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August 2017

Willard Wigan MBE: In the Eye of the Needle

August 5 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 4:00 pm
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75-80 Vyse Street, Hockley
Birmingham, B18 6HA United Kingdom
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This exhibition showcases twenty-one miniature works from Willard Wigan’s collection which sit within the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin. Many of the artworks have never been seen in Birmingham before, including the world’s smallest Pair of glasses on a pin head, Hatty Mcdaniels from Gone with the Wind, and Fred Hammond, the Grammy Award Winning Gospel Singer. Alongside the new pieces, visitors will be able to see some of Wigan’s most popular sculptures which…

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September 2017

Starlight

September 25, 2017 - January 28, 2018
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Blast off into a galaxy far away with Startlight, an exhibition exploring the spectacle and wonders of outer space. From jewellery inspired by meteorites and shooting stars through to space-age ceramics and ethereal glass, this exhibition offers an opportunity for stargazing right in the heart of Brum! With a wide variety of products and prices, this display is perfect for those looking for alternative Christmas gifts, all handmade with love! RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Supporting the next generation of designer-makers

September 25 - October 29
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Each year, the RBSA awards prizes for innovation and creativity at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery annual degree show. The judges look through all the collections to identify work that challenges the boundaries of jewellery, employs the use of interesting materials, effectively utilises new technology and demonstrates excellence in craftsmanship. This year’s judges were Natalie Osborne, Learning and Engagement Manager and Felicia Guingouain, Gallery Coordinator & Lead Brand Designer. The three selected graduates, one winner and two runners-up, win…

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October 2017

Botanica

October 2 - November 19
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Elaine Hind RBSA. Detailed and delicate porcelain vessels and sculptural pieces inspired by the forms, patterns, and colour of plant life. Solo show RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Dennis Minchin RBSA

October 9 - November 19
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Hold on to summer with this colourful display of bright and beautiful floral studies in acrylics and oil. Solo show RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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The Birmingham Art Circle and the Shapeshifters

October 16 - October 29
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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An exciting joint show by two professional art groups. The Birmingham Art Circle has a longstanding association with the RBSA and includes artists working in a range of media. Shapeshifters is a group of sculptors who work in stone, wood, and other materials. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Brian Fletcher RBSA

October 16 - November 19
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Explore the many different qualities of paint in this selection of mixed-media and impasto paintings. Solo show RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Open Day

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frederick’s Coffee Lounge & Bar, 50 Frederick Street
Birmingham, England B3 3HR United Kingdom
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ICare24 Open Day   18th October 2017 between 12pm – 6pm Discover more about these work opportunities in these following areas and clients: Russells Hall Hospital, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital, Private Hospitals, Private Nursing/ Care Homes. Come and collect your goodie bag! Looking forward to seeing you!

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Raven Medical Open Day

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frederick’s Coffee Lounge & Bar, 50 Frederick Street
Birmingham, England B3 3HR United Kingdom
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Raven Medical Staffing Open Day 18th October 2017 between 12pm – 6pm Discover more about these work opportunities in these following areas and clients: Russells Hall Hospital, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital, Private Hospitals, Private Nursing/ Care Homes. Come and collect your goodie bag! Looking forward to seeing you!

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St Paul’s Property Lunch (18th October 2017)

October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
St Paul’s Club, 34 Saint Paul's Square
Birmingham, England B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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If you work in the Commercial Property Market why not join us for lunch at St Paul’s Club, Wednesday 18th october 2017 – 12.30-2pm. St Paul’s Club is a 154 year old club based in the heart of Birmingham in a wonderful Georgian House in St Paul’s Square. A hidden gem! Every month we invite all those involved within commercial property, construction, development, or property professional services to the club for a relaxed lunch in the wonderful dining room. It is…

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YLAL Midlands: Becoming a Legal Aid Lawyer

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The University of Law – Birmingham, 133 Great Hampton Street
Birmingham, England B18 6AQ United Kingdom
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Join YLAL Midlands in Birmingham for a special event on careers in legal aid featuring expert speakers from the solicitors’ profession, the bar and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Introduction to Legal Aid YLAL co-chair Oliver Carter will present an introduction to legal aid, from the post-war welfare state to the present day, as well as speaking about YLAL’s work across the country campaigning for legal aid, promoting social mobility and diversity, and supporting the interests of aspiring…

