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Soweto Kinch – These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

27 March 2018

£3 Booking essential Multi-award winning saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch selects his eight favourite works of art, revealing his personal inspirations. Kinch has made a huge impression on the jazz and hip-hop communities, amassing many accolades. Kinch also hosts The Flyover Show, a day-long music and arts festival housed beneath an inner city motorway flyover in… Read more »

Artist’s Talk – Vanley Burke in Conversation with Soweto Kinch

10 September 2015

Free, suggested donation £2 Join photographer Vanley Burke as he discusses his life and work with musician Soweto Kinch, and in particular the inspiration behind the current exhibition At Home with Vanley Burke.  Places are free but should be booked online or by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708. Please note that online bookings close at 5pm… Read more »

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – These Are a Few of My Favourite Things

13 December 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is postponed until further notice  £3 Booking essential Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Music Director, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, discusses her eight favourite works of art with Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director. This is the latest in our series of These Are a Few of My Favourite Things, recently featuring horticulturist Alys… Read more »

Arco – String chamber music

18 June 2019

£8 Ikon welcomes musicians from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Arco project for an evening of 20th century British string chamber music. In the setting of The Aerodrome – An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley, performances include the rarely heard Gordon Jacob Suite for 8 violas, followed by an arrangement especially for this… Read more »

Julian Lloyd Webber – These Are A Few of My Favourite Things

11 December 2018

£3 Booking essential Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, discusses his eight favourite works of art, including Kandinsky and Atkinson Grimshaw. Widely regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation and described by Strad magazine as ‘the doyen of British cellists’, Webber has enjoyed one of the most creative and… Read more »

Rosendal Viola Quartet in Concert

19 September 2017

£8, booking essential Formed in 2016, the Quartet is comprised of four members of Birmingham Conservatoire’s string faculty. Taking place in Ikon’s Käthe Kollwitz’s exhibition, pieces will include Bach, Knox and Bowen with proceeds benefitting Arco – a long distance learning project between the Conservatoire and Cape Gate MIAGI in Soweto. Please book online or call… Read more »

Eblana String Trio & Friends in Concert

20 June 2017

£12 Booking essential Please join us for an evening of string chamber music performed by the Eblana String Trio, from Birmingham Conservatoire. Surrounded by Sidney Nolan’s paintings in Ikon’s first floor gallery, musicians will perform pieces by acclaimed composer Benjamin Britten, a close friend of Nolan’s, who inspired many paintings by the artist including a portrait… Read more »

String Chamber Music Concert

27 February 2017

£10 (or £5 for students) Booking essential Please join us for an evening of string chamber music, organised and performed by musicians from Birmingham Conservatoire.  The concert is in aid of the charity Arco, a long distance learning project between the Conservatoire and Cape Gate MIAGI in Soweto, South Africa. String musicians from Birmingham Conservatoire… Read more »

Those Were The Decades – 2000s

29 November 2014

2000s: The Age of Turbulence Meeting Room 104 Conference Suite, Level 1, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND A series of special events focusing on the five decades of Ikon’s history and the social, political and cultural context, including talks, debates and film screenings. 11am–12pm – illustrated talk Richard House Senior… Read more »