Saturday, 12 January 2013

Hall Green Library Surgery

Tolkein dragon had to give appologies as not allowed in library. 
On cold, wet evening, a quieter Art Surgery at Hall Green Library (teenage novel zone) saw six brave artists meet (I blame illness and weather - thanks all those who sent appologies).   Discussion around use of shop windows, festivals, storytelling, car culture, novel writing, local map boundaries and the future of Hall Green Arts Forum.

For you writers out there, look out for POWOW at the Prince of Wales, organised by Andrew Killeen, author of The Khalifah's Mirror and other novels.

Also in February half term there is going to be some exciting stuff  - a festival - organised by the Springfield Project, on Springfield Road, the one in Moseley, not Kings Heath.  I'll be posting more on that soon.

A brief update on on-going projects - Car Culture workshops have started at Kings Heath Primary School with Charlotte Goodwin (Artist/writer), John Hill-Daniel (filmmaker/space explorer) and Joe Green (SUSTRANS) funded by Community First, via the wonderful Kings Heath Residents Forum.

Our own local space exploration project began last month thanks to funding from Near Neighbours - look out for near neighbours rather wonderful exhibition too.

HGA are continueing support for storytelling - There is a whole range of exciting storytelling things happening, as always - see trad arts team website.

Social Fabric is going ahead, but NOT with the initial group at Kings Heath Baptist Church -  contact Fluid Space Arts for that one.

After initial planning flurry for a 'Making the world a fairer place' - a convention organised in partnership with Fairtrade Assoc Bham, HGA and a local secondary school for fairtrade fortnight, sadly plans are being shelved.  I'm sure we'll be coming back to this one in the new year.

We are also planning our first HGA convention for Thursday 21st February at Ort Cafe. More on that one soon!  Wishing well and Happy New year to everyone out there.

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