Category: place

The locations and dwarf holes mentioned in this tale are based on fact. The people and all the rest are not. I walk along the canal and look above wondering how much concrete is necessary to prevent the entire elaborate …

An Urban Fairytale Read More »

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Four years ago I wrote this, a slightly hysterical but solid blog post about the film 1 Day. 1 Day is a grime musical starring actual members plucked from Birmingham’s rival gangs, the Burger Bar Boys and the Johnson Crew. …

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As a home worker I need excuses to get out of the house so, despite not being that interested in food other than as fuel, I’ve been volunteering at Stirchley Stores, doing shifts and running errands a few times a …

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With the Birmingham Popular Music Archive I’ve been inviting the public to contribute to an online database of music culture in Birmingham, by placing venues, artists, people or anything they feel relates to music on a map. The results so …

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Old punks never die- they just smell that way. Costers is closed and part of my adolescence disappeared. I’m sitting in its cultural replacement which by all accounts is exactly the same but better. It’s brighter, louder, bigger with comfyer …

Notes from the Underworld Read More »

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