Month: March 2012

Blues Trust Launch Meeting

The Blues Trust Launch Meeting will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7th, before the game against Crystal Palace. It will be at Transport House, 211 Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1AY. We want to tell you about our aims…

Stitches and Hos needs your help

Hello everyone,  As you may (or may not) know I am running an Olympic knit graffiti project called K2TOG – Knit 2 Together.  For this I will be covering the columns on the outside of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery…

Open Up Lobbying Event

The Sunday Times’ recent investigation into the Conservative Party’s fundraising operation focussed the public’s attention on the influence that can be bought within our political system. We may have been shocked by the frank language used by former Conservative party…

Big Brum Love Tour

BBLTPress26Mar.doc Download this file I wondered if you'd heard about the Big Brum Love Tour which takes place in the city centre on Saturday? It's part of the Still Walking Festival 2012 and is organised by my husband Marty. I've…

New show at the Blue Orange Theatre

Below is information about a new show coming to Birmingham’s independent theatre Blue Orange, plus an attached image.  Please include this event in your publication/website.  Many thanks. Liz John, Big Script LOVE! SEX! CONFUSION! Come and ride the merry-go-round of…

What can an elected Mayor do for a city and region?

A couple of videos with coverage of the mayoral referendum and campaign. First the debate held at the University of Birmingham: “On Wednesday 29th February 2012, this debate brought together leaders and representatives from business, education, politics, and the community, to…

Tolkien: I have no ancestors of that gifted people

Ol’ JRR wrote some interminably dull books, and if you believe the signs drank in nearly every pub in Britain, the pisshead. This letter to a German publisher proves him to be a bit of a dude tho’.

Why I’m voting ‘yes’ in the mayoral referendum

I’ve been to a couple of events over the last few days all about the elected mayor referendum that’s coming up on the 3rd of May. I’m pretty sure that I want a ‘yes’ vote—even if it does nothing more…