That up there is a photo of the electricity bill I received a few weeks back. It relates to the three months when we ran the Created in Birmingham shop and, in case it’s not clear, the number at the end is £17,552.56. £17,552.56. That ruined a morning. As I’ve said before, the CiB Shop … [Read more…]
Well, I invited, you came, I spoke, we discussed and by the end of it we had a plan. It was a quite intense evening and we covered a lot of ground which I’m going to attempt to sumarise here. In short, though, the room decided to go for it, to form a committee / … [Read more…]
A quick but heartfelt thanks to Lucan, Nicola and the other good people at Fazeley Studios who have helped me out big time over the past few weeks, lending some storage room for the furniture from the CiB Shop at ridiculously late notice. Incidentally, we’re out of their now, so if you’re interested in leasing it the … [Read more…]
Headline: Public meeting about the CiBshop – Monday 26th July, 7pm, The Victoria. Register here. Hello, this is Pete with one of my occasional retail-related posts on the CiB blog. It’s been 6 weeks since the Created in Birmingham shop closed. Since then I’ve had some time off to recover and have started thinking about … [Read more…]
The shutters are down and the windows have been papered up. It’s as if we were never there. A big thanks to everyone who’s been involved – to all the staff (Aaron, Dennis, Matt, Aaron, Charlotte, Frankie, Ian, Dan, Ruth and Jess) and all those who stepped in to volunteer their time when they were … [Read more…]
Pete and Aaron get on the Internet telly as Birmingham’s City of Culture bid is seen off: What nice, polite boys.
Headlines: The Created in Birmingham Bullring shop will cease trading on Sunday May 23rd. The market stalls at the front will continue until Saturday 29th. Volunteers needed to empty the shop. We will have a closing party of some sort on Saturday 29th. We’ll take a couple of months off over the summer to regroup … [Read more…]
The Story Exchange is the visually enchanting invention of Birmingham-based Needle & Thread Theatre, and will be captivating story-lovers, story-tellers, and strays over four days in the Created in Birmingham shop at Bullring from Thursday 13 May until 16 May. Here’s the blurb (pun intended) for you: You are invited to browse, peruse and explore … [Read more…]