A recap, of sorts.

15Jun10

Ahhh, back to work.

Now, I’m writing for Birmingham hyperlocal Grounds, and this is the start; a recap, to go in print and online ^^!

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We at Grounds have taught you how to run around Birmingham, how to run a festival around Birmingham, and how to run into someone nice in Birmingham.

We’ve shown you the impressive presence that Birmingham has on Television, even if it’s meant to be London on Doctors and an apocalyptic wasteland on Survivors.

You haven’t missed out on any of those niche little conferences and meet-ups that make Birmingham what it is, because we’ve covered ‘em all.

We’ve even offered you badges.

Grounds and it’s club of contributors have offered up the sneaky inside information and social goings-on of the area roughly marked out by the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the Birmingham Museum and Art gallery and Moor Street Railway Station.

We aim to support locally and independently run organisations and businesses, the likes of which the people of Birmingham neglect every day, even though they make our city the vibrant and culturally diverse place it is today.

Dave Harte wrote of our fantastic reputation as ‘London North’, providing the backdrops for TV dramas that the capital couldn’t provide and offering up jobs to the reams of eager media practitioners that swarm our city.

Karen Cameron has fully immersed herself in the rich tapestry of stalls that makes up the Birmingham Farmers market, teasing us in instalments with tales of the tastiest goods that the surrounding countryside has to offer.

Andrew Brightwell has been on top form, keeping the links between the hyperlocal and the council fresh-faced, and challenging issues around our city centre with both a positive and critical view, trying to fill out the empty stores and examining the recent English Defence League protests.

And Jon Hickman has been making sure that the people of Birmingham can still join the club by contributing, and conjuring up the community benefits that will soon bless the members who have been helping Grounds put the local news out there.

Grounds is most definitely open to all and we’re encouraged by the input so far; become a member of the club and trust me, there are some plans in the pipeline that will reward you for your effort.

E-mail post@grounds.posterous.com to submit an article and if it’s nice and Birmingham-based it’ll appear on the blog before long.

Posted via email from owmyfoothurts and journalism and thingsssss.

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