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INTERVIEW: David Baldwin – Shock & Gore Festival @ The Electric 28.07 – 10.08.17

Words by Charlotte Heap / Original pics by Ed King Walking through Southside to The Electric, I’m struck by how Birmingham behemoth Grand Central now looms over the Art Deco cinema. Claiming to be the ‘UK’s oldest working cinema’ the building has hosted films since 1909 – originally known as Electric Theatre, then as numerous […]

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INTERVIEW: Isla Aguilar & Miguel Oyarzun – BE FESTIVAL

Words by Damien Russell / Lead pic by Graeme Braidwood  I’m sitting in the Marmalade Cafe in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (REP) waiting to interview Isla Aguilar and Miguel Oyarzun – directors of the Birmingham European Festival, or BE FESTIVAL for short. In this tumultuous political time, a festival of European art seemingly has no choice but to move […]

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INTERVIEW: Amy Smart – Flatpack: Assemble

Words by Heather Kincaid / Pics courtesy of Flatpack Film Festival  If you’ve ever struggled to catch interesting independent films in the West Midlands, you’re not alone. For all Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city, the region’s indie and arthouse cinema offerings have long been frustratingly limited outside of special events and festivals. But all […]

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ALBUM: No Desire – MUTES / INTERVIEW: James Brown

Words by Ed King / Pic by Aatish Ramchurn / Video by Trapeze Film On 2nd June, MUTES release their debut album, No Desire – out in the big wide world thanks to the Birmingham based FOMA Records. And for anyone in the 0121 there’s a launch gig at COW vintage clothing (Digbeth) on the […]

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INTERVIEW: Richard Franks – Counteract

Words by Ed King / Pics Rob Hadley Interview conducted at The Sunflower Lounge on Saturday 22nd April. Richard Franks started Counteract seven years ago. Seven years ago today in fact, on his birthday. Which along with World Earth Day, Record Store Day, and what seems to be the warm up for Pride marching past The […]

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