Christmas on Campus

Enter into the festive spirit with seasonal events at University of Birmingham…

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EVENTS LISTINGS:

SAT 24 NOV | 11AM – 4PM
SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS FAIR AND FAMILY DAY
 
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts host their annual Christmas Fair, this year infused with the spirit of Scandinavia. Join them for Christmas carols, hand-crafted gifts and delicious Nordic treats – Christmas shopping has never been so fun!
 
Venue: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham (R14 on Edgbaston Campus Map)
Admission: Free – no need to book, just drop in.
 
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SAT 08 DEC | 12-5PM
CHRISTMAS AT WINTERBOURNE HOUSE AND GARDEN

Photograph of Winterbourne House & Garden covered in snow.

Enjoy Christmas fun, Edwardian style! The house will be decked out in all its seasonal glory with boughs of holly and a traditional tree. Upstairs there will be festive themed craft activities for children and Magic Lantern shows. Christmas treats will be available in the tearoom and traditional carols will be sung. To round off this day of family fun, there will also be a magical grotto where you can meet Father Christmas.

Winterbourne House and Garden reopens on 28th January 2013 with new exhibition rooms on the 1st floor including the Edwardian Nursery!
 
Venue: Winterbourne House & Garden, University of Birmingham (G12 on Edgbaston Campus Map)
Admission: Adults £4.50/ Concessions £3.50 / Under 5s free of charge. Additional small charges for grotto and craft activities will apply.
 
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SAT 08 DEC | 7.30PM
CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT
 
The Bramall Festival of Music draws to a close with a candlelit Christmas concert performed by the Ex Cathedra Consort and conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore.

The glorious polyphony and rhythmic verve of Padilla’s Missa ego flos campi is complemented by stunning, seasonal music from Renaissance Spain and Latin America in the first half of this intimate concert. They return to their roots in the second half with a selection of Christmas music from the 13th-18th centuries.

Venue: Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham (R12 on Edgbaston Campus Map)
Admission: Adults £25/£15 / Concessions £20/£12 / Students £7.50. To book tickets, please call 0121 345 0603 or visit http://www.excathedra.co.uk.
 
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FRI 14 DEC – SUN 24 FEB | open Mon-Fri, 10am – 5pm & Sat-Sun, 11am – 5pm
EXHIBITION: THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPES OF THOMAS FEARNLEY

The fjords, forests, mountains, torrents and glaciers of Scandinavia and Switzerland, the lakes and picturesque country buildings of Cumbria, and the sun-drenched plains, hillsides, rocks and sea-shores of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean…


Image: Thomas Fearnley, Grindewald Glacier, 1838 (detail).

Landscapes featuring a breathtaking range of Europe’s varied and beautiful scenery feature in this dazzling exhibition- the UK’s first show focusing solely on the work of one of Scandinavia’s most important painters, Thomas Fearnley (1802-1842). Of British ancestry, but born and brought up in Norway, and tutored by Johan Christian Dahl, Fearnley was thought by some critics during his lifetime to possess a talent for landscape that rivalled Turner’s.

Venue: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham (R14 on Edgbaston Campus Map)
Admission: Free – no need to book, just drop in.

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FRI 19 OCT – THU 31 JAN | open Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm
EXHIBITION: MUSIC IN THE AIR

To celebrate the formal opening of the University’s new Bramall Music Building, the Cadbury Research Library is exhibiting a selection of material from the University’s extensive music collections. The focus of the display is Folk and Popular music items that reflect Edward Elgar’s delight in music’s wide appeal, giving rise to his quotation ‘Music in the air, music all around us’.


The Chimes, front cover to some music inspired by Charles Dickens’s Christmas Story, courtesy Cadbury Research Library

Venue: Main Library Foyer, University of Birmingham (R22 on Edgbaston Campus Map)
Admission: Free, no need to book just drop in.
 
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For more information on cultural events at University of Birmingham visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/culture
 
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