Arts:)Mile returns to Harborne for its seventh year on Saturday for a fun day of crafts, music, performance, demonstrations and more… all for free!

Taking its name from the traditional Harborne Mile pub crawl, Arts:)Mile is a ‘Culture Crawl’ for families that encourages members of the wider community to take a stroll through Harborne High Street and visit the creative workshops offered throughout the numerous cafes, shops, pubs, bars and businesses participating.

In collaboration with the artists and their host venues, workshops are designed to reflect their location, and previous activities have included photography in opticians, sculpture-making in restaurants, ‘art kits’ in a bistro, badge making in an interior design store, painting windows in pubs and doll-making in vintage furniture stores.

Supported by Artscoop Central and attracting over 1000 visitors, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with twenty different activities taking place between The Green Man and Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre throughout the day. With workshops including flag making, mosaics, wire portraits, sugar crafting, botanical printmaking, album artwork and self-portraits on offer, it’s guaranteed to be a fun and creative experience for the whole family!

The Soft Opening for the event will be held at 11.30am with Jayne Francis – Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture – and a performance from Midland Opera at the Slug and Lettuce and activities will continue until 4.00pm. Visitors are not required to attend all of workshops or follow them in any particular order.

Arts:)Mile will take place on Saturday 21st September. No booking is required for any of the workshops.

Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances the Sadler’s Brewing Co workshop will now be held at The Paper Duck.