Month: October 2009

1Day – gang culture in Birmingham- Part 1

For once tabloid shock horror over a film might be justified, but not for quite the reasons you may think. Danny Smith attempts to get the the truth of Birmingham's gang culture, and it aint a cosy picture. [link]

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

Reaching out from beyond the grave…… Sorry, that’s a rubbish intro! But have you heard what has come to town?! It’s the controversial Bodies Revealed exhibition and it’s being held at the Custard Factory in Digbeth. From the website: Using…

Library Building

Birmingham timelapse from 7inch cinema on Vimeo. “a selection of images taken by amateur photographer Derek Fairbrother from the same spot in Birmingham’s Chamberlain square between 1963 and 1986. We’ve [7 inch cinema] just compiled them for a new exhibition…

Are you an 11A or an 11C?

Which way do you like to go round? Don’t forget we want a circuit off you on the 11th November. Either way you’ll want one of these badges, or both, or a number of both. 50p each (plus p+p, should…

UB40 – Music as Culture

UB40 are playing a gig at the tiny (for them) Rainbow in Digbeth on the third of November. The idea is to raise awareness, and some dosh for a sound-deadening roof, of the noise problems the pub have been having.…

BIrmingham Consultation Planner and Finder

If you're an anal sort and want to know every time anyone "consults" on anything in Birmingham (we're talking official bodies here, not just asking "do you fancy a pint?") then you could do worse than try this site. Not…