Elliott Packham

I’m an artist, based at The Old Print Works in Balsall Heath, working with acrylic paints in a hard edged style to produce art inspired by a broad range of modernist architecture.

I’m an artist, based at The Old Print Works in Balsall Heath, working with acrylic paints in a hard edged style to produce art inspired by a broad range of modernist architecture. I also produce and sell limited edition prints of my work which are available through my website.

Website: https://www.elliottpackham.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElliottPackham

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elliottpackham_art/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElliottPackhamArt

Address: The Old Print Works, 498-506 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH

E-mail: info@elliottpackham.com

Phone: 07872 415 025

Ort Gallery

Ort Gallery is an artist-led space in Birmingham with the social mission to facilitate dialogue in the community.

Ort Gallery is an artist-led space in Birmingham with the social mission to facilitate dialogue in the community.

(picture credit Marcin Sz, artwork by Leah Gordon)

Website: http://ortgallery.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrtGallery

Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/OrtGallery/

Address: 496 Moseley Road, B12 9AJ

E-mail: Josie Reichert – josie@ortgallery.co.uk

Phone: 07724 613 406

Old Print Works ONLINE Christmas Markets

Dates: 12th/13th December

Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Online

Cost: Free Entry

Audience: All welcome (Covid-19 restrictions apply)

Dates: 12th/13th December

Time: 11:00am-4:00pm

Venue: Online

Cost: Free Entry

Audience: All welcome

For more information: The Old Print Works would like to invite you to our Christmas Market on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 2020, from 11am-4pm. This event will take place online on the Old Print Works Facebook and Instagram channels. The event will feature the amazingly talented artists, makers and entrepreneurs that we have in our building, many of whom will have items for sale. This is a great opportunity to buy locally and support local artists and makers over the festive period.

Theatre Mix @ Home: Open Slots

CALLING ALL BIRMINGHAM-BASED PERFORMERS, THEATRE-MAKERS & CREATIVES

Have you created something before or during lockdown that you’ve not had a chance to perform yet? Theatre Mix is a performance night featuring a whole range of what Birmingham has to offer – scripted, devised, music, spoken word, cabaret, physical theatre and more. We’re open minded!

CALLING ALL BIRMINGHAM-BASED PERFORMERS, THEATRE-MAKERS & CREATIVES

Have you created something before or during lockdown that you’ve not had a chance to perform yet? Theatre Mix is a performance night featuring a whole range of what Birmingham has to offer – scripted, devised, music, spoken word, cabaret, physical theatre and more. We’re open minded!

We’re taking our next event online, live-streaming all performers from their own homes. We have open slots available for short pieces up to 3mins. These slots will be first come, first served for each art form.

Open slots are unpaid. At live, in-person events we pay travel expenses to open slots. For Theatre Mix @ Home, we will send you a drink instead!

Where: Your place
When: 17th December 2020 (evening)

Interested?
Please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdORoJTOIAlSVM06AR8voon9awvMbyPq5CCPwXSWcmFm0iyFA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Or send a video submission answering the questions in the form.

If you have any questions, would like help applying or want application in another format please email theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com
Submissions will close at 5pm on Wednesday 9th December, but may close sooner if all slots are filled before this date.

Note: You will need a stable internet connection and a device to record from (smartphone, laptop etc).

GUSH Theatre welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religion or disability. We are particularly interested in working with people who consider themselves to be from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the arts sector.

Supported by Arts Council England, The Society for Theatre Research & The GAP Arts Project.

Info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1elHOOCoWIN1Aqo0GQ21fJvoO2mLFvkAruq6JogMV18I/edit?usp=sharing

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Theatre Mix @ Home: Artist Call Out

CALLING ALL BIRMINGHAM-BASED PERFORMERS, THEATRE-MAKERS & CREATIVES. Have you created something before or during lockdown that you’ve not had a chance to perform yet, or are looking for further performance opportunities?

CALLING ALL BIRMINGHAM-BASED PERFORMERS, THEATRE-MAKERS & CREATIVES.

Have you created something before or during lockdown that you’ve not had a chance to perform yet, or are looking for further performance opportunities?

Theatre Mix is a performance night featuring a whole range of what Birmingham has to offer – scripted, devised, music, spoken word, cabaret, physical theatre and more. We’re open minded!

We’re taking our next event online, live-streaming all performers from their own homes. We are looking for 3 acts to perform around 15 minutes of work.

Where: Your place
When: 17th December 2020 (evening)
Fee: £100 per act

Interested?
Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/VjZfxZBbrKustzuT9
Submissions will close at 5pm on Thursday 3rd December. We aim to get back to everyone on Friday 4th.

If you have any questions, need help applying or want the application in another format, please email theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com

Note: You will need a stable internet connection and a device to record from (smartphone, laptop etc).

GUSH Theatre welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religion or disability. We are particularly interested in working with people who consider themselves to be from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the arts sector.

Info: https://docs.google.com/…/18ux4OqW2H3rpdESYmbfqWdhoDb…/edit…

Supported by Arts Council England, The Society for Theatre Research and The GAP Arts Project.

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Wanted: Technician for 2x live-streamed events

GUSH Theatre are seeking a freelance technician to live-stream two performance events. The role will involve facilitating one live-stream remotely (all performers will be in their own homes), and working alongside a videographer to facilitate the second live-stream from our host venue in Balsall Heath.

GUSH Theatre are seeking a freelance technician to live-stream two performance events. The role will involve facilitating one live-stream remotely (all performers will be in their own homes), and working alongside a videographer to facilitate the second live-stream from our host venue in Balsall Heath.

