Category: Black Country

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.…

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

   I’m taking you out of town with today’s photo. Don’t worry, we are not straying far from Birmingham, but we are venturing to the home of this old teddy bear.   I was kinda dragged along to the Black Country…

The Meaning Of Briff

The godlike geniuses Douglas Adams and John Lloyd invented a thing called ‘The Meaning of Liff’ it was one book, then an expanded edition all containing ah, well I’ll let them tell you: “In Life, there are many hundreds of…

Up the cut

Although the price is pushing it towards Christmas-present-for-dad-with-canal-obsession territory, there’s no doubting the beauty of the photos in the new book ‘The Cut’: “Peter Donnelly’s evocative photographs taken during the 1960’s, record the time and his verse the surroundings and…

Don’t Close Me Down

I always feel a little sorry for Bearwood (despite its European-style-cafe-bar), it sits a little uneasily between the Black Country and Birmingham, and I definitely feel sorry for Dexy’s Midnight Runners – who seem to slip down the cracks of…

Around the shoe-niverse

Black Country artist Sarah Clarke is seeking your 4×6 inch colour photographs of “Shoes that have Taken You on a Journey”… “whether it be a life changing journey or just a walk to the local shops.” Deadline to be received:…