Barber Concerts Update

Due to the unforeseen current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to run concerts and events in the Barber Concert Hall. At present we also cannot offer the Concert Hall for external hires/bookings.   Due to this, Barber Concerts are at the moment not being held at the Barber Concert Hall. We are fortunate that we have … Read more

Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2020 We’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to the University of Birmingham. Tuesday 22 September, 2 until 3.30pm; free via Zoom: The Expanded Portrait: Online Poetry Writing Workshop with poet Jasmine Gardosi. Join the Barber and local spoken-word artist and poet Jasmine Gardosi for an experimental and collaborative poetry writing workshop! Meet other like-minded students in this relaxed session … Read more

Tuesday Talks Series One

Series one Enjoy an in-depth insight into the Barber’s stunning collection through this brand-new programme of mini podcasts. Each week, staff recorded short ten-minute talks about a variety of topics relating to the Barber’s collections. Discussions include past and present displays, small groups of related works, an aspect of the member of staff’s own research, … Read more

The Barber is Grade 1 Listed

The Barber – once described as ‘the perfect place to contemplate art’ – has been awarded the highest heritage honour: Grade 1-listed building status. Historic England’s new web listing – an upgrading from Grade 2 praises the Barber as ‘a building of exquisite architectural quality’, recognising ‘the sophisticated design which follows logically from its plan, … Read more

FAQs

Your visit to the Barber: Frequently Asked Questions The FAQs below explain what is in place at the Barber to help keep everybody safe and comfortable and to let you know what to expect on your visit. Your visit Do I need to book before visiting? No, not for general admission. Advance booking is no … Read more