Friday, June 02, 2006


when I came out of the Birmingham Central Library at 8:00 pm I was greeted by music and on the big screen mounted on the scaffolding of :-

Sleeping Beauty ballet by Tchaikovsky

relayed live from the stage of Covent Garden theatre in London

chairs and picnic baskets too

I didn't stay because of the very tinny sound quality - now if there was suround sound I would have been captivated

Acclaimed at its opening in 1834 as the finest Music Hall in the country, the Grade 1 listed landmark is now being lovingly and painstakingly renovated by a dedicated team of conservation and construction professionals. Designed by Joseph Aloysius Hansom for the performance of music, political speechmaking, public gatherings and the use of the urban community, the Town Hall opened in 1834. Since that time, its imposing neo-classical design has dominated the city centre’s Victoria and Centenary Squares.

Joseph Aloysius Hansom also designed and patented

SNAPS TWO: fire after sunset


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