The Lombard Method is an artist-run studio group and gallery in Birmingham, for the conclusion of their 2013 programme they are  presenting Artists Film Fortnight, in celebration of artist moving-image.  The organisation describes it as “something like a wrap-party, the fortnight will reflect some of the artistic concerns of those we have worked with during the past year, and marks the end of our collaboration on this particular venture.” Have a look at the website to keep up to date with the full programme of events, which includes specific online presentations. The fortnight is broken-up into thematic strands including ‘Narrative’, ‘CG’, ‘Broadcast’ and ‘Groundhog’, with artists Patrick Goddard, Karen Kramer, Mark Leckey, Matthew Ferguson, Oliver Sutherland and Torsten Lauschmann showing work, amongst many more.

This will be a deserving celebration of what has been great year for The Lombard Method, who have continued to focus so resolvedly on supporting emerging and early-career artists with exhibition and residency opportunities. This has resulted in a bursting programme full of exciting and engaged projects. Some of the artists who have exhibited with The Lombard Method in the last year alone include Rachel Adams, Richard Sides, Angharad Williams, Grantchester Pottery, Matt Welch and studio holder Joanne Masding.



3rd Plenum coverage: Breaking monopolies

Further developing China’s private sector is likely to be high on the agenda at the upcoming plenary session kicking off on Nov. 9.

The government is looking into opening up more state-owned sectors including finance, telecoms and the railway industry to more private investment.

CCTV News explored the trend of internet companies now venturing into the financial sector, and concluded that while the trend of freeing up China’s financial market is inevitable, the road will be bumpy.

Today’s question: What in your opinion is China’s biggest competitive strength?