Monthly Arts Round Up: September

Last Updated: Friday 1st September, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Writer’s retreats, Heritage Week, 5 years of Provide & more. Here’s what’s going on in September.

Summer holidays are over and as a result things are ramping up on the arts scene. Lots to do over the next couple of months, here’s some things to put on your radar.

Help Rope Press build the International New School!

International New School is a brand new centre for art, design and education made to support growing creative practices in new and exciting ways.” Director, Reece Kennedy

Introducing International New School! From the creative team behind Rope Press, a risograph printing house and publisher based in Birmingham, the International New School is based in the heart of the city centre, only a few minutes’ walk from New Street train station and a stones throw from Digbeth bus station.

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Badego: Calling all writers, events co-ordinator wanted

We’re looking for people to help us run more creative writing themed events in Birmingham. If you write professionally or as a hobby – blogging, copywriting, poetry, script, fiction et al, then you could fit right in as our Creative Writing Event Co-ordinator.

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Writers HQ writing retreat

Sunday 3rd September, Pen Museum

One-day writing retreats in the heart of Birmingham to help you to stop procrastinating and start writing. Everything you need to know about Writers’ HQ writing retreats is HERE.

There’s still a few places available for this month’s retreat so book now or sign up for next month’s. Code THEBRUMFIVER for £5 off.

Book here

Global JamCamp and Global JamJam 2017

4th – 10th September, Impact Hub

The Global Service Jams, Global Sustainability Jams and Global GovJams are amazing and incredible events. Thousands of people in hundreds of cities and dozens of countries on six continents Jam together and have a good time doing great things.

Now its time to bring the global community together again. A collaboration between the Global HQ team and some of the UK Jams invite you to Jam the Jam, hang out and have fun.

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Birmingham Heritage Week

7th – 17th September

Birmingham Heritage Week will take over the city again this September, with over 100 events giving visitors the chance to discover more about the city’s vibrant and rich heritage.

Running from Thursday 7th to Sunday 17th September, the third annual Birmingham Heritage Week will see many of the city’s best historical venues and hidden gems open for special events – many of which will be free!

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5 Years of Provide: Exhibition & Pop Up Shop

15th – 19th September, Rope Press, Jubilee Centre

Help Provide celebrate 5 years of making it up as we go along, with a party, pop up shop and exhibition in Rope Press’ new gallery space.

Opening Party with Futurepast Zine:
Friday 15 September, 6-10pm

Exhibition and pop up shop:
Saturday 16 September, 10am-5pm
Sunday 17 September, 11am-4pm

Current stock will be for sale alongside a handful of older items and some special 5th anniversary pieces too.

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Still Walking Festival

15th – 24th September

Still Walking is Birmingham’s festival of guided tours and walking events, on the move since 2012. The festival is a celebration of observing the world and how we each see it differently, and where doing that in a group can take you.

The festival commissions guided tours from experts from all walks of life, allowing people a chance to experience the world from a new perspective. The programme includes walks led by town planners, architects, artists, botanists, Black Sabbath fans, dancers, the Police as well as the occasional local historian.

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Open Studios 2017

16/17th and 23/24th September – Kings Heath / Moseley

Open Studios 2017 boasts 29 artists exhibiting from 12 different locations, over the Moseley & Kings Heath area.

The event is free and is a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact directly with artists in their working environment, and is suitable for the whole family. As a result, it benefits the artists as they keep all money they make.

Some of the artists will be working as you visit them, allowing you to see how their craft is made and each artist will have items available to buy directly, as well as also taking commissions.

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The Badego Social @Thorp17

Thursday 21st September, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Our usual meet up of like minded creative types having a casual chat and a few drinks, with the option of food.

Anyone’s welcome from designers to dj’s, architects to actors, painters to photographers, jewellers to joiners, writers to… well you get the idea.

There’s no agenda, just come along at any point from 6.30pm, grab a drink and slide in with the rest of the crowd.