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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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The mysterious case of Birmingham’s missing Victorian cast iron urinal

Andy Mabbett wants to know what happened to the listed Victorian cast iron urinal, which he acquired for Birmingham Railway Museum in 1987. Continue reading

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