Category: art

We’re going to need a bigger boat

Olympics + Landlocked City = Big boat. Sailings may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions please check local forecast.

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’.

Home of Metal clocks in from tomorrow

  Should you be interested in the music known as Heavy Metal, or the history of the West Midlands, then this summer there’s an afternoon at least of your time that needs to be dedicated to the Home of Metal.…

Jargon soup

We figure this is about arts funding in Birmingham, but frankly who can tell. If you can understand this get out of the arts now (but could you translate it first please). *shitty stock music* (via Dave Harte, title by…

Central Library at 4am

The global media sensation the 4am Project was a perfect excuse for about 40 photographers to get access to our beautiful Central Library in the middle of the night. From the stacks in the basement to the very roof, we…

Fierce Festival 2011

Festival smestival, festivals are just marketing exercises where the same shit as normal is glossily repackaged and the “vibe” is some flyers. Not when they’re painstakingly and artistically curated by a team that manage to make Birmingham the centre of the performance art world…

Flatpack Festival 2011

Festival smestival, festivals are just marketing exercises where the same shit as normal is glossily repackaged and the “vibe” is some flyers. Not when they’re painstakingly and artistically curated by a team that manage to make Birmingham the centre of the film world for…