As I may have alluded to in another post earlier this year, in February I participated in an episode of the BBC quiz Eggheads, as captain of the Cartoonists team. Well, we’ve finally been given a broadcast date – Tuesday 13th October. That’s right, only three months away… and of course, I still can’t tell you how we did. (more…)
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To my surprise, I was recently informed by Tom Scotney of the Birmingham Post that I’d been quoted in GQ magazine. I rushed out to get a copy of the January 2009 issue, assuming I’d been singled out for my natural sartorial style (hah!), but upon turning to page 48 I discovered in the bottom right-hand corner that GQ Spy and co-editor of ConservativeHome Jonathan Isaby had taken my quote about Eric Pickles from my recent spread in Tribune following the Conservative Party Conference in September. (more…)
Tuesday night was an interesting experience for me… I was asked to contribute to the debate at Creative Republic‘s Creative Masterclass event at Fazeley Studios, just round the corner from my studio here in Digbeth. Unfortunately, due to illness the host, Michael Wolff, was unable to attend, so Creative Republic’s Stef Lewandowski stepped in at the last minute with his Ambient Creativity Audit of Birmingham (you might even hear me mumbling in the background in that clip), culminating in a call for a Creative Director for Birmingham. This was followed by an opportunity for the assembled audience to split off into groups, discuss what had been said and present their findings to the room.
Having heard from the Alex Hughes of alexhughes.net got me thinking: how many more of us are there out there. So, in a blatantly Dave Gormanesque way I’ve been hunting (well, googling) me down. Now, I’ve never actually met another Alex Hughes in person (although my mother tells me that there was a girl born on the same day as me in the next bed to hers who she later found out to be named Alex Hughes – whereabouts unknown). All the same, there’s a lot of me about. Aside from myself and the previously mentioned Alex Hugheses the list goes as follows: (more…)