December Merriment

Last Updated: Sunday 4th December, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Over the past few months we’ve been sending out newsletters letting you know the cool things that are going on this month. Now we have a blog we can do it here too. These posts are a mix of our own events and other people’s things that we think you’ll enjoy.

If you’d like to add an event to the list, feel free to shoot us an email here:

Final Thursday Informal of the Year

Thursday 15th December

This is the last meet up we’ll be doing this year, so make sure you come and join us before we have our winter break. We’ll be at Lost & Found from 6.30pm for casual drinks and chat, you can RSVP here.

BCU Type Talks with Jonathan Barnbrook

Monday 12th December


Type Talks are BCU’s monthly design lectures and take place at the Parkside Campus. This month’s lecture is held by graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook.

The event is free, but you need to register for your ticket here. We’ll be heading over as a group, so if you want to join us you can RSVP here. We tend to meet up beforehand, and then go for drinks after.

Algorave @ Vivid Projects

Saturday 3rd December


Algorave returns to Birmingham on 3rd December to close Vivid Projects’ 2016 exhibition season.

An Algorave is a party where electronic music is generated live from algorithms. The word was coined around 2012, initially as a joke, but has since taken hold with Algoraves taking place in over 40 cities around the world.

Live Audio
Charles Celeste Hutchins

Live Visuals
Coral Manton
Ryan Hughes

Video Installations
A video installation will showcase generative video art from national and international artists throughout the night. Artists include: Ryan Hughes, RITUALS,, Sam Wray, LazerSausage, Sarah Walden, cappel:nord, and catweasel.

Ladies, Wine & Design

Wednesday 14th December, 6-8pm

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A salon night held monthly, initially limited to eight creative ladies. We’ll wine (or whatever you’re drinking), dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business and life.

Find out more here

Lots going on with Provide / Best of Brum

14608672_696407180136_1423129101915488644_oThere’s several events happening this month at Best of Brum. Starting with artist Imbue’s Hypnagogia exhibition launch tonight:

Controversial Birmingham artist Imbue is to hold his first major UK exhibition in over two years at Provide’s Best of Brum pop up space in the Great Western Arcade between Friday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 4th 2016.

Followed by BabMag Issue Four Launch on December 9th.

BabMag issue four launches at PROVIDE‘s pop up space “Best Of Brum” in the Great Western Arcade on the evening of the 9th December. In issue four we will be exploring Birmingham’s musical roots and rich history in Reggae with a feature on an 80s hit band. A collaborative T-shirt between ourselves and PROVIDE will also launch on the night paying homage to the featured music groups debut album.

and lastly If These Walls Could Talk by Curtis McNally (Book Launch) on December 15th

An intimate documentation of a city.
“If These Walls Could Talk” consists of a personal collection of photographs dating between 2011-2016 that document the continuos moments & constant changes of a city, both socially & structurally.

Birmingham Etsy Market

From Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th December 2016


From Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th December 2016, Birmingham Originals will showcase the wealth of talented designers, artists and makers from the region in a festive market with the backdrop of the gorgeous Grade II listed Municipal Bank as their venue.

You can browse through locally made leather goods, letterpress stationery, crocheted headwear, try on beautiful and quirky jewellery, pick up some beautifully crafted ceramics and browse through many more makers wares. Full details to be confirmed soon – join the event to be kept up to date!

Head here for more details.

Brand Brum Exhibition

Brand Brum photography competition

Don’t forget the #BrandBrum photography exhibition we’ve teamed up with Orb Studio and Urban Coffee Company to display is still on until the 16th December. Make sure you check it out before it gets taken down. More details here.