City of Colours

If you live in the midlands you're hopefully one of the thousands that descended on Digbeth's City of Colour and all it's glorious street art, street food, music, skateboarding, bmxing and culture. I was lucky enough to go on an instameet which was done in conjunction between City of Colours and Igers Birmingham gathering instagramers in the area together to capture the event in all its glory while experiencing it. For those who didn't get a chance to go on Saturday one bearded wonder documented a lot of the event in an amazing video that captured the crazy explosion of colour, people and creativity. If that's not enough for you I encourage you to check out the igersbirmingham and city of colours hashtags on instagram for some of the pictures of the day both by those who attended and by ...

Instameet Brum

Since my first instameet during Flatpack a few weeks ago I realised I would probably be going to these every chance I got. I had the bug. Instameet: gatherings of people coming together to connect, explore, and celebrate their creativity. They happen all over the world ranging in size but it's a great way to explore, meet people and learn new tricks. Instagram even have a page dedicated to it. When I saw that Visit Birmingham were doing one during International Dance Festival Birmingham I very quickly decided I need to go if I could. This was 2 days before the meet and I was lucky enough to get a place on it. This would be my second time going to one so I'm still quite fresh to it. This one by Visit Birmingham was done in partnership with the ...

Flatpack

One of the first attractions of the packed roster that is the 9th incarnation of Flatpack Film Festival, Edwardian Horror Show was done in partnership with the Birmingham Museums and held in the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, fittingly enough in the Edwardian tea rooms to help further fuel our imaginations in the audience. I was already in a minor panic on my way there but nothing horror related, well unless you can call train delays a horror show which I believe you can. As will likely be a common occurrence over the next two weeks I was left to sprint to the Museum for fear of missing out on this one night event. Luckily I made it just in time as the long queue to get in just started going in as I reached it. Everyone was excited to ...

MCM Birmingham

Over the summer as you probably know if you've been reading my blog, I took the opportunity to go to LFCC and it was epic. So when I saw that MCM Birmingham Comic Con was happening in November I thought I would try and apply for a press pass so I could afford it as I was already running a little low on funds post LFCC. As luck would have it I was awarded with one which I can probably thank being dedicated to posting this past year. So over this week I'll be doing 2-3 blog posts on MCM Birmingham and what I saw while I was there this Saturday starting with this one where I will be comparing it to LFCC from this summer. What is MCM Birmingham Comic Con? MCM Birmingham Comic Con is one of a ...