It Gets Lighter from Here: Friction Arts Joins Other Arts Organisations to Bring Hope for 2021

Posted on Nov 11, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We’re joining up with Culture Central to celebrate the Winter Solstice. But this year’s shortest day is like no other: the hope it symbolically represents has been overshadowed by strict lockdown measures with dancing naked at Stonehenge being ruled out altogether. In response, and alongside lots of arts organisations across the region, we’ve worked with […]

Art Club Halloween event

Posted on Oct 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The virus has meant that we have had to suspend our in-person clubs. While this was a necessary step to take to protect the health of Friction Arts’ staff and our clubs’ parents, carers, and participants, we realise that it’s nobody’s first choice. As a reprieve, we’ve decided to host a special, one-off event for […]

Quiet Carnival

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Performance and art 29th August 2020 At the Edge 79-81 Cheapside Deritend B12 0QH Is it safe? As we emerge into a new paradigm, how do artists and audiences get to engage? How do we make ourselves feel safe in a time when going to the shops feels like a game of Russian Roulette? Quiet […]

Covid artist support

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

During lockdown we’ve been reaching out to artists, some on our Walking Over Coals programme, and in our wider networks, to see if we can lend a hand. When the Emergency Funding support from Arts Council England came out we offered to lend a hand with people writing applications – we only heard back from […]

Super Covid Newsletter

Posted on May 12, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Super Covid Newsletter

Dear People Hello from us and hope you’re keeping safe in body and sound in mind during this weird glitch in our timelines.  We’re keeping busy, as ever. Details on how follow below. Look after yourself and those around you, chill out, you don’t need to write a novel. Eat well, go for a walk – […]


Posted on Feb 13, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We’re here in Jogjakarta on a British Council funded exchange with our friends at Lifepatch. They’ve a ‘citizen’s initiative for art, science and technology’ based at their own space here in the city. Jogjakarta is known as an ‘arty’ kind of place with lots of art collectives and individual artists from all kinds of disciplines […]


Posted on Oct 1, 2019 in Workshops | No Comments

Forge Saturday 19th October 10-5pm – Free Forge is a social building event in which people come together to build a colourful semi-permanent structure for the benefit of the area, made entirely using hands-on sustainable compressed-earth building processes.   All day on Saturday 19th October we will be testing with participants the brickmaking process at The Edge, and over […]

Women Who Wank

Posted on Sep 18, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Women Who Wank is a quite remarkable one-woman show about love, life and the other stuff. At times hilarious, at times tender and heart-warming, the improvised show has been a huge touring hit, including several sell-out stints at Edinburgh Fringe. Joanne Tremarco’s wonderful performance skills produce exceptional moments of performance in what is a […]

3 Men in a Pub

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
3 Men in a Pub

Coming up at the Edge on 20th/21st September New Mercury Theatre presents a double bill: “Three Men in a Pub” by Alan GrayNever discuss politics or religion in a pub, but what happens if things turn strange? “Giving Up” by Brendan HigginsThree friends meet, but the tobacco fiend raises its head. What happens next? Friday […]

Job Opportunity #2 – Drama Programme, support artists

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Job Opportunity #2 – Drama Programme, support artists

We’re looking for performance practitioners to act as support on our drama programme in primary schools in Ladywood and beyond. We want people from any performance discipline, at any stage in their development – as well as regular work this will be an opportunity to develop skills in working with young people from a very […]