Best of Brum

Where: Unit 212, Jubilee Trade Centre, Pershore Street, B5 6ND
Opening times: Fridays 10:00-17:00, from 6 January 2017

Following a brief foray into central Birmingham last year, Provide has moved back to Digbeth, setting up a permanent base at 212 Space in the Jubilee Centre. You can learn more about the space here, but if you do want your Provide fix before 2017, you may need to pop into the city centre…

Open daily at the Great Western Arcade until 31 December, Best of Brum is an all new pop up shop hosted by Provide, bringing together the best in unique and locally sourced gifts, right in time for Christmas.

Matthew Nation, owner of Provide and friend of Digbeth, has been a passionate advocate of the creative potential in Birmingham since he moved here four years ago. He said: “Best of Brum is going to be a fantastic showcase for some local artists and brands that I really admire. I hope that our offer of something a little more original that also reinvests back into Birmingham-based businesses will strike a chord with Brummies this winter.”

The gallery above the shop will host a series of events, including an exhibition by Digbeth-based architects Space Play who will reveal five new works in their Brutal Brum series on Thursday 10 November. Comedian Joe Lycett will hold a homecoming book signing for his new release Parsnips, Buttered on Saturday 19 November, and local artist Imbue will also exhibit a collection of his signature controversial artworks, with themes ranging from religion to social media from Friday 2 December.

For more information about the pop up and associated events, visit the Facebook page. Best of Brum is open 10:30-18:00 Monday–Saturday, and from 11:30–16:00 on Sundays until 31 December 2016.

Images courtesy of Corina Esquivel.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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