Category: Birmingham City Council

Bartholomew Row Townhouses

From the Evening Mail: “Lighting firm Christopher Wray wants to pull down the buildings at 7-12 Bartholomew Row and has submitted a planning application. The owner claims that the row, near the new Matthew Boulton College and Millennium Point buildings…

Brutal Honesty

There’s nothing that worries me more than consultation (still no results btw) , apart from knocking down Birmingham’s most important building. So I was a bit disappointed with only “the main themes” being released from the consultation into what might…

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?

This shit just got local

Birmingham City Council (one third of seats, remember, very unlikely to see any change of control) count starts at 3pm today. There’s an ‘information pack’ here with some the previous data, results will appear here and there’s meant to be…

What ‘culture’ do you do?

Brum is, as you’ll no doubt be aware, is bidding to be UK City of Culture 2013. The final bid has to be in in May and getting a full picture of what culture is for Birmingham is and important…

Gone for a Burton

After years of calls for Birmingham to appoint a ‘Creative Director’ — similar to Manchester’s Peter Saville, it seems the City Council have finally got the message. A source close the the cabinet revealed that they’ve even identified their man…

Making it up as we go along

Part of the build up to Brum’s City of Culture bid is the Canvas Birmingham site, where people can either say what culture they enjoy in the city or suggest odd ideas that they’d like to see. No idea is…

Guesswork?

I’m quite “for” the idea of Brum being 2013 City of Culture. I’m not convinced that the council have the skills to make it great, and I’m still cynical about the idea that “the possibility” of hosting the “Brit Music…

Danny Smith: Tag nuts

So I spoke to the Editor* about what to write about this week and he gave me this, probably to wind me up, which suggests that ten people are responsible for most of the graffiti in Brum. I knew my…