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May Digbeth First Friday 10 Yr Anniversary: Babeworld x utopian_realism Opening

3 May 20244–8pm

Join us for the opening of ‘Love Is Real and it’s Inside of My Computer’, a new collaborative exhibition by Babeworld x utopian_realism at Grand Union. Come along for either a relaxed opening moment or a celebratory drink after.

4–6pm – A more relaxed opening, a quieter time for people to enjoy the exhibition with less crowds and no bar. We ask people to wear a mask and not wear perfume for this time. We can also adjust lighting and sound levels upon request during this time.

You can find out more about access for the exhibition via our pre-show document below.

6–8pm – Full launch opening with pay bar as part of wider Digbeth First Friday celebrations. May 2024 marks 10 years of DFF and we will have speeches and cake at 7pm.

We will also be joined by True Form Projects, Flatpack Festival and Recent Activity at Junction Works, just 2 minutes down the road.


There will be an extensive public programme presented in connection with the exhibition, put together in collaboration with University of Birmingham and Flatpack Festival. Full details of these events will be shared in due course, but the dates are listed below.

Emotional Mapping Workshop with Lee Mackenzie

Winterbourne House & Garden Wednesday 8 May, 10.30–12.30pm

Derby Day: Babeworld Screening and Q&A with Anne Duffau

Mockingbird Cinema
Wednesday 15 May, 6–7.30pm
Plus late night opening of the exhibition at Grand Union until 9pm

Mask-making workshop with Babeworld

Plane Structure, Minerva Works Friday 7 June, 4–6pm

‘Deco’ keychain/photocard workshop with Bunny Bissoux

Plane Structure, Minerva Works Friday 7 June, 4–6pm

Masked Ball with utopian_realism and Naoibh McNamee

Plane Structure, Minerva Works Friday 7 June, 6–10pm

Digbeth First Fridays

Friday 3 May, Friday 7 June, Friday 5 July, Friday 2 August 2024, 6–8pm

This is Babeworld's biggest exhibition to date

‘Love is Real and it’s Inside of My Computer’ is generously supported by Arts Council England Project Grant.