Month: January 2008

You’ve got Mail, dot net

Interesting interview on journalism.co.uk with Steve Dyson, editor of the Birmingham Mail, where he makes some points about the future of local journalism – more of that later I’m sure – but the main thrust for us now is the…

Global city with a local bar

Vale Mail reports on the criterion for becoming Birmingham’s best bar – in the “pub oscars”, Best Bar None – “Birmingham organisers are setting their entrants an extra task… landlords have to explain, in no more than 250 words, how…

Seventies Brum Film Double Header – and Telly on the Radio

On Wednesday Feb 13th at the Library Theatre (more details at the end) there’s a fantastic double bill of our favourite Brum films of the seventies – Take Me High and Telly Savalas Looks At Birmingham: TAKE ME HIGH gives…

Don’t Close Me Down

I always feel a little sorry for Bearwood (despite its European-style-cafe-bar), it sits a little uneasily between the Black Country and Birmingham, and I definitely feel sorry for Dexy’s Midnight Runners – who seem to slip down the cracks of…

Taxi, rank?

Destination is a board game based on the idea of being competing black cab drivers around a city. The first , the London version, was pooh-poohed on the first series of Dragons Den – but it’s obviously done well enough…

Firefox off

Brummie of the Year 2005 Babu the red panda is off to Scotland. He’s had his head turned by a woman, Tensing is to be joined at the Nature Centre by a panda called Raka. Sniff.

I were right about that saddle tho’

We always thought it was Tony Butler who said “on yer bike”. Stuck In The Middle starts on The Politics Show, BBC One [Sunday 27th January] and continues throughout the week on Midlands Today – it’s all about how difficult…

The writing is on the wall*

*obvious headlines dept. This is  c’n’p-ed from Cllr Mullaney’s posting to the Moseley Yahoo group: ” An event has been organised, where Birmingham’s graffiti artists will explain the difference between graffiti art and graffiti tagging, and how they as artist…