As Chris alluded to in the 2000th post I’m lurking in the background of Created in Birmingham at the moment. If there was an office it’d have “Special Projects” stenciled on the door, but there isn’t and it really just involved Chris and I sitting on the sofa figuring out things to do that can … [Read more…]
Back on 15 May, Creative Republic (who are currently funding CiB) hosted a talk from Paul Kaynes, Regional Creative Programmer for the Cultural Olympiad. For those that don’t know, the Olympiad is not the Olympics.Â The Olympiad is a 4 year period of cultural activity running up to the Olympics that starts as soon as … [Read more…]
Lisa Capsule informed me that videos of Birmingham’s very own ZX Spectrum Orchestra from this year’s Sonar Festival in Spain were already on YouTube, so I went a’diggin. A brief BBC interview: The rather nice Baroque: 3:43 of Beepulator: There may well be more.
The Birmingham REP has a new website. I haven’t had a good dig yet but a cursory glance reveals it to be rather progressive with comments, feeds (RSS and iCal), blog-style news and a snappy design, as you’d expect from a Made Media production given their work on the THSH site last year. In fact … [Read more…]
It’s nice when you ask for something and then it turns up, even if it takes a while. Four years ago I (Pete, btw) put in a request to the interwebs for a “searchable small gigs database feed site thingy” which I could throw a bunch of criteria into and be given regular updates of … [Read more…]
On May 1st Pete Ashton, being myself, will stop running Created in Birmingham. It’ll be run by Chris Unitt. First the admin stuff. If you’re not already doing so, please start sending email to createdinbirmingham [at] gmail.com so that they go directly to Chris. I’ll still be around as a kind of “blogger emeritus” making … [Read more…]
Lots of filmnights going on 7 Inch Cinema round up the local activity. (tags: cinema film 7inch) Experiments with retail Andrew Dubber introduces Liquid Crunch, his new online music shop where you can “return” the mp3 if you don’t like it for a full refund. (tags: dubber liquidcrunch music internet mp3)
News to me here is that the Moselely Folk Festival is a three day event this year, starting at 3pm on the Friday. Other than that it looks to be the usual mix of old school folkie classics, nu-folk (or whatever) and quirky stuff. Nice! Here’s the lineup and tickets are on sale with a … [Read more…]