Posts Tagged ‘xmas’

Birmingham Craft Market

November 24, 2007

As some of you will know, we filmed at the first day of the Birmingham Craft Market on Thursday. Unfortunately, we had a few problems with the sound and editing and had to go back on Friday. Hence the video will not be up on the site until Monday.

 It’s worth the wait though. Turkey Brumstick holds a sausage tasting contest, England vs Germany. It’s a real clash of the titans so don’t forget to check back on Monday!


Saturday shoppers at the Frankfurt Market

November 19, 2007

We ask the public what they think about the Frankfurt Christmas Market:

Dreaming of a White Christmas

November 18, 2007

Snow in Perry Barr

Perry Barr sees some snow

More snow in Perry Barr

The first snow of winter, as seen in glorious Perry Barr. Send us your pictures of the snow to:

JCWeatherman’s photos of snow in Birmingham

Street Ice Tickets On Sale

November 18, 2007

T-Mobile Street Ice

T-Mobile Street Ice, the largest temporary outdoor ice rink in the UK, is coming back to Birminghama and tickets are on sale now. Open from November 29 right through the xmas period until January 13, the rink will return to Centenary Square alongside food stalls and bars from the neighbouring Frankfurt Christmas Market.

This year, skaters are able to text in song requests with the ‘Text DJ’ feature, which sounds like a recipe for an endless stream of terrible music chosen by screaming teenage girls. Oh well. Another unfortunate new feature, well for me anyway, is that every skater will be photographed ‘dancing’ on the ice and given a free print to take home. As if I don’t own enough embaressing photos of me breakdancing.

Tickets can be bought from Visit Birmingham and cost between five and seven pounds. The rink is open from 10 in the morning until 10 at night.

Will we be seeing you on the Ice this year? Leave us a comment and we might even come and film you.

Sugababes Push the Xmas lights Button

November 14, 2007

 Girl band The Sugababes lit up Birmingham in more ways than one with a sensational performance on stage before turning on the festive lights in front of an estimated audience of over 40,000 people.

Millennium Point was truly the place to be last Saturday, with performances from a number of artists, including McFly, Leona Lewis and, of course, The Sugababes, as well as fairground rides, a spectacular firework show and food stalls.

Heather Peebles, a Media student at Birmingham City University, said: “The fireworks were amazing, even better than what we saw at the Alexander Stadium on Bonfire Night.

I don’t particularly like The Sugababes but they put on an amazing show. Scouting for Girls were a bit of a let down though as their sound failed and they struggled through their three songs.

Then we all had to stand around for ages waiting for the show to start again, but the fireworks afterwards more than made up for it.”

The five-hour concert, which was completely free, provided the perfect build up to the big switch on, which saw the girl band turn on the city’s Christmas lights.

Emma Briody, posting on the BRMB website, said: “I took my kids and we all really enjoyed it.

Their favourite was the Sugababes and they were crying to be picked up to see them on the screen, although not as much as they did to see Elliott and Caroline!!

The fireworks were the best I have ever seen!”

The spectacular firework display lights up the sky. Thanks to Lee O’Connor for the video.


BRMB pictures from the event

psbellamy’s Xmas light photo album on Flickr

BBC Birmingham’s photos from the event