Phew, we did it! On Saturday 11 April 2015, High Street Casualties: Ellie Harrison's Zombie Walk was staged on Birmingham's busy shopping streets. Dressed as "zombie employees", more than 60 participants helped to map the former locations of thirteen of the big retail chains which have disappeared from our high streets since the start of the financial crisis in 2008. Tonight, the special exhibition documenting both the aftermath and the 'making of' the event opens at Ort Gallery.
And, if that isn't exciting enough, this month as also sees the Bring Back British Rail campaign celebrate 100,000 supporters, the online launch of my talk for Artquest at Camden Arts Centre, the Money M€al for Glasgow Open House Festival, and a wee jaunt to Venice Biennale with Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf (please see all the details below).
That's all my blatant self-promotion over for a while, I promise. I need a rest!
Tuesday 28 April 2015, 6 - 8pm (film première at 7pm)
Exhibition Open: 28 April - 30 May 2015, Thu - Sat 12:00 - 17:00
500-504 Moseley Road
For more information see: www.ellieharrison.com/highstreetcasualties
Bring Back British Rail - the campaign for the public ownership of our railways, which I've been running in my spare time since 2009 - celebrates 100,000 supporters! Look out for our back cover advert in the General Election issue of Private Eye (1-13 May 2015) out this week, and if you're in Cardiff, look out for the five special Privatisation is Not Progress posters dotted around the city as part of Dawn Woolley's Consume poster project.
Thursday 7 May 2015, 5 - 7pm (please RSVP)
Exhibition Open: 9 May - 26 July 2015, Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
30122 - Venice
For more information see: www.em15venice.co.uk