build and destory

Build and Destroy: Birmingham by Steve Camden & Chris Prendergast

Birmingham natives Steven Camden (aka poet Polarbear) and academic Chris Prendergast (Keele University) discuss the Brummie psyche in two very different, but complementary essays. Chris analyses on the impact of the Bullring Shopping Centre on the city, how it has changed the identity of its citizens and re-directed focus back to the centre. Steve, an exile in London, explores what it means to be from Birmingham living in another part of the UK in a very funny essay.

This is Birmingham exposed and explored by two writers who love their city and have lived its changes.