Ruinous:
An interesting personal web-site by Birmingham-based Intervention artist, David Papadopoulos. I met him at the recent Boozy Schmooze networking event. One of the projects David is working on is Spacialities of Dereliction.

David recommends Stoke-on-Trent based Tim Edensor’s complementary work on a comprehensive British Industrial Ruins project, which has lots of photos & texts. Strangely enough, I’ve been reading in Peter Ackroyd’s Albion – the origins of the English imagination about just how far back the quintissentially English obsession-with-ruins goes; it can be traced through to Old English poems such as The Ruin.

Anita & Me:
The Coventry News has a Meera Syal interview. Anita & Me gets a general release on 22nd November. No reviews yet; but the general feeling is that, apart from some wobbly accents, it’s a little gem.