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Kamikaze Club Variety Nights Vol.8

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham, B18 6AD United Kingdom
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Hello Everybody Or should I say HELOOOOOOOOOOO (Said in a Ghost voice) It’s that time again for the Kamikaze Club Variety Nights. this time coming to you on a Spooky Wednesday. It’s spooky as this is our Halloween Speical, so we want you to come in your best halloween costumes and spooky attire. There will be a fancy dress contest for the auidence and acts with wonderful prizes to win….but apart from that we also have acts. OH WE HAVE…

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The Bittersweet and the Beautifull

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Church Inn, The Church, 22 Great Hampton Street
Birmingham, B18 6AQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a series of evenings where we take a journey through the world of Apertifs and Digestifs. Hosted by landlord and cocktail master, Mr Matthew Marriott, the informal nights will be a trip through the beautiful herbatious trinkets, soothing bitters and sweet libations that have shaped our cocktail culture from the beginning. Its historic legends, stories and tales will tell a hidden side to the complex soul of your drink. Paired with light menu designed by Carl Finn…

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Howie Payne / Patrick Brewer – Birmingham

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: HOWIE PAYNE + PATRICK BREWER Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ————- Howie Payne Playing with a full band, Liverpool singer-songwriter, producer, and the driving force behind the group The Stands returns to Birmingham this October WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3tNaK_r6O4 ————- Patrick Brewer Playing with a full band, Patrick Brewer is a folk singer-songwriter inspired by John Martyn, Ryan Adams & Nick Drake. Sweet guitar riffs and raw vocals, Patrick’s music takes you to your favourite place. LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/patrickbrewermusic

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Demonstrations with members of The Birmingham Art Circle and Shapeshifters

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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@ 11.00am – 1.00pm, 2.00pm – 4.30pm. Demonstrations with A great opportunity to meet some of the artists taking part in the Birmingham Art Circle and Shapeshifters’ exhibition, a varied and inspiring show of 2D and 3D artwork. Free, drop-in session, no need to book RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Supersonic 70s Show

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham, St. Pauls Square
Birmingham, B3 1 United Kingdom
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It’s the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as “the best 70s show of it’s kind- West End quality”.

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Dan Owen / Demi Marriner (Actress & Bishop)

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: DAN OWEN + SPECIAL GUESTS £9adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ————- Dan Owen Quickly establishing himself as one of the UK’s most impressive new talents, the Shrewsbury singer gained attention and critical acclaim with his deep, soulful, blues-infected tones. WATCH: https://youtu.be/BsC2hYHlG9o

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Birmingham Improv Festival 2017

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - October 29 @ 9:00 pm
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton St
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6AD United Kingdom
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Welcome to Birmingham Improv Festival 2017! Back for our second year after last year’s sell-out success! “BIGGER, BETTER, BRUMMIER” Birmingham Improv Festival 2017 will take place from Monday October 23rd –  Sunday October 29th. A whole week of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches, songs, drama, cabaret, workshops, and much much more! Plus, workshops!

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Prawn Cocktail: An Evening with Castro Spirits and Funky Lobster

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HE United Kingdom
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Brought to you from one of the most traditional Greek distilleries in the Patras region, guests will discover the range of Castro spirits through exciting drinks pairings and introduction from brand ambassador Lucy Morton, whilst enjoying dinner from 1000 Trades kitchen residency, Funky Lobster. Includes three courses all with cocktail/drinks pairings. A Crushed & Cubed Event

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The Techwork- Free Seminar and Networking Oct 2017

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Paul’s Club, 34 Saint Paul's Square
Birmingham, England B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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This is your invitation to join us at the next Technology Network event. This exclusive event is for business-to-business SMEs based in Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country, Staffordshire and the Marches only.  We have 50 members so far (membership and all events are fully funded) and we are rapidly growing. The purpose of the Technology Network is to use technology to create new, lucrative business opportunities for local businesses. We want to connect you to new and ongoing technology projects across the…

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Landlords Forum on AML & Debt Collection.

