The first ever Birmingham Design Festival kicks off today, and for those of you who haven't already planned your itinerary, we've gone through the programme and selected some of the events that we're most excited about (that haven't already sold out), so you can snap up the last few tickets!
An Evening Extravaganza of Printed Passion
The first big evening event of the Festival is an all out celebration of print - grab a ticket and be inspired!
Thursday, 7pm Birmingham Repertory Theatre
This event brings together a variety of speakers, all heavily invested in the future of our city, and the discussion will centre on whether or not we should renew or rebuild our buildings in Birmingham, as the city continues to grow and evolve.
Thursday, 7pm St. Paul's Church
Letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter
If you know Provide, you know we love understated and under appreciated design, so this tour of the JQ with a focus on letterboxes is right up our street!
Friday, 11am & Saturday, 2pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
Explore the streets of Digbeth, focusing on weird and wonderful typography, guided by the man behind one of our favourite Instagram accounts, @blackcountrytype
Saturday, 12pm The Woodman
Risograph Zine Making Workshop
Join our Jubilee Centre neighbours and learn how to make your own DIY Zine!
Saturday, 12pm Rope Press
An Illuminating Celebration of Colour, Craft & Creativity
The final event of this year's Festival is not to be missed! The Yarza Twins, Tom Muller and Aaron Draplin take the stage for what is sure to be an entertaining and inspiring close to four days of design brilliance.
Saturday, 7pm Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Don't forget - we've created a limited edition range of Birmingham Design Festival T-shirts with help from headline speakers Aaron Draplin, Anthony Burrill and Jim Sutherland. Check them out here.