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Derelict house plays host for art

A DERELICT building will welcome crowds of people to an art exhibition taking place this weekend.

A DERELICT building will welcome crowds of people to an art exhibition taking place this weekend.

Karen Vaughan bought the Acocks Green property a year ago and hopes to ultimately use the rooms for retirement flats.

But in the meantime she wants to put the building - which dates from the 1880s - to good use. The empty rooms have already played host to a group of student artists and the event was so successful, Karen agreed to hold another exhibition.

She said: "It seemed a shame to leave the building empty. The aim of this event is to make art more accessible to members of the public. I think a lot of people feel quite intimidated by ordinary art galleries. They're large places and can be a bit daunting - especially for younger people. This exhibition takes art entirely out of that setting."

Among those who are displaying artwork inside the Warwick Road premises are Rob Bowers, who appeared at Birmingham Artsfest, and Mark Skirving -probably better known for his role in jazz band King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys.

The exhibition is free and will be held from 10am-4pm on Saturday and 10am-1pm on Sunday at 1073 Warwick Road. A concert, featuring King Pleasure's music, will be held at 2pm on the second day. Tickets are £10 each and available on 07877 100747.

 

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