Month: August 2007

Gardeners Whirled

Friends of the Stars, which I always thought was a cool name for a band, show their appreciation for all things earthy when they launch their album at Moor Green Allotments (another great name for band) on the afternoon of…

Joined up thinking

It’s all part of the masterplan apparently, the council have appointed a company called Urban Initiatives to make sure that all of the proposed redevelopment in the city centre are “joined up”. Which at its best could be a very…

Going Postal

Birmingham, B29 – a photo blog for things that happen in B29. (ta Brum Blog)

Spree but no glee

The Polyphonic Spree are coming to Brum on 5 September (Thanks The Stirrer), WOO! The Spree are fantastic, trust me. Unfortunately it’s at the Glee Club, which can be a dreadful venue – the bar prices, seating, drinking up time…

Brum hop

This week’s Radio Freeness is a Birmingham hip hop special. Featuring 10 tracks by Birmingham-based artists and an intro by Sally Gross with advice on the future of music and technology. Radio Freeness: Brum Beats Hip Hop sandwich this week.…

Beach 6 – and it’s catching

Despite the mixed response to Birmingham’s summer of five (? sorry, genuinely lost count now) land-locked beaches – guess what? That’s right, the Rugby Football Union are brining Beach rugby to Birmingham in Centenary Square. Those that fancy cauliflower ears,…

Hale Hale Rock ‘n’ Roll

On 16th August BBC WM launches a new show dedicated entirely to new music in the Birmingham and the Black Country – and they’re looking for bands.

Switch off your TV

and do something less boring instead. D’log has news of grants for people between 13-19 of £100 to £80,000 to make creative media projects for film, television, radio, online, print and multimedia platforms. Who I wouldn’t have killed for that…

Sing "Birmingham’s Truths"

Reality Estate is a very multimedia arts project from Friction arts, which will (in October) “transform the Five Ways Estate, Shopping Centre and roundabout.” Artists and the people of Ladywood will ‘sing Birmingham’s truths’, accompanied by some of Birmingham’s best…