EDL and Peace protests in Birmingham centre this Saturday (29/10/2011)

As many will be aware, the English Defence League will be undertaking a protest in Centenary Square this Saturday the 29th of October 2011. A simultaneous Peace Rally is taking place in Chamberlain Square with police cordons segregating the two groups. On Wednesday, the EDL’s protest area was altered to conform to safety requirements, as […]

Flyover Show returns for a fourth year – with GOLDIE – and The Public hosts comedy competition

News of two tasty little events – the second of which I’m particularly excited about. But first, to West Bromwich – and to a comedy competition! The Public’s suffered from more than a little derision and criticism since it opened (“that big, hugely expensive building in the middle of West Brom which nobody bothers to […]

Feeling sleepy? Don’t snooze on this weekend’s Artsfest!

ArtsFest is this weekend – too many highlights to mention, but even the BBC are pitching up this year with their Bang Goes The Theory roadshow and there will be an attempt to set a new world record for Bhangra dancing – check out the events programme for full listings. The weather is set to be […]

Reminder: Moseley Folk Festival this weekend

Just a quickie to remind you: the Moseley Folk Festival begins on Friday the 4th of September and runs over the course over the weekend. With a lineup including Beth Orton, Jethro Tull, Saint Etienne and El Perro del Mar (amongst many others), why aren’t you there already queueing up to get in? 😉

Handel’s Messiah at the Town Hall’s 175th birthday in October

I was recently reminded about this – on October the 3rd, the Town Hall is hosting a performance of Handel’s Messiah, which is also its official Birthday Concert. The piece will be performed by the Sixteen Choir and Orchestra along with what are billed as ‘world-class soloists’ (maybe we have to guess who they are? 😉 – Classic […]

Vote for your favourite charity for 2009’s Brum Twestival

With the next Brum Twestival fast approaching in September this year, the organisers have decided to hold a vote to find out which local charity is the favourite of the twestival-goers – and which will be supported at this year’s event. All the candidates are excellent charities in their own right, and I strongly urge […]

BP Efficiency car coming to Brum – look (out) for yours truly

BP, bizarrely on a quest to help us save money on petrol (whodathunkit), are tooling round the UK with a specially modified Ford as part of their Fuel Efficiency Challenge. They’re giving people the chance to do a circuit around town and have their driving style analysed – they’ll be stopping by Millennium Point today, […]

Second Flyover Show today

I got word recently from Clare Edwards of the second Flyover Show, taking place today underneath the Hockley Flyover. If you went to last year’s event and liked what you saw, you’re in for another treat this year… Amongst others, the lineup includes: Soweto Kinch, Birmingham saxophonist and rapper Linton Kwesi Johnson Bashy Andy Hamilton […]

New Birmingham Library Public Consultation almost complete

For those who were unaware, the Public Consultation for the planned £193m Birmingham Library  is halfway complete (it’s been running from the 20th of April and will end on the 22nd of May). This is the last opportunity the general public will have to voice their opinions – you can contribute yours, so get going – […]

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