Over the last few years, Birmingham-based street artist Foka Wolf has found his bold posters and flyers increasingly grabbing the headlines and going viral.
With his work appearing mysteriously and suddenly on street corners, in doorways, and even on public transport — where it’s quickly snapped and shared online — some have referred to him as ‘Brum’s Banksy’.
Using the language and style of advertising, Foka’s cheeky paste-ups publicise voodoo classes for children, the Conservative Party’s plans to “cut all homeless people in half by 2025”, and predict the arrival of Robocop-styled police units — all, it must be stressed…
Comedian Stewart Lee is such a big fan of Birmingham band The Nightingales, he’s made a film celebrating their career.
Written by Lee, directed by Michael Cumming (Brass Eye and Toast Of London) and produced by Fire Films (The Ballad of Shirley Collins), entertaining rock-doc King Rocker traces the hitless band’s 40-plus year history, and ponders why frontman Robert Lloyd and his combo have curiously continued to remain outsiders - despite substantial critical acclaim.
The Nightingale’s story begins in the late-1970s with The Prefects, who are often (divisively) cited as Birmingham’s first ever punk band.
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