Post on Station

The Post has a long feature on the Station exhibition that starts at Curzon St Station today (previously blogged here) with the news that Peter James, head of photography at Birmingham Libraries, planned the show as part of a bid to have the building house a permanent photography gallery, something Birmingham woefully lacks.


Going Deaf For A Fortnight goes national. The really stupid project, done first by me and then inexplicably copied by Russ L, has been opened up to anyone who wants to take part this year. To take part all you have to do is go to as many gigs as possible between the 6th and … [Read more…]

A new festival?

Following from speculation (and that’s all it is as far I can tell) that this years Artsfest is to be the last one, The Stirrer reports on plans for a new bi-annual music festival based on feasibility studies being undertaken by Audiences Central at the moment. Here’s the discussion thread.


The Gigbeth website has been substantially redone since I last looked at it. Congrats to Clare Edwards on winning the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year award for 2007. Clare is the music co-ordinator for Gigbeth, amongst other things. Congrats also to the winners of the Screen West Midlands Media Talent Awards. Read this: Interview … [Read more…]


Creative Alliance Alumni is a Facebook group for people who’ve “taken part in, taught on, worked with or want to get involved in a Creative Alliance programme”. Stand up for the maestro. The CBSO’s conductor Sakari Oramo writes an impassioned defense of Elgar as an international figure in the Guardian in advance of their performance … [Read more…]


Roger Shannon will be giving a talk at the Emma Jesse Phipps Lecture Hall, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UCE, Gosta Green, Birmingham on Thursday 7th June, 6.30-8.30, the subject being “The Place of British Film”. If you’re going please RSVP to I should have mentioned this last week but completely forgot. Billy … [Read more…]


Birmingham Words have upgraded their forum. Is British Asian music in crisis? Or is it just going through the normal processes of the music industry? points to a couple of interesting articles on Asians In Media about young British Asian artists and producers being dropped by their labels. Pianist and general good egg on … [Read more…]