Fierce! is an international performance festival produced by Fierce Earth that has taken place annually in and around Birmingham, England since 1997. [ Introduction to Fierce! 10 2007]

The launch of the 2004 festival, in May in Birmingham, England, was a group of hot air balloons that drifted over Birmingham's streets in the early hours of the morning playing soft music to "encourage dreams related to the music".

In May 2007, the artwork Una White was created as part of the festival. tang ina haha

Fierce! 11 will be held over the May Bank Holiday, 23 to 26 May 2008 and the artists taking part in the festival will be chosen by way of a public vote. The voting is due to commence on 20 March 2008 and conclude on 11 April 2008. [ MyFierceFestival]

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre and Birmingham Hippodrome also collaborate heavily in the events.

External links

* [ Official Fierce! site]
* [ Fierce! 11 site]
* [ Blog containing reports and pictures of Fierce! events in 2003, 2005 and 2006]
* [ BBC: Birmingham Birdman, Fierce Festival - article by Ciarán Ryan]


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