Month: August 2008

Say Hello

Mere seconds after making a snide remark about there being no info about the Birmingham Digital Festival, the blog goes live (in fact it was transitioning from some test server as I wrote, but I couldn’t be bothered to change…

Be Birmingham site goes 2.0, in a way

Be Birmingham is what used to be called Birmingham Strategic Partnership — that’s a sort of talking shop between things like the police and the council, which everyone is invited to contribute to. They’ve revamped their website to include a…

Don’t fail, whale

I meant to mention this ages ago, but I forgot and I’ve only just remembered now it’s nearly finished: “From 12 – 30 August, Ikon is running a tailor shop in the old Salvation Army charity shop, 3 New Street,…

If they build it, they will come

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have just come into some money, £300,000, and they’re going to use it to create a gallery showing Birmingham’s history from medieval times to the present day. I’m sure we used to have something a…

Dr Alice Jones dropped from roof of Symphony Hall

TV quack Dr Alice Jones is to be dropped 100ft from the ceiling of the concert hall to demonstrate how white blood cells react to sudden changes in the body induced by shock and fear – they could have just…

Open Days are here again

Heritage Open Days are a set of tours or special openings of buildings around the country for four days every September. This year’s itinerary is now out and there are six pages of search results local to Birmingham (can’t create…