Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Fierce Festival – 15th Anniversary


It is fifteenth anniversary of Birmingham’s premier festival of live art and performance. Fierce Festival started as Queerfest in 1998 and since then has built a reputation as a boundary-pushing risk-taking festival. The festival returns from 4-6 October and as well as taking over Birmingham, will have a day of performance at Warwick Arts Centre.

There’s lots on over the two and a half days and I have picked my highlights:

Festival Launch: Autumn Feast – Blanch & Shock
The festival starts at Edible Eastside for a vegetarian feast designed by radical foodies Blanch & Shock from produce grown at the Digbeth space over the last few months. I was last there for the Warwick Bar Summer Fete and the place (for want of a better word) was blooming! Much better than the efforts in my garden this year (grumble *slugs* grumble).

Club Fierce
Fierce’s parties are always wonderfully decadent and debauched affairs. How can you refuse?

BuildingCatastrophes_1_Anja Beutler

Sounds Like Catastrophes
Over the summer a series of workshops will take place for six Brummie children to learn foley skills to enact catastrophes such as wildfire, pollution, 9/11 and floods. What I have seen looks very promising.

Because of Love – Franko B
Waltzing animatronic polar bear. Need I say more?

Nicolas Jaar + Joshua Light Show
Joshua Light Show provided the famous psychedelic oil-based visuals for the likes of the Doors, Grateful Dead and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. A very rare outing for them and on this occasion have teamed up with rising electronica star Nicolas Jaar.


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This entry was posted on August 16, 2013 by in Cult, Dance, Festival, Gardening, Party!, Performance, Theatre and tagged .
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