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Flatpack Festival 2019

April 28th, 2019

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Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival returns this May Day Bank Holiday for its thirteenth edition. Flatpack 2019 boasts a wonderfully eclectic line-up over the 6-day festival with 100 events taking place at 14 different venues across Birmingham. With everything from car park theatre and cat-shaped bento to Moomins and post-punk legends, this year’s Flatpack will treat audiences to a week of inspiring screenings, exhibitions, live performances, installations and some very special guests.

Full details of the Flatpack Festival programme and ticket information can be found at www.flatpackfestival.org.uk

In this Podcast Switch Radio's James Sandy talks to Flatpack Festival Director, Ian Francis about the programme of special events, drop-in activities, live cinema, international features, optical sound and documentaries.

This podcast is taken from the Switch Radio programme 'The New Curiosities Box: Show 28' (Broadcast 30th April 2019) and was written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2019.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

'The New Curiosities Box' is a monthly arts & culture show broadcast on Birmingham's Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online. Check out our schedule at: www.switchradio.co.uk

All rights are reserved and copyrights observed.

The New Curiosities Box: Show Twenty Seven

April 12th, 2019

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In this show we talk to Derek Bishton about 'Handsworth Self Portrait: 40 Years On' an exhibition presenting original photos taken from a studio on Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham in 1979.

We also catch up with Aziz Zerai, Programme Manager of the freshly formed Salaam Pakistan Film Festival 2019 as it runs at MAC Birmingham taking in some of the classics and new work from British Pakistani film makers.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in the podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

This show was first broadcast on 26th March 2019 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2019.