barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Lates

Join us for evenings of creativity, inspiration, conversation – in a social space where everyone is welcome.

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

Enjoy the space, the atmosphere and have fun.

 

Nocturnes [FREE]

Welcome / Home | Tuesday 15 October, 6 – 8.30pm.

Reflect on ideas of home, belonging and the relationships between people and places. Make your own response in an artist-led workshop, hear talks on the domestic through to utopia, and discover student stories arriving in Birmingham for the first time. 

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Uncomfortable Art Tour with Alice Procter | Tuesday 12 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm.

How do we view sacred art in museums and galleries? Alice’s second tour at the Barber will consider our experience as a viewer and the relationship between the original private patrons and the public spaces this art now occupies.

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Herstories: Archives and Activism | Tuesday 19 November, 6 – 8pm.

Discover the women in our collection during an evening of zine-making, feminist archives and activism, led by the Feminist Library. Hear from West Midlands-based groups, Feminists Work for Change (FWFC) and the University’s Women and Non-Binary Association (WANBA).

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Night School

Working Clasp | Thursday 10 October, 6 – 8pm | £35 / £30 concs.

After looking at triptych paintings in the galleries, make your own statement jewellery, and learn to use methods that echo medieval enamel inlay techniques.

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Bloom Collective | £55 / £50 concs.

Create your own stunning floral arrangements with Birmingham-based flower studio, Bloom Collective – all based around the collection.

Surreal Autumn Arrangements | Thursday 31 October, 6 – 8pm.

Wreath Making | Saturday 7 December, 5 – 7pm.

Wreath Making | Thursday 12 December, 6 – 8pm.

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Spirited Bodies | Thursday 14 November, 6 – 8pm | £10 / £8 concs.

Head up to the galleries for a relaxed life-drawing session led by Spirited Bodies. Explore notions of body image and acceptance, and talk to the models while you draw, allowing the conversations to inform your drawing.

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Honest Skincare | Thursday 28 November, 6 – 8pm | £50 / £45 concs.

Be inspired by natural formations, waves and the sea: create your own unique scent and learn to make organic bath salts and body lotions with local apothecary, Honest Skincare.

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