Three nights of animation are coming to The Custard Factory this week for The British Animation Awards Public Choice screenings. Animation Forum WM have teamed up with Dice Productions and Flip Festival to bring three separate programmes of screenings of the best UK animated films of 2010 and 2011 to Birmingham. The shorts will be screened on Thursday … [Read more…]
The National Trust recently made the details of over 700,000 of the objects in their care available online for the first time. I quick search for objects around Birmingham reveals 1,350 items, a fair few of them with accompanying pictures. You can check out the online collection at nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. If anyone spots anything particularly good in there, … [Read more…]
The Big Give Christmas Challenge kicked off this morning (after a false start yesterday when their servers crashed). It’s a big fundraising drive, with the bonus that donations are matched by a combination of Big Givers, so any money you give is doubled. If you’re after something local: This link will take you to a list of … [Read more…]
I thought I’d post my response to an email I received from someone the other day. The emailer said (and these are a couple of extracts): I am currently looking for creative projects to get involved with in the Birmingham area, specifically film or media based projects. I have lots of transferable skills through studying … [Read more…]
This is an open letter from John Dolan, former Head of Libraries at Birmingham City Council, to Cllr. Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council and Cabinet Member, Culture, copied to Randal Brew Cabinet Member, Finance and Ian Ward, opposition member for Culture. Birmingham City Council’s library cuts: from world class city to mediocrity
Instagram is a social photo-sharing thing. I’ve been using searchinstagram.com to check out a few pics taken around Birmingham. Some of them are of the other Birmingham but it’s easy enough to spot the difference, by and large.
At 7pm on BBC2: Michael Smith looks for the positive in what some consider Europe’s most boring city – Birmingham Putting the ‘n’ into ‘BBC cuts’. UPDATE You can see this episode on iPlayer until 7pm on 4 November. It featured The Event (in particular, Creative Machines, Minimalist Sculpture at Curzon Street Station), Eastside Projects … [Read more…]
So I went to the previously-mentioned Birmingham Creative City launch at lunchtime. I’d still struggle to explain exactly what it is, so here’s some blurb from the council’s press release: The Creative City initiative will play a significant role by: Creating a fund to build on existing public sector funding of the arts through loans, … [Read more…]