Delighted to be asked to participate in this year’s festival. My offerings this year were to set up and manage these two events forming a beginning and middle to the city centre-based festival:

15 July – Art in Crisis: A Conversation 2-4pm

 Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

An afternoon of presentations exploring regeneration, gentrification, the use and occupation of public and private land, widespread housing crises and increasing levels of inner-city homelessness.

Inspired by Eastside Project’s on-going Production Show exhibition, this afternoon of talks will feature short presentations by artists interested in varied ways of space-making and architecture.


23 July – Open Air Cinema 12noon – 8pm

Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, B5 5RT outdoor area* 

An afternoon of outdoor screenings featuring audio visual work made by Crisis clients produced during a long collaboration with Birmingham Open Media (BOM).

BOM fellows experimental photographer Dan Burwood, sound and performance artist Justin Wiggan and technical photographer, artist and researcher Peter Ashton worked with clients to develop original media artworks. This work will be presented alongside a series of artist films exploring the festival themes of degradation, regeneration and homelessness.

* Please note: the outdoor screenings are weather dependent. If the weather is poor this event may take place indoors.


More information about the full programme avaliable here: