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BREVIEW: An Evening with Jackson Browne @ Symphony Hall 27.06.17

Words by Ed King / Live pics by Aatish Ramchurn I’m standing on a corner in Selly Park, Birmingham, waiting to go and see Jackson Browne; it’s a grey English Tuesday, I’m late and my hair is too long for the humidity. Some problems are obvious and fickle. But with a portfolio stretching back to […]

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BREVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong @ REP (House stage) 19-24.06.17

Words by Lucy Mounfield / Production pics by Helen Murray On those occasions when a comedic play enters a theatrical program, it’s always a pleasure to know I don’t have to sit up straight, hold my serious-yet-intrigued face and attempt to think too hard about the plot and what it might mean in the larger […]

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BREVIEW: Kyla La Grange @ Mama Roux’s 12.07.16

Words by Ed King / Pics by Aatish Ramchurn Monday nights. As our focal point would later surmise, “…the worst of all nights”. But I’ve had some happy Mondays in my time: bank holidays before self employment, teacher’s strikes at primary school, waking up to another week with Lucy. They all involve extra time in bed […]

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BREVIEW: Coppélia @ Hippodrome 13-17.06.17

Ed’s Note: Bethan has been attending free weekly ballet lessons at Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) as part of their Dance Track programme, after being selected when a team from BRB came to her school. BRB has an ongoing agenda (with Dance Track and beyond) to reach children ‘who often wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to participate in […]

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THE GALLERY: MUTES – No Desire album launch @ COW 02.06.17

      Words by Ed King / Pics by Eleanor Sutcliffe / Video by Trapeze Film On 2nd June MUTES released their debut album, No Desire. Out via FOMA Records – the Birmingham based label for Repeat of Last Week and Hoopla Blue, the nine track MUTES LP was launched with a one off gig at COW, the […]

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