Brummagem Song – 10 Birmingham Poems

My latest Brumthology of #Poems including my first @BrummieBard #poem #BrummaGEM Song and 10 further #Birmingham and @keithbracey @blackcountry inspired #Poems including: #BaltiBeltnBracers #PlayedinBirmingham #GoldenRingsfromtheJewelleryQuarter and #TheBattleofBirmingham about the time #Birmingham town was 🔥 burnt to the ground by Prince Ruperts marauding #,Royalist #Cavalry in 1643 when Earl Denbigh a Royalist Commander was shot and killed by #Parliamentarian forces in the Shireland Skirmish in Smethwick as the murderous Royalist forces fled to The Commandery at Worcester a #Royalist stronghold and City for King Charles I. My final poem of the one’s I want to showcase is “Birmingham:The University of Life about my #Fresher year at Birmingham University in 1976……#Enjoy #Poetry for what it is and for #NationalPoetryDay yesterday……I must admit that I was inspired to get MY BIRMINGHAM INSPIRED POETRY out there by @MrCaseyBailey Birmingham Poet Laureate whose #Poem yesterday for the Launch of the #QueensBatonRelay for #Birmingham #Commonwealth Games 2021 was #TRULYINSPIRATIIONAL @1truclaretnblu AKA Keith Bracey AKA the @BrummieBard #Birmingham and #BlackCountry #poet

The Fundraising and Conservation of Harry Gem’s Scrapbook

@MajorGem invented #LawnTennis 👏 with his friend #Spanish merchant and trader @AugurioPerera @ 8 Ampton Road, a house called: ” Fairlight” on the extensive Lawn in the back garden of 8 Ampton Rd, @Edgbaston in 1858…..they called their #LawnTennis #game “Pelota” after the #Catalan game with the same name……that’s why #Birmingham NEVER GETS THE CREDIT for inventing the game of #Tennis…..@Wimbledon has and had NOTHING to do with the genesis of that quintessentially #English game of @LawnTennis @keithbracey

A History of English Football 1872 – 2021 — keithbracey

The triumphs and disasters of English football….A short history of English football

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Let’s hope for a win in Euro 2020 for all true born Englishmen wherever they may be watching in the world Football indeed is coming home to the country which gave it birth….it’s been a rocky journey down the years since that first international football fixture a loss to Scotland in 1872 in Edinburgh and […]

A History of English Football 1872 – 2021 — keithbracey

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The Mousetrap at New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

#TheMousetrap……Arguably #AgathaChristie #QueenofCrime most succcessful play/piece/distraction…..it ran for over 70 years in #TheWestEndTheatre in thatthereLondon ……BrumIsBrill Absolootleebloominbrilliant ……..Go and see it if you loki a #Whodunnit………#CometoBrum #MeetBirmingham @1truclaretnblu #KeithBracey @KeithBracey #BirminghamBlogfromDowntownBearwood

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by Julie Wallis twitter.com/Nicenic63

Caught in the Moustrap

This week the New Alexandra Theatre plays host to the long running success that is Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. A classic whodunnit murder mystery in the format that was Christies trademark style, with a murder taking place in an isolated location and the murderer being revealed in the parlour at the end.

I’m not going to tell you anything else about the story, I’m the world’s worst secret keeper and I really don’t want to be responsible for any spoilers.

This charming production has just one stage setting which is the wood panelled lounge of a manor house. It is a beautiful set and I really was there with the hosts Mollie and Giles Ralston (Anna Andresen and Nick Barclay) as their five guests arrived. I especially loved the lighting outside the huge window which was supposed to be…

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