Birmingham: It’s Not Shit – The Book

We all know that Birmingham isn’t shit. We’ve spent nearly 20 years telling people, showing the world, and often undermining our case. Tired of falling back on the same old clichés, or past achievements, we must look at the ineffable reasons why we say ‘Birmingham: it’s not shit’ and attempt to eff it.

On the 18th birthday of Birmingham: It’s Not Shit we must tell all. And we need your backing.

Book CoverWe’ve compiled 50 of the biggest things, places, people and feelings that delight us about the second city. There’s a real story here, and we as the founder and major contributors to Birmingham: It’s Not Shit and then hit Birmingham miscellany, website, book, number one country chart single about the bin strike, and stage show Paradise Circus are people to tell it. Jon Bounds, Jon Hickman and Danny Smith will take you down Dale End and up The Ackers — and we’ll get to the global heart of the local something.

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What might it be like? Here’s some examples:

Birmingham: It’s Not Shit — Reason No. 6: Aston Villa's sarcastic advertising hoarding

We all know that Birmingham isn’t shit. We’ve spent nearly 20 years telling people, showing the world, and often undermining our case. Tired of falling back on the same old cliches, or past achievements, we look at the ineffable reasons why we say ‘Birmingham: it’s not shit’ and attempt to...Read More »


Birmingham: It’s Not Shit — Reason No. 5: Tony Hancock not giving a fuck about Birmingham

We all know that Birmingham isn’t shit. We’ve spent nearly 20 years telling people, showing the world, and often undermining our case. Tired of falling back on the same old cliches, or past achievements, we look at the ineffable reasons why we say ‘Birmingham: it’s not shit’ and attempt to...Read More »


Birmingham: It’s Not Shit — Reason No. 4: Camp Hill Flyover

We all know that Birmingham isn’t shit. We’ve spent nearly 20 years telling people, showing the world, and often undermining our case. Tired of falling back on the same old cliches, or past achievements, we look at the ineffable reasons why we say ‘Birmingham: it’s not shit’ and attempt to...Read More »


Birmingham: It’s Not Shit — Reason No. 3: Everywhere in Great Barr looking the same

We all know that Birmingham isn’t shit. We’ve spent nearly 20 years telling people, showing the world, and often undermining our case. Tired of falling back on the same old cliches, or past achievements, we look at the ineffable reasons why we say ‘Birmingham: it’s not shit’ and attempt to...Read More »


Birmingham: It's Not Shit — Reason No. 2: Cliff Richard

We all know that Birmingham isn’t shit. We’ve spent nearly 20 years telling people, showing the world, and often undermining our case. Tired of falling back on the same old cliches, or past achievements, we look at the ineffable reasons why we say ‘Birmingham: it’s not shit’ and attempt to...Read More »


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Author: Jon Bounds

14th Most Influential Person in the West Midlands 2008, subsequently not placed. His new book about visiting every seaside pier in England and Wales — Pier Review — has been described as “On the Road meets On the Buses”, it's out now. Jon wrote and directed the first ever piece of drama to be performed on Twitter and founded the famous blog Birmingham: It's Not Shit.