It would be in poor taste to evoke the spectre of Luftwaffe raids and the killing of innocent civilians during a prosaic political debate over the rights and wrong of appointing an elected mayor. That, however, is what a tawdry bunch of self-aggrandising local politicians has done.Read
Birmingham Opera Company will stage the world premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s spectacular Mittwoch (Wednesday) in an old chemical plant in Digbeth as part of this summer’s Olympics arts festival - with a string quartet performing from overhead helicopters.Read
Author Josie Barnard, course tutor for Tindal Street Press's new academy masterclass in Birmingham, tells Richard McComb about her first novel, Poker Face, which won a Betty Trask Award following publication in 1996.Read
Richard McComb is a columnist, writer and restaurant critic for The Birmingham Post. Likes: Stevie Wonder (1963-1982 output); taking the long view; beaches; jumpers for goalposts. Dislikes: (Amongst others) enablement; spitting; the short straw; double maths.