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BREVIEW: Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz @ Ikon Gallery – exhibiting until 26.11.17

Words by Lucy Mounfield Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) has always been recognised as an artist but her status and place in art history, until recently, has been overshadowed by her male counterparts – Otto Dix, Max Klinger, George Grosz, to name but a few. Subsequently, Kollwitz’ work has been lumped into the canon of German Expressionism and […]

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BREVIEW: Semantics – Acid Test EP launch @ Actress & Bishop 09.09.17

      Words by  Ed King / Pics Paul Reynolds Due to a late cancellation at The Sunflower Lounge, we have two extra names on the bill tonight – with North Parade and My-Hi joining Hankks, Quinn and Semantics at the Actress & Bishop. Not bad for a fiver (neither is the new Semantic EP, […]

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BREVIEW: Queens of Comedy Extravaganza @ O2 Academy Birmingham 05.09.17

      Words & pics by Eleanor Sutcliffe Working as a music photographer prepares you for numerous things. It doesn’t prepare you for drag queens cart wheeling into splits clad in platform heels and lingerie, or having a 10 inch silicone phallus thrown at you across the stage. Or being called a cunt in […]

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BREVIEW: Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin @ The Old Joint Stock 31.08-03.09.2017

Words by Lucy Mounfield / Pics by Patrick Boland I can’t think of better way to mourn the end of August than by doing what’s best on a wonderful summer’s eve – drinking, laughing and having a good time. Thankfully, Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin, performed at The Old Joint Stock Theatre, allowed me […]

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BREVIEW: Time in Motion @ Crescent Theatre 25.08.17

Words by Lucy Mounfield / Pic by Tim Cross On the 25th of August, the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain (NYB) celebrated their 30th anniversary by performing Time in Motion at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham – a collection of seven short ballets based around the theme of time. A captivating programme of choreography and performances, […]

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