It seems that Birmingham council is going to have its way again where architecture is concerned. John Madin’s Central Library seems to of finally been put on death row to be replaced by bland corporate architecture. Progress?
You can see the proposed ‘designs’ in the PDF below:
Last year I ran for the Alzheimer’s Society in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run with a target of 200 hundred pounds, I ended up raising over 400 pounds and won an autograph from the legend that is Haile Gebrselassie. It was a great introduction to the world of half marathons and the fantastic people who run alongside and cheer people on the route, it is friendliness that I have never experienced before and I love every second of it.
In 2012, I will be running for the British Heart Foundation in an ever growing series of runs. I am hoping that over the year I will raise over 500 pounds for the BHF Hope Tank project and hopefully help in the many heart problems that plague my family and many families like us. It is a brilliant cause and I look forward to it motivating me throughout the year and get a new PB in Birmingham this October.
I am hoping to get a new mini video camera that I can capture some of my runs and training to show progress over the year. My website will keep track of my progress and the expected niggles that go on with it. I will create a poster for my fundraising effort in the coming months that will inform and no doubt delight you.
After a year of hard work, at BSA we had two weeks of events varying from assembling the schools summer show to the project that I did, Warwick Bar.
Warwick Bar is part of Digbeth in Birmingham, it is a site (as shown in the pictures above) that has not been touched for over 10 years. Nature is taking back the industrial archaeology of the site with trees literally bursting through the walls of the ex garage on the site.
The site is being turned by Sense City into a 10 year project on sustainable living in Birmingham, a farm to fork project. My idea uses what is already on the site and ties it together with a cardboard tube structure that that defines spaces whilst allowing it to be used as functional growing spaces.
So the UK 2010 general election is complete, excusing the fact that we have no new government as yet to show for it. We are for the first time since 1974 we are in a hung parliament.
Hung parliament basically means that there was no overall majority in the election. Thus we are now in a period of arge-bargy that will probably carry over the next few days, maybe longer.
At current times all the parties major parties have become drooling lap dogs of the liberals. I think that a conservative/lib led parliament would be the best solution for the country. Ending the 13 years of labour led pain and strife for this great country.