November saw the year start drawing to a close with Gigbeth and a whole bunch of awards…
The nominations for Brummie of the Year were posted with voting lasting all month.
The IKON had their Eastside closing party curated in the main by 7inch Cinema which made me think a Digbeth warehouse is the perfect venue for an art house cinema – screen, benches, bar, what more do you need?
There was Kipple. Kipple there was.
Project X Presents took place and was generally considered a good thing.
The Digital Festival was confimed for October 08 with Birmingham declared a “pioneer of the digital world”.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery and Walsallâ€™s New Art Gallery together won Â£1m to spend on contemporary art which was seen to be a stepping stone towards a new modern art gallery in Birmingham, possibly in the old bank building on Broad St.
Capsule started feeding music reviewers to Plan B magazine with the hope of developing more awareness of the live scene in the press.
Catherine O’Flynn was shortlisted for loads of awards this year – not bad for a first novel.
An international dance festival was announced for spring 2008.
There weren’t no art in Bearwood. Actually there was quite a lot of art in Bearwood this year.
Taking their cue from the defacto eviction of Birmingham Artists, the Pub Conversations folks found their event about studio space was so popular they had to move it out of the pub and into Vivid’s warehouse space.
Plans were afoot to monetise this here blog with the dread spectre of advertising. We hope it won’t be too painful.
It was discovered that Curzon Street Station, home to many an art event this year, was to be boarded up to save money until a permanent use was decided upon. Booo.
The much hated (by me anyway) BBC Big Screen was turned off due, it appeared, to a paperwork cockup. Aledgedy.