Arts Events

Information on the latest Arts events in Birmingham, featuring performing art, comedy, dance, music, theatre and art exhibitions.

Birmingham Platform Reshaping the Art World

Birmingham Platform Reshaping the Art World

Cosimo’s commission free model helps artists sell direct to collectors Cosimo is an online marketplace and platform which empowers emerging artists to sell their work directly to… Read more »

Fierce Festival 2022 – 11th to 16th October 2022

Fierce, the Birmingham biennial festival of international performance, has today announced the programme for 2022 – it marks the biggest programme ever for Fierce, celebrating the Festival’s… Read more »

The Mirror Crack’d at The Alexandra Birmingham from 14 to 18 February 2023

Original Theatre in association with JAS Theatricals are delighted to announce that their UK Tour of Agatha Christie’s THE MIRROR CRACK’D will arrive at the Alexandra, Birmingham from 14… Read more »

Death Drop – Back in the Habit at The Alexandra Birmingham 13 to 18 March 2023

Following three sold-out West End runs and a smash hit UK tour, Death Drop is back! The drag murder mystery sensation is returning with a brand-new show: Death… Read more »

Autumn Exhibitions at Ikon Gallery review by Amika

Admittedly. I was somewhat apprehensive when Grapevine asked me to do this review. But after attending this Ikon launch. I had nothing to fear but only art… Read more »

Dan Lee X GULP – an Immersive Asian Fusion Food Experience 27th & 28th Oct

Dan Lee X GULP – an Immersive Asian Fusion Food Experience 27th & 28th Oct

DAN LEE X GULP An Immersive Asian Fusion Food ExperienceThursday 27/10 and Friday 28/10 TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for this exciting collaboration between Dan Lee and Gulp… Read more »

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Join us for an evening of a Halloween themed drink and draw. 🎃✨ Taking place Saturday 10th of October 7pm – 9:30pm at Ju Jus Cafe, Birmingham…. Read more »

Fisherman’s Friends at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham by Mazzy Snape

Fisherman’s Friends at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham by Mazzy Snape

Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is based on the true story of the chart-topping Cornish shanty-singing sensations and their hit 2019 film. Tuesday night’s opening performance at Birmingham’s… Read more »

Marcus Ryder – Reporting of Queen’s death has revealed serious diversity issues in UK media

UK media coverage of the Queen’s death has exposed wide-ranging systemic issues with diversity and representation in domestic news and media organisations, according to journalist and academic… Read more »

High-Vis Street Art & Culture Festival returns to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September

High-Vis Festival is making its return to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September. The open-air event will take place at Digbeth’s Tea Works, just a… Read more »

Laura Tinald, joining Seventh Circle in the gallery on Saturday 8th October for art launch!

LAURA TINALD – ARTIST APPEARANCE Saturday, October 8, 2022 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Local artist, Laura Tinald, will be joining Seventh Circle in the gallery on Saturday 8th… Read more »

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival Review 2022 by Ken Byng

Having lived just a stone’s throw from Moseley for over 20 years now, I am embarrassed to say it took me a good 10 years to find… Read more »

Derren Brown’s Showman at The Alexandra Theatre review by Maddie Booth

Derren Brown, the ever-popular multi-award winning master of mind control and illusion, brought his SHOWMAN tour to The Alexandra Birmingham on 6 to 10 September 2022. Derren commented: “2022… Read more »

Little but LIVE! Festival 2022 in Moseley Park and Pool

Little but LIVE! returns to Moseley Park for a celebration of creativity, community and the very best that Birmingham artists have to offer. Birmingham-based company Paperback Theatre… Read more »

Other Isles II. Art & Culture from Cypriot & Maltese Diaspora – 17th Sept, Centrala, Digbeth

Other Isles is a celebration of creatives, artists and culture from the Cypriot and Maltese diaspora. After the success of the first Other Isles event at The… Read more »

Upcoming Exhibition at the RBSA Gallery

The annual RBSA Prize Exhibition is open to all artists to enter (in the UK and internationally). The exhibition was independently selected, this year by: Diana Ali,… Read more »

Demon Dentist at The Alexandra Birmingham from 28 June 2023 – on sale now

The bestselling children’s author David Walliams and the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company have teamed up for a brand-new production of Demon Dentist. This is their latest collaboration after Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, both of… Read more »

The UK harpist offers a fresh, innovative yet familiar version of Vivaldi’s masterwork with her solo harp arrangement

Keziah Thomas is releasing the first ever complete arrangement of Vivaldi’s much-loved The Four Seasons for solo harp, with Convivium Records on 10 June 2022. In tandem… Read more »

Moseley Folk 2022 – festival report & photos!

