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COMPETITION: The Staves @ H&H, Nov 28th / Win a pair of gig tickets

The Staves are coming back to Birmingham, for a headline performance at the Hare & Hounds on November 28th. With less than a handful of tickets left, Birmingham Review has secured a pair of passes for one lucky reader. Or writer. Butcher, baker or candlestick maker. All you have to do is send us a […]

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PREVIEW: The Staves @ Hare & Hounds, Nov 28th

Presented by Birmingham Promoters, in media association with Birmingham Review The Staves released their first EP, ‘Facing West’, on Tom Billington’s Daddy Max Records in 2010. Now signed to American major – Atlantic Records, the folk harmony trio are touring the UK; promoting their debut album, ‘Dead & Born & Grown’. Performing at the Hare […]

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Carl Finn & a Little England

SECRET MEAL: ‘Vive la résistance!’ @ The Church Inn, Great Hampton Street, Hockley

Words by Ed King / Pictures from I don’t eat mussels. I don’t eat cockles, whelks, oysters or clams. So as the medicine ball sized bowl, full of the hard shelled sea treats, is placed on the table – I cringe. My colour coded companion loves mussels, and I begin to regret our decision […]

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REVIEW: Batsheva Ensemble – Deca Dance @ Hippodrome, Nov 13th & 14th

Words by Helen Calcutt / About a month before I was scheduled to review Batsheva Ensemble, Israeli writer, novelist, and journalist Amos Oz made a very fine statement. He said: “I believe a person who imagines the other is a better person than one who doesn’t imagine the other… my own sensitivity to the […]

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PREVIEW: Batsheva Ensemble – Deca Dance @ Hippodrome, Nov 13th & 14th

Batsheva Ensemble, the ‘younger wing’ of the Tel Aviv based Batsheva Dance Company, will be coming to the Birmingham Hippodrome on November 13th and 14th. Batsheva Ensemble will be performing Deca Dance – a composite of work from Batsheva Artistic Director, Ohad Naharin. Priding themselves for ‘fearless, full-bodied, movingly honest performances’, Batsheva Dance Company have […]

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