Happy New Year, Happy New Snow Boots

6 01 2010

Hello hello, it has been a while since I’ve blogged… apologies but the festive season has got in the way. The bad news now though, is that my brain has a backlog of things I’ve been meaning to blog about so sorry if you get sick of seeing random things from me over the next week.

So, how was everyone’s Christmas and New Year? We all set and ready for 2010? I am; completely. I don’t know why but I’m really excited about this year; there are so many things going on and being the start of a new decade makes me think there are even more possibilities.

On the personal side, there is lots going on, including an exciting house move this Friday. Stay tuned for pictures of the housewarming…

Work-wise there are some amazing things on the horizon, including some exciting plans for Style Birmingham; International Dance Festival Birmingham 2010; some great projects with Punch Records; and the fantastic Pop: Jann Haworth exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. There is also the looming final of The F Word, which features Birmingham’s very own Lasan. Fingers crossed they do it… tune in to Channel 4 tomorrow night at 9pm to find out. There’s loads more happening at Rewired, so I’ll be sure to share it with you.

But for now, I just want to say how bored I am of the snow. It was exciting when it was Christmas but Mr Jack Frost, IT ISN’T CHRISTMAS ANYMORE. I’m not using the white stuff to have any time off work either; what’s the point, you’ll only end up doing more when you’re back anyway. The drive home tonight was a tad horrendous as the snow is turning to ice, but most of the problems are caused by bad drivers!

Anyway, rant over… I’m off to finish packing for the big move. Catch you later.

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Get on your dancing shoes… International Dance Festival Birmingham is coming

2 12 2009

It’s an exciting day in the Rewired office, and not just because my Christmas playlist is on repeat. We’ve been confirmed as the PR Agency for International Dance Festival Birmingham 2010.

Taking place 19 April – 16 May the festival, which is run by DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome,will be showcasing a huge range of dance styles at venues across both the city and the region. Some of this year’s highlights include:

A new solo Kathak work by acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan; the National Ballet of Cuba featuring guest appearances by Carlos Acosta; Mark Morris Dance Group with the orchestra of English National Opera; Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals; Sutra, a stunning dance piece featuring 17 monks from the original Shaolin Temple in China; and C!RCA, a thoroughly new circus show combining dance with awe inspiring acrobatics. There will also be a host of other activities and events including free outdoor spectaculars, a weekend for children and families, and many opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to take part.

IDFB 2010 is being funded by Advantage West Midlands, Arts Council England West Midlands, and Birmingham City Council, with a new sponsor Brewin Dolphin. BBC Radio WM has come on board as a Media Partner and Crowne Plaza has been confirmed as the Accomodation Partner.

I’m so excited about working on the festival, it’s going to be an amazing project. Anyone that knows me is aware of my love for dancing, and we’re making plans in the office to start dance lessons so look out for the big announcement.I’ll be sure to start blogging about our dance lessons too… and there will be plenty of twitpiccing!

Until then, I will just continue ripping up the dance floor in my usual hotspots over the festive season!