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Compassion, attachments, love and connections

Compassion, attachments, love and connections

Further pictures from the Saying the Unsayable exhibition. We had a very large number of images to choose from to illustrate this theme and interestingly many that focussed on not only the value of peer friendships, but family and across generational connections.            

Saying the Unsayable: Being Alive, hope and death

Saying the Unsayable: Being Alive, hope and death

  The images here depict those aspects of living, dying, death that would not ordinarily be available for us to capture in our everyday lives here in the West Midlands.   This first image has no text but allows you to imagine what happened before the bodies reached this place and what might happen next   And so to some images that challenge us to consider the everyday reality of death, war, poverty and the injustice that we are so part…

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Saying the Unsayable

Saying the Unsayable

Over the next few days I want to share with you some reflections and pictures from an exhibition that will run in Centenary Square Birmingham from the 2nd through to the 4th of July 2009. Here is some background: How the exhibition came about: The Images project  In this project we have used intentionally 2 key entry points into providing opportunities for members of the public to engage in ‘saying the unsayable: opening a dialogue about living, dying and death’….

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Selfridges – Birmingham

Selfridges – Birmingham

My parents arrives this weekend to say good bye to good old Brum and especially dear old Temple Balsall. I decided to park their bag safely in the car and go for a wander. My attempt to buy a copy of Pesvner failed and I couldnt spot anything else interesting on the New shlves of Borders. Do people ever use all those cookery books I wonder? The book entitled Grow your own drugs is a BBC Two series –  what…

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The Black Country

The Black Country

I have lived in the Midlands as long as I have lived anywhere – and the roads, its districts and scenery are like familiar friends. I hardly need a map – and can sometimes even anticipate possible hold ups on the ever conjested roads. It seems strange to feel that I shall soon be leaving all this for a new area and all the discovery of a new set of adventures! On Friday I had to travel over to Dudley…

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The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Many of my friends are quite prejudiced about Birmingham as a place to work and live.  Well, of course, living on the edge of Solihull as I do many of my neighbours and parishioners have little to do with the city of Birmingham!  Indeed, you could argue that places like Solihull, and, to a lesser extent Sutton Coldfield, are defined simply by not being Birmingham.   While some of the planning and the architecture of the city is understandably rather…

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