Cultural Olympiad

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.  The Olympiad is a 4 year period of cultural activity running up to the Olympics that starts as soon as … [Read more…]

ZX Spectrum Orchestra at Sonar

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.

All Change

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] so that they go directly to Chris. I’ll still be around as a kind of “blogger emeritus” making … [Read more…]

links for 2008-04-19

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)

Moseley Folk linup announced

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…]