Moseley Folk 2022 – festival report & photos!

Birmingham’s Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2022 concluded on Sunday night (4 September) after a weekend of outstanding performances and unexpected surprises, including a marriage proposal, a belated wedding party, and a sudden announcement from Supergrass…. Read more »

A celebration to the diverse, creative community of Balsall Heath

Free showcase on Saturday 10 September 2022, 2-4pm at The Old Print Works, B12 9AH Exhibition, pop-up portrait studio, tile making and screen printing tasters, soft refreshments…. Read more »

No Borders, an art installation by Hilary Jack featuring a quote from feminist icon, Amelia Earhart, arrives in Digbeth

No Borders, an art installation by Hilary Jack featuring a quote from feminist icon, Amelia Earhart, arrives in Digbeth

The Digbeth Estate is the new home of ‘No Borders’, a neon art piece by artist and activist Hilary Jack. ‘No Borders’ is now displayed on the… Read more »

Home Alone in Concert with Orchestra for Christmas.. Birmingham Show

The iconic Christmas family film Home Alone will be brought to life this festive period, when it is toured across the UK for the first time accompanied by a… Read more »

Saturday Night Fever at The Alexandra Birmingham from 22 to 26 November 2022 – casting announced

Direct from the West End, Bill Kenwright’s production of Saturday Night Fever returns to The Alexandra Birmingham from 22 -26 November, allowing audiences a chance to experience the best-selling Bee… Read more »

Cinematic icon Pam Grier comes to Birmingham and joins MAC in special screenings + live Q&A

Live onstage Q&A with Pam Grier as part of BFI Southbank season Pam Grier: Foxy, Fierce and Fearless MAC will screen cult classics Coffy with a live… Read more »

Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2022 Shortlist

The West Midlands’ biggest comedy prize is set to return this autumn after a two yearhiatus. The Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award recognises the very best new and emerging comedy talent from… Read more »

Wonderland Miniatures – Miniature Birmingham Cinemas

Wonderland Miniatures – Miniature Birmingham Cinemas

Grab yourself a slice of Birmingham’s cinema history with a brand-new miniature sculpture series from local makers Spaceplay, commissioned by Flatpack. Flatpack and Spaceplay’s Wonderland Miniatures collection is a series… Read more »

BBC Midlands HQ to come to Digbeth + new apprenticeship centre, The&Academy, and cocktail bar Passing Fancies to open

BBC Midlands HQ to come to Digbeth + new apprenticeship centre, The&Academy, and cocktail bar Passing Fancies to open

Digbeth’s creative quarter has secured a trio of business announcements: the area will be home to the new BBC Midlands headquarters from 2026, as well as the Digbeth Estate… Read more »

Kantha Katha-K at Birmingham Hippodrome 20-21 September 2022

Kantha Katha-K – The stories of local women shared in traditional Kantha embroidery retold as Kathak dance by Amina Khayyam. Kantha Katha-K is a unique dance performance and installation narrating… Read more »

Reasons To Visit Selfridges Birmingham – What’s On Late August

Reasons To Visit Selfridges Birmingham – What’s On Late August

Selfridges Birmingham invites customers to experience a series of interactive activities, events and unique launches available to explore and experience instore. This August, Selfridges Birmingham has curated… Read more »

Pairc Festival brings talent from Brum & Ireland to New Irish Centre, 26th-28th August 2022

Pairc Festival brings talent from Brum & Ireland to New Irish Centre, 26th-28th August 2022

Páirc Festival is set to bring the biggest names and best talent from Birmingham and Ireland to the outdoor grounds of the former Stadium Club, the New… Read more »

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alexandra Birmingham from 7 to 12 November

Based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns, this thrilling stage production examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind… Read more »

Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Art comes in many forms, at varying skill levels and with sometimes extremely different points of views. The night that Gulp gave us, was definitely all of… Read more »

Seventh Circle to release brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow!

