Some links for you:
- West Midlands Regional Observatory: Cultural Observatory – "Two new evidence papers launched in March 2009 draw together what we know about the impact of culture in the West Midlands. Collectively, these papers significantly boost our understanding of the region's cultural and creative strengths, in addition to highlighting areas for potential development." The papers are: 'Culture & Prosperity: The Economic Role of Culture in the West Midlands' and 'Culture, People & Place: The Social & Environmental Role of Culture in the West Midlands'
- West Midlands economy contracting at faster rate than any other region « Observations – Ouch – that ain't good news. "Business activity declined for the 9th successive month. The West Midlands region was the worst performing UK region in February 2009."
- LUCID – Location, User and Context-Aware Information Delivery project – Events – Look – I'm speaking at an event. I must get my act together and write the presentation for it. Planning to shoot some video as well.
- D’log :: blogging since 2000 » Arts Council England, West Midlands to be abolished – "it will be merged into a far larger Arts Council region that will cover “the Midlands and South-West” — that’s coast-to-coast from Land’s End across to the Lincolnshire Wash — with the change accompanied by large staff cuts."
- IT Advice, help with IT, IT support from Business Link West Midlands – Business Link West Midlands IT Advisory Service….
- Greener Gadgets — Engadget – Birmingham needs a greener gadgets show/conference/competition and we need it NOW. There is a lot of cool stuff here.
- BVSC Third Sector Database – Database of all of Birmingham's third sector organisations. Really useful.