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PREVIEW: British Alpaca Futurity 2013 @ NEC, 15th & 16th March

Promoted as ‘a different day out’, the annual British Alpaca Futurity (BAF) comes to the NEC this week; taking over Hall 3A on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th. Tickets are £7.50 on the door, or available through www.ticketfactory.com / Accompanied children below 16yrs get in free. ‘Over 35 trade stands’ will be selling equipment needed to raise […]

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REVIEW: Digbeth Dining Club – Relaunch @ Spotlight, Lower Trinity Street / March 1st

Words by Ed King / Pics by Charlotte Rose As I circle the back streets of Digbeth, Energy 52 on the CD player and an industrial graveyard outside my windows, I feel I’ve been here before. Only tonight I’m wearing shoes, there are no pills in my pocket, and the chance of seeing Slipmatt is overwhelmingly unlikely. […]

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& BEYOND: Wolverhamption Art Gallery / WAVE – Spring ’13 programme

Last month, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (WAG) and its subsidiary venues (WAVE) launched their Spring programme; a series of exhibitions and showcases that will run until May ’13. The programme features activity across the Bantock House Museum, Wolverhampton City Archives, Bilston Art & Craft Gallery and the Wolverhampton Art Gallery – WAVE’s flagship location. Ed King went […]

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REVIEW: Katherine Priddy @ Folk for Free, Symphony Hall Café Bar, 28th Feb

Words & pics by Charlotte Rose I find myself brimming with a certain amount of ‘Brummie Pride’ when I visit the Symphony Hall. I can’t help but get caught up in the buzz; and that’s without even stepping foot inside the magnificent main hall. And tonight is no exception, as I arrive there is a […]

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REVIEW: Martha Tilston @ Kitchen Garden Café, Feb 24th

Words by Ed King With frozen toes and a full moon, I wait for the No 50 bus; watching two ‘hoodies’ talk in sign language outside the back entrance to Selfridges. A young girl, with bruised legs and a suitcase, smokes angrily behind me. The old man in front curses at taxis. Birmingham, I think, […]

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