Posts tagged "birmingham"

Interview with Brummie Artist Sarah Silverwood

Interview with Brummie Artist Sarah Silverwood
Continuing my trend of Brummie activity in Chicago, I interview Sarah Silverwood who spent time in the Windy City. She visited Chicago to make new connections and carry out research for new work on public housing and even left drawings behind to be found in and around the city! Sarah joins me for a QnA... Read more »

Stories From Chicago: A Birmingham Project

Stories From Chicago: A Birmingham Project
Another video I’ve come across that focuses on the Sister City relationship between Chicago and Birmingham. It’s a video blog from Jim Kerwood, the cool looking dude in the vid, who flew to the city and on his stay there met a lot of people who tell us what makes Chicago a cool city to... Read more »

Brummie Simon Leach on living in Chicago and Aston Villa

Brummie Simon Leach on living in Chicago and Aston Villa
Being from Birmingham myself, it was only fitting that I’d eventually QnA someone with roots from the city itself. Simon Leach is that guy! Living in Chicago for almost a decade, he tells me of his experiences living in the city, places of interests that we should check out, and his love for the claret... Read more »
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Initiative to develop technological and research links with Chicago

I came across another video lately (from a few years back!) that focused on the links between Birmingham, England and Chicago, but in a different way. This video features Dr. Norman Price, who is the Chair of Birmingham Science City, on his quest in Chicago (and Illinois as a whole) to develop the technological and... Read more »

Students in Sister City Cultural Exchange program

I came across this video recently and, given the theme and title of my blog, I thought it would be cool to share it. Titled Sister City Sisters, a co-production from Fruit Tree Films and Maverick TV, this 30 minute film follows Brummie art student Dina Choudhury on her visit to Chicago which also sees... Read more »

My Hopes, My Aims, My Ambitions – Dreams Shattered?

I thought for this latest blog post, I would take the opportunity to blog about how I started blogging for ChicagoNow and some of the aims I hoped to achieve out of it. I am from a city in England called Birmingham, and it might seem a little (or a lot) odd of why someone... Read more »
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Exploring the Chicago Bhangra Scene and its Growth

Exploring the Chicago Bhangra Scene and its Growth
Bhangra is a popular form of music that finds its origins rooted in Punjabi folk music. Developed in England by Punjabi immigrants during the 80s, it has become internationally recognized and has come to express South Asian culture in the West. The UK and Canada has produced many successful artists from Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda... Read more »

Visit Birmingham: A Chicagoans Guide to Brum

Visit Birmingham: A Chicagoans Guide to Brum
Before you wonder what Brum means, that’s the nickname for Birmingham. It is also the name of a radio controlled car following his adventures in a children’s television series set in the city. But enough about that here. This is a guide to the city center of Birmingham and why I feel Chicagoans… that’s you... Read more »

A History of Riots in Birmingham and Chicago

A History of Riots in Birmingham and Chicago
Chicago has seen many riots take place in their history from the Lager Beer Riot of 1855, the Pullman Strike and the Haymarket Massacre to name a few. Birmingham has also seen many in their history especially in the last few decades. Birmingham gained notoriety in the 18th century for riots and in recent decades.... Read more »
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University of Birmingham, Public Housing Museum and a 3D Laser scan!

University of Birmingham, Public Housing Museum and a 3D Laser scan!
On Friday, October 19th, last year at the future site of the National Public Housing Museum (NPHM) on Chicago’s west side, the University of Birmingham presented the museum with a 3D laser scan of the building as it currently stands. The NPHM is the first cultural institution in the United States dedicated to shedding light... Read more »