Birmingham’s Opus restaurant is joining forces with some of the best independent talent in the city.
Billed as a celebration of the bespoke, Opus in Cornwall Street is keen to support local businesses that offer something different from the norm and has so far linked up with artists and an award-winning wine merchant.
Pawel Skrzypinski, general manager at Opus, said: “Birmingham is an exciting, diverse city in which to live and work and if you are willing to meander off the beaten track through our lovely city centre, you will be rewarded with shops and artists showcasing an individuality and tailored approach that makes you feel special and appreciated.
“We think it’s really important for independents – especially those who have a natural synergy – to support one another because we have a unique offering.
“The beauty of being an independent business is that you have the opportunity to team up with whomever you like and over the past few months alone we have found some real stunners with whom to work.”
Over the summer, it is collaborating with Loki Wine, the award-winning wine merchant and wine bar based in Great Western Arcade, enabling customers at both venues to take advantage of some fantastic offers.
Loki is offering 15% off the Loki Wine Tasting Card for Opus Loyalty Card holders, while Opus is offering all holders of a Loki Wine Tasting Card 25% off all bottles of wine purchased and £10 off the flight of five wines that accompany their weekend five-course tasting menu.
Phil Innes, of Loki Wines, said: “There’s already a natural crossover between Loki and Opus customers but the opportunity to work with the restaurant, which will benefit all our customers could not be passed up. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Opus.”
Sculptor Viv Astling OBE, has two pieces of art being displayed at the restaurant over the next few months.
Turning Point is being displayed at Opus’s reception desk, while Ariel is on display in the bar area.
Bar Opus at One Snowhill has joined forces with Jewellery Quarter’s Argentina Gallery to feature a selection of photographs by Birmingham multi-media artist Sophie Hedderwick from her critically acclaimed series Swift As A Shadow.
Also at Bar Opus are five works by Birmingham-born innovators Key & Tam, known as LOWLFE.
They take everyday objects, such as phones, plants, coins and dead insects, and introduces them to the world of miniature people in whimsical settings.