Monday, 21 April 2008

Dr Vanley Burke humbles FEED:CONTACT

Dr Vanley Burke delivered a personal and humbling seminar on Wednesday night. From his birth place in Jamaica to visits to South Africa and The Gambia and the streets of Handsworth, Birmingham, Vanley told astonishing stories that revealed the heart of all the places he
has visited.

If you didn’t carry a camera along with you the next day – you missed the point!

FEED would very much like to thank Vanley for taking the time to come in and remind some of us about why we do what we do, thank you.

A massive thank you has to go to Hannah and Carl for putting together a beautiful exhibition of photography from their various courses here at MBC.

Lastly, thank you to all of you that bought tickets and helped make this event the success it was – thank you from FEED…

Photographs by: Matt Jones

Friday, 11 April 2008


FEED : CONTACT proudly presents:
Dr VANLEY_BURKE. 16.04.08

Buy your tickets now for one of Britain’s leading photographers. Vanley will be delivering a seminar about his life in photography at Matthew Boulton College Theatre at 6:45 - 7:30pm. He will be discussing his background, how he became a photographer and his role in documenting black culture and british people for the last 40 years.

The FEED:CONTACT after party will be held at the FEED Studio, Millennium Point following the seminar. This is a private party – please retain your ticket for entry. Look out for free copies of our award winning THISISFEED magazine whilst viewing an exhibition of our students’ artwork and photography.

Tickets are £3.50 each and are on sale from Lin Tsang in room 738 at Jennens Road and the FEED design studio at Millennium Point. Email for further information or visit

Students under 18 are more than welcome to the after party but must respect the law, which states that they won’t be able to consume alcohol.

Please note that all money raised from our FEED events goes towards our guest speakers’ expenses and any costs for the private party – this is not a profit-making affair!

Thursday, 3 April 2008


Just in case you missed it – here are some pictures and films from the FEED studio launch.

The event kicked off with a short film made by Birmingham Studio 'Supermarche'. The film’s theme is based on the changing landscapes of our region. “It’s a reaction piece about the amount of buildings coming down and being replaced by new ones in short spaces of time. When we grew up in the Birmingham area all the urban areas tended to be industrial factories – now they are either being ripped down or revamped into luxurious apartments. The jury is out on whether it is a good thing or not,” says Supermarche. Two FEED students, Leon Kesko and Anthony Zizzi helped out at the Supermarche Studio with the 3D work for the film. “It was cool working with Supermarche but the pace in which things are made is slightly different to that of college life. I learnt a lot in a short space of time – it has given me the push I needed to make my own work,” explained Anthony Zizzi.

Supermarche will be collaborating on more projects with FEED in the near future so watch this space…