Upcoming Exhibition

The Artefact Winter Open 19,

Thursday 5th December - Friday 31st January

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At the end of every year we have the Artefact Winter Open!

A big open art show for the whole community to be involved in. This year we've had a great response from residents in Stirchley as well as lots of artists from across the U.K!

Join us for the opening night, Thursday 5th December, 7-11pm. The show runs from Thursday 5th December to the end of January 2020.

Community Events

Bookmarx

Marxist Reading Group

Friday 13th December 7pm-2am.

Seasons Greetings! One and all!

Join us at Artefact to raise a glass to bid farewell to 2019 and to celebrate being half way out of the dark!

 

The festivities include:

An Artefact Quiz Christmas Special from 6.30pm-8.30pm

 

Performances from James McIlwrath
 

More TBC...

Wednesday 4th December, 7-9pm.

Join BookMarx, our regular Marxist reading group. A friendly and welcoming group- all welcome!

 

For those who have read Marx before or for those who are interested in starting and for those who would like to hear and take part in analysis of Marx's writings.

Table Top

Role Playing Night!

Wednesday 4th December 7-10.30pm.

Come along to Artefact for a night of fantasy tabletop board gaming.

Join a number of different campaigns happening within the different rooms of Artefact gallery.

Saturday 7th December.

If you are not aware of it Gaslands is a Mad Max inspired tabletop game, where cars are raced and destroyed in order to earn the drivers the chance to escape a polluted earth to the promised paradise of Mars.

It is a quick and rules-simple game, prioritising fast turns, destruction, and usual a lot of hilarity at the table. It can be played with basic dice, print out templates, and hot wheels cars. But a large part of the community take it to the next level with some truly inspired modelling.

Dice, templates, scenery and even potentially vehicles can be provided. So if you fancied trying the game for the first time this would be an ideal opportunity.

There is a small charge of £3 per person, with all money raised going to B30 Foodbank - https://b30.foodbank.org.uk/.

 

Table Flipperz: Stirchley's Monthly Boardgaming Night!

Thursday 19th December 6.30- 11pm.

Come and join in our new social board game night at Artefact, where we have loads of board games for you to try out or carry on your winning streak with.... including: 

Codenames, Pandemic, Splendour, Patchwork, Forbidden Island, Century Spice Road, Arboretum, Lanterns and Takenoko. You can also bring your own.

 

The evening is relaxed and friendly, with minimal table flipping, and the usual beer, wine, coffee and hot chocolates available. 6.30-11pm

Friday 20th December, 7.30-9pm

Join us for another lovely evening of community singing.

 

Stirchley Singing Group. Folk, traditional music, sea shanties and everything in between. No experience or talent needed- singing for the love of it!

 

Everyone welcome!

Saturday 7th December, 12-3pm

A relaxed coffee social for anyone who identifies as non-binary, gender nonconforming, or otherwise outside the gender binary.

As always this is open to anyone 18+ who identifies as nonbinary, outside of the binary or is questioning. If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a message.

Accessibility info: there is a small step into the cafe. Inside it is step free. The bathroom is quite small. We have reserved seating in the cafe.

If you have concerns about the accessibility of this event, please get in touch. We are hoping to alternate between venues in order to meet different access needs, but are open to feedback as to how we could better navigate the accessibility of the venues.

Travel info: Artefact is on the Pershore Road in Stirchley. It is a short walk from Bourneville Station, which has trains running from the City Centre, Sutton Coldfield/ Lichfield, and Longbridge/ Redditch. It is also close the the following bus routes: 11A/C, 45, 47

Secret Birmingham: Stirchley

Ecobirmingham are currently working with theatre company C&T on a new environmental and heritage project across South Birmingham.

The project, at the moment called Secret Birmingham, will produce a mobile app which gives a digital guided cycling tour of heritage sites in the South of the city.

C&T will hold sessions in Edgbaston, Stirchley and Balsall Heath to gather stories from locals. We want to not only gather well known facts and stories about the area, but personal stories about their links to heritage sites. Members of each community will be invited to oral history capturing workshops, in order record personal memories and testimonials into oral history recordings.

With the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham in 2022, we look to use this project as a pilot for further ways to engage the public in accessing local cultural sites and organisations through sustainable means.

There will be a number of consultations and free workshops on capturing oral histories taking place across the South of the city to gather stories over the next few months.

Consultation session: 
Workshops: Saturdays 23 & 30 November and 7 & 14 December, all 2-6pm.

Upcoming Spoken Word Events

Stirchley Speaks

Wednesday 8th January.

Doors: 7pm
Start: 7:30pm
Open mic: Up to 5 minutes, slots are given out on the door
Entry: £3 - this gets split between the featured acts

Open mic-ers go freeeeeee (but are given out on the door ONLY, and on a first come, first served basis. spaces are limited so be quick!)

Stirchley Speaks and Artefact continue to invite all perspectives, experiences, and ways of telling them, through its doors. No censors. All we ask is you be mindful of any content which may be traumatic for others in the room.

 

Merci beaucoup- Stirchley Speaks

Happening this week: 4/12/19 - 7/12/19

Wednesday:

Tabletop Roleplaying Night!

SPELLCASTERS, BARDS, PALADINS, MORTGAGE ADVISORS!

Come along to Artefact for a night of fantasy tabletop board gaming. Join a number of different campaigns happening within the different rooms of Artefact gallery.


Free entry! 7-10.30pm.

Thursday:


Poetry For Lunch
A relaxed lunchtime meet-up for devotees of poetry of all kinds. Bring your own or pick a book from our shelves. 12.30pm - 1.30pm

The Artefact Winter Open 2019!

At the end of every year we have the Artefact Winter Open!

A big open art show for the whole community to be involved in. This year we've had a great response from residents in Stirchley as well as lots of artists from across the U.K!

Join us for the opening night, Thursday 5th December, 7-11pm. The show runs from Thursday 5th December to the end of January 2020.

Friday:​ 

We close early on First Fridays so we can go to Digbeth First Friday. Visit their website to find out about all the exhibitions/ performances this month!

Saturday:

 

Secret Birmingham: Stirchley

Ecobirmingham are currently working with theatre company C&T on a new environmental and heritage project across South Birmingham.

The project, at the moment called Secret Birmingham, will produce a mobile app which gives a digital guided cycling tour of heritage sites in the South of the city.

C&T will hold sessions in Edgbaston, Stirchley and Balsall Heath to gather stories from locals. We want to not only gather well known facts and stories about the area, but personal stories about their links to heritage sites. Members of each community will be invited to oral history capturing workshops, in order record personal memories and testimonials into oral history recordings.

With the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham in 2022, we look to use this project as a pilot for further ways to engage the public in accessing local cultural sites and organisations through sustainable means.

There will be a number of consultations and free workshops on capturing oral histories taking place across the South of the city to gather stories over the next few months.

Artefact, Stirchley -

Consultation session: Saturday 26 October, 5-7pm
Workshops: Saturdays 23 & 30 November and 7 & 14 December, all 2-6pm.


 

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