Digbeth First Friday 4th July: Home for Waifs And Strays (Live Art Initiative) Find their work here: http://hfwas.co.uk
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Digbeth First Friday: 4th July. Links: Digbeth First Friday: http://digbethfirstfriday.com/ VIVID projects: http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/ A3 Projects Space: http://a3projectspace.org/ Record Player Orchestra Website: http://recordplayerorchestra.com/ Trevor Pitt at Pod Projects: http://www.podprojects.org/about Ashok Mistry: http://ashokdmistry.com/
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Weeds are organic rebels. They grow where they want to grow. They are hardy and relentless. They seem small and conquerable but ask a gardener how much effort he or she has to spend fighting them. You will see how formidable they are. On the day I took these photographs, the sunlight hit them in such a way that I could respect and admire them for the first time. And it made me question whether this, like most other wars, […]
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Here are some photographs of Digbeth on a special sunny day. They were taken a couple of weeks ago, you could probably guess when. If you’re ‘Mad about Mod’, go to Urban Village at the Custard Factory. If not, go anyway and meet some colourful and friendly folk. Their website is here: http://www.urban-village.co.uk/.
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Last week I attended a brilliant Art Walk arranged by the University of Birmingham Research and Cultural Collections department. Clare Mullett and her colleague Chloe Lund delivered a captivating tour of some of the art and sculpture around the University of Birmingham campus. I have studied there for years and always thought that it was a special place. Now I know it is. Clare and Chloe led our group around the campus through wind and rain, shining a light on […]
This is Coventry Road in Small Heath, Birmingham. It’s a place alive with variety. Today, I captured a small sample of this thanks to the kind people who allowed me to photograph their property. I challenge you to find better value elsewhere.
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These photographs were taken during a visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. It’s haven of Culture, History and Art. For all of the wonderful and amazing things inside, it is quieter than it should be. But I am glad that I can float and ponder in peace. I love the building as much as its contents, even the spaces and the steps. There’s a great display following the history of Birmingham from its Anglo Saxon roots to its cosmopolitan […]
After weeks of compulsory thinking and compulsory writing, I am back. Thinking about slanting rays and meandering shadows let loose by the afternoon sun. These pleasant chaps consented to a group shot. But their friend Jim didn’t want to be in it. I’d like to thank them for the beaming smiles and hope they like this photo.
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