Richard Battye:
The name may ring a bell – this is the professional photographer who some will remember for his This England show in Birmingham a few years ago. He has his new web-site up, and it offers a full range of excellent galleries.

Sonic bloom:
AVA is a new sonic-art promoter in the West Midlands. They have three performances coming up in Digbeth, Birmingham, by artists from Finland, Greece and Germany. internationalweirdos (yes, the ones who were lurking in the cellars at Intervention) are broadcasting the events live on their radio.cuttlefish.