Category: Birmingham

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…

When I’m cleaning windows, in BIrmingham in the 50s

A documentary about window cleaning in Birmingham in the 1950s including an interview with Dennis H Bayley, founder of Sheldon Industrial (Holdings) Limited and George Drew one of his window cleaners.

Brummie band release new album—free with fried chicken seasoning

You’ve heard of bands giving away posters or stickers with their albums, and even bands giving their albums away with newspapers. But how about a band releasing it’s own brand of culinary spicitiy and then giving the album away free? Well…

Yes to an elected mayor campaign news

Two announcements from those campaigning for a Yes vote in the referendum to give Birmingham an elected mayor. First a free event (with a clichéd name unfortunately) at the Town Hall, featuring campaigners and potential candidates of all political stripes. They say:”2-4 on Sunday the 15th…

FlixFixer — a new type of cinema at the Custard Factory

FlixFixer is Social Cinema at the Custard Factory Theatre. “It allows you to choose movies you love, find a venue to screen them and invite friends, family or other like-minded film-lovers to share in a screening where you set the…

The Bitter End — sacrilege?

In a shock to rival the ‘sexy’ Smufs reboot currently going on. Look what they’ve done to the old Costermongers : a pub up the road from it: From the FAKE magazine blog: “Owners of the Hairy Lemon bar at The Square…