Ikon – Those were the decades… starts this weekend

Residents of June Street, Salford, 1973.This year marks Ikon’s 50th and to celebrate the milestone they are presenting a series of events focusing on the five decades of the gallery’s history and the social, political and cultural context. This weekend sees the focus of the 60’s and the rise of counterculture.

Saturday 29 March, 11am-8pm – The Library of Birmingham

The first event in this series celebrates the 1960s. A full day of talks, screenings and discussions includes… Continue reading

Culture Season @LibraryofBham

Frontiers Festival Automatic Writing imageAfter a hugely successful launch and Discovery Season, Library of Birmingham announce the Culture Season, comprising of a brand new exhibition and programme of events for 2014. Continue reading

Selfridges launches a Festival of Imagination

SelfridgesFOIInspirational talks by world-renowned artists to a film programme Selfridges launches its in-store line-up of interactive lectures, debates and workshops titled the “Festival of Imagination“. Taking place at their 3 stores the packed line-up runs from 5th to the 21st February. Full line-up for the Birmingham store can be found here.

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

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

October Discovery Season at The Library of Birmingham

Ruth Green - Firebird, Girls who drawGetting off to a great start Capsule’s curated Discovery Season at the Library of Birmingham is now in full swing. Here is what’s to come for October… Continue reading

Competition: Win DVDs

Boulevard Entertainment presents four fantastic music documentaries: All You Need Is Love – The Beatles, Leonard Cohen – Bird On A Wire, The World Of Liberace and the truly original surrealist film Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels from celebrated journalist and film director Tony Palmer, which have just been made available on DVD. We have two copies of each one to give away. Continue reading