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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 the opening of Ikon for Artists, an exhibition of artworks for sale by over 250 Birmingham artists, including Joe Lycett. 100% of the proceeds from artwork sales go directly to the artists.
Despite the pandemic, the Birmingham art scene feels like it’s at one of the most exciting junctures in years. The city is teeming with artists. It’s terrific that Ikon is giving space to display local art and I’m delighted to be involved both as an artist and as part of the gallery re-opening. Joe Lycett
This is the latest in our series of These Are a Few of My Favourite Things, previously featuring horticulturist Alys Fowler, multi-award winning saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch, and cellist and conductor Julian Lloyd Webber.
About Joe Lycett
Joe Lycett has performed multiple critically acclaimed stand up tours and hosts the BAFTA Award-nominated consumer affairs show Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back on Channel 4 and The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC1. Lycett is the new host of Channel 4’s Travel Man. TV appearances include Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI, Taskmaster, Would I Lie to You?, The Graham Norton Show, The Royal Variety Performance as well as Grayson’s Art Club and Portrait Artist of the Year.
This event is pre-recorded and was produced in a Covid-safe environment.