Flatpack 2014-2024: Ten of the Best

To mark Digbeth First Friday’s 10th birthday (and what a ten years it’s been!), we’ve looked back at our last 10 festivals and picked out a short film from each year to screen. As it’s a birthday celebration, we’re keeping things light and playful – plenty of fun stuff to put smiles on faces. Includes everyone’s favourite creepy claymation Hi Stranger, a brilliant YouTube mashup from artist collective Neozoon, and a super short film by our favourite funny Scottish documentarian Duncan Cowles. Here’s to another 10 years of DFF…

The programme will play on loop from 6-8pm.

‘EAST IN WEST’

A mini museum will be set up showing and playing part of the current archiving project of the largest south asian record collection in the UK. In 1970 Mohammed Ayub founded Oriental Star Agencies in Birmingham. This record store and label became one of the most influential and important parts of South Asian history and diaspora in the UK and worldwide.

Before the store had to close in 2017, True Form Projects rescued much of the record collection and other artifacts to archive them and keep them protected for future generations. As part of a 3-year National Heritage Lottery Funded project, they are archiving over 3000 records and will be collecting memories of the music and culture contained in these important records.

For press, contact info@trueformprojects.com

street where

A new exhibition by street where, the Birmingham-based clothing project.