Gareth Courage/First Fold Exhibition and Birmingham Zinefest

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Whilst We are Birmingham has been going through a transitory period, preparations have been afoot for our latest events. Officially from Saturday July 9th, we welcome Gareth Courage and First Fold with their marvellous new exhibition, From the ashes of … Continue reading

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Meeting Space Now Available

As part of the transition to a new business model, We are Birmingham are now delighted to be able to offer meeting rooms and event space for hire. Nowhere else in the city can you bring staff, clients, customers and friends into the heart of the city’s creative spaces.

We remain committed to enabling upcoming as well as established groups so are offering hire of our facilities at ‘not-for-profit’ rates.

Prices start from £150 for a day’s use of our meeting rooms which includes the use of wi-fi, a large-screen projector, stationary and tea and coffee. We can also offer lunches and other catering, and we would be happy to provide bespoke packages as required to meet your exact needs.

Hosting your meetings and events with us offers a way to support the local creative community in an unique, exciting venue.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions, we look forward to hearing from you.

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An announcement about the future of We are Birmingham

Over the past eight months, We Are Birmingham has worked hard to provide a unique opportunity for Birmingham’s public to engage with the city’s thriving artistic community in a city centre retail environment.

Owing to challenging trading conditions, the We Are Birmingham team, as responsible directors, have taken the extremely difficult decision to cease trading as a retail operation and are now investigating ways to move the organisation towards a new model, offering valuable exhibition space and meeting rooms at it’s city centre location, whilst still working to support the local creative community.

We will be working with artists and creditors over the coming weeks and months to ensure responsible management and collection of outstanding payments and stock. We’ll be contacting artists directly to arrange collection of their work and with over 300 artists, this will be coordinated in an organised manner. As We are Birmingham is volunteer staffed, it may be a few weeks before you are contacted. We ask that you bear with us during this period.

We Are Birmingham thanks the artists, volunteers and members of the retail and creative communities throughout the region who have supported and encouraged the enterprise to date, enabling it to generate thousand of pounds in sales and commissions for artists from across the West Midlands, and hope that it can continue to fly the flag for the thriving artistic and cultural movements within the region.

The WaB team

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Document exhibition – Launch night

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We are Birmingham’s new gallery exhibition – “Document” the work of Russian born artist, Nadia Kisseleva, is now open for viewing at We are Birmingham. Continue reading

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Document – Nadia Kisseleva

The more eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed we’ve moved all artworks off the shop floor as we perform a complete inventory of all the stock in the shop. It looks a bit bare at the moment.

However, the currently barren interior will for the next two weeks be replaced by a very special exhibition of the paintings of artist Nadia Kisseleva – Document.

The images of the people in ”Document” are based on mug shots of people who were living in Russia during the period of Stalinist repression. These paintings depict the physical condition of people in the last days and sometimes hours of their lives. The broad range of nationalities, social groups and different ages shows the true scale and extent of persecution under the Stalinist regime at the time.

Because we’ll be mostly in the stockroom working through a big pile of administrative work, exhibition viewings will be by appointment, between 12-6pm Monday to Saturday.

If you wish to view the exhibition, email [email protected] to arrange an appointment or call us on 0121 236 5808.

There will be an opening viewing to launch the exhibition this Saturday, 21st May between 6.30 and 8.30pm and you are welcome to come along.

We look forward to seeing you there

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For more information about Nadia and her work, visit her

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