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

Fierce Press Gang: An introduction

Fierce Press Gang is a group of 13 young people aged 16-19yrs from Birmingham and the Midlands recruited through Ideas Tap. They have spent the last six weeks working with industry experts gaining experience in multi media journalism and hearing from art critics, journalists and reviewers. They are tasked with gathering interviews, writing articles, taking photographs, reviewing, creating videos and capturing the story of Fierce Festival 2012.

The group is made up of; Holly Riddle, Anna Garrett, Suhayl Iqbal, Sheryce Smith, Edward Sadowski, Rumer Cooper, Anna Piper, Lauren Archer, Hannah Elsy, Emma O’Brien, Simran Kular, Katie-Ted Lowe and Annice Boparai.

You can follow their posts on the Fierce blog, on Twitter @fiercefestival #pressgang and on the Fierce Facebook page.

Fierce Press Gang is funded by Birmingham City Council and supported by mac and Ideas Tap.