Putting colour into Birmingham
It won't only be red that the town is painted this weekend but a variety of hues as Birmingham plays host to City of Colours, http://www.cityofcolours.co.uk/, the first large-scale street art festival to be held in Birmingham.
Centred on Digbeth, already home to some great examples of street art, the event will take place over 10 venues and bring together over 100 artists transforming the area into a huge outdoor art gallery.
In preparation ahead of the big event on September 6, street artists have been displaying their wares on walls and any other vacant space they can find around the district including renowned exponents such as Inkie, Loch Ness and Dale Grimshaw.http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/creative/digbeth-prepares-city-colours-7719446
The event will showcase established artists as well as promote emerging talent and will also see live painting, music, beat box battles, and cinema screenings. It follows a rich mixture of art installations and events on the streets of Birmingham this summer such as the Summer in Southside series of events, http://summerinsouthside.tumblr.com/, and the Minimum Monument memorial to WW1, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-28621777, which saw a transient sculpture of 5,000 ice figures which melted into memory.