Joe Turner blogs on the Arts & Crafts movement in Birmingham, and is off in search of more…

“It is interesting that a movement with such radical roots might now be perceived to encapsulate quite conservative — and very English — ideas about suburbia and the rural idyll. It is this, as well as the variety and occasional eccentricity, which I think make it such an interesting era in Birmingham’s heritage. So, armed with the indispensable Pevsner Guide and a camera phone, over the next few months I will try to blog about some of the built legacy of the rich Birmingham Arts & Crafts tradition.”