Eighth year in Birmingham for In:Site festival

New craft graduates will transform Cathedral Square.

In:Site Festival returns to Birmingham city centre for a seventh year this September with recent graduates transforming the outdoor space around the cathedral with unusual craft ‘interventions’. In:Site, a festival of graduate creativity, organised by Birmingham based arts charity Craftspace, takes place in Cathedral Square from the 4th–8th September.

Over the week, each graduate has a day to make their creative intervention on-site, turning the making process into a performance. The public can get involved with the making of some of the artworks using different techniques; embroidery, casting in concrete, enameling, manipulating wire and spinning wool.

With different artists working each day, at the end of the week visitors can expect to see the space adorned with twelve new art works including a camera obscura, a crocheted chandelier, architectural wire sculptures and a textile tribute to historical figures buried in the graveyard echoing the shape of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows.

Craftspace Director Deirdre Figueiredo said: “A festival of making in this public square draws attention to Birmingham’s rich heritage in a creative and imaginative way, encouraging people to slow down and take time to appreciate skills and stories – strangers from all walks of life talk and make together finding surprising ways to connect in an otherwise busy world.”

All events are completely free and open to all. Find out more at insitefestival.craftspace.co.uk and @tweetcraftspace #InSite17.