Saturday, 22 March 2008

Tony Benn: Birmingham Town Hall

Trevor and I attended 'An Evening with Tony Benn' at the Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday.

The retired Labour politician talked about his life in politics and his thoughts on changes in the Labour party.

He held the captivated audience of approximately 900 people for 90 minutes. At the age of almost 83, Tony Benn is a remarkable man.

The evening was spent giving frank responses to questions from the audience and also entertaining us with political anecdotes.

I didn't take a photo on Thursday but below is a picture taken when we saw him at the Birmingham Conservatoire in October 2007.



Trevor meets Tony Benn - October 2007
Going to the Town Hall was also a big wow! for me. It is my first visit since before it's closure more than a decade ago. It has been beautifully and tastefully revamped (at a cost of £35m!) and it re-opened last October.

The Birmingham Town Hall as it is today

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6487867.stm

3 comments:

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks Darling .. it was a great evening and what a great role model Tony Benn is for anyone regardless of politics x

Steve said...

Wow. Impressive looking building. I've been to Birmingham loads of times but have never set foot inside the town hall - it looks amazing.

Annie said...

It's definitely worth a visit Steve!