Saturday, 26 May 2012

Cultural Olympiad in the West Midlands

Until Sunday 10 June
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Children’s Lives
Gas Hall, Brmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH

Children's Lives examines the lives of children from the 18th century to the present day and is the first major exhibition on childhood to be held in Birmingham. Photographs, archive documents, costumes, artwork and objects will bring to life more than 300 years of history, a fascinating insight into Birmingham’s history, as well as a key resource for understanding the changing nature of childhood locally, nationally and internationally. Children’s Lives will include a creative programme of events and spark debate about the lives of children in today’s Britain.

Tickets from £2. To book, call 0121 303 1966 or visit www.bmag.org.uk




Until Sunday 2 September
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Style Africa
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH

Created by young people, Style Africa explores the traditional and contemporary textiles and clothing which form an important part of life in West African culture. Using African collections from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham University and Craftspace, the exhibition focuses on vibrant Kente, Adinkra, Aso Oke, Adire, Wax and Fancy Print cloth to examine textile techniques and the ways in which clothing can communicate identity and individual style. Style Africa will be accompanied by a creative programme of free textile-related activities.

Free entry

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