As part of Birmingham Cathedral’s 300 year celebrations, residents are invited to join artists to participate in an exploration of the city through art. Artists have been holding open air events across the city and, tomorrow (Thursday 17th September), will see an all day event in Longbridge. 

The open air residences will culminate in a 2 day arts event at Birmingham Anglican Cathedral’s ‘Something Good’ festival, where works produced by artists of different faiths will be displayed.

Mohammed Ali will be outside Bournville College tomorrow to ‘live paint’ a sculpture. He will be joined by poet and writer Mandy Ross and all are invited to take part.

Mohammed’s work, alongside that of other artists from different faith and cultural backgrounds and disciplines, will create Something Good on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October in Cathedral Square, Colmore Row. The even will also see the UK premiere of the Skyline Symphony by award winning composer Dan Jones.

Mohammed Ali said: “Something Good is all about celebrating the history of Birmingham Cathedral and how it has brought people together, no matter their creed. My residences have allowed me to go out into the neighbourhoods of Birmingham and explore faith and communities in the city. This will be interpreted through the live painting of nomadic sculptures. We’re delighted that Birmingham City Council has invested in this project. Without their support we would not have been able to engage with so many different communities, ensuring they are part of this incredible story.”

To take part, join Mohammed and Mandy tomorrow, Thursday 17th September, between 9am and 4pm outside Bournville College in Longbridge town centre.

An example of Mohammed’s work so far:


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