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Capsule appointed to curate the Library of Birmingham's Opening Season

Birmingham-based arts producers Capsule have been appointed to curate the Library of Birmingham's opening Discovery Season.

Capsule, who will start working with the Library of Birmingham and its partners on 1 June 2012, will produce a dynamic mix of events, activities and performances for residents of and visitors to Birmingham on the theme of Discovery. Capsule will programme events throughout the new Library, in its new and innovative spaces, and in Centenary Square and other city venues in the lead up to and after its opening on 3 September 2013.

Highlights of the opening season will be announced later this year.


Founded in 1999, Capsule have rapidly gained a reputation for curating and producing highly ambitious projects around the UK and internationally. These include the Supersonic Festival and, most recently, Home of Metal, a celebration of the music that has its roots in the West Midlands, which Capsule both conceived and produced.


Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, comments,

'We are really excited by what Capsule has to offer and impressed by its cohesive approach to working with the Library's many partners, including The REP. Capsule's understanding of audiences along with their creative thinking and energetic approach will result in an opening season that will be contemporary and forward-thinking whilst also celebrating the Library and the city's past.'


Lisa Meyer, Capsule's creative director, says,

'We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Library of Birmingham, a flagship cultural hub in the city and assist it in meeting its aims and achieving its ambitions. Capsule's reputation and experience for delivering high profile, artistically ambitious events to the highest quality make us well equipped as Producer for the Library of Birmingham's opening season. The season will invite us all to discover the library as a building and its contents. With its dynamic architecture and multitude of facilities, the audience, will be encouraged to explore, learn and play within the space. The programme will be reflective of the wealth of creative and cultural talent from within the city whilst also playing host to exciting international works.'

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