Season's Greetings

22 December 2014 – 4 January 2015

215 artists, 1479 participants, 8804 visitors, 342,070 people engaged online

We started the year with over 3000 aspiring Peaky Blinders at the gates of Minerva Works and ended with an intimate solo exhibition described by our audience as a remarkable and unforgettable experience.

Thank you to all the artists, collaborators, freelancers, participants and audiences who joined us. And special thanks to our Black Hole Club members, who’ve helped us realise our ambition for a lively, daring space which has seen new collaborations and bold experimentations in moving image and sound.

HIGHLIGHTS

In June we looked back at 40 years of Birmingham popular culture with the season ‘Looking Out From The CCCS‘ which examined the astonishing impact of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies.We will see how the Centre broke down barriers and made ‘pop’ culture critical as we cast an eye over the key areas of feminism, cultural identity and activism.

We were delighted to bring Dick Hebdige to Birmingham for a lively discussion on the legendary Shoop Shoop club.

“For us it was a truly memorable and fantastic occasion”
– Richard Hebdige, University of Santa Barbara.

It is fitting that we closed our 2014 programme with a major exhibition on death and dying by George Saxon. Thank you George, for choosing to work with us on such a profound exhibition that resonated with so many members of the audience.

“A masterpiece”
“A remarkable heart aching and beautiful experience”

- audience members

Our 2015 programme launches early spring and we look forward to seeing old faces and welcoming new. In the meantime, our dymanic project space is available for hire by members and non-members – full details are available here.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

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