EYE CANDY 2014: 13-15 November – FREE

Eye Candy Brochure.inddFused Magazine and Area Culture Guide’s very own annual celebration of illustration, artists and photographers returns to Birmingham and this year we are setting up camp in Digbeth, the creative hub of the city.

The free event, that takes place over one evening and two days, celebrates the best of visual pop culture with one-off installations, street art, workshops, talks and performance. Continue reading

Rachel New’s One Page Wonders

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Birmingham Literature Festival
Daily from 12-6pm until 11th October

From Santa writing to all the children in the World to tell them what he wants for Christmas to the 78-year-old man who travels onboard the top of the number 11 bus looking for love, you can never accuse writer and radio broadcaster Rachel New of having a dull imagination. Continue reading

Fierce Festival 2014 until 12 October

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Until 12 October
Various Venues

Fierce Festival is back bringing a range of exciting live art projects for the young and young at heart. With 40% of the population under 25-years-old Birmingham is Britain’s youngest city, and in acknowledgement of this fun fact over ten days a mixture of local, national and international artists will be channeling a fresh vibe for all ages. Continue reading

BICYCLE BASKET BAZAAR, 9.8.14 Southside, Birmingham

Next week (Saturday 9th August) Eye Candy joins up with POD Projects to present the fabulousBicycle Basket Bazaar at Summer in Southside.

The Bicycle Basket Bazaar project, run by Trevor Pitt of POD Projects, involves a unique array of retailers each presenting their art and wares into bike-baskets, panniers and around their cycles: kind of like an art fair meets car boot sale, but more compact and kinder to the environment. In essence, BBB is a celebration of the bicycles, creativity and good cheer. Continue reading

CBD Food Festival returns for fourth year, 18-19 July

_DGP3495The annual CBD Food Festival is proving to be a very popular hit with culinary crowds and it is no wonder given Colmore Business District has some of the best eateries in the city on its doorstep. To show them off once more the Festival is back in July to showcase the superb food and drink offering in Birmingham’s business quarter.  Continue reading