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FROM CRASH TO RECOVERY

The UK Fine Art Market c.1929 - 1960

Study Day

Thursday 31 October 2013, 10.30am - 5.30pm

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The Loves of the Artists

In Conversation with Jonathan Jones

Wednesday 9 October 2013, 5.30pm

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READERS’ AFTERNOON

Saturday 6 October 2012, 1-4pm

Find some inspiration for your Autumn reading and discover the special relationship novelists have with the books they read.

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NADFAS AT NIGHT

Music on the Grand Tour

Thursday 3 July 2014, 7 - 8.15pm
(5.45pm: Late gallery view/drinks)

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SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AND FAMILY DAY

Saturday 24 November 2012, 11am-4pm

Soak up the Scandinavian spirit at this year's Barber Christmas fair. Join us for a fun-filled family day!

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HOW TO BOOK

Unless specified otherwise, booking for all our events is essential. Book online or call the University Box Office on 0121 414 4414.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR FAMILY DAY

Sunday 10 February 2013

12noon - 3pm

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IN CONVERSATION…

Nicola Kalinsky

Wednesday 23 January 2013, 6pm

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Leslie Primo & his Barber Favourites *Sold Out*

Exclusive Guided Tour

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 3 - 4pm

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Portrait Miniatures Discovery Day

Saturday 24 January, 11am - 4pm

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‘It’s Our World’

Big Draw Family Day

Tuesday 28 October 2014
11am - 3pm

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MONET AND ARCHITECTURE

Evening Lecture

Thursday 29 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

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IN REHEARSAL/IN CONVERSATION

L'Agrippina/More Real Than Life

Barber Association Evening
Wednesday 13 September

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THE BARBER: A POTTED HISTORY

Friday 8 & Thursday 14 September, 11am - 12.30pm

8 September is fully booked

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TUESDAY TOURS AND TALKS

11.30am and 1.15pm

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CATHY COME HOME

Saturday 10 November 2012, 1-4pm

A film screening and talk on this revolutionary, documentary-style film in partnership with the National Trust.

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NATIONAL TRUST WALKING FESTIVAL

Sunday 28 October 2012 10.30am OR 11.30am

Celebrate the art of walking and join us for a day of talks, walks and feasting.

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Sunday Gallery Tours

Second and Fourth Sundays of the month, 2.30pm

Discover our galleries in this hour-long tour. Meet in the foyer.

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War Artists Lecture Series

Inspired by our exhibition Rebel Visions

Wednesdays 19 & 26 November; 3 December
1.10 - 2pm

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LECTURE: BIRMINGHAM’S GAY HISTORY

Tuesday 26 February 2013

6.30 - 8.30pm

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The Cinematic ‘Grand Tour’

Venice and Rome with KINO10

Sunday 17 February 2013
1 - 3pm

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START WITH DRAWING

Saturday 6 May, 11am - 4pm

Fully Booked

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Fragonard Family Day

Tuesday 16 February, 11am – 3pm

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Line, Map, Anatomy

Drawing the City

Wednesday 20 March 2013, 1.10pm

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Science & the Artist

Thursday 11 September 2014, 2 - 2.45pm

Learn about the scientific developments that shaped the paintings and sculptures in the Barber's collection.

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In Conversation…

Wednesday 21 October, 6.30 - 8pm

Artist Humphrey Ocean joins our Director, Nicola Kalinsky, to discuss his own practice, and the relationship between artist, sitter and the individual or institution commissioning a portrait.

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THE COIN COLLECTION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Coin Collection Study Day

Saturday 18 November, 9am - 5.30pm

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Globetrotting Art Explorers

Community Day

Sunday 11 June, 11am - 4pm

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Cocomad Festival 2017

Saturday 1 July, 12 noon - 6pm

Cotteridge Park, B30 2HF

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MONET AND THE AMERICAN COLONY AT GIVERNY

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 5 July, 1,10 - 2pm

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CROWN AND CAMERA: STUDIO PORTRAITS OF VICTORIA AND ALBERT

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 6 September, 1.15 - 2pm

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20 x 20 x 5: Contemporary Art

