BBC Birmingham are carrying an article about a Birmingham open top bus tour that includes all the “proper” places to see in Birmingham but I’m interested in finding the places in Birmingham that should be seen but perhaps not celebrated.
I’m reminded of a project performed by Forced Entertainment where they conducted a bus tour of Sheffield that started with the words
“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Rome.. this city is known to me for three things—the beer, the historical buildings and something else…”
More info at: http://www.forcedentertainment.com/?lid=362
It also reminds me of the walking tour of Digbeth called “Stay away from lonely places” here: http://2007.fiercetv.co.uk/index.php?controller=event&mm_action=view&id=78
I’d like to put together a list of places around the city (preferably the city centre) that hold personal resonances for people who’ve visited Birmingham, people who live, work and play here.
And once I’ve got a list of places and visited them to vet the stories I’d like to conduct a walking tour.
So, please tell me your best (or worst) Birmingham stories and where I can find them.