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Art Club Painting Show 

5 Mar 18

Friction Arts Art Clubbers have been delving into the world of painting like a pro.

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Multicultural Muisc Making Training Programme 

26 Feb 18

Calling all music makers, performers and teachers! Friction Arts are launching an exciting training programme for musicians/artists/educators who are passionate about music education.

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March First Friday 

24 Feb 18

March First Friday will be a quiet one for us, as we crank up our Wholesale Memory project to its climax.

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Operations Opportunity 

18 Oct 17

We are seeking a motivated operations coordinator who will work with the company’s co-directors to help produce Friction’s activities, projects and programmes.

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Yard Talk – Saturday 26th August 

18 Aug 17

OUR WHOLESALE MARKET IS CLOSING – WHAT’S BEEN AND WHAT’S NEXT? Join us on Saturday 26th August for Yard Talk at the Edge.

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Opportunity – Multicultural Misic Making Mentee 

8 Aug 17

We’re looking for two mentees to support the delivery of workshops for young people in Birmingham and Walsall.

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Everything Must Go 

4 Jan 17

Officially designated a ‘humper’ or ‘porter’, these guys shift tonnes of stuff every day As we surge forward into the uncharted waters of 2017, Friction’s approach, typically, is to focus our energy on what’s right in front of us.

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Bumper Almost End of Year Treats at the Edge 

23 Nov 16

We’re not going to talk about it.

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Wanted – Project Manager 

21 Sep 16

Friction are seeking a project manager, to work across their core portfolio of work.

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Almost Autumn News 

14 Sep 16

MMM II We’re absolutely chuffed that we’ve received funding from Youth Music for another year of our MMM project, working with three schools in Ladywood to develop young people’s understanding of international music and to find new ways to …

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Musician Wanted 

26 Aug 16

Job description Multicultural Music Making Mentee Fixed term, freelance contract: 9 hours per week, October 2016- August 2017 Friction Arts and Natalie Mason are seeking a mentee who can support the delivery of music making workshops for groups of …

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A Devilish Good Time 

13 Apr 16

Well, hello from the Other Side – of the world, that is.

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Welcome Back 

9 Jan 16

The big news is we have a new website! Oh, you already know that…..

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Multicultural Music Making Mentee 

7 Dec 15

Friction Arts and Natalie Mason are seeking a mentee who can support the delivery of music making workshops for groups of young people in Birmingham.

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Assistant company manager 

27 Nov 15

Friction Arts seek a motivated assistant company manager who will work with the company’s co-directors to set the direction for their activities for the coming year.

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ReCover: Raycho Stanev visiting artist talk 

2 Oct 15

6th October at 3pm £3 tickets on the door Join visiting artist Raycho Stanev for a discussion of design, art and politics at Europe’s South-Eastern border, followed by leaving drinks and fun.

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Artists bursaries for Mark(et)ing Time 

26 Aug 15

Open call for artists Mark(et)ing Time – a residency at the Birmingham bootsale Friction Arts have commissions for artists to discover and respond to the community at the Birmingham Sunday morning bootsale.

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Views from a visitor 

17 Aug 15

While Sandra and Lee are out in Finland recording runners, Friction is playing host to an intern from Poland, the young photographer Monika Martyniuk.

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Buggering off and Coming Back 

7 Aug 15

We leave next week for a little European adventure.

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Arts Organisation Seeks Committed Arts Workers for Participatory Fun 

11 Jun 13

Menteeship in Applied Arts with Vulnerable Young People Friction Arts seek two performance artists who wish to develop their ability to work with vulnerable young people.

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Goats and Participation 

3 Jun 13


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Echoes, and echoes of echoes 

17 May 13

Things have been extremely busy, here at the Edge.

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WMPAF social at the Edge 

14 May 13

Friction have had lots of fun with WMPAF, the West Midlands Participatory Arts Forum that sounds like a bag of rice hitting the floor.

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We’re All Fools Here 

18 Apr 13

Everyone on the Friction Team is looking forwards to the arrival of Johnathan Kay, master fool and all around polymath, who is coming for a performance and a workshop  on the weekend of 26th-28th April.

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Bread and Games 

11 Apr 13

This is Tim “Tiministrator” Franklin writing as myself for the first time.