Re-emergence – return of the British Ceramics Biennial

The British Ceramics Biennial is launching it’s 2015 programme in Stoke-on-Trent this evening. In 2011 I volunteered at the Biennial, and was posted at the original Spode factory site. The site had been closed in 2008, yet the hard work that had gone into preparing the site for use in the Biennial, housing ceramics from national and international artists, students and renowned practitioners, had turned the building into one of the best uses of vacant space for a gallery that I have ever seen.

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The Coming of the Ultimate Shopping Experience

Author’s Note: Quotes taken from a 2012 press release on this site here.

The ultimate shopping experience is around the corner. Grand Central is due to open to the public on Thursday 24 September, along with the unveiling of the new New Street Station. Yesterday I went to pay my respects to what was the Birmingham Shopping Centre, then the Pallasades, in all it’s faded 1970s/80s charm, and have a final mooch about the pound shops, hidden cafes and pop-up nail bars.

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