Brummie of the Year 2008 – Nominations open

Who will follow in the bootsteps of landlord extraordinaire John Tighe, blues hobo Charlie Mitton, dancer-under-the-stars Malik, cricketer Jason Furnell and red panda Babu? Only the people of Birmingham can decide — after the nominations have been assessed by a panel.
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But nominations are now open and you’re welcome to list any Brummie or Brum resident that has put Birmingham on the map this year. How about “world’s worst boxer” Peter Buckley (although I’m sure he’s better than me)? Or Brummies for Obama leader Adam Smith?

Maybe there’s an old dear who’ll be so excited by Kilroy in the Jungle that the orange man of British politics will triumph? Or is this the year that Metal will force it’s denim and leather clad way into the forefront? Wouldn’t it be great if concrete won out and we’ll recognise John Madin architectural genius behind the Central Library?

All that we know is that the nominations wil close at 9am Sunday 23rd November and the voting will open the next day. Leave your nominations, with a reason, in the comments — and feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.

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NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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  • Right – that’s it – no more nominations. The shortlist and voting will be announced “soon”.

  • Brum Chum

    Haha – forgot about Gavin from Auto Windscreens-fame, he’s a legend too! Gotta be up there as well.

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  • Johnny Doom – a living legend and a man with whom I have spent some of my finest moments. I’ve never laughed so much as when he asked a hippy at Castle Morton festival to ‘Didgeri – DON’T!’ Can’t believe he’s gonna win this! The scouse posse’s backing him. He’s also got the Indonesian Massive behind him! Go, lad, go!

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  • Anonymous

    Hi Anne,rnJust So You Know, Conrad actually has two other children Myself Ben and my sister Emily. I am 16 and she is 13, but by reading the comment you left, you arent aware of this. My dad has no contact with us other than a single christmas and birthday card that is written by his wife and posted to us. We have not spoken to him in 6 years, because we used to see him every weekend, but eventually he just stopped seeing us. I was a little concerned you didnt have the “full picture” when I read you comment about being committed to his family – I just thought you would like to know the situation.rnrnYours,rnBen Newbold

  • Anonymous

    Hi Anne,rnJust So You Know, Conrad actually has two other children Myself Ben and my sister Emily. I am 16 and she is 13, but by reading the comment you left, you arent aware of this. My dad has no contact with us other than a single christmas and birthday card that is written by his wife and posted to us. We have not spoken to him in 6 years, because we used to see him every weekend, but eventually he just stopped seeing us. I was a little concerned you didnt have the “full picture” when I read you comment about being committed to his family – I just thought you would like to know the situation.rnrnYours,rnBen Newbold

  • bennewbold

    Hi Anne,
    Just So You Know, Conrad actually has two other children Myself Ben and my sister Emily. I am 16 and she is 13, but by reading the comment you left, you arent aware of this. My dad has no contact with us other than a single christmas and birthday card that is written by his wife and posted to us. We have not spoken to him in 6 years, because we used to see him every weekend, but eventually he just stopped seeing us. I was a little concerned you didnt have the “full picture” when I read you comment about being committed to his family – I just thought you would like to know the situation.

    Yours,
    Ben Newbold

  • Raphael

    Carolyn , do you know about this????/nnCommissioned and published by Punch, Birmingham-based photographer Pogus Caesar launches his new highly collectable and anticipated book celebrating iconic black musicians.nnMuzik Kinda Sweet will be released in October 2010 and will be available to buy online in our shop section.nnThe remarkable photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive features evocative, nostalgic and largely unpublished images of musical legends like Stevie Wonder, Grace Jones and Lee u2018Scratchu2019 Perry.nnnnnShot entirely in black and white on a Canon Sure Shot autofocus camera purchased in the 1980u2019s, the photographs offer a stark alternative to the digital performance photography of today. Most of Caesaru2019s photography is based around his home city of Birmingham, documenting a spectrum of well-known personalities and recording significant events including the; Handsworth riots, Birmingham tornado and the regeneration of the Bullring.n

