Producers’ Forum, 21 July at the MAC WIth Suzie Norton, Screen WM CEO, and her Senior Management team delivering a presentation on Screen WM’s 2010-11 strategy and the next phase of support for the West Midlands Film community Animation Forum West Midlands “Submissions for 2010’s Great Animation Challenge are now open”. Use one of the … [Read more…]
In honour of the fact that Birmingham didn’t tick as many arbitrary boxes as another city in some popularity contest or other (but srsly – congratulations Derry/Londonderry), here’s a picture to lift the spirits: Now that’s culture. (Via @Robintheoffice)
Tonight on the One Show (7pm BBC, although it’ll inevitably be kept back until 7.29pm) we get to find out whether Birmingham gets to call itself City of Culture in 2013. The Daily Mail has already called it for Londonderry (you’ll have to excuse the lack of link to that one) but we won’t know … [Read more…]
Word’s been going round (although at the moment I can’t tell where from) that Thursday 15 July is decision day on the whole City of Culture 2013 thing. While we work ourselves into barely-concealed bundles of anticipation, Arts Industry have done a quick round-up of each city’s bid. All much of a muchness, but recent … [Read more…]
Nice idea this: Who Wants to Be…? is a spontaneous, democratic, live theatrical experience where the public really do take control. People propose ideas, discuss, and then vote on how to spend the evening’s entire box-office takings: Donate it? Invest it? Gamble it? Waste it? Form a collective and make the best idea happen yourself? … [Read more…]
Pete and Aaron get on the Internet telly as Birmingham’s City of Culture bid is seen off: What nice, polite boys.
New ideas for Cinderella A Q&A with David Bintley about his new production for Birmingham Royal Ballet April Meet ’em Up | Birmingham – 28 April The get-together for WM-based folks in the games industry rolls into Birmingham EAT A BOOK RECORDS! “yo, i’ve been running a little tape label for a short while now, … [Read more…]
The Birmingham Post’s Jon Walker spotted the above advert at Westminster tube station and this morning the paper (well, website) is reporting ‘MPs sign Commons motion to back Birmingham City of Culture bid‘. So how’s the bid going? It’s difficult to gauge this. Thing is, we (as in, the people of Birmingham) aren’t going to … [Read more…]