Archive | May, 2016

#NationalMidlandsWeek FAQs

17 May

What is #NationalMidlandsWeek?
It’s a week of national thanksgiving for the Midlands and Midlanders.

Why should the nation give thanks for the Midlands?
Because everything good and useful about England, the UK, the EU, the world, the universe, etc, started in the Midlands. As a nation, as a species, we owe the Midlands and Midlanders more or less everything, and it’s time we started to express that more clearly.

What form will this national thanksgiving take?
Since everyone is invited—and in truth ought to be obliged—to participate, it seemed foolishly limiting to hold an event in, say, Mansfield Town Square (max. capacity: 345). So instead the Thanksgiving Service will be held in the ether, or over the airwaves. Just tune in to BBC Radio 4 at 13.45 every day—between the one o’clock news and The Archers—from Monday, 23 May to Friday, 27 May: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bthdr

What other events are planned?
None. But feel free to improvise your own.

What do you have planned for #NationalMidlandsWeek next year?
Nothing.