I’ve just had a flick through the programme for the Lichfield Festival (PDF). There’s some good stuff, presided over by a new Festival Director, Fiona Stuart. Names I recognised – Rich Hall, Laura Solon, Jenni Murray, Claire Sweeney, Adrian Edmonson, Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Ex Cathedra and Rachel Gillies. Lichfield Festival website.
SHOUT is: Birmingham’s first ever dedicated festival by and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community There’s an impressively packed schedule of things going on from 28 October to 30 November with arts, sport and politics all accounted for. With such a variety, picking out highlights can be a little tricky. Ben’s picked out … [Read more…]
The first two weeks of April 2007 saw the culmination of a series of artist-led activities within Birmingham, and this was ‘The Event‘. At that point in time, the number of artists choosing to stay and work within the city had increased, and an intensification of artistic production had taken place. It felt very much … [Read more…]
Only 3 short months after their launch, Fazeley Studios are now hosting their own digital festival which aims to bring together the city’s creative businesses through a variety of events, including the usual seminars, debates and networking opportunities, but also including Fazeley’s own innovative slant of unconferences, swap shops and media mash-ups including Second Life, … [Read more…]
The line-up for this year’s Glastonbury Festival was announced today, and what a mediocre one it is. Like a lot of huge festivals it relies on the expected roll out of faded heroes and next week’s hipsters. If you are looking for a more, dare I say, ’boutique’ experience there are plenty of music festivals … [Read more…]
Capsule, event organisers of the Supersonic music festival are offering 2 internships to assist with: Artists liaison / Production / Marketing / Festival Management. You will be required to do at least 10 days between April to July. You will receive valuable work experience and be credited as part of the core team that deliver … [Read more…]
Last weekend was one the most exciting and eventful of the year, but unfortunately I have come down with a nasty bug which meant I missed it all. I had plans to don my reporters hat and head off to see internationally revered film maker Mike Figgis speaking at the Boilerhouse (Thursday) Flatpack Festival (Friday … [Read more…]
Last Thursday I joined a rowdy bunch of art buffs, film lovers and the Flatpack devotees on the Flatpack Festival installation trail. The trail started at 5.30pm at Urban Outfitters with an introduction from Flatpack director Pip and representatives from the Universities involved in the project. The festival starts tomorrow with ‘Curzonora’ at Town Hall, … [Read more…]