Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Post open Friday 29th January 2010 4.30 - 6pm

Due to popular demand TROVE is opening Post this coming Friday 4.30 - 6pm

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

The Pen Room

Today I went to The Pen Room in the Jewellery Quarter and it was amazing. It's the second time I've been and I think you should all go! They show you how to make a pen nib, you can get your name in brail and play with all different types of ink pen from quills to pens made from bamboo.

Did you know:

The unique blend of ingenuity and industrial expertise found in Birmingham thrust the city to the forefront of steel pen design and manufacture. It placed the city at the centre of the world pen trade during the 19th Century and kept it there until the decline of pen making after the 2nd World War. The Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham and the surrounding area offered a centre of skill and a pool of labour to support the development of pen manufacture. During the 19th Century over 100 companies grew up in the area. Towards the end of the century the number of manufacturers had been reduced to 12 main companies.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Stand up for Cadbury with Birmingham poet laureate

Birmingham poet laureate, Adrian Johnson, and storyteller, Katrice Horsley call for chocolate heroes to share, eat up and stand up for Cadbury in Birmingham’s Victoria Square at 2-3pm on Saturday 16 January, 2010.

With the future ownership of Birmingham’s premier chocolate factory in the balance, Birmingham’s poet laureate and storyteller Katrice Horsley have called for all chocolate lovers from across the city, and beyond, to share, stand up and eat up some Cadbury’s chocolate in the centre of Birmingham’s Victoria Square on Saturday 16 January 2010 at 2 to 3 pm.

Adrian explained:
“Cadbury’s chocolate and its production in Birmingham is vital to the city and an iconic feature of family life across the UK. We want people to join us for an hour in the city centre and share a story and some Cadbury chocolate with people in the square – chocolate buttons, a crème egg or some dairy milk or a Freddo bar. In this way we simply want to stand up and show our support for the very best possible long term deal for Cadbury employees .”

Singalong with some Cadbury jingles
During the ‘share, stand up and eat up for Cadbury’s’ event there will be a sing along with jingles from classic Cadbury chocolates campaigns including ‘Everyone’s a Fruit and Nut case,’ ‘Only the crumbliest flakiest chocolate,’ and ‘a finger of fudge is just enough.’ A chocolate conga round the square will also be tried to the tune of “Cadbury’s take ‘em and they cover ‘em in chocolate!”

Katrice said:
“It’s a family event and will culminate in a simple ‘sweet swap’ from one member of the public to another. So bring a bag of chocolate buttons or a family size bar of Dairy milk to share. People can also dress up as the Milk Tray Man, in Cadbury purple or a green Freddo Frog, anything that celebrates the great chocolate making tradition of Cadbury’s - here in Birmingham.”


For additional information please call:
Adrian Johnson: m. 07929291589, Katrice Horsley: 0121 4414514

See youtube link for Cadbury poem by Adrian Johnson:

Friday, 8 January 2010

Post at TROVE


A group exhibition organised by TROVE in association with Hayley Lock

PREVIEW Friday 15th January 2010 6-9pm

Open by appointment until Sunday 31st January 2010
Please contact Charlie at for further details/to make an appointment

For the forthcoming exhibition at TROVE this January 2010, curator Charlie Levine and artist Hayley Lock have invited friends and acquaintances from the social network facebook to partake in a Christmas card/collage exchange. All works posted through the physical and therefore traditional routes are to be traditionally displayed together in plan chests at TROVE. The exhibition will be an amalgamation of works responding to the idea of ‘Post’.

Artists include:

Darren Banks, Liz Bradshaw, Martyn Cross, Vicky Cull, Annabel Dover, Tracy Eastham, Rebecca Foster, Anna Francis, Anneka French, Jo Gane, Helen Grundy, Lulu Horsfield, David Kefford, Hayley Lock, Renauld Loda, MAMA, David Miller, Malcolm Moseley, Justine Moss, Alex Pearl, John Rixon, Sarah Sparkes, Emily Speed, Ana Benlloch and Stuart Tait, Cathy Wade, Edward Wakefield, Lucy Wilson, Jennifer Zoellner

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Type Trumps

Type Trumps are amazing...thats all.

Post flyer