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Signing Shakespeare featured on BBC Morning Live

Description:
Students from Braidwood School for the Deaf and Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall interviewed.
Date:
22 May 2024

Culture Forward showcases Qur’an in the City at Parliament's Jain celebration

The exterior of the Houses of Parliament with the River Thames in the foreground
Description:
The celebratory event is a key fixture in the Jain and House of Commons calendar.
Date:
21 May 2024

Project gives Brummies a chance to help create a new Birmingham Qur’an manuscript

A woman's hands copying out some of the verses for the new Birmingham Qur'an manuscript.
Description:
A new project from the Museum of Islamic Arts & Heritage Foundation & Culture Forward is giving people a chance to create a new Birmingham Qur’an manuscript.
Date:
17 May 2024

Celebrating Diversity and Individuality at the South Asian Heritage Month 2024 Launch Event

Dancers from Sampad
Description:
South Asian Heritage Month commenced its annual celebration at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Park Hotel with support from Culture Forward.
Date:
30 March 2024

Engagement with Prints: Workshops and Community Iftar

Guests viewing Taiba and Haseebah’s prints
Description:
Culture Forward commissioned Birmingham-based artists Taiba Akhtar and Haseebah Ali to create original artwork as part of the Qur’an in the City project.
Date:
20 March 2024

Culture Forward Sponsors Two Inspiring Artists at the Ikon’s Start the Press! Exhibition

Haseebah Ali standing beside a printing press in the Ikon Gallery
Description:
‘Forward’ is the City of Birmingham’s dynamic motto.
Date:
04 March 2024

Culture and the City – Towards a Collaborative Approach

Hands playing a piano
Description:
Birmingham City Council has announced a potential 100% cut to culture. Professor Sara Jones examines the need for a collaborative approach to the arts sector.
Date:
29 February 2024

University of Birmingham's Mingana Collection inspires Birmingham Ikon exhibition

The centrepiece of Start the Press! is an antique, flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art.
Description:
The Culture Forward team have partnered with the Ikon gallery in Birmingham for their latest exhibition 'Start The Press' - launching next week.
Date:
31 January 2024

Soul City Arts Brings to Life Birmingham's 'Grit and Soul'

Spoken word artist Ayan Aden performing in front of an audience at the Grit and Soul event
Description:
Soul City Arts' 'Grit and Soul' performance took place in December on campus, an unforgettable exploration of Birmingham's essence through art and storytelling.
Date:
15 December 2023

Culture Forward Interim Report June-December 2023

Mural painted on a wall showing a person reading a book
Description:
Interim report on the activities and civic engagement taking place as part of the Culture Forward project.
Date:
08 December 2023
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