Interesting ‘just-in-time-delivery’ news, of three free events organised by London’s Arts Co, happening at IMI Suite of Birmingham’s Hippodrome theatre:

“Culture & Identity: The Role of Place in Shaping the Arts”
Tuesday 8th April, 6.30pm”8pm

Speakers: Richard Billingham “ Artist, Turner Prize nominee, Catherine O’Flynn “ Writer, Costa First Novel Award winner 2007, James Yarker “ Director, Stan’s Cafe

“Why Should We Care About Creativity In the West Midlands?”
Wednesday 9th April, 6.30pm”8pm

Speakers: Soweto Kinch “ Musician, MOBO Award winner & Mercury Award nominee, Stuart Murphy “ Creative Director, TwoFour / Former Controller BBC3, Matt Price “ Writer / Curator, Gavin Wade “ Artist, Founder Eastside Projects

‘Future of Sound’ Birmingham Showcase.
Thursday 10th April, 6.30pm”9pm

Including: Sykes, Director Cybersonica Martyn Ware, Modified Toy Orchestra, Soweto Kinch, The Sancho Plan, And local Birmingham artists.

Tickets are free and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book please contact Arts Co: info@arts”

Alongside the events a photo essay of Birmingham artists will be on display at the IMI Suite — Jane Anderson, Ayling & Conroy, Simon & Tom Bloor, Pogus Caesar, Mona Casey, Fay Claridge, Juneau Projects, Kate Pemberton, Liz Rowe and David Thomas photographed by Ravi Deepres, Chris Keenan and David Rowan. These are being printed as a limited edition on art maps of Birmingham, which will be handed out each evening in The Art of Ideas folder.