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INTERVIEW: Lydia Brookes – Singing for Supper @ The Castle & Falcon 24.11.17

Words by Ed King / Pics courtesy of Lush Birmingham On Friday 24th November, The Castle and Falcon in Balsall Heath will be hosting Singing for Supper, a live gig with a somewhat stellar line up – You Dirty Blue, Sofa King, Alfresco Love Sounds, The Chalet Lines will all be performing for only a […]

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INTERVIEW: Gary Rogers – Birmingham Film Festival @ Mockingbird Cinema 23-26.11.17

Words by Heather Kincaid / Pics courtesy of Birmingham Film Festival Following a successful debut in 2016, Birmingham Film Festival (BFF) returns this month with an event that promises to be even bigger and better than before. More time, more screenings and new submissions categories are among the things that indie film fans can look forward to […]

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INTERVIEW: John Fell – Beyond the Tracks @ Eastside Park 15-17.09.17

Words by Damien Russell / Pics by Eleanor Sutcliffe Feeling like a lazy Sunday afternoon despite being a Monday (thank you Bank Holiday), sitting in the shade at Eastside Park has got something of a ‘last day of a festival’ feel. Convenient really as I’ve braved exhaustion and headed out to into the sun to […]

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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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