Month: May 2010

Spread your legs

“Six hundred paces from the Bull Ring is The Custard Factory”. The Custard Factory has a new website (which feels unnecessarily to need to put down the perfectly serviceable, if neglected, old one). It claims that the Custard Factory is…

Nice Play, shame about the face

Absolutely bob-awful photoshop and graphic design job for Paul Henry (yes, Benny) as Tony Hancock at the Alex, for what might well be a good play: Via BCC’s Birmingham Bulletin. (Copy-writing not too crash-hot either, “Modern-day creations such as Alan…

Bomb the Base

Churn, but good churn… An archivist at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery has uncovered these images showing the aftermath of a 1970s terrorist bomb blast. Dating from 4 January 1974, the images show Ikon’s then-director Simon Chapman clearing up shards of broken…

After the Lord Mayor’s Show

“This year’s Lord Mayor’s Family Show takes place on Monday the 31st of May from 11am to 5pm, in and around Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square in, Birmingham City Centre.“ Anyone fancy doing something underwhelming afterwards?

New Blog from Birmingham Skeptics

"Birmingham has a great tradition of free thought. It has always had a certain anarchic quality. Spilling over three counties for much of its history, it was free from any coherent local government. Until the mid 1800s Birmingham made do…