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93 Bath Street Gunmakers Arms, B46HG Birmingham, United Kingdom
Get Your Tickect here and you are covered for the week. A whole weeks exhibition of alternative culture presented by The Anchor Gallery. Daily Mon -Sun, 12pm-9pm. This event features Artists, Writers, Photographers, Filmakers and Musicians with a connection to Birmingham and the Midlands. Ticket allows unlimited access to the whole weeks events. All events, talks, groups, workshops, live performances and film screenings as well as a daily visual arts exhibition included.
The event will be held at The Gunmakers Arms in the Gunquarter. Bar open daily throughout serving a variety of home brewed ales, drinks, fresh food, teas and coffee.
Show Me Your Birmingham — Indie Arts Festival — October 9-15th
Monday 9th October — Birmingham Music Network- 4-5pm — A gathering of the movers and shakers of the Birmingham film and music industry. All welcome to attend.
Visual Arts preview opening event. 5-9pm — Opening night party see the visual artists in ‘Show me Your Birmingham’ engage with festy info. Open daily 12-9pm
Tuesday 10th October
2-3 — Art and Fear — A talkie and discussion on the subject of procrastination and ways forward
3- 5 — Write Together — An opportunity to write with other writers. Quiet time in company. Share work, feedback, casual discussion and encouragement.
5-6 — Dave the Diplomat — Spoken word artist with teeth. A Work In Progress and Performance
6-8 — The Art of Game Design — Birmingham’s own Gaming designers convene an interactive discussion and gaming event.
Wednesday 11th October
12-1 -The Literary Life of Seventy Five Books — Writer Anthony Poulton-Smith in conversation
1-2 — The Right To Be Lazy — Discussion. Would the world be a better place with more time to think and dream
2-3 — Etymology — The meaning and Magik of everyday words- Presentation by Anthony Poulton-Smith
3-5 — Write together — An opportunity to write with other writers. Quiet time in company. Share work, feedback, casual discussion and encouragement.
4-5 — Health and productivity — Discussion. Does physical and mental wellbeing effect creativity. Can an holistic approach to living help.
5-6 — From There To Here — Photographer Kevin Thomas broke out of the work day system to follow his creative dream. Hear his story.
6-7 — Charlie Hill — Part 1 — Reading and Q&A by Birmingham lit star. Recently appeared on Radio 4’s ‘Open Book’ ‘sharp, funny and shrewd’ – Financial Times;
Thursday 12th October
2-3 — Write Together — An opportunity to write with other writers. Quiet time in company. Share work, feedback, casual discussion and encouragement.
3- 4 — How Writing Saved My Life — In conversation with published writer Louise M Hart. Take inspiration from this cult hero journey.
4-5 — What A Song Can Do To You — discussion and performance with enigmatic poet and artist Angel Archer. Does music save lives.
6- 7 -Discover Your Voice Through Imagery — The use of emotion and the female form. Presentation by erotic visual artist Jessica H Ingram
7-8 — Mending the Cracks — Presentation and unveiling of female form art work. The inner to outer journey by dancer and sensual sculpture Clare Whellan.
8-9 — Winter of Desire — Rachel Mayfield — Powerful live music and performance piece on the theme of separation and connection by provocative mixed media artist.
9-10 — Poets of Birmingham — A reading of Poems Inspired by Rachel Mayfield’s ‘Winter of Desire’ Performed by Birmingham writers and Poets
Friday 13th October
12- 2 -Write Together — An opportunity to write with other writers. Quiet time in company. Share work, feedback, casual discussion and encouragement.
2-3 — Thirty Years of art and Attitude — A recollection, talk and discussion with ‘Punk since he was ten’ mixed media artist Alan Neilson
3-5 — Film Screening -Die Son Die — Feature presentation of a rock documentary by Alan Neilson
5-6 — Work With The Imagine Nation — A talk by Mark at Iron Man Records. The Birmingham embassy for the Imagine nation
6- 7 — Paul Birtill — Live Reading by Shamelessly direct and hilarious cult hero and one of John Cooper Clarks favourite poets.
7- 9 — Punk Publishing — Andy Conway and David Wake. Exciting and groundbreaking book Launch, Talk and party on theme of indie publishing.
Saturday 14th October
12- 1- Always Please — presentation and Live paste up on the Gunmakers Arms wall by artist Tracey Thorne on the theme of historic Birmingham ghost signs
1-2 -Charlie Hill — Part 2 — Reading and Q&A by Birmingham lit star. Recently appeared on Radio 4’s ‘Open Book’ ‘sharp, funny and shrewd’ – Financial Times;
2-3 — How To Get On In The Arts — Spiritually and make a living. Talkie & Q&A by Award winning social entrepreneur Rachel Charlotte Green
3-4 — Birmingham Welcomes Slovakia — a talk and stills screening by Slovakian artist Alena Adamkova QTS, MA, MFA. BFA.
4- 6 — Reflecting Birmingham’s Rivers — Photography slide show and Poetry workshop — Chris Fewings
6- 7 — New To Birmingham Music Scene — Support emerging musicians and songwriters 'There be Dragons' John Gabb & Craig James at their showcase.
7-8 Changing The World One Badge At A Time — Wake up with Mark o Neill! The nations most vital arts project
8 -9 Show Me Your Birmingham Open Mic — What did we write together? What are you working on? What have you got to say? Play your song?
Sunday 15th October
1-2 — Ghosts Around Birmingham -Can you handle it? Spooky true stories by an author who knows
2-3 — Mending The Cracks — Inspirational presentation by Sculpture Artist Clare Whellan
3- 4 — Plasticine World — Can imagery and visions create new paradigms. Have fun and experiment with artist Jonathan Stockford. Bring your ideas
4 — 5 — The Art of Romance and Melancholy — Music and trip back through time from the 16th to the 19th century by informal historian and artist karl Merrick
5-6 — Birmingham Welcomes Scotland — Moving back and forwards in time. An epic on Birmingham bands written for the occasion by James Kerr and Helen Marshall
6 -7 — Honduras Wharf — Arranging the chaotic sounds of new Birmingham. Music and visual art by artist Jon Bates
7- 8 — Darren Canaan — Analogue Tales, Sounds from Arden. Live reading. Midlands Poems depict the effects of Landscape on the mind and identity.
8-9 — Autumn Aldous — Music. A selected bill of acoustic performers by Birmingham events promoter and healing arts entrepreneur
9-10 — Black Bombers — Music. End of show party headlined by Birmingham’s hottest signed Rock Band.