Category Archives: Birmingham

Documenting public art, on Wikipedia

Andy Mabbett asks for your help, to compile lists of public art on Wikipedia. Continue reading

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What have I been up to, lately?

A round-up of some of Andy Mabbett’s recent activities.

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Trevor Mabbett’s comments on ‘The Man on the Beat’

Trevor Mabbett’s comments on ‘The Man on the Beat’, a 1945 British Council film made in Ledsam Street, Ladywood, Birmingham.

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The BBC, Open Content and Wikipedia

Andy Mabbett describes how the BBC could make more use of Wikipedia’s open-licensed content on its regional news and sport pages

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How eBay could help Wikimedia Commons get more open-licensed images

Andy Mabbett asks eBay to help Wikimedia Commons gather open-licensed images of historic items offered for sale through them.

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The Prime Minister, Social Media Surgeries and Me

Andy Mabbett is a recipient, with others, of the “Big Society Award”, for his work running Social Media Surgeries.

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Talking about Pink Floyd at Thinktank Planetarium

Andy Mabbett will be giving talks about three Pink Floyd albums, at the Planetarium at Thinktank, in central Birmingham, in August/ September 2011.

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An open letter to Iain (M) Banks: please give Twitter a try

Andy Mabbett writes an open letter to Iain M Banks, explaining why he’d benefit from being on Twitter.

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Unusual behaviour of Blue Tit at nest site

Andy Mabbett documents (with photograph and video) an unusual Blue Tit nest, in a dead tree, with separate entrance and exit holes.

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