For the third year in a row we have teamed up with New Art West Midlands to present a special culture edition of Area Guide.
Featuring a wealth of new graduate talent New Art WM chooses the best of the graduate shows to present 4 unique curated exhibitions of work that focuses on cross-art forms. This year the exhibitions, which start this month, will take place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, mac birmingham, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry.
This edition also features upcoming exhibitions, festivals and cultural events taking place from now until May.
Birmingham’s renowned psychedelic club Sensateria returns this month, after an eighteen year hiatus. The sixties themed club night began in 1984 and ran for ten years, moving to and from venues such as The Fantasy Club, The Powerhouse [now the closed Oceana], The Hummingbird [now Birmingham Ballroom], Digbeth Civic Hall Institute [now HMV Institute] and Snobs. Continue reading →
The past three years without a TRMNL venue has seen a noticeable absence of the underground sound in Birmingham. Now the team behind the former Birmingham club have re-launched at a new spot in Digbeth to bring techno back to the West Midlands masses. Continue reading →
Next weekend, Vivid will be hosting DEATHTRIPPING, a two part festival of transgressive trash film and performance. The event will feature a rare live appearance from iconic No Wave beauty Lydia Lunch (PICTURED) and exclusive screenings of ultra-shocking underground films from the likes of Nick Zedd and Richard Kern, some of which have been banned in the state of New York. Continue reading →
Kismet is a cafe and arts hub project located in the heart of Digbeth Eastside, at club PST. Providing a space for emerging talent, the cafe allows artists to develop and flourish in their careers. Expressing creativity through a range of exhibitions such as family workshops, networking, music and film, each artist will display and sell their work within the cafe itself. Continue reading →
The UK edition of Brazil’s Espirito Mundo heads to Birmingham this month (September 16th- 18th 2011) for Espirito Brum. The cross-cultural celebration brings together artists from Brazil and Birmingham, in a three day festival. Continue reading →
If you’re in Birmingham this Saturday, drop by to The Edge (studio and headquarters of Friction Arts on Cheapside, Digbeth) and be prepared for some inspirational stuff. Projections, performances, sculpture and technology will immerse you in the world of ‘local heroes’ as you experience three-minute-long stories created by Birmingham groups, designed to commemorate the hard work of their very own hero. Continue reading →