This year’s event took place in Birmingham City Centre venues during mid September to late October.

Eye Candy pop-up store, Great Western Arcade – 28/09-8/10
The pop-up will be open from the 28th September until the 8th October. We’ll be hosting workshops and masterclasses inside the space as well as selling limited edition artworks and prints from our favourite artists and illustrators.

Wed 28th Sept
-Make a plastic Monkey Man with Frilly, 12pm-3pm – DROP IN ANYTIME

Thu 29th Sept
-Clay decorations with Katie Robbins, 12.30pm-2.30pm – DROP IN ARRIVE AT 12.30
-Print your own tote bag with Karoline Rerrie, 6pm-8pm – BOOK A SPACE

FRI 30th Sept
-Badge making with Jenny Haytch, 1pm-3pm – DROP IN ANYTIME
-Badge making with Jenny Haytch, 6pm-8pm – DROP IN ANYTIME

SAT 1 Oct – no workshops in the pop up but join us at the Eye Candy Illustration Fair, St Martin in the Bullring, 10am-4pm – FREE ENTRY
We’re taking over a part of the beautiful city centre church of St Martin in the Bullring for a specially curated illustration and art fair.
-Make a zine with Lewis Moran – ALL DAY
-Get a Peruvian chicha style portrait by Michelle Turton – ALL DAY DROP IN 
-Ceramics for beginners with Kate Andrews – STARTS AT 10.30am ends at 3.30pm, BOOK A SPACE
-Make Badges at the Badge-o-tron with Jenny Haytch – ALL DAY DROP IN 
-Make a stitched happy face with Sparklymouse – 12.30pm – TURN UP BUT SPACES LTD
-Make a personalised banner with Crafts Collective – 11.30am & 1.30pm – BOOK A SPACE

SUN 2 Oct
-Print your own tote bag with Karoline Rerrie, 12pm – 2pm – BOOK A SPACE
-TEMPORARY TATTOO Parlour- Join Byng Inc and choose your own special Eye Candy temporary tattoo, 12pm- 2pm – DROP IN ANYTIME

Mon 3 Oct
-Make your own wooden geometric jewellery with Eye Candy, 12pm- 5pm – DROP IN ANYTIME

Tue 4 Oct
-Jewellery making with Working Clasp, 1pm-3pm – DROP IN FROM 1pm

Wed 5 Oct
-Little ceramic pot making with Katie Andrews, 1pm- 3pm – DROP IN FROM 1pm

Thu 6 Oct
-Make a fabric Cactus with Maddi Underwood, 1pm-3pm – DROP IN FROM 1pm
-Jewellery making with Working Clasp, 6pm- 8pm – DROP IN FROM 6pm

Fri 7 Oct
-Join the POM POM Party with Stitches & Hos, 1pm-3pm – DROP IN ANYTIME
-Join the POM POM Party with Stitches & Hos, 6pm-8pm –DROP IN ANYTIME

Sat 8 Oct
– Make a plastic Monkey Man with Frilly, 10.30am- 2.30pm –DROP IN ANYTIME
– Carbon poster making with Jenny Tang, 3pm – 5pm – DROP IN FROM 3pm

How to book: If you’d like to book a space on to any of the ‘BOOK A SPACE’ workshops just email your name and the date, time and name of the workshop you want to book to kerry [@] fusedmagazine.com.

Workshop spaces are VERY limited so booking or drop in sessions will be given on a first come first served basis.

Workshop content/times are subject to change please see eyecandyfestival.co.uk for updates and further details about each workshop. Workshops are for adults. Supervised children may join some of the workshops at the discretion of the artist. Please note that some materials and tools may not be suitable for younger children.

Other venues, dates and times TBC.