On Monday 2nd February Helga had been invited to talk about the Birmingham’s creative sector at the Birmingham Future event.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Birmingham Future is a membership organisation that ‘represents broad range of businesses within the city’s professional services sector, including legal, financial, property/construction, creative and recruitment. It is within these business disciplines that Birmingham Future is recognised as the voice of the young professionals.’
With this in mind Helga talked about all the exciting and alternative things that happen in Birmingham…Capsule, Flatpack Festival, Stans Café, Project X. She also mentioned those creative businesses trading on an international level, Fluid, Clusta and 3Form…to name a few. This was Helga’s ‘whistle-stop tour of brum’!
Matt Taylor from Birmingham Future has since talked about all the great things happening in Birmingham for his column in Wednesday’s Birmingham Post giving a special mention to our very own Helga Henry:
“I’ve always known that Birmingham isn’t s**t (as the well known website ‘Birmingham: it’s not s**t’ states), but on Monday I was convinced of this fact by one of the city’s biggest advocates – Helga Henry from Fierce Earth.
Helga, who is also chairman of creative industries lobbying group Creative Republic, was speaking at a Birmingham Future lunch, and listening to her wax lyrical about city’s creative and cultural offer really cemented my view that Birmingham is a city with plenty to shout about and be proud of.”
Full article is in pdf is below!
“Birmingham It’s Not S**t” by Matt Taylor for the Birmingham Post