Warwick Bar – Sense City Sustainable Landscape

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.

The project continues….

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Election 2010

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.

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Snow Week

Well Britain has been affected by a freak weather condition which comes in the form of snow and lots of it. The thing about the UK is we are well prepared from rain, but anything really cold or really hot buggers up our infrastructure amazingly well. Schools, hospitals and councils all shut simply because of a bit of frozen water. You either jump to two conclusions, one it is global warming which clearly against the trade descriptions act atm. Or two because Britain doesn’t get this weather a lot they cannot be bothered to purchase the relevant equipment to deal with it. I would hedge my wonderful bets on the latter.

What is more annoying, like today is when the school website says the school is open, you trek the dangerous mission to school to find it is actually closed; what is worse is the Laws of Sod were in play and they actually updated the site the second I left. Typical.

Here is a picture of the snowman I made yesterday, it’s not very clear but it’s meant to be a gangster snowman:

Gangster snowman

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Famous Rolls-Royce Phantom Owners (BMW)

Rolls Royce Phantom

50 Cent – aka rapper Curtis Jackson, silver with cream interior. He is thinking about making it a convertible

Fat Joe aka Joseph Cartagena, sky blue. He bought it after the success of “Lean Back”.

Ben Affleck – silver. He bought it for then fiancee Jennifer Lopez. When the relationship broke up, she returned it — and he was photographed taking it to McDonalds

Christina Aguilera – white. Was used at her wedding in Napa Valley
David Beckham – silver. Bought for him as a birthday present by wife Victoria Beckham.

Johnnie Cochran – black on black, with the plate “JC JR”

Simon Cowell – ordered a Maybach. He then took a ribbing from Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear. He was in Hollywood, and his Bentley needed a service — they gave him a Phantom as courtesy car, and he loved it. He telephoned Rolls-Royce and found the Beverly Hills dealer had three in stock, including one with his preferred ‘piano black’ paint and triple black interior — black leather, black carpets and black lacquered wood dashboard. An hour later his Maybach order was cancelled, and he had ordered a second similar Phantom for London. He has a 100EX convertible on order for American delivery. When Cowell was Punk’d Ashton Kutcher pretended to have the car stolen.

Bishop E. Bernard Jordan – given to the prominent New York Bishop by former Run DMC rapper Reverend Run in March 2004, for saving his life

Jay Kay – black on black with piano black

Jay Z – white

John Kerry – black for the former Democratic presidential candidate: or more correctly, owned by his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry. Driving it in Detroit during his campaign brought derision from local auto workers

Brittany Murphy – after seeing one in a Snoop Dogg video

Shaquille O’Neal – silver

Nelly – Despite a trip to the customizer for new rims, Nelly felt his Rolls-Royce Phantom still lacked a certain discreet charm. So he had the interior totally re-worked in mink fur

Yohan Poonawalla – the Mumbai industrialist bought the first Rolls Royce in India, 2 years after test driving it in London. It was the first Rolls-Royce sold through a local dealer in 50 years — and included 103% local luxury tax

Gene Simmons – Lead Singer from the Legendary Rock Group KISS

Russell Simmons

Rev. Al Sharpton – Owns one after celebrating his 50th birthday in 2004.

Snoop Dogg – white. Used in one of his music videos

Sir Alan Sugar – black with cream interior. The known collector of specific Rolls Royce and Bentley cars has one as his chauffeured transport, which featured in the second series of The Apprentice

Donald Trump – basketball star Shaquille O’Neal purchased a white Phantom as a wedding gift for Donald Trump and his wife

Josh Towbin – Towbin Dodge Owner, Rapper and Star of A&E’s King of Cars and also owns one and was seen in the opening credits of King of Cars

Denzel Washington – bought it as a present for his 50th birthday

Stevie Wonder – in black, purchased by Oprah Winfrey as a “thank you” for singing her “Happy Birthday” on her 50th birthday

Stack Bundles Up and Coming Rapper

Sultan of Brunei – and his brother Jefri each purchased six bullet-proof Phantoms

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud – the Saudi is the fourth richest man in the world

Prince Abdullah – has loaned Michael Jackson a driver and one of his three Rolls Royce Phantoms, while the singer resides in Bahrain

Please Note: This information was taken from Wikipedia, freely available to publish on other website.

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Oh no the NUT’s are Striking

24 April 2008 the day of the NUT. Yes to most people I will be talking absolute garbage (something about NUT’s you say)  and to some I am talking about a serious moment in the UK education environment. As NUT are striking for the first time in 20 years and that is all because of the only thing that drives people – money, money, money, money (spoken like the guy in the Incredibles who clears up the mess.)

Like everyone else is in the same boat, but the main problem is can the government really afford to pay teachers what the require. With every public service stretched and the bloody waste of money 2012 Olympic Games in London. Yes, that is right, you will only get your pay rise if you go back in time and stop the bloody waste of money even being considered.

This post really has no relevance but it affected me so I might as well write a badly written post about it – see what you did to me you heartless English teachers – destroying my education (I do not take English at A level – so no need to squabble.)

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