One of the first physical signs of Flatpack this year will be a series of interventions in shop-windows around the city. It's an idea we pinched from our friends at Aurora in Norwich, and seems tailor-made for Birmingham; what with it being 'shopping capital of Europe'. A string of shops from the city-centre down into Digbeth have agreed to give over their windows to students and alumni from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, who'll be making work loosely inspired by the festival and early cinema. Ideas include a tribute to legendary Canadian vaudevillian Rob Ring, an SMS reworking of Psycho, and a romantic encounter in a graveyard. One group of students have put some of their proposal sketches in a blog.