From the Arts News mailing list:
An exciting new group called ‘Midlands Textile Forum’ is set to launch in October this year, promoting textiles across the region.
The emerging group aims to provide a supportive network for members and a strong platform to showcase the wide breadth of textile activity taking place. It also plans to foster links with other textile groups both nationally and internationally.
Birmingham will host the launch of the group on Saturday 27th October 2007 at the University of Central England. The launch day will include a seminar, discussion groups, demonstrations and workshops by members, a trade fair and an open exhibition of members work which will run for 4 weeks.
The group will also be appearing at the Knitting and Stitching Show at the NEC in September to promote the launch.
Anybody requiring more details, tickets for the launch day or interested in membership of the Forum, which is open to anybody living in the east or west midlands with a professional or personal interest in textiles, should email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Annette Lucas at, Midlands Textile Forum, c/o UCE Birmingham, BCVA, Ruskin Hall, Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JX. Please include an A5 stamped addressed envelope (first class 44p).
For anybody wishing to join and take part in the inaugural exhibition, the receipt of schedule deadline is August 10th with the receipt of work deadline being September 10th – 14th.