Updates from Provide

Provide x Independent Birmingham

Provide x Independent Birmingham

For almost six years, Provide has been pushing independent, creative culture in Birmingham and along the way we've met lots of other people who are just as passionate about the city, doing their bit to push things forward. This July we'll be joining Independent Birmingham for our first appearance at their namesake festival, held at the beautiful Aston Hall. To mark this coming together of Birmingham enthusiasts, we've collaborated on a T-shirt featuring the IB mantra Believe in Birmingham, which will be available at the festival. We are making 20 available on a pre-order basis if you want to make sure you're one...

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Provide x Sum Cellar

Provide x Sum Cellar

Sum Cellar is a name you've probably heard a lot recently. Headed up by George Hadley and Brad Price, the Birmingham based party has been gaining a reputation over the last few years as one of the best in the Midlands. Our first meeting was in 2015 when George came across our BHX tees and we found a shared enthusiasm for Birmingham's burgeoning creative scene. Then in 2016, Sum Cellar residents (who now include Bill Cuttin, Werdna, JustJay, Kinny, Jimmy Magic, Sake and Itmek) hosted the opening party for our pop up shop, Best of Brum.  Since then both brands have been vocal...

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Provide x Seven 9 Signs

Provide x Seven 9 Signs

Since we first opened up shop in 2012, Provide has been built on relationships. We have nurtured a community of creative talent around the Provide brand, and many of Birmingham's finest artists and craftspeople have become close friends. One of those friends is Jim Kerr, head honcho at Seven9Signs. We first met Jim when we were preparing to open our Custard Factory shop six years ago. Upon learning that he was responsible for some of our favourite 'public art' in the city, we asked him to cover one of the shop's walls in his distinctive graphic posters. It became an instant...

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Birmingham Design Festival 2018: Provide Picks

Birmingham Design Festival 2018: Provide Picks

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 Renew/Rebuild This event brings together a variety of speakers, all heavily invested in the future of our city, and the discussion...

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Provide at Big Shop Friday

Provide at Big Shop Friday

Provide started out as (and still very much is!) a DIY, make-it-up-as-you-go-along experiment in making things happen. We often hear of people who have been inspired by the can-do attitude that keeps Provide's wheels turning, and it's always a pleasure sharing the brand's story with people who are on their own creative journeys. So when Big Shop Friday from Milton Keynes got in touch regarding their new talk series all about 'Starting Something', it was an honour to be invited to speak at the first instalment this Friday, 25th May, alongside Nadine Monem from Common Editions and Ryan Hughes from Coventry Biennial...

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