It seems entirely appropriate, considering where my walking tour started, that I make you aware of a number of events that Flatpack festival have organised to celebrate ‘Birmingham on Film.’
The highlights for me, as they all feature along the route of my walking tours, are;
- Privilege (1967), starring Paul Jones of Manfred Mann on 28th September
Locations featured include St Andrews, New Street, Grand Hotel and the Town Hall.
- Gangsters, Episode 1 (1976), created by Philip Martin on 8th October
Locations featured include Jewellery Quarter, Snow Hill Station, Broad Street and Gas Street.
- Take Me High (1974), starring Cliff Richard on 6th October
Locations featured include Alpha Tower, Council House, Gas Street and Broad Street.
In addition my tour partners at Film Birmingham are joining Flatpack for a behind the scenes look at some of the productions made in Birmingham that will give a greater insight into the world of the location scout in the ‘City of a Thousand Locations event.’
You will find me on the Still Walking curated tour ‘Looking for Kline‘ which also forms part of this festival, as well forming part of a series of walking tours curated by Ben Waddington, as I attempt to increase my own knowledge of the locations used by the TV series Gangsters from walk leader, artist Darryl Georgiou.
There are 22 events in total to check out in this celebration of Birmingham on Film, but book quickly as places will be limited.