Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 will commence on 15 May 2021, running for 12 months. The 365-day cultural programme will reflect Coventry as a diverse, modern city, demonstrating that culture is a force that changes lives. Coventry is known internationally as a city of welcome, a city of activists and pioneers, peace and reconciliation, innovation, and invention, and now a City of Culture. The British Council is the International Partner for UK City of Culture 2021.
In March 2022, musicians from Coventry, across the UK and around the world will gather online to spend a week immersed in exploration of the challenges and rich potential for collaborative film archive and music projects.
FAMLAB (Film, Archive, Music) workshops are a British Council initiative that started in 2016 and which is now part of an on-going programme supporting performers, composers, filmmakers and producers working in the artistic space where the two worlds of film and music converge.
FAMLAB IV is a collaboration between the British Council’s Film + Music programme, the British Film Institute, and Sheffield’s Sensoria festival of film and music. As part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, this fourth FAMLAB joins forces to work in partnership with Coventry’s The Tin Music and Arts, and Deliaphonic, an annual celebration of the life and work of Coventry born electronica pioneer, Delia Derbyshire. During the week, composers and artists will take part in a series of workshops composing for archive and screen; there will be public talks from leading artists in the field of film composing, and a public ‘sharing’ event as part of Deliaphonic.