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Sidney Nolan

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Born in Australia, Sidney Nolan (1917–1992), is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. This exhibition, part of a nationwide programme presented by the Sidney Nolan Trust to celebrate the centenary of Nolan’s birth, brings to light a selection of extraordinary spray painted portraits dating from the 1980s. It includes a series made in 1982 for an exhibition at the Nolan Gallery at Lanyon just outside Canberra, depicting individuals that had strong personal significance for Nolan, including his brother (tragically killed

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The Alternative 'Cans' Film Festival

The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Forget the Cannes film festival. This summer, we're hosting our very own Cans Film Festival, a celebration of both classic cinema and great boutique canned beer. Each screening has been inspired by an exciting canned beer product, and said beer will be available at our bar and chilled ready to sip throughout the film. Where possible, the brewmaster themselves will be onsite to introduce the film and share some secrets of the canned beer trade. So choose your tipple and join us this summer for some classic canned cinema. Check out the full lin

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Sheela Gowda

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Ikon presents an exhibition of new installation works by Indian artist Sheela Gowda in response to Ikon’s gallery space. Sheela says the works ‘anticipate, counter or are inspired by the space to begin with; the elements could take on other variants in other spaces’. The result is a dialogue between what the artist finds in the gallery, and ideas and observations informed by her experience of living in Bangalore. Drawn to the meditative aspect of making by hand, the artist acknowledges local skills and craftsmanship by employing these me

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John Stezaker

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Tower Room Please note that the Tower Room is only accessible via a number of steps John Stezaker, renowned for his smart conceptualism and use of appropriation through collage, was arguably the first postmodernist to show at Ikon in the 1980s. His video Horse (2012) will be screened in Ikon’s Tower Room. It consists of 3600 images of various horses from a side angle, taken from the front page of the same racehorse catalogue over the past 30 years. Near-identical pictures are projected at 23 frames per second creating a shaking and flickeri

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A White House on Paradise Street

Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham

A White House on Paradise Street Jo Gane in collaboration with Pete James and Leon Trimble This exhibition is inspired by what may be the first Daguerreotype image made in Birmingham, and potentially the first image made in England using the Daguerreotype process (a process invented in 1839 by Louis Daguerre, using silver plated copper). Now missing, the image is said to have depicted a White House on Paradise Street and was made by Birmingham based scientist, artist, lecturer and patent agent George Shaw in the summer of 1839. This exhibiti

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The Old Crown's 649th Birthday

The Old Crown, Birmingham

Another year older for the old girl and she wants another party. What can we say? So do we! We're throwing four very different events with something for everyone to enjoy. WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST - THE DIGBETH QUIZ OF THE YEAR. Calling all Digbeth dwellers it's time to put your knowledge of the place we call home to the test. With streets full of independent hidden gems let's all celebrate what we have to offer. Prizes from Digbeth's independent businesses to be won. THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST - GIN TASTING HOSTED BY THE GINTLEMAN. Sample 5 gins n

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Creating Candlelight

The Botanist, Birmingham

Introducing Creating Candlelight Have you ever thought what you can do with old and used beautiful bottles? We have put together a package on up scaling our old bottles to create large glass scented candles. Who doesn't want a gin bottle candle for a present? Tickets are £30 and include a welcome drink and, of course, to take your own candle away with you. Give us a call on 0121 600 7430 ot email us at birminghambookings@thebotanist.uk.com to book!

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Outchea Parc

Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst

The Creative Arts Festival The Ultimate Outdoor Experience Makes Its Debut In London This Summer! Saturday 26th August 2017 Compromising of Music, Food, Drink, Games & Social Networking Head Down To Our Official All Day Outdoor Special OUTCHEA PARC On the day will include a variety of: DJ's Acts Performances Food Vendors Drink Vendors On-site Games On-site activities Commercial stalls Media Outlets Social Networking & Most Importanty A FUN FILLED VIBE! www.outchea-parc.com More Info Coming Soon!

