Category: Local reports

INTERVIEWS: UK authors and artists showcase at Birmingham Comic Art Show

About 60 comics sellers, artists and writers displayed their work at Birmingham Comic Art Show last weekend. Brighton based author Kevin Gunstone and Manchester illustrator James Chapman talked to Landinside about their books. Hosted by Birmingham City University, the event offered both a chance to meet creators from the industry and panels to discuss and find out more. Most visitors stopped at…

VIDEO Antifascists and Britain First dispute the streets of Birmingham

On Saturday afternoon, June 24, antifascist protesters opposed Britain First supporters rallying in the city centre. With anger on both sides, they targeted each other with mirroring chants: “Nazi scum, out of Brum” versus “Muslim scum, off our streets”.  With video footage from the starting point, interviews with protesters and supporters, and the Britain First march to Centenary Square, Landinside…

Paul Bradshaw about online media: “There has been a tremendous amount of change”

Paul Bradshaw, leading specialist in mobile and digital media, talks about how journalism today evolves into a multifaceted, extremely dynamic and technology developing field. I interviewed him on the changes brought by 2016 and what to expect in 2017. Watch Paul talk about how 2016 marked important transformations in mainstream media. National newspaper The Independent closed…

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Karen Price teaches belly dance in the West Midlands

I met Karen Price last year at her RaqsW6 event, the annual belly dance show in the Wolverhampton area. Professional artists from around the UK and from abroad perform at Karen’s shows, together with her local students and her Shikidim dance troupe. Watch Karen teach her new beginners class in Perton. She talks about how the life long…

Where do we go now? A reflection on media reflection

Look at the mainstream media. Now look at social media. In the first days of 2017, both mainstream media and social media seem thick with 2016 retrospectives, on all levels of content. It is not that surprising. Still, I personally cannot remember it having happened so much, and so overwhelmingly in previous years. At least…