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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 »

Inspired by Lionel Tertis: British Viola Gems

3 October 2021

Free, no need to book, donations welcome Join us for a free Sunday afternoon performance by viola students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Strings Department. Organised to coincide with Ikon’s exhibition We Thought About It A Lot, and other shared drawings  by Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon, it will include compositions by British composers Frank… Read more »

Joe Lycett – These Are a Few of My Favourite Things

17 May 2021

YouTube Premiere To watch the premiere please subscribe to Ikon Gallery on YouTube. The screening is free to watch, please consider making a donation to support the gallery. Watch Premiere Award winning comedian, writer, artist and television host, Joe Lycett, discusses his eight favourite works of art with Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director. This event marks… Read more »

Ikon Board of Trustees Announcement

Ikon is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Helen Higson OBE DL as Chair of the gallery’s Board of Trustees. Helen is Professor of Higher Education Learning and Management, Aston University and Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands. Simultaneously, Ikon Trustee Harminder Randhawa, Accountant, Jaguar Land Rover, takes the position of Chair at Ikon’s… 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 »

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