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Moseley Folk Festival 2017

Moseley Park, Birmingham

We pleased to announce Moseley Folk Festival will be returning to the beautiful setting of Moseley Park, Birmingham, on 1st - 3rd Sept 2017. We'll be continuing our remit of Folk, World and Roots into 2017 with some incredible artists already booked in! We'll be announcing the full line up in the early part of 2017. Earlybird tickets will be available at last year's prices right up until the line up announcement for those loyal Moseley Folker. http://www.moseleyfolk.co.uk

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Pleasure is a Weapon

Grand Union, Birmingham

Pleasure is a Weapon is the first UK solo exhibition for artist Susie Green. She works with a range of media including sculpture, performance and painting, focussing on the human body as a site for intimacy and sensuality. The exhibition will be punctuated with a public programme of live performances, investigating communication through sound, language and clothing. Alongside her solo practice she also works in collaboration with artists including Simon Bayliss (Splash Addict) and Rory Pilgrim (The Brilliant State). http://grand-union.org.uk

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No Copyright Infringement Intended

Vivid Projects, Birmingham

No Copyright Infringement Intended is a group exhibition, curated by Antonio Roberts, exploring the relationship between copyright and culture in the digital age, investigating how the concept of ownership and authorship is evolving and coming into conflict with outdated copyright and intellectual property laws. Since the 1990s the internet has provided the opportunity for mass copying, redistribution and remixing of content – profoundly changing the way culture is produced and shared and sparking legal battles and debates that still rage on

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Sneaks & Peaks

Sneaks & Peaks, Birmingham

sneaks&peaks; is back for our summer edition, new traders, new brands and some surprises thrown in along the way. The midlands premium footwear and streetwear concept event returns for a unique shopping experiance where you can get your hands on hard to find and deadstock trainers and shop the latest cutting edge brands from independent to retail giants. Graffiti, streetfood, live art, retro gaming and so much more. More details coming soon... http://www.sneaksandpeaks.com

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GRAFF UNION Birmingham

Grand Union, Birmingham

2km of Graffiti and Street Art wall space approx 70 Artists - Grand Union canal Digbeth, Saturday 2nd September 2017

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The Lord of The Rings Trilogy Film Screening

Moseley Park, Birmingham

**The Lord of The Rings Trilogy Film Screening at Moseley Park** Opening at 3:30 we invite our guests to enjoy the afternoon within the tranquility of the secluded park. From 5pm as the sunsets over the parks lake The Central England Camerata conducted by Louis Clark Jnr will preform a “Twilight Orchestral Programme”. Comprising of two 40 min performances with a 20 min interval. Screenings of each film in the trilogy will start at 7pm each evening. Audio for the film will be delivered via radio headsets offering a hi quality personal expe

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The Artists’ House Charrette with Studio Morison and Eastside Projects

Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Artists and creative practices are often perceived as a driver for urban regeneration. Art and culture is seen as a marker for the progress and success of communities and cities. Artists are now working in a vastly expanded field, some directly addressing major societal questions of our time, and acting in collaboration with many other areas of creativity, thought and commerce. Artists play an important role in injecting vitality into the world we live in. Being an artist is a job. The work of an artist is key to a healthy society. As a key wo

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RESTIVAL ARIZONA

Gateway Ranch, Leupp

THIS YEAR’S RESTIVAL Restival returns to the Arizona Desert for its second year of transformational experiences and awesome connections with the Navajo people. Last year was an outstanding premiere – everyone had an incredible time, they returned home with a rejuvenated zest for life and a new group of friends. By the end of Restival, you knew everyone’s name and this year will be no exception. We have changed the programming slightly, to include additional creative endeavours and once in a lifetime Navajo experiences including a trip t

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Policy Show

K4 Architects, Birmingham

Meeting #1: Unspoken policies of the art organisation Friday 15 September, 2-5pm Public Preview: Friday 15 September 5-7pm Come celebrate the launch of our new show where we will be drafting policies in response to unspoken policies of the art organisation as we move forward into a new stage of our development. Policy Show is Eastside Projects as a think tank made up of a core group of artists (Teresa Cisneros, Christian Nyampeta, Ciara Phillips, Rehana Zaman) and curators (Lucy Lopez and Gavin Wade). The core group will create three new

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ENTER.STAGE.WRITE

Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Celebrating new writing, through short plays showcasing Birmingham and Greater Birmingham acting talent. Accompanied by a comedy improv artists from Birmingham improv festival. With the amazing singer Janel Antoneshia singing some soulful hip tunes. Which writer will win £1000 and be crowned Birmingham's first Enter Stage Write Champion! Furthermore, who will the audience choose as their best actor? Be part of this new cultural revolution and come to an evening celebrating the best of the Midlands tickets are £12 on the door and £10

