Alongside this busy week there have been many associated arts, cultural and creative activities that see the Autumn off to great cultural start including events celebrating Birmingham Cathedral 300th Anniversary. As the Cathedral is completing its refurbishment my Chaplain the Very Revd Catherine Ogle and Dean of the Cathedral decided to put on an arts celebration in the Cathedral Square in city centre Birmingham aptly tiled ‘Something Good’. It was a multi faceted event with a number of opportunities to capture thoughts in Soul Boats, make poetry from light and dark, see city neighbourhoods live painted in Artist Mohammed Ali’s ‘Nomad’ journey through Birmingham and play with a Skyline Symphony through mobiles and hear additional sounds.
Artists from different faith and cultural backgrounds and creative disciplines created Something Good on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October. Composer Dan Jones filled the Square with new horizons of sound in the Skyline Symphony creating illusions of different times and places. Poet and writer Mandy Ross explored faith traditions and writings about light and dark and shared with people of all backgrounds.
Later that evening Selfridges LIVE and LOUD Celebration of the Best of Birmingham kicked off in Digbeth with a selection of modern art curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts based in the Mall in central london. ICA off Site.
And if you walked across town you might meet selfridges rebirth of King Kong and then you would have come across Phyllis Nicklin’s wonderful pictures of Birmingham outside Snow Hill Station curated by Brum Pic and promoted by Colmore Business District.