Column Arts Agency’s Busy Summer With 3 Birmingham Events

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Column Arts Agency will be participating series of exciting creative events in Birmingham this summer.


Summer in Southside organisers, POD Projects and Eye Candy festival, have asked the artists from Column’s illustration agency to take part in Bicycle Basket Bazaar.

The event is part of Birmingham Hippodrome’s festival of outdoor summer events during August.

Bicycle Basket Bazaar, which takes place on Saturday 9 August 2014, brings together the hottest illustration talent from the West Midlands. It sees them selling their creations from bike-baskets panniers and weird and wonderful attachments on their cycles. Think art fair meets car boot sale, but more compact and kinder to the environment.

BBB is a celebration of the bicycles, creativity and good cheer. It is taking place between noon and 5pm in spaces surrounding the Hippodrome theatre.

Column will be bringing their Tuck Shop exhibition, which was first shown at House Of Illustration – the UK’s largest illustration gallery, outside for BBB. Situated on Inge Street, we will be installing the show onto a moveable gallery wall that we’ve attached to a bike!

This event is one for all the family and will be a great day out!


Throughout August two of our illustrators will be battling-it out in Secret Walls X Birmingham 2014 Series 2.

Old-boy Trou and Column newby Joel Millerchip will be taking part in this illustration war for the first time.

The event sees two artists go head-to-head in a live illustration battle. They have to create a mural that takes the piss out of their opponent, in front an audience.

Secret Walls X Birmingham takes place over seven weeks with a fresh battle taking place every Friday night at Column’s home in Birmingham, Boxxed.

With Joel already through to the semi-finals after easily defeating Chunxx, Trou is the next to battle. He is facing Foka Wolf, winner of the last Secret Walls Birmingham, on Friday 15 August 2014 and he’s looking forward to the fight.

Come along and cheer on our guy!


On Saturday 6 September 2014 the Column illustrators will be showcasing their skills at Edition 5 of Sneaks&Peaks.

Sneaks&Peaks, also situated in the Boxxed warehouse, is lifestyle festival that exhibits hard-to-find limited edition sneakers, leading urban fashion brands, street art, street food vendors, and it will also be showcasing acts from Birmingham’s ground-breaking music scene.

Column Arts Agency will be curating a Sneak-o-Matic booth for the event. Sneaks&Peaks attendees will be able to have their portrait created by Column’s amazing illustrators.

With the illustrators situated behind a one-way screen, Sneak-o-Matic users will get the chance to commission their favourite artists to do a bespoke portrait of them.

Come down to experience the Sneaks&Peaks vibe and get some personal one-of-a-kind illustration for a minimum donation of just £5.



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Column Arts Agency are an illustration agency that represents commercial artists. We specialise in working with the advertising, publishing and editorial industries. Column Arts Agency have links in Birmingham, London, and Manchester. We were established in 2011.


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Column Arts Agency will be participating series of exciting creative events in Birmingham this summer!

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