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A Birmingham and Black Country thread for all things Brummie and Yam-Yam

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by cybershot, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    The Mail are suggesting the appeal to the licensing committee may not go ahead now? I hope this isn't the case.
     
  2. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody, after all, had to make a start

    Anyone else familiar with the Black Country poet, Liz Berry? I'm guessing many of you are already aware of her, but I must admit I just stumbled across her (though I'm originally from Brum) and I thought she is pretty good.

     
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  3. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    She's performing next Friday at The Slade Rooms as part of Wolverhampton's Literature Festival
     
  4. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Can't say I had the but just had a listen and a read up. On a similar vein but more comedy I had yet another listen to Dolly Allen the other night. Reminds me so much of me Gran on my English side.
     
  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Good to see that BCC bring in the new year still not having a fucking clue what they are doing.

     
  6. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

  7. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

  8. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    It appears they are giving up their venues.

    Seems like a strange decision but I can only assume they've been advised they won't win, or are seeing the way the wind is blowing in Digbeth. Massive shame though. I've been to some cracking nights at the rainbow. End of an era.
     
  9. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

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  10. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

     
  11. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Expect lots of nice posh flats on the sites soon, full of people wanting to live in an area with lots of vibrant nightlife... oh.
     
  12. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    They appear to be keeping the pub and the courtyard only. I assume those are the only venues they actually own. Though they were looking for a new licensee for the pub before all this kicked off. What a mess. Well done Birmingham City Council, there will be some new land to sell off soon.
     
  13. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Was probably the idea all along by the council.

    Who has the lease on Air (code) now. I was told it was cheaper to keep the doors closed than it was to open it again! Would love to have a look around in there for old times sake.
     
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  14. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Ive been getting this wrong. I always assumed that they couldn’t market a district as edgy, urban and post industrial if they’d sanitised the area. After all the counter cultural nature of it is what makes it edgy and somewhere knowledge economy types want to live amongst. In fact it turns out that stripping the area of its soul is a prerequisite.
     
  15. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Wouldn’t be the first time - the council and the police have a long history of raiding, closing, demolishing and generally making the existence of the nighttime economy in the city difficult.

    You might be right about the land but we shouldn’t overlook the moralising and censorious morals of the Licensing Committee. One look at them tells you what the city is up against. As ever whatever is achieved is depose the council and not because of it.
     
  16. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Yeah, they've been treated appallingly. The irony being that it's the reputation of venues like the rainbow complex that have made the area attractive to investors. But they have to kill those venues off to make money. Scumbags.
     
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