Birmingham studios face uncertain future. Grimley of The Post gives a great overview of the Artists Studios issue spotlighting some success stories and comparing the Birmingham situation with other cities. Well worth a read and if I wasn’t on holiday (did I mention that?) I’d go through and find links for all the people. If you fancy a bit of Google-time feel free to do so on your own blog or send them to me.
Actually, Nikki Pugh has run with some of the themes raised by Grimley and quotes somebody who apparently commented here. First I’d heard of it but I like the sentiment: “Birmingham will get a reputation as a vibrant, creative, international city when it becomes a vibrant, creative, international city.”