The Birth of Death

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Uncategorised | No Comments
The Birth of Death

We’re chuffed to be welcoming back our old friend Joanne Tremarco, with her incredible show, the Birth of Death – Saturday 19th May 7pm-8.30pm at the Edge ‘If we all get out of here alive, then the show will have been a success!’ – Joanne Tremarco The Birth of Death is a performance and after-show […]

Art Club Painting Show

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in events | No Comments
Art Club Painting Show

Friction Arts Art Clubbers have been delving into the world of painting like a pro. They have been making preparatory sketches, doing drawing exercises, mixing paint and learning how to paint straight to canvas…not a pencil in sight. Come and take a look at our wonderfully painterly cats and dogs, and read poetry about poopy […]

Multicultural Music Making Training Programme

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018 in Uncategorised | No Comments
Multicultural Music Making Training Programme

        Calling all music makers, performers and teachers! Friction Arts are launching an exciting training programme for musicians/artists/educators who are passionate about music education. We are looking for people with some experience in music, looking to gain invaluable experience and new ideas about working with young children in group settings. What is […]

March First Friday – Postponed

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in events | No Comments
March First Friday – Postponed

Due to Snowmageddon-related issues, we’re postponing this event until conditions are more conducive. See you then. March First Friday will be a quiet one for us, as we crank up our Wholesale Memory project to its climax. So, it’s just us, you, a fire and some refreshment in what is possibly one of the most […]

Yard Talk – Saturday 26th August

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in events, Uncategorised | No Comments
Yard Talk – Saturday 26th August

OUR WHOLESALE MARKET IS CLOSING – WHAT’S BEEN AND WHAT’S NEXT? Join us on Saturday 26th August for Yard Talk at the Edge. We’re again focusing on our markets as we eat, talk and peruse our collection of photographs, artefacts, film and videos relating to Smithfield.  As the final closure and demolition of the site […]

Opportunity – Multicultural Music Making Mentees

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Uncategorised | No Comments
Opportunity – Multicultural Music Making Mentees

We’re looking for two mentees to support the delivery of workshops for young people in Birmingham and Walsall. We’ve been developing this project for the past two years, exploring traditional and contemporary international music, ensemble repertoire and composition with diverse groups of young people in primary schools in Ladywood, Birmingham, finding new ways to develop […]

Everything Must Go

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Uncategorised | No Comments

As we surge forward into the uncharted waters of 2017, Friction’s approach, typically, is to focus our energy on what’s right in front of us. Literally.  This year’s major project is the further development of our work at Birmingham’s wonderfully idiosyncratic Smithfield Wholesale Market. For the last few months we’ve had a team getting to […]

Bumper Almost End of Year Treats at the Edge

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in events, Uncategorised | No Comments
Bumper Almost End of Year Treats at the Edge

We’re not going to talk about it. So instead, feast your eyes on these quality opportunities to experience some fantastically eclectic events at the Edge. First up Saturday 26th November: Come join us for the next Club Integral in Birmingham, when London’s finest left-field music night returns to its new home for the uncategorisable. Four […]

Wanted – Project Manager

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Uncategorised | No Comments
Wanted  – Project Manager

Friction are seeking a project manager, to work across their core portfolio of work. These include: Everything Must Go, a programme of work to celebrate the end of Birmingham’s historic Wholesale Market, and accompanying Sunday bootsale. This includes an HLF-funded project to collect, share and preserve the stories of the market and it’s users. MMM […]

Musician Wanted

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorised | No Comments
Musician Wanted

Job description Multicultural Music Making Mentee Fixed term, freelance contract: 9 hours per week, October 2016- August 2017 Friction Arts and Natalie Mason are seeking a mentee who can support the delivery of music making workshops for groups of young people in Birmingham. The workshops are funded by the Youth Music Network and are part […]