Tag: birmingham uk

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…

Eastside, East of Westside

Here’s a tweet I saw the other day, a sentiment we’ve all heard (and maybe said) before: “Wish Birmingham’s creatives would shout louder about the great stuff that goes on in the city”. There are lots of good things, but…

Flatpack – part of the furniture

Brum’s (perhaps the World’s) best film festival starts today — I’m off to the Stephen Duffy film on Sunday at least. But here’s some recommendations from other people Danny Smith (more here): “Down Terrace – Friday 26 march Normally I…

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…

BBC cuts

I’ve just got this from punch records and while it might not be _your_ niche Asian Network is an important part of the BBC’s output in Brum and I think you should have the chance for a read (and if…

10:23 in Brum

A group of homeopathy sceptics spent the morning outside Boots in town, attempting to overdose on the fake remedies sold therein. They all look line to me, well as well as they did before.

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…

Danny Smith: Surge Domine et dissipentur inimici tui et fugiant qui oderunt te a facie tua*

Anglo-Saxon England was a horrible violent place with different kings and fiefdoms slaughtering for land, old gods, and, when the Danes landed, shits and giggles. Not unlike Newtown (except the bit about the Danes – I’ve never seen a Dane …

Brummie of the Decade?

Just a little bit of festive fun, I’ve taken the winner of every Brummie of the Year award and popped them into a poll so you can vote for your Brummie of the Decade. Since there was no Brummie of…