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.



9 December

The Kreutzer Sonata

By Leo Tolstoy


13 January

Goodbye to Berlin

By Christopher Isherwood


10 February

The Painter of Silence

By Georgina Harding


10 March

The Language of Others

By Clare Morrall


14 April

The Horse’s Mouth

By Joyce Cary


Refreshments provided.

£2 per session. Booking essential.

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



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