Having promised to mention this before, I nearly forgot.Â This summer:
Friction Arts will be collaborating with their US partners, Touchable Stories on a unique, living history arts project, attempting to reveal the true voice of Digbeth, Birmingham
There’ll be an exhibition and a series of other events including meetings, talks and dinners.Â The first such event will be ‘Mining For Gold – a master class in oral history and community engagement’ from 3pm to 8pm on 25 July.Â Shannon Flattery (Touchable Stories) will talk about work in some of the ‘third world’ communities in the US and Sandra Hall (Friction Arts and recently consultant to the Dutch culture dept) will present her own approaches to working, and making art.
There’s more general info on the Friction Arts site and here’s the flyer for this particular event:
Also coming up at The Edge, although I’ve not seen any info anywhere yet, Scott from Film Ficciones and Matt from Pram will be hosting some underground film nights.Â I think that’ll be on Saturday 26 July but if anyone has any further info then let me know.