Flatpack Festival returns to Birmingham from 21-31 March 2013, spreading across two weekends for the very first time. Firmly established as one of the most atypical and inventive events in the UK’s cultural and film calendar, Flatpack 2013 looks set to provide the stimulating array of experiential cinematic treats that its growing legion of fans has come to expect.
Mixing brand new talent with forgotten classics and the usual dose of eccentricity, Flatpack festivalgoers can expect live scores, late night parties and cycle-powered screenings all while exploring some of Birmingham’s more unusual venues and locales. Screenings and events are just as likely to be found in warehouses and churches as more traditional venues like the century-old Electric Cinema. This year will also see an extension of the popular Film Bug programme, with free screenings, events and installations in Birmingham city centre kicking off the festival from 21-23 March.
Something to look out for is BACK TO THE LAB, a free event on 29th March at the Flatpack Palais. This will be a chance to discuss the impact of legacy of Birmingham’s Arts Lab of the 60s and 70s with founder member Terry Grimley.