From am dram to Ikon exhibitions, from international dance fesativals to an aerosol drenched Digbeth… the arts are all over the city. And we love that.
Covering theatre, dance, literature, food, fine art to modern art and everything in between, read our ARTS pages here.
Writers Beth Exley, Emily Doyle & Rachel Westwood/Photographers Katja Ogrin, Emily Doyle & Hassan Ul-Haq Flatpack Festival is an annual multi-day event that aims to celebrate film in all its form, as well as the ...Read More
Writer Reece Greenfield / Photographer Daisy Richardson Recently, I caught up with Birmingham born and bread artist (and my drinking buddy) Robbie Jeffcott. In the evening sunshine in his Kings Heath back-garden we quaffed offy-bought ...Read More
Writer Ed King / Photographer Holly Revell Riot Act, Alexis Gregory’s solo show, landed at Birmingham Rep as part of a ten date Pride Tour across the UK – produced by Emmerson and Ward, funded ...Read More
Writer Alex Shough / Photographer Marion Savary When my partner’s friend realised they’d double-booked themselves and couldn’t make the Trixie Mattel show they’d bought tickets for in 2020, I was all like “oh no, I’m ...Read More
Writer Harry Croxford / Photographer Erin Connolly The Ikon Gallery in Brindley Place conducts the first UK exhibition of Sámi artist, Britta Marakatt-Labba: Under the Vast Sky. From iconic embroidered pieces to more recent experiments ...Read More
Writer Beth Exley / Photographer Jessica Whitty Walking into the first-floor gallery at Ikon, one of the last things you expect to see are huge, gilded frames containing masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance, but that’s ...Read More
Writer Ed King / Photographer Graeme Braidwood The idea of a Birmingham REP production about grime music raises a few questions and eyebrows. How is the well-established theatre, home of traditional and touring shows, going ...Read More
Writer Beth Exley / Photographer Dinosaur Kilby - Eastside Projects I feel a little awkward arriving at Eastside Projects for the ‘Earthly Bodies’ Birmingham Critical Film Forum screening. I’m pretty early and haven’t been to ...Read More
Writer Jasmine Khan / Photographer Enhance Creatives Empower Poetry delivered a truly unique experience last Wednesday at Zumhof Biergarten, on Lower Trinity Street. One which provided a safe space for all attendees, and samosa for ...Read More
Writer Ed King / Photographer Geraint Lewis “My smile is my armour…” Outside is rain soaked and grey, but inside the Birmingham Rep are colourful balloons, calypso music, and the lure of rum cocktails on ...Read More
Writer Noah Underwood / Photographer Tegen Kimbley Walking into award-winning photographer Maryam Wahid’s first major photographic exhibition at the Midlands Arts Centre, Zaibunnisa, I am struck by an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Homegrown in Birmingham ...Read More
Pics by Paul Ward – all photography in this article has taken from Snapshots of Mumbai On Saturday 15th August, Birmingham born writer Ed King releases Snapshots of Mumbai – marking 75 years of India’s ...Read More
Saturday 6th July – BE FESTIVAL (final night) Words by Ed King / Production photography courtesy of BE FESTIVAL and Alex Brenner “Everything you are about to see has already happened, for real.” I’m getting ...Read More