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Paul’s Club, 34 Saint Paul's Square
Birmingham, England B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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With the new Government laws now in place legal compliance and proof that you are complying is paramount! Come along to our one day only forum where property expert guest speakers will be talking about Anit-Money laundering and Debt collecting.

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In Vino Veritas #2: An Evening of Poetry and Wine

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HE United Kingdom
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An evening of poetry and wine! Hosted by publisher Emma Wright with readings from Cynthia Miller (co-director of Verve) and Richard O’Brien (editor at The Emma Press), interspersed with tutored tastings from Chris Connolly (Connolly’s Wine Merchants). Includes six wines, each accompanied by readings of 1-2 specially-chosen poems. Verve is Birmingham’s festival of world-class poetry and spoken word, returning for its second year in February 2018 at Waterstones Birmingham. The Emma Press is an award-winning independent publisher based in Birmingham. It was…

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“Boulton would be proud” Assay Office Talk – a glittering stroll down Assay Office Birmingham’s memory lane

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Assay Office Birmingham, Icknield Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6RZ United Kingdom
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“Boulton would be proud” provides an overview of the long history and success of Assay Office Birmingham since it was founded as a result of Matthew Boulton’s efforts in 1773. The talk will take a glimpse back into the  early history of the Office, the reasons Boulton fought so hard for it and the factors which have driven its growth and survival over the past 243 years. The main focus will be on the last two decades and the changing…

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Recruitment, Employee Relationships, HR, Compliance

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen, 16 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham, England B1 3HE United Kingdom
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A masterclass that will provide practical help. It will look at recruitment and the pitfalls to avoid, as well as the wider employment relationship; the importance of establishing clear policies and good practice. Legislation and compliance are also covered, as well as flagging upcoming changes that will impact on your business. This masterclass is essential for ensuring your growing business is properly prepared. The content will be provided by expert external consultants supported by a GetSet Director. Please note that…

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Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash – Beauty of Chaos Tour

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter, St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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Featuring full 45th anniversary performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1972 ARGUS album….plus more

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Competitive Pumpkin Carving

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Church Inn, The Church, 22 Great Hampton Street
Birmingham, B18 6AQ United Kingdom
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Roll up roll up for The Church Inn’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition. We gurantee, great food, great drinks and a lorra lorra laughs. Entry is free, bring your own pumpkin. All tools provided by us. Tag a mate who’s in.

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The Mad Loves + Hows Harry (Actress & Bishop)

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: THE MAD LOVES + HOWS HARRY £6adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ————- The Mad Loves 4 piece band with influences from the psychedelic and punk genre. ————- Hows Harry Desribed as The Neighbourhood & Foals lovechild, their unique brand of dark pop has seen them rise to the top the indie scene. WATCH: https://youtu.be/Wqc1fE2ulss

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Murder by Gaslight

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, England B3 1JP United Kingdom
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Just in time for Halloween, a collaboration with the Don’t Go Into The Cellar theatre company, to bring you a dose of Victorian theatre with bite, made all the more atmospheric by use of The Coffin Works as a performance space. A ghoulish audience with two of the most infamous poisoners in British history – William Palmer and Harvey Crippen. We invite you to encounter these murderous men of medicine as the diabolical doctors regale you with their case histories, and invite you…

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The Lovely Eggs / Mark Wynn

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: THE LOVELY EGGS + MARK WYNN £10adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ————- The Lovely Eggs With observational and often surreal lyrics about life, this underground psych punk rock duo from northern England have a fierce ethos that music should have no rules. WATCH: https://youtu.be/RdNfRF9pBMY ————- Mark Wynn Semi-nude performance artist renowned for his unsettling live shows and carefree attitude to professional recording standards. WATCH: https://youtu.be/hBhvBxx6pV8

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Equivalent 8

October 30 - November 19
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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An exhibition of 64 abstract and semi-abstract sculptures, paintings, and drawings by 8 RBSA Members: Viv Astling, Steve Evans, Malcolm Franklin, Jo Naden, Jenny Ryrie, Michael Sadler, George Taylor, and David Walton. This exhibition will run alongside the show in Gallery 1 of artworks by abstract artist William Gear (1915-1997), providing an excellent opportunity to see a range of artworks of this type from the RBSA’s past and present. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Jared and The Mill

