Month: June 2007

you wait years for one, and…

then Centro go and do it for you. One weekend a year or two back I spent taking photos of those statues you get on bus timetables round Brum. I was intending to get pics of them all and put…

Yay and (Betty) Boo

The good news is that Moseley Festival’s Music in the Park no longer clashes with Rootsville – it’s been moved to 11th and 12th August. The bad news is that Rootsville now clashes with Betty Boo at the Nightingale!

Sleeping around in Moseley

The video for Misty’s Big Adventure’s ‘Night time better than the daytime’ sees them akip all around Moseley – see how many places you can spot. Nice jim-jams. via a smursh..

What we thought of the past, in the past

Searching through the council website on an unrelated matter (and no I couldn’t get the www.birmingham.gov.uk/google search to find what I wanted either) I stumbled over a page of ‘Conservation Publications’ which includes this gem (from 1997) ‘Signalling the Sixties’.…

What’s Goin’ On

As Marvin Gaye sang it’s important to know what events are coming up in Brum – we’ve had a feed of upcoming‘s event listings in our sidebar for some time. To make sure there’s no chance of you missing anything…

Perry Barr Tower Block Makeover

Via The Stirrer. Urban Splash, who have taken seemingly ages to refit Fort Dunlop and the Rotunda, have been chosen by Birmingham City Council to transform three tower blocks on the Birchfield estate in Perry Barr. The idea being to…

Doctor I keep thinking I’m a marquee and a teepee

This Saturday it’s Rootsville – don’t forget that it’s free until 6pm, and that should include; Steve Gibbons, Chrissy Van Dyke, Soweto Kinch and loads of other stuff. It’s still pretty cheap for after that and there’s The Destroyers, Misty’s…

Walk Pigs*

Despite being welcomed by Lord Mayor Randall Brew**, Ozzy Osbourne won’t be getting a drink when he opens the Birmingham Walk of Stars on July 6th, as apparently the “area is an Alcohol Restricted Zone and the consumption of alcohol…

early signs of madness

I’ve just bought this old Evening Mail sign and am about to screw it to my shed door, or maybe the door of our outside lav.