barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Barber Lates

Join us at our Barber Lates for evenings of creativity, inspiration, conversation, and a social space where everyone is welcome.

Barber Lates bring you face to face with emerging local artists, innovative performance and thought provoking research.

After hours, celebrate the arts with creative workshops, talks and debates, film, music and performance.

Enjoy the space, the atmosphere and have fun.


2 May & 11 July: Barber Night School – Bloom Collective

£55; please book here.

14 May: Nocturnes: A Woman Refigured 

Throughout history, women in art have been consistently objectified as subjects and underrepresented as artists. How can we rewrite this history? An evening of dialogue, creating and idea sharing exploring contemporary and historical issues faced by women.

Free; please book here.

23 May & 18 July: Barber Night School – Honest Skin Care

Join Honest Skincare at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts for an evening that engages all of the senses. Explore emotion in the Barber’s collection of artworks before creating your own unique scents and aromatic bath salts.

£50; please book here.

28 May: Uncomfortable Art Tour – Alice Procter

Join art historian Alice Procter for a tour of the Barber Institute  that uses the collection to explore how major institutions came into being amongst a backdrop of imperialism.

Free; please book here.

6 June: Working Clasp

Work with local artist Rebecca Cowley of Working Clasp to make jewellery inspired by Gabriel Rossetti’s The Blue Bower.

£35; please book here.

25 June: Nocturnes: A Night at the Paper Museum

Add your drawings to our 2019 Paper Museum, hear BEAST composers share natural history-inspired compositions in the galleries, lightning talks by University researchers and enjoy modern herbal creations by Honest Apothecary.

Free; please book here.