Category: culture

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…

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.…

I use the NME

…to line the rabbit’s hunch mainly. Losing relevancy to the faster, closer to “the kids”, world of the music blog the NME is in real circulation trouble. It knows it has to get back to the roots of music rather than…

Birmingham’s Third Rate Reputation

Nothing too new here in this Independent piece about “Britain’s ‘Second City’ [with] a third-rate reputation”, but they’ve done a fair amount of research —Adrian Goldberg, Trevor Beattie, Siôn Simon, Khalid Mahmood all quoted. “In other parts of Britain there…

A New Breed of Hero

This is bleeding cool (and was found by Danny Smith on Bleeding Cool)—a Brum superhero: “According to the News Of The World, and I use that statement with all the baggae that brings with it, The Statesman is a real…

111111 2010

On the eleventh of November 2010 you are invited to take part in a pyschogeographical epic. A window of eleven hours to complete a circuit of  Birmingham’s number eleven bus. 2009′s results were recorded here… including MoxyPark’s wonderful 11 bus…

Milk and honey on Cannon Street

An unexpected treat this weekend, when the Invisible Architecture tour I was on stumbled across what might just prove to be a little independent gem. Shakes is a milkshake bar and coffee shop, it’s up Cannon Street almost oposite The…