Flatpack Festival 5 update no.2 :: some dates

A Press Release we can’t be bothered to rewrite, but that might interest you:

hello again,

While you wait for the full programme to go live
(end of Feb), here are a few tantalising Flatpack
highlights for the diary…

Tuesday 22 March, 6pm at VIVID
FESTIVAL HUB LAUNCH
This year’s joint Flatpack and Fierce festival hub at
VIVID will, for the duration of the week, be re-named
The Dirty End. The hub will host a café, performances,
screenings and resident artists throughout the week.

Wednesday 23 March, 7.30pm at the Patrick Centre
SHADOW SHOWS
The official festival opening is the first UK performance
of an immersive piece using sound and projections,
devised by Pram and Film Ficciones.
Followed by a knees-up at the Victoria.

Thursday 24 March, 7.30pm at Town Hall
DIGGING FOR GOLD
As part of a celebration of Birmingham-born archivist Iris
Barry, a selection of classic silent cinema including Buster
Keaton’s Sherlock Jr, with live accompaniment by Nigel
Ogden (The Organist Entertains) and Alcyona Mick.
Tickets are already available from the Town Hall:
> http://www.thsh.co.uk/view/an-evening-of-silent-film-and-live-music

Thursday 24 March, 8pm at Ikon Eastside
WE DON’T CARE ABOUT MUSIC ANYWAY
+ SAKAMOTO HIROMICHI LIVE
Documentary about Japan’s experimental music scene,
followed by a live performance by one of the film’s stars.
Sakamoto Hiromichi takes cello-playing in unexpected
directions using saws and angle-grinders.

Friday 25 March, from 9pm at The Edge
RA! RA! RA!
An evening of music and visuals devoted to the cosmic
voyages of Sun Ra.

Saturday 26 March, 8.30pm at Ikon Eastside –
IN BED WITH CHRIS NEEDHAM
As part of the buildup to Home of Metal, a legendary
video diary from 1992 filmed by a teenage metalhead
in Loughborough.

Saturday 26 March, from 9pm at VIVID
PAPER PARTY
The follow-up to last year’s Plasticine Party will feature
live performances by Sculpture and Origamibiro, new
VJ set from animator David Wilson and plenty of paper
based antics.

Sunday 27 March, 7.30pm at the Electric Cinema
KEYSTONE CUT UPS
Performance by People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz,
a kaleidoscopic journey through silent cinema.

As if all that weren’t enough we’ve got a boatload of
good films too. More info on those next week.

Thanks also to all those who wrote in offering their
services during the festival. Someone will be in touch
shortly.

IN THE MEANTIME, A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS GOING ON…

Friday 11 February at the Hare and Hounds
SUGARFOOT STOMP
Special valentines edition of the vintage knees-up.
> http://www.myspace.com/thesugarfootstomp

11-13 February at Warwick Arts Centre
EAST WINDS
Tasty new festival of Asian cinema, including the new
film from Sion Sono (Love Exposure).
> http://thirdwindowfilms.com/festival

Sat 12 Feb at VIVID in Digbeth
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES
The ATP experience, as seen by Jonathan Caouette
and hundreds of festival-goers. Look out for Caouette’s
new short at Flatpack.
> http://www.vivid.org.uk

Thursday 17 February at Wolverhampton Light House
CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER
Cult actor and occasional director presents his legendary
Big Slide Show and pt.2 of his It? Trilogy.
> http://light-house.co.uk/featured/2011/01/crispin-hellion-glovers-big-slide-show

Sunday 27 Feb at the Glee Club in Birmingham
GRUFF RHYS
With support from Welsh surf-rockers Y Niwl.
> http://www.glee.co.uk

Sunday 6 March, 7pm at the Hare and Hounds
7 INCH CINEMA
A rare pub gig. Come pick up a Flatpack brochure and
get a taste of coming attractions.
> http://www.7inch.org.uk/events

>>>What is Flatpack Festival?
An eclectic film jamboree which takes over venues across
Birmingham every March with all manner of events and screenings.
Flatpack is produced by 7 Inch Cinema, and funded by UK Film
Council, Arts Council England and ScreenWM.
Flatpack no.5 takes place from 23-27 March 2011.

>>>What if I have a burning desire to engage via social media?
> http://www.twitter.com/flatpack
> http://www.facebook.com/flatpackfestival

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