barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Why not join our monthly book club for a stimulating and informal discussion of books that link to the Barber’s magnificent collection and the themes its works explore?

The ever popular Barber Book Club continues throughout the year, exploring literature related to themes within our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.  We welcome ideas from participants for future book club sessions.

The Book Club is held every second Tuesday of the month, 2 – 3pm.


10 March

The Language of Others

By Clare Morrall


14 April

The Horse’s Mouth

By Joyce Cary


12 May

Girl Reading

By Katie Ward


9 June

Notes on an Exhibition

By Patrick Gale


14 July

Blazing World

By Siri Hustvedt


8 September

Music and Silence

By Rose Tremain


Refreshments provided.

£2 per session. Booking essential.

For more information or to book a place contact 0121 414 2261 or



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