When people think of the Arts in this here sceptr'd isle admittedly one does not immediately think too readily of Britain's Second City, Birmingham. But, that would be a great mistake and one that keeps on happening
City of Colours on Sunday was Birmingham's very own contemporary ode to autumn.
Monday morning and the festivities of 420 and Bradford Street was awash with new pieces from the famous and infamous of Birmingham's street art scene. Alive and kicking, but just not very good at blowing it's own trumpet. So, as an adopted son of this city, that's where I will happily step in and learn to play the trumpet.
From slogans shouted by t-shirts of the '80s to multicolour screen-prints, the quality of t-shirt art varies wildly, but one particular sector of the art community embraces t-shirt art more than any other - street art.
It seems like we're losing a lot of our heroes of late. From giants of contemporary music like Donna Summer, and MCA, to the inventor of the Raleigh Chopper bicycle - Alan Oakley.
Street art is often political and satirical but is it ever personal? Banksy is known for his illusive identity but other London street artists use art to express their identities. Three of them have spoken to the Huffington Post about the intimate experiences that inspired their work...