The Event 2009

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The Family (Minstrels), 2009 © AAS
The Family (The Fear Pod), 2009 © AAS
The Family (e-witch), 2009 © AAS
The Family (Meat Mask Supper), 2009 © AAS
November 4th, 2009 - November 8th, 2009
Opening: July 26th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United Kingdom
Socially Engaged, mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, sculpture


The Event 2009
4-8 November

The Event is a contemporary arts festival in Eastside, Birmingham to showcase the best in artist-led activity. Bringing together artists, curators and artist-led projects, visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in challenging artworks indoors and out.

The Event will be delivered by some of the city’s key artist-led groups to explore a range of contemporary arts activity including visual arts, performance, live art, film, video, web-based, installation, intervention and sound, all demonstrating the diversity of the thriving arts community in the city.

Using the creative district of Eastside as its backdrop The Event will take place over 5 days in November at a variety of venues including former industrial warehouses and recently opened artist-led gallery spaces.

The Event is the second such project co-ordinated by Birmingham Contemporary Art Forum [BCAF]. BCAF formed in June 2006 to raise the profile and continued activity of the city’s artist-led scene. BCAF is currently run by a committee formed by representatives from the following artist-led organisations and independent curators: a.a.s., Crowd 6, Eastside Projects, [insertspace], Mona Casey and Springhill Institute.