Blues and ragtime, recorded in Austria, featuring that country's national blues guitar legend. He had the idea of recording this album. The concept was to...... more
Blues and ragtime, recorded in Austria, featuring that country's national blues guitar legend. He had the idea of recording this album. The concept was to re-produce the atmosphere of a black radio show during pre-war days in the south. He sounds pretty strange when imitating a black radio dj.
In the mid 1950s Birmingham's City Engineer, Herbert Manzoni, embarked on one of the most ambitious and radical building projects the city had...... more
In the mid 1950s Birmingham's City Engineer, Herbert Manzoni, embarked on one of the most ambitious and radical building projects the city had experienced since the tumult of the industrial revolution. In the decade that followed, Manzoni and his team of architects and builders transformed the centre of Birmingham from a bastion of Victorian elegance and civic pride into a thoroughly modern metropolis, equipped to deal with the very real challenges of the 20th Century. In the process Manzoni picked up the gauntlet of housing Birmingham's citizens in homes 'fit for heroes' and set about eradicating remnants of the notorious 'back-to-back' houses and yards that blighted the life of the city's poorest. Using a selection of films preserved at the Media Archive for Central England, Mike Mason charts the progress of this seemingly impossible mission and acknowledges the spirit and intentions of this noble, and necessary, project that was to become the focus of so much negativity in the closing decades of the last millennium. Regenerating Birmingham includes a series of films made at the time by the city's Public Works Department as well as regional news reports from Associated Television. Expert opinion is provided by well-known Birmingham historian, Carl Chinn MBE, chair of Community History at the University of Birmingham. The DVD also includes a short film, 'About MACE', a behind the scenes look at the work of MACE and the services they provide.ISC CONTENTS: 1. Prologue 2. Birmingham as it was 3. Housing Problems 4. The Inner Ring Road 5. The Bullring 6. New Plans, Old Plans 7. Greening the Neighbourhoods 8. High-rise Headaches 9. New Directions Format: 1 Disc presented in a digipak with protective cover and shrink wrapped. DVD PAL. Running Time: 60 mins Ratio: 16:9 (Archive 4:3) Colour/Black and White Optional Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing
in questo reportage e' racchiusa una strabiliante performance registrata il 22 dicembre 1992 a birmingham al famoso the birmingham town hall, da...... more
in questo reportage e' racchiusa una strabiliante performance registrata il 22 dicembre 1992 a birmingham al famoso the birmingham town hall, da dove i magnum sono partiti e si sono formati nella meta' degli anni '70. un meraviglioso concerto realizzato di fronte ad un folto pubblico.
Monopoly - Birmingham Cities, towns, counties and now, even football clubs are celebrated through these special editions of this classic family game. ...... more
Monopoly - Birmingham Cities, towns, counties and now, even football clubs are celebrated through these special editions of this classic family game. Featuring many of the region's most famous landmarks and cultural icons, they make wonderful gifts, souvenirs of a trip, or great family fun with a local flavour.
Advantages: Plenty to see, a relaxing escape from the city. Disadvantages: Expensive for a one-off visit. Disappointing restaurant.
...Every city need its green spaces. The architecture may be spectacular and the shops fantastic, but finding a place to escape the traffic and bustle is a necessity for most city dwellers. Picture Birmingham and what do you see? The Bullring, New Street Station and Spaghetti Junction would be the first things that come to my mind. Although I've never lived in Birmingham itself, I worked there...
...In the past, I have often visited Sealife cenres around the coast of Britain, in locations such as Great Yarmouth and Blackpool, but I was surprised when they opened up one in Birmingham a few years ago. After all, we don't exactly live by the sea, and marine life isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Birmingham! However, I do love visiting these places, and as Birmingham is...
Advantages: Diamonds Diamonds everywhere Disadvantages: But they are expensive!
There is The Jam House which holds venues for Soul music. To find who's playing at the Jam house then visit their website www.thejamhouse.com
Or for your average pub environment there is the Red Lion and the Rose Villa Tavern. I would recommend the Red Lion for it's great beer and fab pub grub.
If you are wanting something to eat during the day of your visit then check out Avon...