If you were interested by my recent suggestion of an artists’ programme on the Ickneild Port site, there’s a Regen WM seminar on Thurs 25th Sept 08 at the Tower Ballroom, Birmingham…

“This seminar will explore how the arts can be involved in the re-use of previously developed land:— as part of the design process / as a form of community engagement and development / as temporary installations or performances.”

Unsurprisingly, it contains the programme item…

“Introduction to Icknield Port Loop — site visit”.

Although it’s a whopping £50 per ticket, so seems aimed at public-sector managers only.


Icknield Port, with the West Coast Main line and canal running alongside the cleared site, with trains slowing down to enter/leave the New St. tunnel just ahead.