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‘Hello Digital’, the Midlands first digital festival, comes to Birmingham’s Millennium Point this October 23rd-26th. The free four-day event will feature animations, music, videos, robots and games from top names in the digital community and we’ve picked out a few of our favourite events to look out for.
Birmingham promoters Capsule will be creating ‘Home of Metal’ an online digital archive to celebrate the West Midlands as the home of Heavy metal music. Fans of Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Godflesh, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin are invited to join in by bringing along their band memorabilia to a series of open days.
Starting on the 25th October at Wolverhampton Art Gallery the first event coincides with the 40th anniversary of when the term ‘heavy metal’ was coined by music journalist Lester Bangs when describing Black Sabbath.
Stories, images and memories will be collected and digitised to take pride in the region’s claim as the home of metal and Capsule have also commissioned photographer Steve Gerrard to produce a series of portraits of metal fans from the region, which will be on display at the official launch event in October.
Plus Expo’s ‘Field of Light’ project uses over 200 low energy light bulbs to create a tranquil interactive illumination across the atrium at Millennium Point. Light and sound will be programmed to create the effect of a field in bloom, which will move and sway to the light.
The Field is fully interactive therefore anyone from anywhere can get involved by changing the field through a simple sequencer on the website that controls the settings (http://www.fieldoflight.net/home.aspx). Just register on the website and create your own light sequence and if enough people like it it will be played for people across the world to watch on the live webcam.
For more information on all the events taking place see http://www.hellodigital.net/.
Wanna meet the Pigeon Detectives?
WHAT: signing session
WHERE: HMV Birmingham, High Street
WHEN: Wednesday 22nd October at 6.00 pm
The Pigeon Detectives celebrate the release of their new single, ‘Say It Like You Mean It’, with a meeting with the fans at HMV’s High Street store in Birmingham on 22nd October.
The band will be at the store from 6.00 pm to meet fans and sign copies of the new single which is released on Monday 20th October through Dance To The Radio.
URBAN STREET STYLE goes one step further this season with a unique and quirky range of Tees from MHI, MHI pride themselves on not conforming to mainstream trends or styles by creating styles that are individually inspired.
For more information and to take a look at the Tee collections- browse the Urban Industry website.
London Fashion week goes the extra mile this season – more like the extra 1193.6 miles. House of Fraser hosted the ‘Worlds longest catwalk’ relay from Lands End to John O’Groats, The relay taking over 382 hours walked as if on a catwalk by professional models, volunteers and House of Fraser staff through the rocky paths and English weather. The models walked in the latest trends and the highest heels to raise money for the London Fashion Week registered BFC Princess of Wales charitable Trust. They were hoping to raise a fantastic £20,000 and as the relay finished early this morning the exact about is still to be verified.
HERE+NOW+THE FUTURE Andy Warhol Event.
You definitely don’t want to miss the closing party at the Eastside IKON. Enjoy a great evening of performance, Film, Music, Dancing and Marshmallows. Dress code: Black and White. ADM: Free.
This great event takes place at IKON Eastside, 183 Fazeley st, Digbeth, Birmingham on Friday 31st October 7:30 till late
For more information visit the Ikon website.
While most designer Handbags will leave your bank account in distress, What ever it takes has rounded up fashion legends – such as Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani to donate unique pieces of artwork for charity.
The bag prices range from £10-15 so for more information or to buy a bag before they all run out contact what ever it takes on the link above.
This month is the Penguins 5th birthday. To celebrate being such a big boy, original penguin will launch one of its most popular silhouettes, the classic windcheater, in an all new house check.
Proof that the Original Penguin is growing old gracefully and stylishly the windcheater is already becoming an autumn winter favourite.
The birthday jackets are extremely limited edition so for more information have a look on the website.
Fused favourite and all round super artist / illustrator Catalina Estrada is one of 25 artists, fashion designers and celebrities that were invited by Hasbro to decorate their own 18-inch versions of the usually 4-inch-tall ponies as part of The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years as a celebration for their 25th aniversary.
The ponies will be auctioned off in support of the Give Kids the World charity which aims to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to experience a memorable and cost-free visit to the central Florida attractions.