Here's some more info about the Love Architecture Festival that we're launching our catalogue at! 
Join us in celebrating architecture this summer: Take your children to build a LEGO city from scratch at Millennium Point, discover Birmingham in Retrospective, learn about architectural photography, have your kids learn to think like an architect, enjoy architecture and art on a visit to Dudley Zoo, or join us for an architectural pub trail through Digbeth. 

Birmingham Architectural Association (BAA) is pleased to announce the launch of Love Architecture: Birmingham, a Birmingham architecture festival in tandem with the Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) national Love Architecture Festival 2013. Together with a range of Birmingham architectural practices and partner organisations, BAA and RIBA are proud to present an exciting programme of events to take place across the city between 21-30 June 2013.

Kerry-Ann O’Neill, President of the Birmingham Architectural Association, said: “The Birmingham Architectural Association is delighted to bring Love Architecture to Birmingham and give anyone the opportunity to get out there, explore and learn something new about our city and architecture in general - whether you are a resident or visitor, it’s all about taking part and having fun at Love Architecture.”

Matthew Dobson, Regional Director at RIBA West Midlands said: “We are very pleased to go into the second year of our regional RIBA Love Architecture Festivals and see an exciting variety of events across the entire West Midlands, organised and delivered by our regional members. If you are looking for an exhibition, a walking tour, a film night or some family fun, Love Architecture brings you closer to the places you love wherever you are.”

For more information on events happening in the West Midlands visit HERE

 
Thursday 27th June 2013 - 6 - 8pm
MADE, Newhall Square, Off 144 Newhall Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Thrift Radiates Happiness was a 4 day exhibition that took place in March 2013 at Birmingham's Municipal Bank. Curated by Charlie Levine, artists included Spartacus Chetwynd, Elly Clarke, Tom Crawford, Caitlin Griffiths, Ellie Harrison, Mecanoo, Sparrow+Castice, Julie Tsang, Cole Wilson and Mary Yacoob.

It was realised in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Birmingham Architects Association (BAA). 

To coincide with RIBA's Love Architecture Festival social and BAA Summer Programme launch night, we will be launching the Thrift Radiates Happiness catalogue - Retrospect. 

Please join us at MADE, Newhall Square on Thursday 27th June and pick up your copy! There will be a BBQ, drinks, talks from project partners the BAA and RIBA and, of course, the catalogue.

The catalogues will be available for the special price of £4 during the launch event, and available online and at the RIBA London Bookstore afterwards. 
 

The Bank's doors have recently been flung open again! This time for something very different...

The THSH have now got the keys and have installed the elaborate and beautiful Universe of Sound project.  As you walk through the bank, via black curtains and sound proofing carpet, into offices, down corridors and finally into the main hall you encounter the individual parts of an orchestra, finally hearing all the bits together.  You even get to play some instruments yourself and try your hand at conducting - which was harder than it sounds! 

Team TRH had a really fun time and we thought the whole event/environment was amazing, educational and fun! We learnt things, laughed and listened and at times even forgot where we were.

We recommend you all pop in! It is free and is open a lot, check out the website for details HERE