Fierce! is an international performance festival produced by Fierce Earth that has taken place annually in and around
Birmingham, Englandsince 1997. [http://www.fiercetv.co.uk/index.php?controller=feature&mm_action=view&id=28 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 Whitewas 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. [http://www.myfiercefestival.co.uk/ MyFierceFestival]
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Warwick Arts Centreand Birmingham Hippodromealso collaborate heavily in the events.
* [http://www.fiercetv.co.uk/ Official Fierce! site]
* [http://www.myfiercefestival.co.uk Fierce! 11 site]
* [http://www.andypryke.com/pub/FierceFestival Blog containing reports and pictures of Fierce! events in 2003, 2005 and 2006]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/articles/2005/05/27/birdman_birmingham_feature.shtml BBC: Birmingham Birdman, Fierce Festival - article by Ciarán Ryan]
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