Now in its 14th edition, Birmingham Book Festival will be kicking off this year with a bevy of shindigs, including all night writing sessions, pop-up book shops and workshops; spanning everything from blogging in Libya to a session on finding your own Narrative voice by local print house Tindal Street Press. The main festival gets things rolling on … [Read more…]
Dance blogs in the West Midlands If you like dance, these are the blogs to follow Tindal Street Press’s summer ebook success | Tindal St Press “This summer the clear genre appeal of a regional crime novel and a summer beach romance have reached more readers than we could have expected”. Nicely done. Iona Waite … [Read more…]
A nod to Leonardo Morgado for flagging up this one. Speakers include Sarah Ballard, literary agent whose clients include Julian Barnes and Blake Morrison, Catheryn Kilgarriff of independent publishers Marion Boyars, and Luke Brown of Birmingham based Tindal St Press. Performers include poets from Nine Arches, Dan Holloway of Year Zero Writers, and stand-up philosopher Matthew Hammond. Tickets here and more info here.
Books, the bookish, the book; there’s never been a better time to talk about them. Not sitting here there hasn’t, anyway. Indicators are everywhere: books are in flux. Turnover in book publishing is growing slowly, but exports are accounting for a bigger share of the market. Micro-publishers are flourishing yet so are Ebooks. A decline … [Read more…]
Into March and while Capsule took Home of Metal to SXSW and Flatpack were readying another festival, Rhubarb Rhubarb opened the Rhubarb East Gallery Pete took a break from the CiB Shop to give an update 2 weeks in, The Photography Collective formed and held their first meeting and We Are Eastside launched linking up Eastside’s creative organisations. Project Brutal … [Read more…]
Birmingham Big City Culture – City of Culture Bid 2013 There’s an official website for the bid. I’m always the last to know about this kind of thing £1.285million National Heritage Memorial Fund grant saves the Staffordshire Hoard “The grant, awarded to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) and Potteries Museum and Art Gallery (PMAG) … [Read more…]
genzai·chi » fizzPOP: thoughts about meeting, sharing and learning Lots of good stuff about fizzPOP and the recent Howduino session My Jewellery Quarter : Birmingham designer becomes first UK jewellery maker to open in China “Fei Liu, who already sells his stunning designs at Harrods, Liberty and Harvey Nichols, has opened a stand-alone shop in … [Read more…]
It was Tindal Street Press‘s 10th birthday the other week (happy birthday!). They’re a Birmingham-based, independent publisher with one heck of an impressive track record – three Booker nominated books isn’t bad for starters. They’ve just had a couple of books nominated for The People’s Book Prize too: Among Thieves by Mez Packer Box of … [Read more…]