The Event Returns To Birmingham Today

Today sees the return of The Event to Birmingham’s Eastside, a five day contemporary arts festival showcasing the best in artist-led activity. Bringing together artists, curators and artist-led projects, visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in challenging artworks indoors and out.

This is the second contemporary arts festival organised by Birmingham Contemporary Art Forum and presents more than 100 artists throughout Birmingham’s Eastside district. Several new spaces will be open to the public for the first time including Grand Union on Fazeley Street; 119 Floodgate Street will temporarily accommodate Mona Casey Projects; and Crowd6 take over The Lombard Method on 68a Lombard Street.

There are a wide variety of projects and commissions, far too many for us to list here, but we recommend you head over to the web site (www.the-event.org) for further information on the specifics. One we will highlight is the official launch, which is on Friday 6th – yes, we thought it a little odd too as that’s two days after it all kicks off, but hey ho, everyone loves a Friday night launch!Grand Union, Mona Casey Projects and Crowd6 will be opening at a variety of locations from 6-9pm, whilst Eastside Projects will be open from 8pm til late.

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