Flatpack in Birmingham – two events of interest

Flatpack Film Festival is an annual event in Birmingham which takes over the city.  This year they have two events which may be of interest to readers of this website.

Peggy Seeger in Conversation
Sunday 22 March, 3pm. mac birmingham
Tickets: £7/£5
Along with producer Charles Parker and singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger was a key creative force behind the Radio Ballads. A young musician recently arrived in the UK from her native US, she embarked on an demanding and exhilarating collaboration that helped to redefine the potential of radio. Long recognised as an outstanding and influential folk singer and activist, it’s a privilege to welcome Peggy as she looks back on that uniquely fertile period.

Travelling for a Living
Saturday 21 March, 1pm. mac birmingham
Tickets: £8/£6
Dating from 1965, a damp, smoky, lyrical picture of the singing Waterson family on home territory in Hull, with wonderful footage of Norma, Lal and Mike holding the stage at their folk club in the Old Blue Bell.

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