No, nothing to do with the Digbeth music venue, Sanctuary Newspapers claim to be “the UK’s leading student newspaper network”.Â Monthly editions are produced by students in 12 different cities with the content tailored to their areas.Â A new Birmingham edition has just been launched with a website that looks thusly:
I’ve not found an actual, physical copy yet but I thought the content on the website was a bit hit and miss – head for music and film but give news (woefully sub-Onion) a miss.
What struck me is that, although it’s written by people in Birmingham there’s precious little about Birmingham.Â Aside from a couple of questions put to The Electric‘s Thomas Lawes and an interview with the promoter of student night ‘Naked Lunch‘ there’s not much to differentiate the paper from something that could be produced nationally.
Still, it’s early days.Â There’s a Facebook group here that says:
If you are interested in contributing to the next one let me know via facebook or email to Sanctuaryplaylist@live.co.uk
Presumably you need to be at Birmingham Uni but I’m not certain about that.