Talks, workshops, exhibitions; a feast for the eyes and ears, have a gander at upcoming events we think you’ll love.

This list is curated by the Birmingham Design team from events hosted by the local community.


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Contemporary Women Lunchtime Lectures

hosted by Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Sat 22 Jan 2022


Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU

The Art of Meditation

hosted by Ikon Gallery

Wed 26 Jan 2022

6.15pm - 7pm

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Mothers Who Make Wolverhampton

hosted by Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Tue 1 Feb 2022

10.30am - 12pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU

The Useful Art Class - Oils 4 Week Class

hosted by The Useful Art Class

Thu 20 – Thu 10 Feb 2022

The Custard Factory, Gibb Street Birmingham

Life Drawing Two Day Workshop

hosted by RBSA Gallery

Mon 14 – Tue 15 Feb 2022

RBSA Gallery

Overlap Animation Show & Tell

hosted by Louis Hudson

Wed 16 Feb 2022


Nortons Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5LS

Painting from Photographs - One Day Workshop

hosted by RBSA Gallery

Fri 18 Feb 2022

11am - 4pm

RBSA Gallery, St Paul's Square

Verve Poetry Festival 2022

hosted by Verve

Sun 20 – Sun 20 Feb 2022

Birmingham Hippodrome

OFFSite 9

hosted by Creative Black Country

Fri 21 – Sat 30 Apr 2022

Throughout Wolverhampton

The Migrant Festival

hosted by Ikon Gallery

Thu 14 – Sun 17 Jul 2022

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


Betsy Bradley - Chasing Rainbows

hosted by Ikon Gallery

Fri 3 – Sun 13 Feb 2022

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

British Art Show 9

Sat 22 – Sun 10 Apr 2022

Wolverhampton School of Art & Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Carlo Crivelli - Shadows on the Sky

Wed 23 – Fri 29 Apr 2022

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

David Batchelor - Colour Is

hosted by Compton Verney

Sat 25 – Sun 2 Oct 2022

Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

The Creative City Exhibition

The Creative City

hosted by Birmingham Design Festival

Fri 12 – Wed 16 Nov 2022

Bullring Birmingham

Morag Myerscough

hosted by Compton Verney

Tue 15 – Fri 12 May 2023

Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Regular events to watch out for

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