Eye Candy Festival

A visual pop culture festival that takes place annually in Birmingham, UK. 13-15 November, 2014 at Boxxed, Digbeth and Southside, Birmingham.


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Sam Pierpoint at Fireside / Changekitchen.

Images by Jane Williams for Southside BID. 

Images from The Bicycle Basket Bazaar

ARTISTS that appeared at Bicycle Basket Bazaar at Le Truc were:
Jane Anderson, Stewart Easton, Meeno, Husky Organic, Ben Javens, LumberJackJoe, Mini Moderns, Dawn Painter, Keep and Share, Abject Records, Claire Scully, Lizz Lunney and Simon Peplow.
BBB was Curated by Trevor Pitt of POD Projects.

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Eye Candy Festival Launch Party

Last week was the launch party for Eye Candy at Le Truc in Southside. There was music and visuals from Leon Trimble, tasty food from Le Truc and drinks sponsored by Red Stripe.

Images by Nicky Hughes.

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Eye Candy Commission: Sam Pierpoint for Fireside

EYE CANDY COMMISSION: Artist at work: Billy Is Alex for Fireside.

Sunday at Eye Candy Festival

Sunday 3 November 

11am-4pm: Vintage Mobile Cinema Screenings 

Film, animation and documentaries

Hippodrome Square

11am-4pm: The Culture Cart 

Live drawing & Workshops 

Arcadian / Hippodrome Square

12-4pm: French Icons 
Live draw event 

Le Truc

12-4pm: Art is Easy
Le Truc

Saturday at Eye Candy

12pm-5pm: Bicycle Basket Bazaar   
Art Market

Le Truc

12pm-8pm: Vintage Mobile Cinema Screenings 

Film, animation and documentaries 

Arcadian / Hippodrome Square 

12pm-8pm: The Culture Cart 

Live drawing & Workshops 
Arcadian / Hippodrome Square


EYE CANDY COMMISSION: Lana Knitting keeps the Arcadian warm and toasty with her chunky knit installation.

EYE CANDY COMMISSION: Lizz Lunney’s Lost Pets. Search twitter for #EyeCandyLostPets to search. A reward is available for those lucky enough to track them down.

EYE CANDY COMMISSION: Anna Garforth’s beautiful geo fox. Loft Lounge, Bromsgrove Street.

Le Truc Live Draw: Artists wanted!

We’re looking for artists to come and get involved in our Live Draw event this Sunday.

We’re looking for images of Marianne; the national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason.

"Marianne is displayed in many places in France and holds a place of honour in town halls and law courts. She symbolises the “Triumph of theRepublic”, a bronze sculpture overlooking the Place de la Nation in Paris. Her profile stands out on the official government logo of the country, is engraved on French euro coins and appears on French postage stamps; it also was featured on the former franc currency. Marianne is one of the most prominent symbols of the French Republic.

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Comic artist Lizz Lunney has lost some of her favourite pets around Southside. From the 31st October she will be putting up missing posters around the area so please help in the search to find these creatures by using the hashtag #EyeCandyLostPets on tumblr, twitter, instagram.

Upload your photos of any lost pets you find. Best photos get a reward! http://www.lizzlizz.com/ http://eyecandylostpets.tumblr.com/

Sign Painters Screening - Friday 1 November, BCU Parkside Campus

We’re delighted to be screening one of the only UK dates of Sign Painters the movie at BCU Parkside (next to Millennium Point). Sign up here.

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand­lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-­fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-­designed, die­cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.

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