The Barber is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
After hours, celebrate the arts with creative workshops, talks and debates, film, music and performance.
Enjoy the space, atmosphere and have fun.
Arts & Science Lightning Talks | Monday 27 January, 5.30 – 7pm.
Hear short talks all based on the theme of illumination. The bell rings, and you move on to your next artwork! Part of Arts and Science Festival.
Embarrassing: a guide to writing and editing queer love poetry | Tuesday 25 February, 6 – 8pm.
A creative writing workshop for all your most sticky, saccharine and embarrassing love poems.
Nocturnes: Ethereal Science / Constructing Beauty | Tuesday 3 March, 6 – 8.30pm.
Encounter exciting and radical ideas combining arts and science. Inspired by Gabo, discover the wonders of the universe with Infinite Opera.
Feminists Work for Change | Tuesday 10 March, 6 – 8pm.
Workshop feminist concerns with Feminists Work for Change, a Birmingham-based activist group. Hand-print your slogan onto a tote bag to take home. Fully booked.
Yin Yoga | Tuesday 21 January, 5.30 – 7.30pm | £8 / £7 concs.
Enjoy a relaxed evening of art-inspired yin yoga in the gallery – and a cup or two of herbal tea.
Loaf – Shaping Spaces and Sourdough | Thursday 30 January & Thursday 26 March, 6 – 8pm | £20 / £16 concs.
Join local bakery Loaf to discover the history of naturally-leavened sourdough – and the place of food in the Barber’s collection.
Life-drawing with Spirited Bodies | Thursday 6 February, 6 – 8pm | £15 / £13 concs.
Spirited Bodies are returning for a relaxed life-drawing session exploring body image and positivity. Suitable for 18+.
Terrazzo Making | Thursday 5 March, 6 – 9pm | £65 / £60
Design and make your own terrazzo coasters with Olivia Aspinall.
Working Clasp | Thursday 2 April, 6 – 8pm | £35 / £30
Create your own contemporary jewellery inspired by Gabo and the St Ives modernists – with local jewellery expert, Working Clasp.
Flatpack Festival Meets the Barber: A Trick of the Light
Thursday 7 May, 5.30pm – 8pm
£10; booking opens soon
Enter a house of magic for one night: can you trust your own eyes?
Hear Birmingham-born artist Patrick Hughes reflect on the creation of his trademark ‘reverspective’, get inventive in animation workshops with Sellotape Cinema and watch ‘trick films’ – showcasing early special effects – with new scores performed live by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
– Drinks & nibbles