Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Off the Edge events

Friction Arts make ‘art where you live’. They present the ‘arts in real world settings, outside and alongside arts and cultural institutions and along with a diverse range of people’. They are located at The Edge on Cheapside in Digbeth and are hosting some great events over the next few months:

18 February – Postcards from South Africa – a seminar about Friction Arts’ recent residency in Johannesburg. Please email them here if you’d like to attend. 4.30-6pm

26 February- Happy Artist Social Club – ‘a place to hang out with other artists without ignoring someone else’s art in the process, with dancing and having fun and lots of smiling and stuff – artists and their mates only (if you don’t have an artist mate, we’ll find you one)’ Sounds great!

27 February – Artists seminar by Diana Ivanova (Bulgaria) and Babak Salari (Iran/Canada/ Wetherspoon’s) who are launching a new book documenting their My Street project in Cuba – a great cross-cultural project.

6/7 March – Hacking stuff (don’t know much about this sort of thing but sounds fascinating!) from Fizzpop with a weekend of circuit torturing and a visit by US hacking guru Mitch Altman. More details here.

13 March – West Midlands Filmmakers for Haiti are putting on an evening of short films and a disco in aid of the disaster fund. More info here.

19 – 28 March – Friction Arts are hosting a residency by Jonathan Kay and the Nomadic Academy of Fools.


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