The video for Goodnight Lenin’s new track was done by Chris Keenan and Steven Spencer and was filmed at Second Home Studios. The latter two were also involved in First Light’s ‘How to’ videos we mentioned a little while back.
In his keynote speech at the State of the Arts conference in Manchester last week, in a list of notable cultural things happening this year, Ed Vaizey included: an epic new choral work from composer Jonathan Harvey to be performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Which was a coincidence because, only a few days … [Read more…]
I’m not convinced the Sutton Coldfield Orchestra has ever been mentioned on this here blog. Founded in 1975, Sutton Coldfield Orchestra performs up to six concerts per year, including a concert for young soloists in spring, and a family Christmas concert.
Fortunediablo Productions: is an independent film, music and publishing company producing and distributing film, music and books through new media. There are a few things to discover on their site. From what I gather their main project (at least on the film side of things) is called Ugly and in Love (warning on the strong content), … [Read more…]
A little while back I linked to a questionnaire about Birmingham’s music scene that was doing the rounds. The report and a series of recommendations are now out. For a bit of background, there’s this from Cllr Philip Parkin, Chairman of the Leisure, Sport & Culture Overview & Scrutiny Committee (who were responsible for the report): Last … [Read more…]
This is pretty impressive: Ken Jones of Bright Eyes has sent an incredible list of gigs he attended at the Town Hall (and other venues) from 1964 to 1974 Presumably that’s not Bright Eyes as in Conor Oberst’s band. Or maybe it is. In other Town Hall news, Classic FM have got an interview with Andrew … [Read more…]
Secret Admirer puts interviews with bands, mainly from around Birmingham and the West Mids, on her blog. I was just at the This Is Tomorrow gig the other night at the Hare & Hounds, so the Matt Beck interview and Silver Souvenirs made for good reading. Is anyone else out there blogging about Birmingham’s music scene? The … [Read more…]
The Oasis Radio has been up and running since Monday and is broadcasting until 27 January. It’s broadcasting from Birmingham City University and is being played out in the Oasis shopping centre and online. It’s mainly music and such, but they’ve also put together quite a decent short documentary about the history of the place … [Read more…]