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.


8 September

Music and Silence

By Rose Tremain


13 October

A Month in the Country

By JL Carr


10 November

The Masterpiece

By Emile Zola


8 December

How to be Both

By Ali Smith




Refreshments provided.

£2 per session. Booking essential.

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



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