Mark Badger will lead the next Music Network meeting on Thursday 25th April 2013.

The Meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

Anyone involved in Music in the region is welcome to attend, its free and there will be tea and coffee provided.

The Music Network organises a NETWORKING EVENT on the last Thursday of each month, for the benefit of music related businesses in the West Midlands region. If you have any involvement in music, come and talk about what you’re up to and meet some new people. These Networking events are about all things music in the region. They’re about helping you to teach yourself how to do it, by yourself, for yourself and encourages you to share the knowledge with others so they can do the same. If you are a musician, a student, someone who works with musicians, represents musicians, has involvement with the music industry, or are looking to make new contacts…..the meeting will be useful.

If you have news to report, a presentation to give, an event to promote, any new points for discussion, a pitch to make, business cards or flyers to hand round, an appeal for help, advice or guidance or even if you just want the free tea and biscuits and some serious discussion…you are invited.

You can also post in by email any news or press release information for inclusion on the website and for distribution through the mailing list and RSS feed. More details on the website.

Please pass this invite on to Musicians you know or anyone else who you think may benefit.

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Creative Networks Thursday 25th April 2013

24 April 6pm – 8.30pm Films produced by final year students of the Film, Production and Technology and the Film, Technology and Visual Effects courses – at the Electric Cinema. Seating limited, to book-email your name as the subject to

Thurs 9 May at 6.00pm BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture: Mike O’Leary and Alexandra Wall on Cross Platform Content FREE event open to Birmingham City University students and members of Creative Networks. Tickets limited – allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book – promo code is: misfits

New film ‘The Road’ by Marc Isaacs currently on BBC iPlayer (BBC4) and showing at the MAC in Birmingham 17 and 18 April





The way we’re living, the films of Marc Isaacs. Speaker: Marc Isaacs

Since 2001 Marc Isaacs has made more than ten creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards as well as numerous international film festival prizes. “Isaacs has an astounding gift for getting people to open up to him and he uses film the way a skilled artist uses paint. The result is beautiful, heartbreaking and profoundly humane.” Times Online

The Road: A Story of Life and Death is Marc’s new film currently on release nationwide. The road in question is the A5, the 300-mile Roman legacy connecting Holyhead to Marble Arch. Marc installed his camera at various points to record its many travellers, weaving together numerous poignant stories of loss and the search for belonging, into a tapestry of human experience. It’s a film that forces us to recognise the struggles and preoccupations of its characters as our own. As proposed by his 2001 documentary Lift which sought out characters in a tower block, Marc may be British cinema’s pre-eminent people person, locating strangeness, melancholy and joy in the urban landscape, and those who inhabit it. He is a guest lecturer at the London Film School, the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway University.

Join us for this Master class to hear Marc talk about his approach to making documentaries. See clips from his films and ask questions. Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.

To join us for this FREE event, please email or call 0121 331 5400.
Alternatively, register online at our website

Creative Networks Thursday 25th April 2013