On 3rd May 2012 Birmingham voters will get to decide whether or not Birmingham will have an elected mayor in a referendum. How clued-up do you feel about the debate? A recent BBC report suggests that more needs to be … Continue reading
They were among the many thousands who came to Britain to work on the roads and building sites of a booming postwar economy and who, for various reasons, have never been able to go back. When I read this article in … Continue reading
Posted in Art, culture and that, The Irish Quarter
Tagged Arise, film, filum, Ian Nesbitt, irish centre, irish heritage, Julie Cassidy Gosling, Long Distance Gang, OutSideFilm, Spotted Dog, Stor Mo Chroi, The Guardian, You Gallant Sweeneys!
Going with Russ L’s battle request here, which was: Brasso The Bull vs That Big Ceramic Fish – who will be the civic-animal-monument champion? Both pieces of modern public art are very nice and incredibly photogenic, there’s no denying that. … Continue reading
The Crimes, Hot Monocles, The Cubans and Danny’s Last Dance – The Hearing Aid’s take on the gig at The Rainbow on Saturday night. St Patrick’s Day Festival Update – Notes from Spaghetti Gazetti about the St Patrick’s Day Festival … Continue reading
Posted in Art, culture and that, Buildings, regeneration and that, The Irish Quarter, The sound of music
Tagged Ben Neal, Birmingham Flickrmeet, Capsule, Custard Factory, Danny's Last Dance, DJ ANDY WEATHERAL, Eastside Blog, Hot Monocles, Irish Club, LIGHTNING BOLT, OM, Pete Ashton, Pettifer, PISSED JEANS, Rainbow, Release the Bats, SHELLAC, Spaghetti Gazetti, St Patrick's Day Festival, The Crimes, The Cubans, The Guardian, The Hearing Aid, Vertical Theme Park, WOODEN SHJIPS