Arts Events

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

What’s On ‘Arts Guide’ for Birmingham June/July 2015

With summer still trying to shine through, there’s plenty of time to hide from the occasional showers by nipping into one of these exciting arts exhibitions happening… Read more »

Beauty & Truth Fashion Brand Studio Event @ The Loft Gallery 8-9 June

Beauty & Truth would like to invite you to the soft launch event of their new textiles and fashion brand. The brand is grounded within the current… Read more »

Art Bus Galleries Night – Thu 14 May

Enjoy a fantastic after-hours art experience this May, visiting seven art galleries across Birmingham. Jump aboard the free Art Bus and take in the exhibitions of mac… Read more »

DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY 1st May

This May, Digbeth First Friday celebrates its first birthday! Join the fun with the chance to ‘Go Wild in the City’, exploring exhibitions, telling stories and joining… Read more »

The hidden treasures of Birmingham

The hidden treasures of Birmingham

Sadly, for most people, nights out have become completely interchangeable. The bars are all decorated the same, promote three lagers, and are most likely owned by one… Read more »

DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY – 3rd April

Digbeth First Friday presents another jam-packed evening of exhibitions, screenings, frolics and food. With a diverse range of events from a pop-up café at Digbeth Community Garden… Read more »

SUPERHEROES – A Collection by The Legendary Stan Lee

Comic book fans assemble! A new collection of iconic comic book covers created, orchestrated and masterminded by Stan Lee, will be unveiled at Castle Fine Art in… Read more »

Birmingham Arts Preview April 2015

In April, perhaps this Spring thing that we’ve been promised will actually happen. Here’s some exciting art sure to make you feel all fresh and new. Or… Read more »

Model turned photographer, Ayesha Jones, represents Birmingham in Magnum Photo’s international photography competition

Magnum Photos and The Photography Show have teamed up to produce the “30 under 30” award for 30 young photographers who’s work addresses social issues. Ayesha is… Read more »

DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY: 6th March, 6pm until late!

Digbeth First Friday starts the spring season with an exciting assortment of exhibitions, music, performance and street food. Banish those winter blues and get stuck in to… Read more »

HOLI RAVE Feast-IVAL announces first batch of line-up!

Celebrating the official festival of colour Holi, and marking the arrival of Spring, Holi Rave Feast-IVAL presented by Shaanti, takes place on Saturday 21st March at the… Read more »

Levitate Birmingham Music Week: A Showcase Of Birmingham’s Music Industry (February 23rd – March 1st)‏

Levitate: Birmingham Music Week is split in to different parts, firstly a map to promote events taking place in the city on the week of Levitate, secondly… Read more »

Mat Jenner: Dreams Time Free Exhibition

Opens Friday 20 February, 6–8pm Exhibition continues 21 February – 3 April 2015 Open Wednesday to Saturday 12–5pm Dreams Time Free an exhibition by Mat Jenner, presents… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday.. back for 2015

Digbeth First Friday is back for 2015 with another jamboree of exhibitions, film, music, performance and street food. Start the year as you mean to go on… Read more »

What is the art of Birmingham? Eastside Projects

This month Eastside Projects launches two new exhibitions – Birmingham Show, a large-scale group exhibition and Velum and a solo show by Kelly Best presented as part… Read more »

Birmingham Arts preview, January – February 2015

As the cardboard box full of tinsel that is Christmas is shoved back into the loft for another year, we can start to go back to normal… Read more »

The last Digbeth First Friday of 2014

Kick-­start your festive celebrations with another jam‐packed Digbeth First Friday full of the great independent  culture this unique part of Birmingham has to offer. With a wide… Read more »

City of Colours Winter Showcase

City of Colours is back! For those into their graffiti art, or just art in general.. The forthcoming Winter Showcase at The Custard Factory will involve over… Read more »

Let the light ones in: Longbridge Light Festival review

The Longbridge Light Festival that took place at the end of October might, perhaps, not be the last one. At least that was the idea; the plan… Read more »

Children’s playground games take on intergalactic greatness at a Birmingham gallery

