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In:Site Festival

Date uploaded: August 20, 2014

In:Site Festival returns to Birmingham City Centre for a fourth year this September and sees a new group of recent graduates transforming the outdoor space around the cathedral with an ambitious programme of craft ‘interventions’. A grant from the local John Feeney Charitable Trust has meant that, this year, 15 new temporary commissioned artworks will be created in the cathedral grounds.

Over the week, each graduate has a day to make their creative intervention on-site, turning the making process into a performance. There are many opportunities to have a go and help some of the artists making their work or take part in a free workshop.

In:Site Festival, a graduate festival of creativity takes place in Birmingham Cathedral Square, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB
from the 8th to the 12th of September 2014 and work will be on show until Sunday the 14th, from 11am to 6pm daily.

The project is supported by The John Feeney Charitable Trust, Colmore Business District, Birmingham Cathedral, a-n and 6/8 Kafe.
To find out more click here.

In Conversation
Friday the 12th of September, from 4pm to 6pm.
Six Eight Kafe, 6/8 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5HG

Craftspace Director, Deirdre Figueiredo talks to socially engaged jeweller Stefanie Cheong about the first year of her professional practice. Aimed at students, new graduates and tutors, this event is a great opportunity to hear first-hand experience of setting up in business, find out what support is available and ask questions. Recent graduates attending the event can leave a business card to win one of four advice sessions with expert curators from Craftspace worth £70 each.

Co-Creating Craft exhibition

On show at Soho House Museum until the 28th of September.
Visitor Centre, Soho House Museum, Soho Ave,Birmingham B18 5LB
. Tel: 0121 554 9122
Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday 12pm-4pm. Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays). Open Saturday 12 April - Sunday 2 November.

This project investigated the questions:

  • How does learning through craft, sharing, making and reflecting develop skills and creativity?
  • How can people work purposefully and enjoyably in the second half of life?
  • How can we create a sense of opportunity about the second half of life - to take stock, reskill, plan ahead, connect with others and live more healthily.

See work created during the project where participants combined hand making with cutting edge digital technology. The artists collaborated with 'Makernow' a community digital fabrication lab at Falmouth University where their drawings were made into digital files and sent to the lab and produced into components through laser cutting and digital milling machines.