Archive for March, 2018

Percy Grainger collection now partly online and public

The British Library has released a large collection of English folk song recordings made by Percy Grainger. Here are some from south and mid Staffordshire… A frog he would a-wooing go (Black Country). As I ran down between the barley (Tettenhall). Come all you blades (Tettenhall). Black Country story of how the Jack donkey swallowed […]

Creative jobs up 25% in one year, in the West Midlands

“Last year creative jobs grew by 25 per cent in the West Midlands” — said by John Kampfner, chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, speaking today at the launch of the report “The True Value of Creative Industries Digital Exports”. Such exports are 40% higher than officially measured — who knew?

15 pence for the No.11