First look at The Sunflower Lounge iconic makeover in Birmingham with artists Foka Wolf and Sleep Sparrow

Birmingham artists Sleep Sparrow and Foka Wolf have created the new 60s inspired look at celebrated Brummie independent live music venue The Sunflower Lounge

It’s one of Birmingham’s best loved independent venues - a staple on the city’s vibrant music scene - and now The Sunflower Lounge has undergone a stunning makeover with local artists Foka Wolf and Sleep Sparrow.

The 60s-inspired revamp features Op Art installations and pop culture paste ups and includes a Videosphere TV, Pop Art comic books and kitsch prints.

The iconic venue, situated in Birmingham’s Southside District on Smallbrook Queensway is relaunching with its new look to all from 7pm on Saturday, November 19 - and entry is free.

With the new interior comes the promise of 60s-themed nights on the horizon blended in with the usual indie, disco and good sounds from the past that you’d expect to hear from the Sunflower Lounge balcony decks. Plus you can expect the usual mix of incredible local and touring talent to hit the downstairs stage most nights.

The Sunflower Lounge, Birmigham city centre

The Sunflower Lounge has also issued a zero tolerance policy towards harassment of any sort, alongside the introduction of ‘Ask for Angela’ to ensure all its customers feel safe and welcome when visiting.

Birmingham musician Ben Drummond said: “We’d like to invite you all to the relaunch of The Sunflower Lounge, where I’ll be joined on the decks by DJs Alexandra Rose and Sean T. Taylor. We’ll be playing 60s Soul, Beat and Psychedelia on original 45s. Come check it out!”

The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham city centre

Speaking of the refit, manager Ben Drummond said: “We’ve been working closely with two of our favourite local artists and the venue has been enlivened into an eye popping 1960s inspired haven with Op Art murals and pop culture paste ups.”

He goes on to add: “The look has been completed with nods to mid century design including a Videosphere TV, Pop Art comic books and ‘bad taste made good’ kitsch prints.”

The Sunflower Lounge in Birmigham city centre