Tag: architecture

Invisible Birmingham

Historian Ben Waddington is leading a Brum walking tour of sights and buildings inspired by his article ‘Invisible Architecture’ from Issue One of Dirty Bristow magazine. It’s based on the differences in what you see when you look up, rather…

Robert Butler may write for "more intelligent life", but he hasn't watched TV recently

"civic pride in its theatres, galleries, concert halls, conservatoire and ballet company has to contend with the Brummie accent, associated with stodginess and despondency. When pigs feature in British TV commercials, they tend to speak Brummie." Pigs? where? [link]

Catherine O'Flynn: brutal truths – The Guardian

"Birmingham does have this complicated relationship with its past, where it's always trying to burn photos of itself," she says. "It destroyed all its Victorian heritage and now it's destroying its 60s heritage, without much sense of that being history…

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…

Spit and Sauce, Us

Got a chance yesterday to pop into the mac (still a week or so before the opening, and work being done all over the building) and taste the catering. Yum. The building re-opens to the public on May 1st, with…

Project Brutal

Do you want to get involved with celebrating and documenting the wonderful Central Library building? You do? Good here's the place: [link]

Have your say…

You can now speak your branes on Paradise Circus about what should go where Central Library is. It won’t surprise you to learn that my answer is “Central Library”.

100 years of The Electric Cinema

The Electric, Birmingham Originally uploaded by new folder A cosy evening at The Electric with a ‘This Is Your Life’ of Britain’s oldest working picture house in the company of owner Tom Lawes to celebrate its 100th birthday. Opened in…