PAiL – Open Photography Exhibition at The Public

poster by sumerstudioWhat’s The Focus? is an exhibition of the best photographs submitted in response to an open call. Photographers willing to be exhibited at The Public are welcomed to submit their work. The challenge is your photographic response to the following quote by Harold Pinter: Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there? Pictures should be sent by Monday, 30th of September. The successful works will be displayed during the exhibition at The Public. For more information and to apply go to www.pailwestmidlands.co.uk.

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Area Culture Guide – March/April edition

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Check out the all-new sparkly edition of Area Culture Guide for March and April. Take a look inside for Art, Music, Comedy, Theatre and listings… Continue reading

Black Country Legends @_the_public – 13 Feb to 6 May

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Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Black Country The Public is bringing together a series of exhibitions to highlight the region’s unique and quirky characters. The exhibition includes the remarkable and startling images by Dudley born Turner Prize nominee, Richard Billingham whose photographs from the series ‘Ray’s A Laugh’ include the brutally honest everyday portrayal of his alcoholic father Ray (pictured) and heavily tattooed mother Liz taken in the nineties. Continue reading

@thenowweare This Weekend (7-8 April) @_the_public


The NOW WE ARE WEEKENDER is the latest event in the UK to celebrate all that is brilliant in indie-pop n’ roll thrills, spills and bellyaches! Organised by those people at Funny Looking Cat (who’ve had past fingers in such pies as Indietracks and The Little Hellfire Club) this debut mini-festival will be a fast-paced musical mash-up for all the family. Continue reading

To You From Super Me – exhibition

Wednesday 8th June sees the official launch of  TO YOU FROM SUPER ME at The Public in West Bromwich from 6pm..

Marvel/DC comic book illustrator John McCrea (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider Man) and celebrated image-maker Chris Keenan have collaborated with Friction Arts to work with a Sandwell youth group to produce a knock-out contemporary video installation and exhibition taking place at The Public throughout June. Continue reading