Tag Archives: Ikon Eastside

VIVID to close

Yesterday VIVID announced it’s set to cease trading due to funding cuts imposed by Arts Council England. The news comes a year after Ikon Eastside announced its closure due to cuts in public funding, it’s incredibly sad to see two … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Culture Strategy – “Digbeth is key to the city’s future success”

Birmingham has hosted more world, international and European sports events than any other European city, and was still voted as the most boring city in Europe. Perhaps as a reaction to this news, Birmingham City Council has recently announced a … Continue reading

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Sky Arts Futures Fund

In the spirit of the season, Sky Arts is offering five young artists £30,000 each to fund their work for a full year as part of the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund – in association with IdeasTap. The fund is … Continue reading

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Digbeth is Good’s third birthday!

It will very soon be the third anniversary of Digbeth is Good’s first ever post about the Soi Project, Island exhibition at the then newly-opened Ikon Eastside on Fazeley Street. Sadly, the Ikon Eastside art gallery is no more (though the … Continue reading

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My Fierce and Flatpack Festival highlights

The last weekend of March was jam-packed full of some great creative food for thought thanks to to Flatpack and Fierce, here’s a few of my personal highlights: Nothing kick-starts your weekend like a Saturday morning kayak ride along the … Continue reading

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Flatpack and Fierce festivals this week

The Flatpack film and Fierce art festivals kick off this week, with screenings, exhibitions and happenings in venues across Birmingham from this Tuesday 22nd until Sunday 27th March. True to tradition, both festivals are making optimum use of Digbeth venues … Continue reading

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Ikon Eastside under threat of closure – how will this affect Digbeth’s cultural community?

Yesterday the Birmingham Post reported that the future of Ikon Eastside is uncertain after becoming a casualty of Birmingham City Council’s arts funding cuts, which got me thinking how this would affect Digbeth. I know I’m stating the obvious here, … Continue reading

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Birmingham Book Festival 2010

The annual literature extravaganza that is the Birmingham Book Festival gets into full swing this weekend, with events for avid readers and writers across central Birmingham.  There’s a fair few workshops taking place at South Birmingham College this Saturday 9th … Continue reading

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Art is everywhere this week…

There’s tonnes of the stuff – in the galleries, on the streets, in the garden, at the bus stop… Here’s a quick run-down of what’s going on (be sure to schedule in a Saturday morning lie-in – Friday is going … Continue reading

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Digbeth is Good’s second birthday this Friday 25th June!

This Friday 25th June Digbeth is Good will be two years old.  On 25th June 2008 I wrote my first ever Digbeth is Good post about the Soi Project, Island exhibition at the newly opened Ikon Eastside on Fazeley Street. … Continue reading

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