2020 Fierce events have been cancelled due to COVID19, but we’ll be back soon!

Discussion with Dutch international artist Jeanne van Heeswijk / organised by Eastside Projects and Fierce Festival at Ikon Gallery

Jeanne van Heeswijk (1966, Schijndel, the Netherlands) has been working on socially committed art projects since 1993.  Over the coming 12 months Jeanne will be developing a project inspired by the Lunar Society in Birmingham, developed by Eastside Projects and Fierce Festival. As part of her research process Jeanne will make periodic visits to the city. On Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April. There are a limited number of places to join a discussion hosted by Jeanne. The discussion take at their starting point Birmingham City Council’s ‘Big City Plan’ a vision of their urban regeneration intentions.

You can watch a video here:

Birmingham’s Big City Plan – The City Centre Masterplan from Birmingham City Council on Vimeo.

The discussions will take place at Ikon Gallery where we will be seated at artist Marjolijn Dijkman’s reconstruction of the Lunar Society table, made as part of her current exhibition Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

Over the course of the three days the intention is to draw together a ‘Small City Plan’: you can attend one of the discussions or all three. They will last an hour.

If you want to join a discussion please email: contact@wearefierce.org with Small City Plan in the subject title.

Please get in touch asap to reserve a place as there are only 8 places per-day available. The discussions will be on:

April Fri 15th: 4 – 5pm / Sat 16th 4 – 5pm / Sunday 17th 2 – 3pm

Hopefully see you there!