Fee: £400

Event dates: 17/12/20, 14/01/21

Venue: The MIX Community Café, Old Print Works, 500 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH

All info and how to apply can be found on this Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DtnAbUfdXfy7R47t9tJYdGE_Q3Foxr_5dY_AEkpvPaE/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions or would like the info in a different format, email us at gushtheatre@gmail.com

GUSH Theatre welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religion or disability. We are particularly interested in working with people who consider themselves to be from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the arts sector.

Supported by Arts Council England , The Society for Theatre Research and The GAP Arts Project.

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ArtWorks Alliance – better participatory arts

ArtWorks Alliance is a national network of organisations and individuals with a passion for participatory arts and an understanding that working together to strengthen support for those working in the field will bring benefits for everyone involved. Rachel Gillies explains why creative professionals in our area should consider joining as members.

ArtWorks Alliance is a national network of organisations and individuals with a passion for participatory arts and an understanding that working together to strengthen support for those working in the field will bring benefits for everyone involved. Rachel Gillies explains why creative professionals in our area should consider joining as members.

So many creative professionals across our area approach working with community participants with compassion and empathy. We know the power of creative projects when we give participants the power to edit and author, to steer the direction of a project and see their decisions reflected in a final piece of work. We undertake this work because we want to give those we work with the best possible experience and realise the potential of creativity.

To do this well, however, can be a huge challenge. Constraints with funding, time, partners, reporting, evaluation and so much more can mean that it’s hard to work with the depth and rigour that participants need and deserve.

Fortunately, ArtWorks Alliance understands all of this and more, creating a space and a voice for people who want to develop their practice and advocate for participatory practice. As a membership organisation there is a real diversity of practitioners, in terms of geography, artistic discipline, size of organisation (freelancers are very welcome!) and experience.

Questions arising from the ArtWorks Alliance ‘Gathering’ event in January 2020

Their online Knowledge Bank is a great place to browse through a wide range of reports, reflections and case studies. You can also sign up for their regular newsletters which include a good mix of sector news, reflections on participatory practice as well as funding and work opportunities. Membership is currently free due to recent emergency funding – it entitles you to join in with discussions.

At present it feels as though the West Midlands is underrepresented at the table – let’s get involved in this fantastic community.

Culture Central

Culture Central is sector support organisation and collective voice for Arts and Culture in the region. They drive strategy with an ambitious, inclusive and relevant vision for the role of the arts and artists in society.

A collective voice for arts & culture in the West Midlands.

Culture Central is sector support organisation and collective voice for Arts and Culture in the region. They drive strategy with an ambitious, inclusive and relevant vision for the role of the arts and artists in society. Their weekly newsletter is packed with information relevant to anyone working in the creative sector in the region.

Culture Central advocates for the sector, acting as a catalyst to generate radical new approaches to investment and sustainability and brokering cross-sector collaborations and partnerships.  They work with the sector to develop audiences, provide and promote opportunities for learning, build networks and nurture employment opportunities and share expertise from the talented, diverse communities in the region.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, they have spearheaded the ‘Cultural Response Unit’, to create a sector led response to the changing situation. As part of this, they have co-ordinated several ‘Weekender’ events, and have responded to Black Lives Matter’s call for action through launching ‘More than a Moment’, with and for Black Creatives.

For information on how to join and to subscribe to their weekly newsletter, visit their website.

Website: /https://www.culturecentral.co.uk/

Cultural Response Unit: https://www.culturecentral.co.uk/wmcru/

More than a Moment: https://www.culturecentral.co.uk/mtam/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultureCentral

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultureCentralWM/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/culturecentraluk/

Address: Birmingham Chamber Of Commerce, 75 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3DH

E-mail: info@culturecentral.co.uk 

People’s Heritage Co-operative

People’s Heritage Co-operative raise awareness of people’s heritage through innovative and participatory heritage projects.

People’s Heritage Co-operative raise awareness of people’s heritage through innovative and participatory heritage projects.

Aims:

  • To promote and raise awareness of peoples heritage
  • To contribute to community cohesion and increase understanding of our diverse heritage
  • To support our members to more effectively work with people to share our culture and heritage
  • To develop a network of supportive members, developing their practice by promoting collaborative work, increasing participation in exploring and interpreting Birmingham’s heritage through an open membership policy

Website: http://peoplesheritagecoop.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/phcooperative

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peoples_heritage/

Address: Working across Birmingham

E-mail: rachel@peoplesheritagecoop.uk

Phone: 07967 093 256

Misfits Music

Misfits Music, founded in 2018, aims to bring people together through group music making and social activities.

Misfits Music, founded in 2018, aims to bring people together through group music making and social activities.

Our flagship project, The Moseley Misfits is a community music group in South Birmingham for adults that play any instrument to any ability. Since the introduction of social distancing in March 2019, we have worked hard to move our activities both outdoors, into small groups and online to ensure we keep bringing people together through music.

Website: https://misfitsmusic.org.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/misfits_music

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/misfits_music_foundation/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misfitsmusic

Address: Misfits Music Foundation, The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Birmingham, B13 8JP

E-mail: rob@misfitsmusic.org.uk

Phone: 07458 306 508

Misfits Music – Capo Guitar Group

Date: Every Monday

Time: 5pm

Cost: Free – Voluntary Donations Accepted

Audience: Adults and Adults aged 50+

Date: Every Monday

Time: 5pm

Cost: Free – Voluntary Donations Accepted

Audience: Adults and Adults aged 50+

For more information and to sign up: https://misfitsmusic.org.uk/capo

Aimed at adults who are beginner or self-taught guitarists, you’ll join a small group of up to five other guitarists and a professional guitar tutor for weekly sessions on Mondays. You’ll be supported to play a range of different pieces in different styles including pop, folk, rock, jazz and much more.

These sessions will take place online via Zoom, and as restrictions allow we will meet for socially distanced in person rehearsals at an outdoor or indoor venue in Moseley, Birmingham.