Tag: Birmingham

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…

Back in Fàshiön

(Self)-Published by the brilliantly named Brummie Git Press Luke James’s Stairway To Nowhere is out now. He says it’s “the true, unexpurgated, and twisted story (with pictures) of the original line-up of Fàshiön (1978-80)” and who are we to argue…

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…

The sound of metal

Dan Davies recorded recorded a Home Of Metal tour hosted by Chris Phipps in March last year as a series of snippets of audio — he’s now gotten round to getting it online as a sort of tour. Have a…

COWshop – moo

The COWShop, or Creative Open Workshops have been slowly spreading their fresian patterned craft around Brum for some time… based in the Custard Factory, they also run the craft ‘handmade makets’. This Sat I finally went down and popped on…

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…

Brum words…

Although Wordle make everything look like a shoe, the MAC’s #brumwords is getting interesting: “Birmingham Word Cloud | As part of ‘plug in’ – the opening exhibition at the new mac gallery space in Birmingham – we are generating a…