Our Society embraces the arts in all its various forms e.g. painting, pottery, architecture and music. The Society has a Lecture Programme, Bite Size activities, Heritage Volunteering and visits to places of special interest.
Lectures are given by speakers who are experts in their field and who have been accredited by The Arts Society.
Previous lectures include, Leonardo da Vinci, Tracey Emin, Art in Prisons, Art Deco Architecture, Inn Signs, Cars and Culture, French Impressionists.
The lectures take place on Thursdays at 7 pm in the Barber Institute of Fine Art at the University of Birmingham which is renowned as one of the best University Art Galleries in the world. The Barber Institute can also display objects from its collection which reflect the theme of a particular lecture.
Members and visitors receive a glass of wine and soft drinks before lectures. We particularly welcome those who are working and bona fide students. There is free parking after 4.30pm.
The Bite Size programme showcases the specific skills and industrial heritage in Birmingham and surrounding area. Guided talks throughout the year to particular trades and industries are arranged, such as the Jewellery Quarter, the Canal Network, pubs with a unique history and architecture e.g. Bartons Arms.
Our society operates entirely by volunteers. We are dependent on peoples’ skills. In particular IT/ Computing, media promotion and sponsorship, secretarial, finance and accounting. If you would like to help in any way we would welcome your assistance.
John H. Smith
BITE SIZE BRUM
Topsy Turvey (1999) at The Electric Cinema
Wed 17 January 2018
BITE SIZE BRUM
Japanning - a talk by Yvonne Jones at The Wellington pub
Tues 6 February 2018
Order forms available on the Bite Size Brum pages
The Scottish Colourists
The Barber Institute
Thurs 22 February 2018