Birmingham Weekly Arts Roundup, August 14 – 20

An empty crisp packet – useless rubbish or a portal into a city’s social history?  Opening at the Herbert on Saturday (August 16), Shed – Collect – Shed seeks to explore Coventry life via lost artefacts and discarded objects.  Included are new pieces from the artists behind the exhibition – Lorsen Camps, Martin Green and Joanna Rucklidge.  The show is the last hurrah for the Coventry Centre For Contemporary Art, the so-called art shed created by Bob and Roberta Smith.

LETTERS HOMEMeanwhile, the Midlands’ World War I commemorations continue, with the Letters Home exhibition opening at two separate Wolverhampton venues on Thursday (August 14).  Bantock House Museum’s collection rounds up communications from the frontline, while the display at Wolverhampton City Archives focuses on conscientious objectors.

Elsewhere this week, the Hippodrome’s Summer In Southside series continues on Saturday (August 16) with outdoor spectacles from across Europe, the Library of Birmingham hosts a screening of Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent classic Metropolis with a live score on Sunday (August 17), while there’s outlandish collage on display at The Wig’s show Kolinn.



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