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The bands Black Sabbath, The Beat, Spencer Davis Group, Charlatans, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Dodgy, Duran Duran, ELO, Judas Priest, The Moody Blues, Magnum, Pop Will Eat Itself, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, The Move, Ocean Colour Scene, Steel Pulse, Traffic, UB40 and Wizzard all originated in Birmingham, as did the musicians Joan Armatrading and Steve Winwood. Concert Tickets - Alicia Keys

In fiction, Birmingham was gently satirized by David Lodge. The fictional town of Rummidge and its University, which feature in several of his novels, were based on Birmingham. Judith Cutler's crime novels are set in present-day Birmingham. The fictitious characters in the long-running Radio 4 serial The Archers often visit Birmingham, where the programme is in fact made.

Arthur Conan Doyle lived in Aston from about Spring 1879 - early 1882 and many of his works include references to people or places he knew there.

Washington Irving lived in Birmingham for some time, during which time he wrote stories including Rip van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Bracebridge Hall, or, The Humorists, A Medley is based on Aston Hall.

Symphony Hall, home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, is in the City Centre. Among a crowd of other venues, the National Indoor Arena (NIA) and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) are located in (or near) Birmingham, and host a huge variety of concerts, exhibitions and other shows. Some of Birmingham's dedicated music venues include the Birmingham Carling Academy and the Academy 2, Scruffy Murphy's and Edward's No. 8.

Volunteer visits.
Focus provides volunteers to visit printer in Kent service users to help them regain and retain their confidence through their sight loss.

Wireless for the Blind.
Focus are agents for the Wireless for the Blind scheme and as such provide radios and CD players to the blind and partially sighted along with a valuable opportunity for social interaction. And we don't just provide a radio, we make sure all of the individual's favourite stations are programmed in to help them use it easily.

Rehabilitation service.
Focus provides a range of services to enable people to regain confidence and lead their lives as independently as possible by adapting skills in their home environment. 




Top Birmingham Websites

Birmingham City Council

Includes detailed information on the city for locals, tourists and the business community. Housing Planning and Environment - Learning/
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    The official Birmingham City FC website with news, transfer rumours, online ticket sales, live match commentary, video highlights, player profiles, ...
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