Gig Review Roundup

Some recent live music reportage from West Midlands bloggers. Russ L went to see: Mothertrucker and Aereogramme at Bar Academy Mills And Boon, Voice of the Seven Woods, the Flower-Corsano Duo, D Louis Baker, Copter and Young James Long at the Capsule weekender in the Jug of Ale The Baron went to see: Foals, The … [Read more…]

Short Expresso

The PLOT site brings news of a short film, Expresso, which is being made in the region and has attracted some impressive talent including Norman Wisdom. Expresso is one of the films in Screen WM’s Digital Shorts scheme for 2006/7, part of the UK Film Council’s national programme “to enable filmmakers to make innovative shorts … [Read more…]

Rhubarb Seminar

This Saturday sees a Rhubarb Rhubarb seminar entitled Don’t Mention The Money at the Custard Factory. Over the last few years, there has been an increasing focus on the economics of working as a fine art photographer. This day concentrates on ideas, how they are formed, where they come from and how to grow them … [Read more…]

Clusta

Clusta is a digital creative agency based in Digbeth now in their 10th year. They’ve got a very impressive client list, from local businesses to international brands all of which is innovative and, dare I say it, cutting edge. Their animation for last year’s Plus festival is probably the best introduction to their style. Click … [Read more…]

Inspiration Sessions

The 4Talent Inspiration Sessions are a series of events held in Birmingham where 15 attendees get to work with at least four top creative in their field for a day “sharing ideas, discussing working practices, and learning from the best in the business”. Here’s the current schedule. Click on the links for details. 23rd April: … [Read more…]

300 Birmingham Words

Submissions are open for the fourth Birmingham Words anthology to be titled Perfectly Formed with the only requirement being pieces are less that 300 words long. We don’t want anything slapdash or hasty. When you’ve got up to an absolute maximum of 300 words (and we’re going to be strict on this) you can’t afford … [Read more…]

Muslim Writers Awards

The first annual Muslim Writers Awards take place on 28th March at the Library Theatre. The closing date for submissions is 28th Feb, which is a bit close, but the project appears to be wider than just a ceremony offering writers a whole gamut of support from creative writing courses and editing advice to professional … [Read more…]