Seventh Circle to release brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow!

On Thursday 18th August, Seventh Circle – Artworks & Aesthetics Moseley, will release a brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow, also known as Sophie Chadwick…. Read more »

Ikon’s Autumn Exhibitions

Ikon presents Edward Lear: Moment to Moment , the first exhibition dedicated solely to Lear’s landscape sketches; it features 63 works, many exhibited for the first time. Ikon presents… Read more »

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August from 15:00. 36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk… Read more »

MAC’s fresh line-up of Children & Family Highlights over August and September 2022

Over the next few months MAC has a jam-packed schedule to help keep little ones entertained this August and September. From Theatre, to Cinema screenings, Sing-A-Long sessions… Read more »

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… Read more »

Food / Art in Birmingham’s Gulp – Sept 22

Gulp is a creative dining room founded by food and sensory artist Kaye Winwood in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. She programs events and activities for curious appetites with… Read more »

Aida and Madama Butterfly at The Alexandra Birmingham on 19 & 20 April 2023

Verdi’s Aida Senbla presents Opera International’s award -winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly -praised chorus and full… Read more »

Derren Brown’s Showman at The Alexandra Birmingham from 6 to 10 September 2022

Derren Brown, the ever-popular multi-award winning master of mind control and illusion, will be taking SHOWMAN back on the road for his biggest in 20 years, arriving at The… Read more »

Wavez Art Exhibition

Birmingham native Wavez, presents her solo exhibition from her studio in Digbeth. Wavez was set to take part in a group exhibition in London but when this… Read more »

Music Of The Unseen Concerts to Celebrate Charles Stepney & David Axelrod at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

MUSIC OF THE UNSEEN THE STOLLER HALL, MANCHESTER – FRIDAY 18TH  NOVEMBER-ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE – FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER-SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON – SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER https://musicoftheunseen.com Acclaimed composer… Read more »

Becky Hill to perform at Beach Volleyball on Wednesday 3 August

Becky Hill has been confirmed to play at Beach Volleyball on Wednesday 3 August Performance will continue a summer of music, sport and culture across Birmingham British… Read more »

MPH release a strange new album called “Surprise in Variety”

Matthew Philip Hale (aka MPH) has just released a strange new album called “Surprise in Variety”. Matt has wrestled with music and art in the West Midlands… Read more »

Fame at The Alexandra Birmingham from 25 August

The Alexandra, Birmingham is delighted to announce the return of Stage Experience 2022 featuring the full-scale production of smash-hit musical Fame. Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop… Read more »

Raging Bull from Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony now on public display

10 metre tall star Bull from Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony takes pride of place in Centenary Square The Bull is on public display outside the Birmingham 2022… Read more »

Dishoom – 75 Years of Partition and Indian Independence

In Dishoom’s Manchester café on Monday, 8th August 2022, Dishoom will host the first in a series of events marking the 75th anniversary of Indian independence and… Read more »

Fashion Spies at Old Joint Stock Theatre review by Sophie Rose Walters

Fashion Spies at Old Joint Stock Theatre review by Sophie Rose Walters

On the 21st of July we were invited to see the theatre production “Fashion Spies” at the grand old joint stock pub and theatre in Birminghams city… Read more »

Lights, camera, action! Countdown on to 2022 Birmingham Film Festival

Final submission deadline approaching for 2022 Birmingham Film Festival Thousands expected to attend free screenings and events 10-day event includes free workshops, seminars and networking with industry… Read more »

The Alexandra Birmingham announces Summer / Autumn 2022 brochure

The Alexandra Birmingham announces Summer / Autumn 2022 brochure

An exciting array of comedies, plays, musicals and one-nighters are on the way to The Alexandra, Birmingham to tempt you into the theatre. Prepare to be amused,… Read more »