Small Talk 2017

Thursday 27th April, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Small talk is back for 2017 featuring top local creative talent delivering short talks about things that are important to them.

Tickets Free, register below

We’re delighted to present to you our second edition of Small Talk.

Small Talk celebrates the amazing creative talent we have in the city with short, 10 minute talks from a variety of professionals involved in different creative industries in Birmingham.

To be held at 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter, the event is free to attend but tickets are limited. Expect to find free food, an exhibition and lots of socialising between some of Birmingham’s finest creative folk.

1000 Trades

16 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham


Antonio Roberts

New Media Artist & Curator

Antonio Roberts is a New Media artist and Curator based in Birmingham, UK. His artwork uses glitch art, hacking and technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software, free culture and collaborative practices.

As a performer and visual artist his work has been featured at galleries and festivals including in Arles, France (2012), Glitch Moment/ums at Furtherfield Gallery, London (2013), Loud Tate: Code at Tate Britain (2014), glitChicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, US (2014), Permission Taken at Birmingham Open Media and University of Birmingham (2015-2016), and Common Property at Jerwood Visual Arts, London (2016).

As a curator he has delivered exhibitions and projects including GLI.TC/H Birmingham (2011), the Birmingham editions of Bring Your Own Beamer (2012, 2013), µChip 3 (2015), and Stealth (2015), all in association with Vivid Projects.

In April 2017 he will curate the No Copyright Infringement Intended exhibition at Phoenix, Leicester.

He is a Curator at Vivid Projects and is part of the Advisory Group for New Art West Midlands.

Ryan Dean-Corke & Lisa Barrett

Freelance Designers

Lisa and Ryan met at Badego five years ago, and are now a creative partnership living and working in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Ryan is a digital designer and front end developer, whilst Lisa is a graphic and brand designer.

Together their mission is to build long lasting brands through honest and meaningful design.

Chloe Knibbs

Composer and Singer-Songwriter

Chloe is a Birmingham-based composer and singer-songwriter. Her work is often inspired by folk tales, images or personal experiences and has been performed at RSC’s The Other Place, Birmingham Hippodrome, mewe360.

Her most recent project “The Girl Behind the Glass”, was premiered at mac birmingham. The piece explores trauma and recovery, and she is looking forward to sharing her thoughts on the piece with Badego.

Cynthia Miller

Co-Director Verve Poetry Festival

Cynthia Miller is a brand strategist living and working in Birmingham.

By day she works at ORB, a creative branding agency in the city, and by night she is a Co-Director of Verve, Birmingham’s first ever poetry and spoken word festival.

Recently her poetry has been published by Midlands-based Nine Arches Press.

Amrit Singh

Award-winning Creative Designer and Artist

Amrit Singh (MrASingh) is an award-winning creative designer, artist and international broadcaster from Birmingham. With over 10 years of design industry experience, Amrit has worked with brands around the world in print, advertising and content creation.

Amrit creates intricate ink art under his InkANIMA brand and has exhibited his artwork in San Francisco and Birmingham. He has Published two books and spoken on various stages around the U.K, Europe and America.

Amrit is one of the top creative broadcasters on Periscope and his broadcasts have reached over 2.5 million viewers worldwide. He has been featured multiple times by Periscope, Twitter, Mashable, Huffington Post, Adweek, International Business Times and Sky News.


The Venue

1000 Trades

16 Frederick Street, Birmingham

1000 Trades is a great new(ish) venue in the Jewellery Quarter.

There’s art on the walls, fine craft beer and a good space for talks, food and fine company.