  • Raphael

    Carolyn , do you know about this????/nnCommissioned and published by Punch, Birmingham-based photographer Pogus Caesar launches his new highly collectable and anticipated book celebrating iconic black musicians.nnMuzik Kinda Sweet will be released in October 2010 and will be available to buy online in our shop section.nnThe remarkable photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive features evocative, nostalgic and largely unpublished images of musical legends like Stevie Wonder, Grace Jones and Lee u2018Scratchu2019 Perry.nnnnnShot entirely in black and white on a Canon Sure Shot autofocus camera purchased in the 1980u2019s, the photographs offer a stark alternative to the digital performance photography of today. Most of Caesaru2019s photography is based around his home city of Birmingham, documenting a spectrum of well-known personalities and recording significant events including the; Handsworth riots, Birmingham tornado and the regeneration of the Bullring.n

  • Raphael

    Carolyn , do you know about this????/nnCommissioned and published by Punch, Birmingham-based photographer Pogus Caesar launches his new highly collectable and anticipated book celebrating iconic black musicians.nnMuzik Kinda Sweet will be released in October 2010 and will be available to buy online in our shop section.nnThe remarkable photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive features evocative, nostalgic and largely unpublished images of musical legends like Stevie Wonder, Grace Jones and Lee u2018Scratchu2019 Perry.nnnnnShot entirely in black and white on a Canon Sure Shot autofocus camera purchased in the 1980u2019s, the photographs offer a stark alternative to the digital performance photography of today. Most of Caesaru2019s photography is based around his home city of Birmingham, documenting a spectrum of well-known personalities and recording significant events including the; Handsworth riots, Birmingham tornado and the regeneration of the Bullring.n

  • Raphael

    Carolyn , do you know about this????/nnCommissioned and published by Punch, Birmingham-based photographer Pogus Caesar launches his new highly collectable and anticipated book celebrating iconic black musicians.nnMuzik Kinda Sweet will be released in October 2010 and will be available to buy online in our shop section.nnThe remarkable photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive features evocative, nostalgic and largely unpublished images of musical legends like Stevie Wonder, Grace Jones and Lee u2018Scratchu2019 Perry.nnnnnShot entirely in black and white on a Canon Sure Shot autofocus camera purchased in the 1980u2019s, the photographs offer a stark alternative to the digital performance photography of today. Most of Caesaru2019s photography is based around his home city of Birmingham, documenting a spectrum of well-known personalities and recording significant events including the; Handsworth riots, Birmingham tornado and the regeneration of the Bullring.n

  • Raphael

    Carolyn , do you know about this????/nnCommissioned and published by Punch, Birmingham-based photographer Pogus Caesar launches his new highly collectable and anticipated book celebrating iconic black musicians.nnMuzik Kinda Sweet will be released in October 2010 and will be available to buy online in our shop section.nnThe remarkable photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive features evocative, nostalgic and largely unpublished images of musical legends like Stevie Wonder, Grace Jones and Lee u2018Scratchu2019 Perry.nnnnnShot entirely in black and white on a Canon Sure Shot autofocus camera purchased in the 1980u2019s, the photographs offer a stark alternative to the digital performance photography of today. Most of Caesaru2019s photography is based around his home city of Birmingham, documenting a spectrum of well-known personalities and recording significant events including the; Handsworth riots, Birmingham tornado and the regeneration of the Bullring.n

  • Raphael

    Carolyn , do you know about this????/nnCommissioned and published by Punch, Birmingham-based photographer Pogus Caesar launches his new highly collectable and anticipated book celebrating iconic black musicians.nnMuzik Kinda Sweet will be released in October 2010 and will be available to buy online in our shop section.nnThe remarkable photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive features evocative, nostalgic and largely unpublished images of musical legends like Stevie Wonder, Grace Jones and Lee u2018Scratchu2019 Perry.nnnnnShot entirely in black and white on a Canon Sure Shot autofocus camera purchased in the 1980u2019s, the photographs offer a stark alternative to the digital performance photography of today. Most of Caesaru2019s photography is based around his home city of Birmingham, documenting a spectrum of well-known personalities and recording significant events including the; Handsworth riots, Birmingham tornado and the regeneration of the Bullring.n

  • Della

    I’d like to nominate Gary Critchley too.