BRUMHOLE: Vote for the 7 balloons you’d like to see save Birmingham’s cultural infrastructure

We all love the minion thing, but what would be the best shape of a balloon to represent Birmingham and be filmed deflating in all of our cuts-threatened institutions?

Could a video of escaping hot air around Fort Dunlop save the Post and Mail? How about one of those balloons that goes weeeeeeee and rushes around. Maybe that’s what the library needs. Within office hours.

Library of Birmingham. 20th March 2012. Library of Birmingham opening date announcement. Picture shows The Leader of Birmingham City Council, Councillor Mike Whitby, who announced today that the Library will open to the public on Tuesday 3rd September 2013, as well as a twitter competition to nominate the first book top be placed on the shelves of the library. Cllr Whitby is pictured with his choice, Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Picture by Simon Hadley www.simonhadley.co.uk/ 07774 193699

Full of hot air? Could a deflating balloon of Mike Whitby star in the viral vid to save Birmingham.


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By Howard Wilkinson

Director of Satire, Paradise Circus.

Howard adds stability at the top, taking a strategic overview of operations whilst also stepping in from time to time in a caretaker author role.

Director of Satire, Paradise Circus.

Howard adds stability at the top, taking a strategic overview of operations whilst also stepping in from time to time in a caretaker author role.