 8000.