Digbeth First Friday: Home for Waifs & Strays

Digbeth First Friday 4th July: Home for Waifs And Strays (Live Art Initiative)

Find their work here: http://hfwas.co.uk

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Digbeth First Friday: VIVID

Digbeth First Friday: 4th July.

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Vivid Projects Space
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Record Player Orchestra: Smiles, families, focus.

 

 

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Ashok Mistry

 

 

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Hello.

 

 

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Neon Dervish.

 

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Archive Wall

 

 

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Young Matador.

Links:

Digbeth First Friday: http://digbethfirstfriday.com/

VIVID projects: http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/

A3 Projects Space: http://a3projectspace.org/

Record Player Orchestra Website: http://recordplayerorchestra.com/

Trevor Pitt at Pod Projects: http://www.podprojects.org/about

Ashok Mistry: http://ashokdmistry.com/

 

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“I’ve done this 33 years and I love it.”

 

 

 

 

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Sunny Digbeth

 

Here are some photographs of Digbeth on a special sunny day. They were taken a couple of weeks ago, you could probably guess when.

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Cold Torag

 

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Urban Village, The Custard Factory, Gibb St.

If you’re ‘Mad about Mod’, go to Urban Village at the Custard Factory. If not, go anyway and meet some colourful and friendly folk. Their website is here: http://www.urban-village.co.uk/.

 

 

 

 

Art is Everywhere

Last week I attended a brilliant Art Walk arranged by the University of Birmingham Research and Cultural Collections department. Clare Mullett and her colleague Chloe Lund delivered a captivating tour of some of the art and sculpture around the University of Birmingham campus.

I have studied there for years and always thought that it was a special place. Now I know it is. Clare and Chloe led our group around the campus through wind and rain, shining a light on each piece and each neglected corner with enthusiasm. Their words and stories about  works from Paolozzi, Hepworth and Lanyon brought the pieces to life. I can’t replicate that but can recommend their work. Some of this can be seen here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/culture/index.aspx .

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Staff House.
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Clare on Paolozzi
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Groovy Law Building Entrance
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Our Group. Someone is giving me a suspicious look.
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My Enlightened Friend
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Peter Lanyon accommodated his mural’s habitat.
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The Ashley Building.
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The Ashley building interior.
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Spiral staircase.
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Feeling dizzy.
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Metallurgy and Materials Building designed by Arup Associates. Chloe.
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Metallurgy and Materials Interior.
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Metallurgy and Materials Interior. Last talk.

Coventry Road

This is Coventry Road in Small Heath, Birmingham.

It’s a place alive with variety. Today, I captured a small sample of this thanks to the kind people who allowed me to photograph their property.

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I challenge you to find better value elsewhere.