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Welcome Week

Join us for two artist-led workshops during Welcome Week 2020.

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Mengxia Liu – Illustrated Zoom Background

An illustration that captures the life and energy of the Barber's beautiful original 1930s Art Deco foyer.

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Still Life – Benny Semp

Learn about the hidden significance of the objects found within still lifes - then make your own!

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Overhear with Jacqui Rowe

Read and listen to original poems inspired by our collection

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Women in Hospitality Birmingham

Celebrate the Goddess Ceres and the four seasons with this series of delicious, mouth-watering recipes.

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Jon Sleigh – the queer gaze: emotion and erasure

What is queer historical erasure?

Thursday 6 August, 6 - 7pm | live talk and Q&A via Zoom.

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The Barber Collective

Barber Collective: digital showcase

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Create a Camera Obscura – Jo Gane

Create your own camera obscura at home!

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Infinite Opera

Infinite Opera reflect on their Barber Lates performance.

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Concertina Creepy Crawlies with Ruth Turnbull

Learn about insects and create your own folded sketchbooks and mobiles!

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Laura Onions – ‘Interior of an Inn’

Laura explores the domestic landscape of her own home, inspired by Daubigny's use of light and shadow.

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The Slip-Casting Process with Wendy Tournay

Watch the meditative slip-casting process used to create a teapot.

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Creepy Crawlies Q&A

Entomologist Liam Crowley shares all you need to know about insects!

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CineQ Watch Party (4 June)

Use the power of art, film and community to build collective love in defiance of fear and ignorance.

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St Ives Scrap Sculptures

Turn your household scrap materials into amazing Cornwall-inspired sculptures!

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Photography Workshop with Kate Green (18 June)

Led by Birmingham photographer Kate Green, this workshop explored photography techniques and wellbeing.

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Zine-making with Sarah Taylor Silverwood

We’re thinking about families… and families come in all shapes and sizes!

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Embrace the Strange with LYNNEBEC

Explore ideas of change, randomness and growth with LYNNEBEC.

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Degas Dancers with Becca Randall

Explore movement and ballet poses inspired by Edgar Degas with contemporary dancer Becca Randall.

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Barber Home

Our collection, your place

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TUESDAY TALKS

Enjoy our second series of mini podcasts

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