Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Birmingham 68

Pop, protest and play.

A landmark year internationally, 1968 was also a turbulent time for Birmingham. This eye-opening, city-straddling project kicked off in spring 2018 with a programme of events, exhibitions and screenings as part of the 12th Flatpack Film Festival, exploring everything from slum clearance and student protest to Digbeth bikers and Erdington psychedelia. The end result was a series of podcasts which you can listen to below, and a publication called This Way To The Revolution which you can purchase from our shop.

Birmingham 68 was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Black and White Unite and Fight

Ian Francis
Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 Posted by Ian Francis

68 Book Extract: Enoch Power

Ian Francis
Wednesday 6th May, 2020 Posted by Ian Francis

68 Book extract: The Double Zero Club

Ian Francis
Monday 6th April, 2020 Posted by Ian Francis

12 Days of Flatpack

Friday 20th December, 2019

Flatpack's first book

Ian Francis
Tuesday 3rd December, 2019 Posted by Ian Francis

Frank and Val

Ian Francis
Thursday 2nd May, 2019 Posted by Ian Francis

Worth less than nothing?

Matthew Bruce
Thursday 20th December, 2018 Posted by Matthew Bruce


Ben Waddington
Wednesday 12th December, 2018 Posted by Ben Waddington

When Yoko Ono Came To Birmingham

Edward Jackson
Wednesday 5th December, 2018 Posted by Edward Jackson

The Occupation, Fifty Years On

Wednesday 28th November, 2018

What happened to Iris?

Thursday 31st May, 2018

Birmingham 68 Volunteers

Wednesday 16th May, 2018


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