Month: August 2009

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

When my mum first saw this statue she asked me if it was a fish! Well, I guess the arms could be mistaken for fins….or maybe not :) I believe this statue is called ‘Future’, at least that is what…

There is a better way

So says Simon Rattle and the whole hest of the eighties contingent. Central TV, the council, GKN (remember them?), and Horizon Travel PLC give you 11 minutes on why Birmingham isn’t as black as it’s painted and life is okay…

Pan pipe moods

Oxfam aren’t all about helping people in the developing world, they’re also on a mission to save Birmingham from the pan pipes. On the 28th August for OxjamBrum’s ‘Big Busk’ to raise money the council has turned over all its…

Digging your scene

They’re building a new library, it’s going to be shorter than they first said (but still contain the same amount of space – how so?). But despite the planning app not having been submitted as yet, digging has commenced. It’s…

Old football was rubbish

So sang Frank Skinner on Fantasy Football, but with “big money men” coming in to buy Blues and promising £5m (about enough to buy Julian Lescott’s haircut) to save the team it’s feeling more and more like Ken Wheldon is…

New Library, Old Library, Same spat

Alan Clawley loves Central Library, I do too. He sees the planning process of the "new" library as tied up with the saving of the old building, I'm not sure: but this makes interesting reading. [link]

Reading Festival

Despite the odd titling “Will Self with Heather Child” for example that lead a stupid person (er, me) to think that the rapcious wordsmith was appearing at South Birmingham College at half two of an afternoon (primetime!), there’s normally something…

"Inside" the new Academy

Louise Brierley gets a look inside how the Dome is being re-done. All we get are pretty odd CGI artists impressions tho'. [link]