Archive | April, 2014

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PREVIEW: Rae Morris @ Institute, Tues 29th Apr

Back in Birmingham on a headline tour, Rae Morris performs in The Institute’s Temple venue on Tuesday 29th April. Penning emotive keys driven melodies, owned by subtle yet soaring vocals, Rae Morris has been gathering momentum since being picked up by BBC Introducing in 2011 – with notable performances at the Reading & Leeds Festivals in […]

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Cherry Reds (Kings Heath)

Small yet sumptuously formed, Cherry Reds opened on York Road (off Kings Heath High Street) in December 2010. Taking over from an old, old-skool greasy spoon, this pocket-sized café/bar brought in a well considered menu of homemade food (from Vegan to beef burger), garish cupcakes, outlandish beers & cider*, as well as a healthy, or unhealthy – depending […]

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Ort Cafe (Balsall Heath)

Opened on the 11th of November 2011, Ort Café is situated in Grade II listed The Old Print Works on the Moseley Road – opposite the (also listed) Balsall Heath swimming baths. A self described ‘community café’, Ort has a fully licensed downstairs bar* & pescatarian eatery**, with a matching gallery premises upstairs. A constant event & exhibition […]

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REVIEW: Locke – on UK release from April 18th

Words by Jonathan Glen – follow @joffglen Director: Steven Knight Writing Credits: Steven Knight Cast: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson (voice), Olivia Colman (voice) and Andrew Scott (voice) ________________ It doesn’t sound like an enthralling premise. One man, in a car, taking phone calls for 85 minutes hardly seems cinematic. Yet there is something wholly intriguing […]

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BREVIEW: Lang Lang @ Symphony Hall, Fri 4th Apr

Words by Jonathan Glen / Pics by Steve Thorne & external sources Performing: Mozart Piano Sonatas 5, 4 & 8 / Chopin Ballades 1, 2, 3 & 4 It can’t be easy walking out on stage as ‘one of the world’s greatest pianists’. Having the knowledge that if this is not the best performance the […]

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