Fierce Festival 2014
Until 12 October
Fierce Festival is back bringing a range of exciting live art projects for the young and young at heart. With 40% of the population under 25-years-old Birmingham is Britain’s youngest city, and in acknowledgement of this fun fact over ten days a mixture of local, national and international artists will be channeling a fresh vibe for all ages.
Celebrating the unbridled joy of childhood is Eat the Street, where 12-year-olds turned restaurant critics will give their brutally honest opinion on everything from the food to the décor. While Council of Community Conveyors play an extended game of Chinese Whispers over 1500 houses across Balsall Heath, Edgbaston and Perry Barr.
Youth is not this year’s the only theme, there are also performances investigating a wide range of significant cultural topics. From Dana Michel’s heart-rending performance Yellow Towel, which centres on race and her personal memories of adolescent insecurity, to Nina Roncevic’s Car Deconstruction, which teaches local girls basic mechanics to help deconstruct outdated
gender roles, the itinerary is as diverse as the city of Birmingham itself.
Besides the bold performances and exciting adventures, Fierce is well-known for its wild club nights and parties. From ages 8 to 80, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Words: Sophie Lloyd