Bearded Launched

Bearded Magazine, the new publication for music and such coming out of Birmingham, was released this week at selected venues. You can pick it up for free from Swordfish, Tempest, the Bulls Head, Island Bar and the Sunflower Lounge with more outlets to come. (Anyone wanting to stock it should get in touch.) Alternatively you … [Read more…]

Xtreme Building Report

The Festival and Xtreme Building is now 3/5 of the way through its run and with 6 weeks to go they’re put up a mid-term report: What has become clear since we opened is that we have actually created a new public park in Birmingham city centre. The wonderful range of natural vegetation around the … [Read more…]

Out of Hours, September

The next Out of Hours at Light House is on Monday 3rd September, 5.30-7.30pm and is all about funding. While it takes place in Wolverhampton a lot of these organisations are West Mids-wide so this is pretty relevant to Birmingham folks. (And Light House is a lovely place to visit.) Guests at this informal chatting … [Read more…]

Artsfest Top Ten

On the Artsfest front page is their listing of the top ten attractions over the weekend of 14th -16th September. Bearing in mind this is just the big tent events and doesn’t include all the smaller but just as interesting things, but it gives something of a taste of what the festival is trying to … [Read more…]

Getting help from the City Council

This email did the rounds a while back and I thought it might be useful to repost it here as it helped clear up a few things for me: The following two services are managed by the Creative Development Team at Birmingham City Council and are open to creative businesses in West Midlands Objective Two … [Read more…]


Artstalking is a blog run by Ana Milgram who goes to arts events and writes about them. As you can imagine seeing this makes me very happy indeed! She also sticks photos on Flickr. Simon Peplow interviewed on the blog ELvis IN hawaii. Julian Cope was at Supersonic and writes a lovely review in his … [Read more…]

good shoes

From Matt Murtagh Photos are posted here from the Birmingham Flickr community. Click on the image for more details.