The Dark River by David Rowan
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Birmingham Flatpack Film Festival celebrates water

A Birmingham festival is celebrating the landlocked city's love of water.

In the past eight years the Flatpack Film Festival has become an eclectic mix of performances, exhibitions, and talks based around film.

This year, one of the main themes of the 11-day-festival is water, like the River Rae, as captured by audio visual artist David Rowan.

Historian Chris Upton, from Newman University, will be taking audiences on canal-side walks and talking about the Elan Valley which supplies the city with water.

Festival director, Ian Francis, said people will "get to feel like tourists in their own town" through the events.