Saturday 20 May, 2 - 4pm

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WALKING WORKSHOPS

With artist-in-residence Matthew Pagett

Saturdays 9 & 16 September, 2 - 4pm

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MONET’S PLEIN AIR

Adult Painting Course

Saturdays 1, 8 & 15 July, 11am - 4pm

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ON PAPER

Prints and Drawings in Focus Talks

Second Thursdays of the Month, 1.15 - 1.45pm

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HISTORY AND HUMOUR

An Introduction to Jan Steen

Wednesday 8 November, 1.30 - 5pm

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SLOW BOAT TOUR

Käthe Kollwitz

Saturday 30 September, 1.30 - 4.30pm

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THE PALACE OF XERXES: REAL AND IMAGINED

Wednesday 22 November, 1.10 - 2pm

Lunchtime Lecture

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Birmingham Weekender: The Barber on the Streets

The Barber x Soul City Arts

Saturday 23 September, 12 - 4pm

New Street, Birmingham City Centre

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LIGHTNING TALKS

Wednesday 29 November, 2 - 4pm

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EXPLORING WOODCUT

Saturdays 11, 18 & 25 November

Adult Printmaking Course

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THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS

Saturday 21 October

Half-Term Family Day

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Bournville Bookfest

Saturday 19 March 11am – 4pm

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Uncovering Literature

Friday 17 October 2014, 2.30 - 3.30pm

Uncover the many connections to the literary world that exist in the Barber...

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FINE ART VALUATION DAY

Wednesday 14 June, 10am - 4pm

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Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 21 November

11am - 4pm

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Walk and Talk

Terms of Engagement & Phantom Walls

Saturday 28 November 11.30am - 1pm

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Family Concert: Songs About Us

Saturday 4 November 2pm

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WRITING WORKSHOPS

Monthly Saturdays, 1.30 - 4pm

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ART APPRECIATION: A BEGINNER’S COURSE

10-Week Course

Thursdays (starting 28 September), 1 - 3pm, and Saturdays (starting 30 September), 11am - 1pm

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MEN, MONEY AND MOUNTAINS

Hodler's 'The Woodcutter' in Context

Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 1.10 - 2pm

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HODLER’S DYNAMIC FIGURES

Saturdays 13, 20 & 27 January

Adult Painting Course

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BOOK AND CD SALE

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 November

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BARBER BOOK CLUB

Monthly Tuesdays, 2 ‒ 3pm

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CELEBRATE!

Saturday 12 December, 1.30 - 4pm

Writing workshop with Jacqui Rowe.

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VENICE OF THE GREEKS

The History of Hellenism in the City of Saint Mark

Evening Lecture
Thursday 3 October 2013, 5 - 6pm

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DRAWING FACTORY

Thursday 24 October 2013, 11am-3pm

The Drawing Factory is an exciting, fast-paced event where artists work in a 'factory' setting, complete with boiler suits and clocking in cards.

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EDUCATE AND CELEBRATE

Wednesday 12 February 2014, 6 – 7pm

Creating LGBT-friendly schools and workplaces

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Family Trees

16 January, 1.30 – 4pm

Writing workshop with Jacqui Rowe

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Tall Tales and Unreliable Narrators

19 March, 1.30 – 4pm

Writing Workshop with Jacqui Rowe

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A Little Gay History

Monday 24 February 2014, 6 - 7pm

Evening lecture as part of LGBT History Month.

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WRITING THE SPECTRUM

Saturday 21 February, 1.30 - 4pm

Writing workshop with Jacqui Rowe.

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Form and Structure

13 February, 1.30 – 4pm

Writing Workshop by Jacqui Rowe

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British Art & War 1914 – 18

One-day colloquium

Saturday 17 January, 10.30am - 4pm

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BUGS, BEES, PLANTS AND TREES

Saturday 31 May 2014, 11am - 4pm (5pm Winterbourne)

Buzz along for some nature-inspired fun....

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Evening Lecture

Monday 14 March, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Professor Jane Raymond

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Sounds and Music

Writing Workshop with Jacqui Rowe

23 April, 1.30 – 4pm

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DRAWING SATURDAYS

Drawing Workshop

First Saturday of the Month

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Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays at 1.10pm, Barber Concert Hall

A series of free lunchtime concerts by professional musicians, taking place every Friday during term time from October to May.

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