Archive | December, 2017

THE GALLERY: The Sunset Beach Hut @ Mama Roux’s 21.12.17

      Words & pics by Aatish Ramchurn There’s something of a relaxed atmosphere on this mild, winter solstice night in Birmingham, which sets the tone for my final visit of 2017 to Mama Roux’s. In the past year I have become well acquainted with this homely, decorated venue, and experienced a variety of gigs here. […]

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THE GALLERY: Magic Lantern Festival @ Kings Heath Park – until 01.01.18

      Words by Ed King / Pics Eleanor Sutcliffe Open every day up to and including New Year’s Day, the Magic Lantern Festival is on display across Kings Heath Park – featuring a winter wonderland of structural illuminations, statues and fantastical storyscapes. Suitable for adults, families and children of all ages, the Magic […]

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BREVIEW: Dots & Loops #5 @ Rose Villa Tavern 19.12.17

Words by Ashleigh Goodwin  It’s a Tuesday night, and a small crowd packs into the upstairs room of The Rose Villa Tavern in the Jewellery Quarter. A mismatched array of chairs fills most of the space, as well as a projector that hangs from the ceiling… and I am confused. Director and animator Louis Hudson, alongside […]

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BREVIEW: Skellig @ The Old Joint Stock – until 30.12.17

Words by Lucy Mounfield It’s nearly Christmas, but the recent snow has thawed. I am not particularly feeling the magic and spirit of the holiday season as I make a trip to The Old Joint Stock, to watch resident theatre company Tin Robot’s production of Skellig. When I reviewed Tin Robot’s last play, The War […]

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BPREVIEW: Sexy Weirdos Xmas Party @ Secret Venue 23.12.17

Damien’s pick… On the 23rd of December at 8pm, the doors will open on an evening of style and substance rarely found in this time of often unchallenged expectation. Not only is it a performance by the striking talent that is Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos, but it is the band’s only ‘home’ date on […]

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