Tag: video

What can an elected Mayor do for a city and region?

A couple of videos with coverage of the mayoral referendum and campaign. First the debate held at the University of Birmingham: “On Wednesday 29th February 2012, this debate brought together leaders and representatives from business, education, politics, and the community, to…

When I’m cleaning windows, in BIrmingham in the 50s

A documentary about window cleaning in Birmingham in the 1950s including an interview with Dennis H Bayley, founder of Sheldon Industrial (Holdings) Limited and George Drew one of his window cleaners.

Telly Savalas Looks At Birmingham – in HD

i've just heard that Kojak's famous visit to town is being restored and cleaned up for HD and a showing on Sky Arts in December. Only five months until we can see the "multi-carriageway motorway" and dally in Dale End…

Frank's Blue Heaven

Frank Skinner's little seen sitcom — set very much in West Brom — is now all on You Tube, properly from Channel 4. [link]

Zoom cut to the past

wevee is a site that a tempts to do something with the vast amount of old film — and there’s a lot of stuff of the Midlands on there. The interface is very slick — you can trim the ends…

KateGoes Sock Crazy

KateGoes have released their first single “All We Wanna Do Is OH’ which is a sharp slice of bouncy pop. All very well, but what’s especially nice is that they’d like you to make sock puppet monkeys to “star” in…

The horror of an integrated wayfinding system

If you’re interested (as I am) in “a project to show how digital technology could be employed to make it easier to get round Birmingham. Involving a consortium of partners, including the council’s Digital Birmingham partnership, Coventry University Enterprises, Microsoft…