video still from Olivia Sparrow’s ‘The Very Last Plea From My Heart’ which will feature in the programme
Flatpack have kindly invited us back for another afternoon of ambling entertainment. Given current events we thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to John Madin’s Central Library (RIP) by showing films about concrete, demolition, “urban renewal”, Modernist architecture and Birmingham’s uneasy relationship with its recent past. Among other things.
Films by artists including:
Olivia Sparrow / Martin McNally / Sian Macfarlane / Owen Davey / Emily Wright / Roxie Collins / Andy Howlett / Liberty Rowley & Mark James
And we’re delighted to be joined by Peter Fletcher who will be presenting the findings of his investigations into the urban fabric of Birmingham:
“In 1998, Peter Fletcher visited the city of Euphoria and documented the sights and landmarks that he saw. Now eighteen years later he has returned, and found that the city has moved on, and many of the wonders he witnessed have disappeared, mostly to be replaced with newer, less interesting wonders. Euphoria Revisited is a walk through two iterations of the city we live in but only glimpse momentarily, through the haze of mediocre urban existence generated by bus windows and sandwich lunchtimes on park benches.”
Pay what you like.
Stick around afterwards for a drink and maybe even a walk!
Saturday April 23rd / 11:45am – 1:30pm / The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, B1 1BN Birmingham, UK / Donation Entry