A Worcestershire artist, who kick-started his art career in animation over twenty years ago in Birmingham, has unveiled a new collection of works, which transforms nostalgic playground… Read more »

The Charge Of The Light Brigade Comes To Eastside Projects

The sound of the ‘Balaklava Bugle’, seldom heard since it last signalled the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade 160 years ago, has recently been added to… Read more »

A Look at the Midlands Fashion Awards

The Midlands Fashion awards and MFA Showcase are a staple for emerging designers in Birmingham, the Midlands and the United Kingdom. This year’s awards show is scheduled… Read more »

City of Colours Festival Reviewed

Local Graffiti Art fan ‘Rob Dann’ recently attended the City of Colours Street Art Festival in Digbeth and covered the story on behalf of Grapevine Birmingham. Big… Read more »

‘GEEK Birmingham’ Video Game Carnival (20th September)

Heroes and Villains arrive at the Custard Factory for a weekend of video games and play on the 20th September. Choose your battleground: Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Game… Read more »

What’s on at Eastside Projects This Autumn

Broken Ensemble: War Damaged Musical Instruments (brass section) 20 September – 6 December 2014 Eastside Projects presents a new installation by Susan Philipsz — internationally acclaimed artist,… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday returns on Friday 5th September

Digbeth celebrates its independence again on Friday 5th September when it comes alive with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, live music, street food and more. Experience culture… Read more »

The City of Colours Festival, Digbeth. 6th September

Over the 6th September, Digbeth will be transformed into one of the UK’s largest outdoor art galleries with an exciting new addition to Birmingham’s calendar of cultural… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday, 1st August Events

On Friday 1 August Digbeth will see the return of another action packed First Friday, featuring late night exhibition openings, special events, culture in unexpected places, live… Read more »

Batman artwork donated to Birmingham Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Castle Galleries has donated a limited edition print by one of the world’s foremost comic book artists for a Batman Day fundraising event in aid of Birmingham… Read more »

Still Walking Festival 2014

Birmingham’s walking festival returns this July with two summer weekends packed with fascinating and often surprising walks, tours and social gatherings which will bring Birmingham into a… Read more »

The Custard Factory Hosts Secret Cellar Fair

There will be high spirits all round in Digbeth on Saturday 19th July as The Custard Factory hosts Secret Cellar Fair, a drinks festival celebrating the city’s… Read more »

Curzon St Station plays host to Brum’s Hidden Spaces Exhibition

Associated Architects is offering the public a unique opportunity to visit the Grade I listed Curzon Street Station this month, as it opens its doors to play… Read more »

One Beat Weekender at The MAC

mac birmingham & One Beat Records presents: Sat 19 & Sun 20 Jul | 1pm | £15 day, £28 weekend | Outdoor Arena | 14+ (unless accompanied… Read more »

The HOLI ONE Colour festival brightens up Digbeth in June!

The Rainbow Arena in Digbeth has been announced as the venue for one of the world’s most unique, fun and exciting festival series. The HOLI ONE Colour… Read more »

Win tickets for Captain America on the Giant Screen Cinema, Millennium Point

We like a competition at Grapevine Birmingham and here’s one for the film buffs out there. We’re giving away 4x pairs of cinema tickets to 4 lucky… Read more »

The Moseley Folk Festival. 29th – 31st August

The Moseley Folk Festival just seems to get better every year. The organisers try to program a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental folk and… Read more »

Aerial Views of Birmingham & Event Video Production

Aerial Views of Birmingham & Event Video Production

Onedayinmylife offers exciting and innovative Video Productions for Businesses, Live Events & Weddings. Based in Moseley, their aerial video & photography service provides you with High Definition… Read more »

Moseley Arts Market in Birmingham

Based in the West Midlands of England, Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city. Having been known as the ‘City of 1000 trades’ and ‘Workshop of the world’… Read more »

Hidden Treasures in The Vaults

Aptly named, The Vaults Birmingham has to be one of the most atmospheric venues in the city… On descent to the subterranean bar, stepping past each of… Read more »

Paint Night – Eat! Drink! Paint!

Why limit yourself to painting the town red? Add in a few more colours of your choice and combine it with a great night out! Paint Night… Read more »