Happy 10th birthday Flatpack!

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It’s hard to believe that Flatpack Film Festival is ten. Spawned from short film nights at the Rainbow in Digbeth, the festival now takes over the city with screenings, performances, installations and happenings every year. This year’s festival kicks off slightly later than usual (19-24 April) and is a little shorter than previous editions. However, … [Read more…]

The British Animation Awards

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As part of the British Animation Awards, several voting screenings are taking place across the country to decide their Public Choice Award. This is your chance to select your favourite films from some of the best animated short films and music videos made over the past two years. Three programmes will take place over three … [Read more…]

A Christmassy 5th December

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Looking for an alternative to the Christmas market for festive treats and presents? On Saturday 5 December there are four Chrismassy events to get your teeth into in Birmingham: Digmas – the Custard Factory’s Christmas fair offers live music and over 100 independent stalls where visitors can eat, shop and get into the festive spirit. … [Read more…]

Happy Birthday BMAG!

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will be celebrating its 130th Birthday this Saturday, and they have lots of festivities in store. From 11am-4pm there will be live entertainment, a chance to dress in historic costume and have photographs taken, meet Queen Victoria, enjoy bake sale treats, birthday cake, a raffle, and special tours revealing the … [Read more…]

Speak up for Culture

This morning we received an important and timely message from mac birmingham: With 1 million visits each year to mac alone, we know that art and culture is hugely important to the people of Birmingham. We believe art transforms lives. It helps us share and express thoughts, experiences, feelings and ideas. The rich diversity of … [Read more…]

Bedlam Festival 2015

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Birmingham REP presents BEDLAM, in association with the Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. The festival returns for 2015 with a programme that celebrates the creative arts and mental health with specially programmed productions, workshops and debates, tackling different aspects of mental health. Join the REP for an entertaining and enlightening exploration of a sensitive subject and help challenge … [Read more…]

Shout Festival of Queer Arts & Culture 2015

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Shout Festival returns to Birmingham 12th-22nd November. My highlights include:- The Sissy’s Progress at mac Birmingham. “Nando Messias was beaten up on the street in an act of homophobic hatred. After years of dreaming up his response, he presents The Sissy’s Progress, a spectacle of surprise, questioning and hyper-flamboyance. Part installation, part dance-theatre, part walking performance, … [Read more…]