Ruth Slavid talks architecture

Some mistake Ed?

Posted in art by ruthslavid on October 6, 2010

Has nobody told culture minister Ed Vaizey about the curse of the silly photo? David Milliband suffered under the curse of the badly held banana, and now the Culture secretary has been lured into some truly silly positions at the opening of the latest initiative at Birmingham’s Custard factory.

This has almost everything – weird flying creatures overhead, man in a fur coat (Custard Factory founder Bennie Gray), and that strange embarrassed expression.

As if that weren’t enough, he also posed on an internal bridge:

And teh project is called Zellig – memories of Woody Allen’s film, and the man who wanted to be someone else! Bad move, Ed – shurely shome mistake?


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  1. […] Some mistake Ed? « Ruth Slavid talks architecture – Government minister Ed Vaizey and ‘the curse of the silly photo’ as he poses with Bennie Gray in Zellig at the Custard Factory. My favourite is the one below – with Bennie Gray’s teeny tiny head perched on Ed’s shoulder. How To Get A Head in Digbeth. […]

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