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: JARED & THE MILL + SPECIAL GUESTS £8adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ————- Jared & The Mill Soon to release their new record, the south-western indie rock band have supported the likes of Zac Brown Band, the War on Drugs, and The Killers. LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/jaredandthemill

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Charles Dickens’ Ghost Stories

October 31 @ 7:45 pm
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton St
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6AD United Kingdom
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Two of Charles Dickens’ most chilling tales of the supernatural -“The Signalman” & “The Haunted Man”- brought to startling life. The Signalman Dickens’ classic ghost story. When a traveller chances upon a solitary railway signalman he is drawn into a tale of ghostly premonitions, tragic occurrences and human solitude that echoes the contrasting Victorian feelings towards the nascent railway system. Beware the ringing of the signalman’s bell! The Haunted Man “Everybody said he looked like a haunted man”. As a…

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November 2017

November Meet the Buyer – Register your interest today

November 1 @ 12:00 am
The Giftware Association, 10 Vyse Street Hockley
Birmingham, England B18 6LT United Kingdom
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To accommodate the overwhelming response to attend The Giftware Association’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ events. We are considering running another event in November 2017. If this is of interest you, please register your details with Eventbrite.

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Colour and Form – William Gear (1915-1997)

November 1 - November 21
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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A celebration of work by William Gear (1915-1997) that explores his key role in developing and promoting abstract art within Birmingham and across the UK. We are delighted to include in this show artworks from Gear’s estate that have never been exhibited. This event has been funded by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and includes Dr Jennifer Powell, Senior Curator at Kettle’s Yard, as one of the speakers. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday…

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Curved Air

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter, St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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“vibrant and edgy as ever. Sonja Kristina, the original prog diva is still as charismatic as ever looking like a glamorous gipsy queen with her flowing red hair and sparkly black dress. However, that signature voice is still as smoky and seductive as ever as she spins around the stage around her excellent musicians. Only drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa is from the original line-up but she has found some stunning new instrumentalists especially laid-back guitarist Kit Morgan whose fluent runs so…

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King Kong Company

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: KING KONG COMPANY + SPECIAL GUESTS £6adv • Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ————- King Kong Company The 90s dance revivalists occupy a vital space in the realm of the Irish music scene. In what can sometimes seem like a sea of acoustic, unflavoured bedwetters, their sinister, rhythmic beats and blistering live sets offer a breath of fresh air. WATCH: https://youtu.be/DwAmAweO8eE

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Quartermasters/05

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HE United Kingdom
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From contemporary embroidery, laser cut jewellery and handprinted cards. Join us for our last quarterly artisan and makers market, showcasing local talent, of the year. Rather than shop from the comfort of your sofa why not head to 1000 Trades for some early handmade Christmas shopping without the crowds or high street homogeny? Grab a thirst-quenching craft beer or tasty wine before eating delicious gourmet food from the latest resident restaurant.

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Illuminated Letters Workshop

November 4 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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Learn how to draw a capital letter based on historical examples and the decorate it using either 24c gold leaf, imitation metals or paint. You will be taken through the processes step by step so that at the end of the workshop you should be able to add an extra dimension to you cards and letters. Ideal for beginners as well as the more experienced. Materials will be provided and extra supplies will be available on the day if you…

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Celebratory Open Day of the Colour and Form and Equivalent 8 exhibitions

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - December 5 @ 4:00 pm
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Enjoy the joint Celebratory Opening of the Colour and Form and Equivalent 8 exhibitions and the chance to discuss abstraction with the Equivalent 8 artists. Free, drop-in session, no need to book. Drinks served. To coincide with the Equivalent 8 exhibition RBSA Gallery open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Victorian Funerals

November 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, England B3 1JP United Kingdom
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Join us on Thursday 9th November, for in a special evening tour and talk. Doors will open for this event at 6pm, but we strongly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment. At 4.30pm, take part in an atmospheric candlelit tour of the Coffin Works Factory opened by the Newman Brothers in 1894. They produced coffin fittings of the highest quality, perfect for dignitaries and royalty. Please be aware that lighting levels will be lower than for normal tours. At 5.30pm, find out…

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