While a lot of you know that Fierce Earth produces amazing festivals and cracking events (including of course the world-famous Fierce! festival – check out www.fiercetv.co.uk, what you may not know is that we also deliver training programmes (such as Metapod for start-up creatives and Momentum for producers and curators) AND we deliver consultancy for arts organizations. We helped the wonderful Birmingham Jazz achieve a well-earned uplift in their funding from the Arts Council after preparing a business plan and advocacy document.
So I’m really please to let you know that we are just about to start a short consultancy with Tindal Street Press, to help with the strategic business planning and marketing of this Birmingham based publishing company, specializing in local authors.
Yesterday one of Tindal Streets author’s, Gaynor Arnold, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008 for the novel ‘Girl in a Blue Dress’! This is their second successive Booker longlist and third time in six years. Boyd Tonkin speaks of ‘the Birmingham indie house Tindal Street Press confirms its magic touch’ in today’s Independent.
This is great news for our friends at Tindal Street! Congratulations!
PS – For a really great read this summer, I can genuinely recommend What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn. Another “blockbuster” from Tindal Street, Catherine was, until recently, working at the box office at mac. Her book is clearly set in the Midlands and is in turns funny, touching, tense and gripping: buy a copy today for your holiday packing!