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Fantastic Planet at the Festival of Imagination

Abbe Elliston
Tuesday 4th February, 2014 Posted by Abbe Elliston

This week the Festival of Imagination opens in Selfridges Birmingham, a collaboration between The BIAD Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR) and the department store as part of a wider campaign across London and Manchester.

Transforming the festival's 'Imaginarium' into a cinema, we will be screening our Fantastic Planet programme throughout the festival. Suitable for all ages, it will take you on a magic carpet ride across the globe.

Designed by Artist Beth Derbyshire and built by Urban Designer Matt Foster in collaboration with the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and CFAR, the Imaginarium is a unique creative hub set in the heart of the store. Here imaginative workshops and inspiring talks by renowned designers, artists and academics are held in an intimate environment sealed away from the outside world. Following a unique programme devised by Beth Derbyshire and produced by Sophia Tarr, each event will inspire visitors to unlock their own imaginative powers.

Lucy Hawking, daughter of Stephen Hawking will be launching the festival with the opening talk, and other highlights include a part-disco, part-documentary multi-screen installation from Vivid Projects about David Bowie, Pecha Kucha style ‘Lightning Talks’, and video works inspired by the music of Kraftwerk.

The festival runs from 5 February - 23 February. Events are free but some require reservations. Full listings for the festival can be viewed here.