Thursday 31 August 2023

Sunday 23 October 2022

Livingstone Community Garden Project

 We have been given support from Handsworth Charity to continue for another year, 2022-23

Handsworth Association of  Schools is developing their patch of land to demonstrate successful growing techniques for schools.

Saathi House ladies are continuing cultivation of their plot, together with three other gardeners all our space is now fully occupied.

There is space for anyone to come along and grow in containers a limited amount of crops such as rhubarb, herbs, flowering plants and root crops such as beetroot and carrot.

Saturday 7 December 2013

8th December 2013 marks anniversary of their silence to our request to film at St Chad's cathedral Birmingham.
St Chad's New Archbishop 8th December 2009 from AstonVision on Vimeo.

This week,8th December 2010, marks the 1st anniversary of the installation of Archbishop Longley to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham.We wrote to him at the same time asking for clarification of the Video Policy that was supposed to come in force after we were banned from filming in Birmingham Cathedral Easter 2008 at Archbishop Nicholls' final Easter service.It was Bishop Kenny, who was the temporary Bishop in charge of affairs at the time, until Archbishop Longley was installed, that wrote us the letter saying that a new policy would be put in operation by the new Archbishop.
To date we have had no reply apart from the acknowledgement from his secretary.
We wonder why, perhaps they have just had far too much to think about with all the Papal business and other matters that the media were interested in.
Likewise we have never been told why we were stopped from recording events at the cathedral apart from the fact that "certain people objected".
In the wider view of things it is not important to Aston Vision to use the cathedral for its media training operations with Migrants. There are other locations, and other faith groups who have no such objections to helping us with our aims of migrants media training, which has many positive "spin-offs". Not least of showing those of other faiths how the Christian Church in the form of Roman Catholicism conducts its worship ceremonials.

Future of Cycling in Brum

Is the future of Cycling in Brum? these guys had come from West Brom via train to Hawthorns to Birmingham Carnival 2013 in Handsworth Park, but were refused entrance by security: come on Organisers, be real !
or what about this Cool method in town if we had the cycle lanes properly laid down, first spotted on Birmingham Cyclists Blog Videos at

Thursday 19 May 2011

Lord Mayor visits Westminster School's new IT suite

The outgoing Lord Mayor who has a keen interest in all things IT has invited the children to communicate with him at the Lord Mayor's parlour using their new IT facility which he opened today at the school.Birchfield Bugle will have a full feature on the school visit in its next issue