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Fierce! Festival heralds new artistic era with appointment of directors Following an extensive search which attracted international interest, Fierce! Festival are delighted to announce the appointment of its new artistic leaders. Heralding the transition into the next phase of Fierce!’s life, the Board today announced the appointment of Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison as the … Continue reading

Fierce! Festival seeks a new leader

“Fierce! can claim to be the Hay-on-Wye of performance art, the Glastonbury of experimental theatre” Daily Telegraph “If this is Birmingham, I can’t wait to move back” Audience Member As it enters its second decade of operation, Fierce! Festival enters a new era. Following the departure to LIFT of its founder and artistic director, Mark … Continue reading

Sing Hallelujah – Reverend Billy is coming!

Reverend Billy and his Gospel Choir of Life after Shopping are coming to Birmingham on 29th May at Ikon Gallery as part of his ‘The UK Shopocalypse Tour’ . The show will be part of Fierce! Festival’s year round programme for 2009 and sees Fierce! partnering with our friends at the Ikon Gallery. Reverend Billy … Continue reading

We’ve Won an Award!

On 29th November the Fierce team attended the Creative City Awards. We had been shortlisted for two awards Outstanding Market Development Award for “MyFierceFestival” and Creative Industries Award which deservedly went to our friends at Stans Café. Here is the video of Helga’s acceptance speech for the Outstanding Market Development Award courtesy of Pete Ashton: … Continue reading

‘Play Me, I’m Yours’, Sao Paulo.

In March 2008 we commissioned Luke Jerram to produce ‘Play Me, I’m yours’ as part of this years Fierce! Festival. The piece launched the festival in spectacular style as fifteen pianos were delivered to the streets of Birmingham in unusual spaces inviting the general public to ‘play me, I’m yours’. After its resounding success and … Continue reading

Fierce Encounters at the Biennial

Liverpool’s fifth biennial started on the 20th September and a couple of our friends and associate artists are involved… Mitra Memarzia On Saturday 4th October and as part of Liverpool Independents Biennial 08 Elena Cassidy-Smith and Mitra Memarzia staged an intervention ‘Armarda’ at the Albert Docks. ‘We will invite passers by to make folded paper … Continue reading