Byline: Terry Grimley
Something out of the ordinary is happening on the Ladypool Road in Birmingham's balti belt.
A long-disused shop unit, once home to bhangra label Nachural Records, has been invaded by an international group of artists. The ground floor has been turned into the "Baghdad Cafe" by Swiss-based Iraqi artist Al Fadhil and will be open three days a week until April 21.
Visitors are invited to exchange views about Iraq and to view Al Fadhil's installation, which includes the video Home Sweet Home. This film about the artist's family home in Baghdad was produced in collaboration with his younger brother Ahmed, who was killed in a bombing a year …