More details have been released about The Event, “a series of artist run activities in permanent and temporary spaces throughout central Birmingham” from March 31st to April 15th.
As the UKâ€™s second largest city, it seemed important to highlight this increase and acceleration in activity, so in the summer of 2006 Birmingham Contemporary Art Forum (BCAF) was formed to organise a festival to celebrate and amplify this emerging culture. Discussions have recently been translated into the organisation of a set of projects under the umbrella name â€˜The Eventâ€™.
Consisting of exhibitions and performances devised by ten of the brightest young visual art organisations in Birmingham, this sixteen-day celebration will focus on a myriad of event-based practices and exhibitions in such a way as to implicate the whole city into its logic.
The structure of the festival is too complicated (in a good way) to summarise here but the overriding theme seems to be Birmingham itself with many events taking place in the streets and pubs around the city. Go read the press release for details and check the sidebar links for specific projects.