New craft graduates transform Birmingham Cathedral Square

In:Site Festival returns to Birmingham City Centre for a seventh year this September with recent graduates transforming the outdoor space around the cathedral with unusual craft ‘interventions’ . In:Site, a festival of graduate creativity, organised by Birmingham based arts charity Craftspacetakes place in Cathedral Square from the 4th – 8th September.

Over the week, each graduate has a day to make their creative intervention on-site, turning the making process into a performance. The public can get involved with the making of some of the artworks using different techniques; embroidery, casting in concrete, enameling, manipulating wire and spinning wool.

With different artists working each day, at the end of the week visitors can expect to see the space adorned with twelve new art works including a camera obscura, a crocheted chandelier, architectural wire sculptures and a textile tribute to historical figures buried in the graveyard echoing the shape of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows.

Craftspace Director, Deirdre Figueiredo said: 

A festival of making in this public square draws attention to  Birmingham’s rich heritage in a creative and imaginative way, encouraging people to slow down and take time to appreciate skills and stories – strangers from all walks of life talk and make together finding surprising ways to connect in an otherwise busy world.

All events are completely free and open to all!

The project is supported by Birmingham Cathedral, the Edward Cadbury Trust and Oakley Trust.

Find out more at and @tweetcraftspace #InSite17.

Main Festival

Outside in Birmingham Cathedral Square, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB

4th-8th September, 11am-6pm

Work is on show until the 10th September

Birmingham Heritage Week tour of artworks

Friday 8th September, 3pm

Birmingham Cathedral and Square

A guided tour of past and present artworks which reference the heritage of the Cathedral, city and people

In:Site Festival 2017

A festival of graduate creativity

Birmingham Cathedral Square,

Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB

4th – 8th September 2017

(Work is on show until Sunday 10th)

11am-6pm, Free