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Art, photography and culture

We’re proud to present a rich array of must-see events and exhibitions from one of the UK’s most culturally diverse cities.

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  • Connecting Stories – Our British Asian Heritage

    21 October 11am – 4.30pm, Library of Birmingham   Punjabi Colours   The Sansaar Family have been entertaining audiences in Birmingham and beyond since 2004.  They will be taking over the Library of Birmingham for a day of vibrant and energetic activities influenced by the Punjab and North India.  With something for all the family, join us for a day of dhol drumming, turban tying, dressing up in saris and Indian outfits, interactive storytelling, learning about Punjabi traditions and culture, henna, mendhi, bhangra, giddha...

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  • Lucienne Day: Living Design

    1 July – 30 September 2017 is the centenary of the birth of Lucienne Day and the Museum of Carpet is taking part in the celebrations by hosting the exhibition Lucienne Day: Living Design. The Museum of Carpet is delighted to welcome Dr Paula Day, daughter of the designer Lucienne Day, to the museum. Lucienne Day was one of Britain’s leading textile designers, who brought contemporary colour to an otherwise drab post war period. Born in 1917, she graduated from the Royal College...

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  • I Want! I Want!

    1 April- 1 October, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery I Want! I Want! Art and Technology, opening at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on the 1 April, explores work from the Arts Council Collection by artists that have been influenced by technology as it has developed and evolved over the last 20 years. Each of the 27 artists’ approach to their practice is different, presenting varying views of the world and culture around us. The show presents contemporary artists’ use of technology...

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  • Thresholds

    An innovative exhibition taking place in Birmingham in the summer of 2017 aims to shed light on the pioneering role the city played in the early years of the history of photography. Thresholds, a virtual reality art project by internationally acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw and photographic historian, Pete James, will take audiences back over 170 years to the dawn of the photographic era. VR headsets will allow visitors to walk around a recreation of ‘The Model Room’, an exhibition of Manufactures,...

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  • Stories to be told in Birmingham as part of nationwide portrait events

    Critically acclaimed artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah OBE participates in the first of a series of live portrait sittings by award-winning artist Tanya Raabe-Webber at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery this summer, exploring and celebrating the diversity of our common humanity.     PortraitsUntold, funded by Arts Council England and in partnership with The Big Draw and other national venues including National Portrait Gallery will see acclaimed disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber undertake the first of the live portrait sittings at Birmingham Museum &...

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  • Millennium Point’s Atrium Wall

     23 February - 27 March Birmingham-based street artist Liskbot is the second artist to use the new Atrium Wall at Millennium Point Eastside’s Millennium Point is providing a platform for local artists to showcase their work, as its new Atrium Wall takes centre stage. Located in Millennium Point’s impressive Atrium space, the new Atrium Wall will feature a series of installations from local creatives. Since last summer, plans were put in place to use the wall as a regular feature and the wall...

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  • CircusMASH - Workshops, classes and masterclasses for the community, all summer long!

    Aerial Hoop Beginner & Intermediate Tuesdays 8.00 (90 Minutes)Location: Creation Climbing Centre, B12 9AADrop in: £15.00 (Drop in sessions must be booked in advance)Block Book 6 Weeks: £85.00 (These must be used in one discipline and must be used within three months)   Aerial Silks / Beginner Mondays 6.30pm (90 Minutes)Wednesdays 8.00 (90 Minutes)Location: Creation Climbing Centre, B12 9AADrop in: £15.00 (Drop in sessions must be booked in advance)Block Book 6 Weeks: £85.00 (These must be used in one discipline and must be used...

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