One of Birmingham’s most historic buildings will be opening its doors for the first time in 10 years this week as the Municipal Bank, just off Broad Street, plays host to ‘Thrift Radiates Happiness‘, a contemporary arts exposition curated by Charlie Levine.

Running from the 14-17 March, the historic, Grade II listed building will feature work from Spartacus Chetwynd, Elly Clarke, Tom Crawford, Caitlin Griffiths, Ellie Harrison, Mecanoo, Sparrow+Castice, Julie TsangNicole Wilson and Mary Yacoob.

We’re particularly excited about the second part of the exhibition which will see audience members being  invited to ‘invest’ £2 for which they will be given a number to one of the bank’s many safety deposit boxes, within which will be a limited edition print by one of the contributing artists and architects (Spartacus Chetwynd, Mecanoo,  Sparrow+Castice, Julie Tsang and Mary Yacoob) and a piece from the Library of Birmingham achieves.

The showcase event is the result of an arts and business collaboration between Birmingham based gallery TROVE, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Birmingham Architectural Association (BAA), Birmingham City Council and global architect practice Aedas.

Thrift Radiates Happiness runs from 14-17 March and entrance to the exhibition is free.

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