Reading In The Dark – Writing West Midlands – Thursday 6th September

“Writing West Midlands would like to invite you to an evening reception to launch the exciting new programme for the 14th Birmingham Book Festival with two unique literature experiences, raising awareness of the RNIB and their recently launched fundraising campaign Read for RNIB Day to help blind and partially sighted people access the written word. … [Read more…]

Aardman and Isobel recreate Birmingham

“Having rehabilitated the reputations of single men whose best friends are dogs (Wallace & Gromit) and pirates (Pirates), top animation studio Aardman have turned their talents to Britain’s most unfairly maligned city. They joined forces with Isobel to create a new campaign for Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre, creating a four-tier revolving model incorporating quirky interpretations … [Read more…]

Meanwhile, in Birmingham:

“Crikey!! A crazed train passenger eating monster on the rampage in Birmingham!!” By Jimmy Rogers Jimmy is an illustrator, he doodles for Orb, and lots of other exciting things you can browse on his portfolio. I came across this on my lunch break browsing his blog.