Archive for August, 2008

New BM&AG gallery: “the story of the city”

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery gets £300,000 of additional DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Improvement Fund money to… “use on a new gallery telling the story of the city from medieval times to the present.” “Birds Eye View of Birmingham in 1886″ by H.W. Brewer. Town Hall on right, BM&AG in centre of picture. Meanwhile, ideas for a […]

All New Adventures of Us

Beautifully twinkly indie pop from Northampton, courtesy of The All New Adventures of Us (four free tracks)…

Weekly links lucky-dip, No.12

West Midlands:— AWM announce the £9-million Glasshouse in Stourbridge in the Black Country; this will have 24 new units for glass makers and artists, workshops, and a gallery + cafe // ‘Project X Presents’ music and performance across three stages, in September in Birmingham. Radio to Go devotes an entire podcast (.mp3 link) to previewing […]

Weekly links lucky-dip, No.11

Normal service to be resumed at the end of August. In the meantime… Midlands:— Birmingham’s Creative City Awards 2008 are announced. Deadline for nominations: 17th October 08 // Wolverhampton Radiophonic Institute (on WCR FM & podcast), “radio for thinking, culture, politics and philosophy” // Screen West Midlands gets a website makeover // 21 out of […]

Locked Mailbox

The Birmingham Mailbox — now a suitable location for a future Flickr mass photography session (aka Birmingham Flickrmeet)? “Dentist branded a terrorist after taking pictures of landmark shopping centre”… When dentist Andrew Medina travelled to Birmingham for a photography exhibition, it was perhaps only natural that the amateur snapper should want to take a few […]

Weekly links lucky-dip, No.10.

Foto:— The Format 09 photography festival has 2009 dates; it opens on 6th March 09 in nearby Derby. Featuring… “40 exhibitions, conference, workshops, professional practice, events, mass participation, masterclasses, talks, commissions and more” // Ben Sutton went to Brighton for a day, and came home to the Midlands with 15 Bicycling Brighton Women for his […]

Game on!

A Birmingham team wins the entire Olympics. Well, sort of… “The Birmingham Salvo pro-gaming team has shocked the world of computer gaming by winning the 2008 Championship Gaming Series World Final in Los Angeles. As well as the kudos and the $500,000 first prize, the Brits also picked up the two Most Valuable Player awards […]