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Have a Brutal 2015

We’ve already signed off for the holidays but we know that some of you are still in the office today — after all, there’s no work to do and the boss will let you go home at 12 in any

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Brum’s best TV-theme pubs

An enterprising young chap has just re-opened Dale End dog-hole Saramoons as a theme bar: The Peaky Blinder. Despite now being much less likely to have any real gangsters in, it seems to have been a popular move — but did

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How to keep Birmingham’s Brutalist Architecture. No.6: over many years establish a tradition that it is “a naturally-evolved environment, a found space used in response to accidents of architecture”

Like they did at the Southbank undercroft. Well played. Pic CC Hatters

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How to keep Birmingham’s Brutalist Architecture. No.5: Use it to foreground a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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How to keep Birmingham’s Brutalist Architecture. No.4: Turn it into one of those trendy upside down christmas trees

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How to keep Birmingham’s Brutalist Architecture. No.3: Turn it into a glamorous conference hotel

Central Library is a good quarter fit for the convention quarter and you can just make the Library Theatre into a revue bar as part of a turnkey hospitality solution: global heart, local strippers.  

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It’s 2am and there’s only Baileys left

You can be fashionably late to a party – arriving after the nominal start, when everyone is warmed up and in the swing of things, lubricated by the richest pickings from the drinks table, kitchen counter, or bath full of

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How to keep Birmingham’s Brutalist Architecture. No.2: Paint it White

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How to keep Birmingham’s Brutalist Architecture. No.1: Paint it Yellow

Photos CC Zongo & garryknight

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