It has been an interest of mine for many years to record our local wildlife and having lived round Birmingham for most of my life I have found some of the best places to do it.
For the last ten weeks, we’ve been asking people living or working in Birmingham to share their experiences of Life on Lockdown with us, through photos, videos, artworks, poems or writing.
Love it or loath it, It is impossible to ignore the fascinating spectacle of ants teeming out onto our urban pavements and garden’s and taking to the sky’s.
It’s funny how something you created at the start of your career, something you thought was long forgotten suddenly finds a new lease of life! That’s what’s happened to my first documentary, African Oasis, made in 1982.
With museums and galleries closed to the public, and staff at home, these buildings have become quiet, solitary spaces over the last four months.
As a visitor to an exhibition at Birmingham Museums, it’s possible you haven’t put much thought into how any of the objects came to be there.
Although Birmingham Museum Trust’s sites are closed currently, they are still attracting one group of visitors of a very unwelcome variety.