Arts Events

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

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 19

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Words On Bathroom Walls (12)… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Independence in Bangladesh

2021 marks 50 years since the independence of Bangladesh and to commemorate this significant anniversary Birmingham Museums, in partnership with the Bengal Foundation, will host a programme… Read more »

Antiques Roadshow are preparing to film at Aston Hall for the first time

The Antiques Roadshow team are preparing to film at Birmingham’s Aston Hall for the first time this year as part of the 44th series of the much-loved… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 18

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Moxie (12) Directed by and… Read more »

Iconic rock frontman and Heart Research UK patron Robert Smith selling special edition artwork raising money for charity

Robert Smith, of alternative rock band The Cure, is selling off prints of his original artwork to raise money for Heart Research UK. Robert became a patron… Read more »

The Old Crown’s Reopening Roadmap

12th April – 24th April 2021 What’s on? Monday 12th April – Heavy Beat Brass Band 🎶 + DJs outside 📀 17:00PM – Midnight. Tuesday 13th April… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 17

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW I Care A Lot (15)… Read more »

It’s The End Of Peaky Blinders As We Know It

According to the series showrunners, the sixth season of award-winning UK-based gangster drama Peaky Blinders will be last, but that doesn’t mean we have seen the last… Read more »

Filmwire February and March 2021

As we continue to doggy-paddle our way towards spring and (we hope) better times ahead, thanks are due to all those beavering away to bring us high-quality… Read more »

Restorative Rituals: Connecting Through Light

Highbury Orchard Community is very pleased to announce its successful funding application to The National Lottery Community Fund for the project, Restorative Rituals, connecting through light! This is… Read more »

Overhear Proudly Partners Highbury Community Orchard Free Plant-A-Poem Workshops

Overhear is delighted to announce a partnership with Highbury Community Orchard to present two free family friendly workshops of growing, grafting and foraging poems, guided over Zoom… Read more »

2 new HE colleges to open in Birmingham this year

The BIMM group is opening two new colleges in Birmingham this year to meet the spectacular demand for industry-ready graduates in the creative sector. Screen and Film… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 20 February

It’s another 60 minutes of beautiful Birmingham music with Danny de Reybekill introducing brand new tunage from: Renny Jackson // Stone Foundation // T8PES // RISCAS // Lyon Tide // Overpass. // The Line Managers There’s another track from our… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 16

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Malcolm and Marie (15) While… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 13 February

Love is in the air and Pete Steel has another 60 minutes of brilliant, Birmingham music you’ll fall for at first listen. With new entries from… Katherine Priddy // TrueMendous // Georgia Chanel // Lycio // Chartreuse // Jacob… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 14

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Villains (15) A blackly comic,… Read more »

Birmingham Museums launches Birmingham Museums On Demand

Birmingham Museums has today launched Birmingham Museums On Demand, a brand-new digital service making the fascinating stories behind Birmingham’s collections available online to watch anytime, anywhere in… Read more »

A Thousand Fallen Blossoms, Aliki Braine at Argentea

Eagerly anticipated after its postponement in 2020, Argentea Gallery is thrilled to present A Thousand Fallen Blossoms by London-based artist Aliki Braine. Exhibited for the first time,… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 13

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms NEW Synchronic (15 Following on from… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 11

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW One Night in Miami (15)… Read more »

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to Remain Closed Throughout 2021 to Allow for Essential Work as Plans for 2022 Get Underway

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) will remain closed throughout 2021 while essential electrical upgrade work of Birmingham’s Council House complex takes place. While the building is… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 9

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Hope Gap (12) Titled after… Read more »

Outdoors at The Kingsway – Q & A with Eddie OCallaghan

As a Christmas Special, we decided to catch up with local groover and shaker Eddie OCallaghan for a quick interview on his recent hotspot creation down at… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 7

With cinemas still closed under Tier 3 restrictions, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW I’m… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 6

With cinemas still closed under Tier 3 restrictions, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Mank… Read more »

A Movement Of Freedom For All Women. Introducing… Art.Salon Birmingham

Following the huge success of the Art.Barbers launch, Jordan Patel feels it is neccesary to provide a luxury space for the female market to ensure his agenda of equality is… Read more »

Christmas Gift Ideas from Ikon Gallery

Please support Ikon this Christmas and choose from our wide range of books, prints, stationery and gifts. Ikon is a charity and all purchases help fund the… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 4 December

Mr Danny de Reybekill is back to pilot you through another 60 minutes of some of the world’s most brilliant local music and broadcasting. This week’s packed show includes… Read more »

