Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

Fierce Archive Project: Exhibition: What happens at the festival stays at the festival


This year Fierce Festival celebrates its fifteenth anniversary. The festival has taken many turns since its founding as Queerfest by Mark Ball in 1998.

Over the last six months, Fierce has been delving into its storage unit, drawing together paperwork, documentation, marketing material and arranging meetings with founding figures in its first step towards building an archive of fifteen years of activity.

In the first of what we see as a series of public explorations and experiments in sharing Fierce’s history, the exhibition What happens at the festival stays at the festival will share a selection of posters, brochures and other festival literature that has represented the festival over the years.

On Tuesday 24 September from 5.30-8pm, please join us in raising a (complimentary) glass to fifteen years of activity, and pick up the 2013 festival brochure.

The exhibition will take place at ARTicle Gallery, as part of the School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design.