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Honest Skincare

Thursday 28 November

Join Honest Skincare to explore the combined power of art and scents

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THE BARBER COLLECTIVE

Every other Wednesday

Interpret, re-imagine and create

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Creative Sunday Workshops

September - December

Try out new ways to make art every Sunday!

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Lates

Autumn 2019

Evenings of creativity, inspiration and conversation.

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Animal-tastic Animation Video!

Animal-tastic Animation Video!

We became animators at our children's workshop in half-term! Can you spot yours?

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Half-term family activities!

Half-term October / November 2019

Drop-in family days!

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Barber Art School

Monthly Tuesdays

Love art and want to work with real artists to try out new ideas?

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Little Artists

Early years (age 3 - 4)

Monthly Saturdays
Explore art and new materials!

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Special Events

Altarpieces with Attitude: Jan de Beer and the Antwerp Mannerists

Saturday 26 October, 1.30 - 5pm

Study afternoon: hear from the three authors of the exhibition catalogue in this afternoon exploring de Beer's work.

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Talks and Tea: in Search of the Three Magi

Saturday 7 December, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Who were the three 'wise men'?

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Empires in Early Modern South Asia: the Mughals and After

Thursday 7 November, 1 - 2pm

Find out more about the Mughals from Dr Manu Sehgal.
* More spaces have been made available! *

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Regular Events

TUESDAY TALKS

11.30am and 1.15pm

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Art & Writing

Wednesday Walk & Draw

Monthly Wednesdays, 12 - 12.30pm

Take a 30-minute walk across campus and make speedy sketches along the way of its landscape, buildings and people.

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Special Events

Bloom Collective

31 October, 7 & 12 December

Join us for a some fantastic floristry with Birmingham-based flower studio, Bloom Collective.

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Storytelling in the Galleries

Saturday 19 October

Transformational tales with award-winning storyteller Anna O'Brien

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Art & Writing

The Draped Figure: Painting Course

Saturdays 16, 23, 30 November, 11am - 4pm

Join tutor Adrian Clamp to experiment with Jan de Beer's rich colour palette.

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Art & Writing

Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the month

Get drawing with Adrian Clamp - experiment and explore the gallery's works on paper.

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Special Events

BSL Exhibition Tour

Saturday 9 November, 1 - 3pm

Join deaf artist and guide Olivier Jamin for a BSL tour.

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Special Events

Gallery Talk and Handling Session

Thursday 21 November, 11am - 1pm

Hear from 'The Mughals' curator, Neelam Hussain, and handle original material linked to the exhibition.

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Lightning Talks

Wednesday 20 November 2 - 4pm

Get to know six artworks in 60 minutes with History of Art students - followed by tea and cake.

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Art & Writing

Magic of the Mughal Brush

Saturday 9 November, 11am - 4pm

Inspired by the beautiful paintings in 'The Mughals', join artist Fatima Zahra Hassan to paint a miniature of your own.

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Art & Writing

Stop and Sketch!

Tuesday 8 October, 12noon - 1pm

Join us for a sketch or sit in the peace and quiet of the galleries, during the University's Wellbeing Week.

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Special Events

Local Makers’ Market

Saturday 30 November, 12noon - 4pm

Find unique gifts and take home original art made by local craftspeople and makers.

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Get Involved! Taking Part and Volunteering Afternoon

Tuesday 22 October, 4 - 6pm

Ever wondered how you could get involved at the Barber?

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Regular Events

Sunday Gallery Tours

Second, third and fourth Sundays of the month, 2.30pm

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

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Art & Writing

Writing Workshops

Monthly Saturdays

Develop your writing, explore new approaches - or just have a go!

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THE ARTS SOCIETY AT THE BARBER

Monthly Thursdays, 6 - 8.15pm

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Barber Book Club

Monthly Tuesdays, 2 - 3pm

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Rangoli Takeover

Wednesday 16 October, 12noon - 4pm

Transform the Barber foyer with rangoli inspired by 'The Mughals' display.

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