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Birmingham Weekender 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Birmingham Weekender will return from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017! The award-winning Birmingham Weekender promises a packed weekend of free outdoor theatre, music, art installations and performance across the city-centre, from Broad Street to Digbeth, including the city’s retail heart. The festival will feature well-known local arts organisations and invited international artists, including a number of significant new commissions. The 2017 festival will build on the success of the first Birmingham Weekender, which took place in

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BHX'IT

Tramshed, Birmingham

Curated by PHORM Sponsored by Carhartt Work In Progress An evening of art, music, food and drink. Featuring: IMBUE PRYCE LEE PLUME COLLECTIVE SLIM PICKENS TOM BIRD ATELIER ZOOT FILFURY Location: The Tramshed - Javelin Block Date: 22.09.17 Time: 18:00 - 22:00 Food: Original Patty Men Drink sponsors: Budweiser, Purity + Ugly Drinks Sounds: Adam Regan + Ming http://www.phorm.uk

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Fluid Festival

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER: FLUID CONVERSATION 2PM - 3PM, Birmingham Town Hall Limited capacity so reserve your place via Evenbrite Does sexual and gender identity of composers influence their music and is there such a thing as a Queer sensibility? Festival artists talk about their work and open up a conversation about what it means to be Queer. FLUID AT MINERVA WORKS 3pm Kicks off at Stryx gallery with DIY performances, DJ sets, workshops and screenings. 5.30pm Main performances run consecutively between Nicholson School of Dance and Vivid Proj

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Paint like Banksy!

Red Peppers, Birmingham

PopUp Painting is the perfect way to drink creatively on a night out in Birmingham! Join us at Red Peppers to unleash your creativity. With a wine glass in one hand (or your most preferred poison!) and a paint brush in the other. No experience needed. All equipment is provided. Follow along as our artist facilitator guides you, or if you’re feeling adventurous free-styling is always welcome! Immerse yourself in the contemporary era with our themed playlist. Meet new people, paint and date, relax with friends. Share this fun night out by joi

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Beat Frenetics

Number 177, London

Tech House Extravaganza

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The Boy Who Had It All World Premiere!

Old Trafford, Stretford

Join us on 1st October on what would of been Duncan Edwards 81st Birthday at the theatre of dreams, Old Trafford. The night will be honouring the life of the great Duncan Edwards. With a world premiere screening of The Boy Who Had It All, a short film movie. Entertainment on the night include Manchester based band, OFF THE EDGE!, A live Poetry Performance By Ianthe Exall, A charity raffle, also a hot served buffet.

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Birmingham Literature Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

This year, Birmingham Literature Festival turns 20. From a tiny series of events back in 1998, the festival is now week-long book bonanza in October every year which takes over the city of Birmingham. To celebrate, we held our first ever Spring Edition from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April: a special one-off festival celebrating all that’s great about writing and Birmingham: writing workshops which involve canoes, bicycles and walks; a variety of venues across the city; and a host of writers, bestselling and up-and-coming, from the region an

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Fierce Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Birmingham's International Festival of Performance returns this October 16 - 22. Fasten your seatbelts: Fierce is back to take Birmingham by storm! Our exhilarating 2017 lineup features international performance art, theatre, dance, cabaret, gigs, talks and parties. Expect 50 events including 8 UK premieres, 6 world premieres and artists from 14 countries. Since 1997 Fierce has been capturing the imagination of the city of Birmingham with memorable public artworks such as the 'Birdman of Birmingham' - a giant nest (and live-in birdman) instal

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Midland Fashion Awards

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Now in its 10th year the annual Midlands Fashion Awards promotes, celebrates and supports fashion talent from the Midlands and surrounding areas. Launched by Jenny Eason a decade ago in Birmingham, the awards provide a much-needed platform for the diverse and exciting Midlands fashion scene to present creative ideas and get noticed and this year is set to be the biggest ceremony to date. This year’s awards is scheduled to take place at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Centre in Birmingham on Friday the 20th October 2017 is ope

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Museums at Night Birmingham 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Museums at night is back and will take place in Birmingham on 26, 27 & 28 October