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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. With a regular programme of events for people of all ages, there’s always plenty for you to do at the Barber. To book a place on any of our events, or for further information, please contact education@barber.org.uk or 0121 414 2261. Please note that booking for weekend workshops closes at 4pm on the Friday before.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR FAMILY DAY

Sunday 10 February 2013

12noon - 3pm

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BEDFAS AT THE BARBER

Thursdays 21 April, 19 May & 16 June 6pm

Birmingham Evening Decorative and Fine Arts Society's (BEDFAS) fascinating and enjoyable lectures now take place at the Barber each month.

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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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GALLERIES NIGHT

Friday 28 October

5 ‒ 9pm

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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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Symposium

Bellows and the Body

Friday 4 November, 9.30am ‒ 4.45pm

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LUNCHTIME TOURS AND TALKS

Tuesdays, 1.15pm

These weekly talks focus on exhibitions and displays, as well as including introductory and themed mini-tours of the collection. They last approximately 30 minutes so why not come along in your lunch break?
FREE, no booking required

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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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LUNCHTIME LECTURES

Wednesday 16 & 23 November, 1.10pm

Look out for our term-time lunchtime lecture series. Exploring topics that complement our collections and exhibition programme, these popular illustrated 50-minute lectures take place in the Barber Lecture Theatre.

FREE, no booking required

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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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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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Carnival of the Animals

Half-Term Family Day

Saturday 22 October, 11am-4.30pm

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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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Evening Lecture

George Bellows and the Urban Scene

Thursday 3 November, 5.30 ‒ 8pm

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Friends’ Christmas Party

Thursday 3 December 2015, 6.30 - 9pm

Featuring festive live music and entertainment in the galleries.

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Lightning Talks

Wednesday 7 December, 2 – 4pm.

Discover six artworks in 60 minutes

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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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Writing Workshop

Reinventing the Bard

For adults, led by Jacqui Rowe, Barber Writer in Residence 2013-2014

Saturday 17 September, 1.30 ‒ 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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Writing Workshop

EVERYDAY WONDERS

For Adults, led by Jacqui Rowe, Barber Writer in Residence 2013 ‒ 2014

Saturday 19 November, 1.30 ‒ 4pm

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Looking at Art

Art Appreciation Course

Thursdays, 1 ‒ 3pm OR Saturdays, 11am  ‒ 1pm

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THE BARBER: A POTTED HISTORY

Friday 9 & Thursday 15 September 11am - 12.30pm

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BARBER BOOK CLUB

Tuesdays 13 September, 11 October, 8 November & 13 December, 2 ‒ 3pm

Why not come along to our ever popular Book Club?

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CELEBRATE!

Saturday 12 December, 1.30 - 4pm

Writing workshop with Jacqui Rowe.

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FINE ART VALUATION DAY

Wednesday 19 October, 10am - 4pm

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Writing Workshop

Boxes of Delight

For Adults, led by Jacqui Rowe, Barber Writer in Residence 2013 ‒ 2014

Saturday 10 December, 1.30 ‒ 4pm

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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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FESTIVAL WORKSHOP

The Thing is...

For Adults, led by Jacqui Rowe, Barber Writer in Residence 2013 ‒ 2014

Friday 14 October, 10am ‒ 1pm

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Dramatically Lit Portraits

Saturdays 12, 19 & 26 November

Enjoy a three-day oil painting course responding to the works of George Bellows, led by artist-tutor Adrian Clamp.

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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.

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