In 2023 we are hosting a series of events in Birmingham around art, history, and water. Details of our full programme of events can be found below.

We are also offering activity breaks for charity and youth groups in Birmingham to visit Elan and stay in our bunkhouse. We are able to provide free accommodation, outdoor activities, and a contribution towards your catering costs. For more information, or to book, email Gayle

Watershed Exhibition, 29 June – 5 November, Terrace and Community Galleries at Midlands Arts Centre

A group exhibition about the history and future of water. Free.

Poetry Maps Workshop with Lee Mackenzie, 16 June 11am, Midlands Art Centre

Join artist Lee Mackenzie for a workshop for young people in response to themes inspired by the Watershed exhibition. You are invited to write poetry and share your experiences with others. 

Ages 12 – 17 | Free, advance booking required. Book here

Elancraft ‘Minecraft’ Workshop, 7 August 1pm, 8 August 9.30am, Midlands Art Centre

Have fun with the heritage of the Elan Valley and Minecraft in this hands-on workshop that allows children to build dams and reservoirs with relevant historical and contextual information throughout.

Ages 7-12 | Free, advance booking required. Book here

Watershed Launch, 1 September, 6-8pm, Midlands Arts Centre

Launch of MAC’S new season of exhibitions focused on sustainability, including Watershed exhibition. Free.

Big Green Weekender, 16-17 September, Midlands Arts Centre & Cannon Hill Park

Interactive installations and historic re-enactment to encourage you to think about the history, present and future of water

Artist Talk with Rowena Harris, 30 September, 6-7.30pm, Midlands Arts Centre

Join artist Rowena Harris and Rosie Slay, Engagement, Education and Events Officer at Elan Links to discuss Harris’ creative process during the residency in Elan Valley and MAC. Chaired by Roma Piotrowska, curator at MAC.

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