Project Birmingham & Medicine are curating this unique blend of talent to share it with the people of Birmingham, provide great experiences, and to tell interesting stories about our collective relationship with the city.

From Saturday 5th May until Sunday 13th May, Medicine will play host to an exhibition of Birmingham inspired art, celebrating the best of what the city’s cultural scene has to offer.

The first event in Medicine bakery’s new arts venue, the festival will showcase new and emerging talent, uncovering hidden gems, as well as sharing some of our favourite artists and pieces from across the city and region.

The event will be centred around the flagship Birmingham-inspired exhibition ‘A Sense of Place’. This features 8 mixed-media installations, with a carefully selected team of local photographers, illustrators, poets, artists and historians all contributing towards the striking pieces.

Shape of the City – Poetry and photography combine to provide a creative walking tour of Birmingham’s prominent spots.

Unlock Winson Green – A 160-year-old prison door, decorated and designed to share the memories and stories of a former guard at Birmingham’s most prominent prison.

Door to the City – An exhibition of decorated wooden doors – each one created by a local artist, providing a creative interpretation of the city’s identity.

The City Surrounds – You A sketched city lining the walls of the gallery, providing a fresh look at the Birmingham skyline.

Birmingham Surrealists – A creative tribute to the little-known but fascinating tale of this Brummie art movement, combining illustration, photography and text with interactive elements.

A Model City – A creative and three-dimensional interpretation of the city, combining illustration and ceramic art to capture the look and feel of Brum.

Yarn Bomb – An up-cycled take on making Birmingham beautiful – a shopping trolley decorated in ways you’d never imagine, courtesy of local makers-society ‘Crafty Bitches’.

Surah Nur ayah 30-31 – An investigation into the relationship between the historical and contemporary understanding of the hijab, using textiles, film and audio.

Together, these pieces will decorate the gorgeous gallery space at Medicine, providing interactive and stimulating experiences of the past, present and future of our city. Alongside the art, expect:

– Medicine’s incredible food & drink offering throughout the event, with their unmissable range of baked goods and drinks.

– A Birmingham-inspired gift shop, featuring a range of creative products from the Project Birmingham community

– Interactive experiences – giving you the chance to share your experiences of the city in creative ways

– Homegrown musical talent, providing a suitably Brummie soundtrack to the weekend