PAUL HILL, Approaching Photography – Signed copies

PAUL HILL APPROACHING PHOTOGRAPHYSigned copies Paul Hill’s  seminal book is back, now fully up-dated and revised to cover the most contemporary issues in photography, and more beautiful… Read more »

Haroon Mirza year zero World premiere: Wednesday 16 December, 8pm

Ikon announces the world premiere of year zero (2020), a new audiovisual artwork by British artist Haroon Mirza. Taking place on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 8pm… Read more »

Blow Water x Provide Birmingham Collaboration

Blow Water are mega excited to collaborate with Provide Birmingham! This artwork pays tribute to the delicate situation in Hong Kong. Culture is a big part of… Read more »

Jaws – Megatone Sessions – ep3

MEGATONE SESSIONS launches episode 3 in their audio-visual journey. This instalment sees Birmingham band JAWS dream and swoon amidst a sea of shifting spaces, architecture, and patterns…. Read more »

Global live music and events professionals to explore working in the Covid-age

Global live music and events professionals to explore working in the Covid-age

A panel of professionals drawn from the global live music and events industries will discuss the challenges of working under current Coronavirus restrictions as part of the… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 4

With cinemas still closed under Tier 3 restrictions, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Possessor… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill 21 November

The one and only Danny de Reybekill is back in the best musical seat in the region to present this week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Danny blasts off brand new… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 3

Cinemas again closed for a month as part of the new national lockdown, until then this column will focus on films being made available on the various… Read more »

Screen and Film School to open in Birmingham and partners with Birmingham Film Festival

The long-established Screen and Film School is opening a new state-of-the-art campus in Birmingham next September 2021. Screen and Film School is sponsoring Birmingham Film Festival 2020,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 14 November

This week’s Brum Radio A List is compiled by Pete Steel who has assembled new tracks from: Dapz On The Map // Philippa Zawe // The Pagans S.O.H // RISCAS // By Devices // Jim Hudson // Faye Smith // BEAR Plus there’s… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 2

Cinemas again closed for a month as part of the new national lockdown, until then this column will focus on films being made available on the various… Read more »

Local Dance Entrepreneur raises money for Children in Need

A young dance entrepreneur, from Solihull, reached for the stars Friday evening in aid of Children in Need. Danni Cash, artistic director and choreographer of Dc2 Entertainment… Read more »

Birmingham’s biggest independent project… is it set to thrive or will it even survive? Art.Quarter Jordan Patel talks ‘BRANDEMIC.’

Just two weeks after launching the first business in the Art.Quarter complex, Art.Barbers have had to close its doors until December 2nd following the government’s latest lockdown… Read more »

The Cure frontman Robert Smith donates piece of original art to Heart Research UK auction

Iconic rock frontman Robert Smith has donated a piece of original artwork to Heart Research UK’s anonymous heART project, raising money for vital medical research. The Cure… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies

Cinemas again closed for a month as part of the new national lockdown, until then this column will focus on films being made available on the various… Read more »

Faster Than Ever 4 December 2020 – 14 February 2021 at Ikon Gallery

Ikon announces the forthcoming group show Faster Than Ever – an exhibition invented out of necessity in response to the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Involving… Read more »

Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bull’s Head, Tuesday 3rd November

From the early 1900s, musicians from the nearby state of Mississippi made their way to Memphis, Tennessee, attracted by the bright lights of Beale Street. Among the… Read more »

The Night Owl Presents It’s First Comedy Night

The Night Owl Presents It’s First Comedy Night

Night Howlers’ is a brand new comedy event launching on Wednesday 4th November at The Night Owl, playing host to a handpicked selection of the best up… Read more »

The Sweetshop Murder, an original 7-part podcast available this autumn

True-crime podcasts investigate the murder of Quinton sweetshop owner during the 50s The story has been investigated and is told by the victim’s great nephew 7 podcasts… Read more »

MEGATONE SESSIONS – Episode 2 – The Wytches – Halloween Special

Megatone Sessions are very excited to announce the second instalment of their in studio video series, showcasing performances from Birmingham’s underground and beyond. After the success of… Read more »

New Film Releases Oct 23rd and Where To Watch Them

While all Cineworld Cinemas are temporarily closed following the shifting of the Bond movie to 2021, other sites currently remain open with special safety measures in place… Read more »

Exhibition Wavelengths – Melanie King at Argentea Gallery 5th Nov – 18th Dec

Exhibition Wavelengths – Melanie King at Argentea Gallery 5th Nov – 18th Dec

Wavelengths Melanie King 5th November – 18th December Exploring the visual representation of natural phenomena; through analogue infrared photography in the series Wavelengths and with long-exposures of… Read more »