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26 Sep September

When I conjure a vision of a Victorian city in my mind I start with the sky: a blanket of smoke woven from a loom of towering brick built chimneys. An industrial chimney is built first and foremost for a function: to carry off an exhaust gas, and to allow ...
23 Sep September

In Birmingham City Centre, just where Sandpits becomes The Parade the road becomes Saturday Bridge. In a car on the B1435 you probably wouldn’t notice it at all, so brief is the time you spend above the canal, so integrated into the road the bridge has become. From the top of a ...
15 Sep September

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before: I’m not from Birmingham, though I’ve lived here for some time and I’ve learned to pass myself off. Over the years I’ve developed a fair sense of Birmingham’s official and folk history and I’ve picked up a Brummie twang and an authentic sense of ...
14 Sep September

“It could just be dehydration talking but I can feel the city. Can you feel the city?” We’ve paused to cross Bristol Street. Neil looks at me: is that concern, or pity? “Like circles. It’s all circles. Spinning. Like we’re making a circle, but so is the city, and the ...
7 Jul July

You'll notice things are a little tighter from episodes 1 to 2, but this wasn't a steady improvement—between Episode 1 and 2 there's a missing tape. The original show 2, now known as show 1.5 in the official continuity, was pretty rough because the tweaks we made to the tech ...