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PREVIEW: Monty Python Live (mostly)

Director: Aubrey Powell Writing Credits:  Monty Python Cast:  John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin – with archive footage including Graham Chapman UK rating: 15 certificate UK release date: Various Monty Python Live (mostly) is broadcast across UK cinemas today – being shown at the Electric Cinema tonight, with further ‘encore’s on July 24th, Aug 3rd & Aug 14th. The final performance from […]

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PREVIEW: Simmer Down Festival ’14 @ Handsworth Park, Sun 20th July

  Simmer Down Festival returns to Handsworth park tomorrow (Sun 20th July), running from 12:30-7:30pm. Admission to the festival site, as well as access to all the acts performing, is free and open to ages. ‘Birmingham’s biggest FREE international reggae festival’ comes back to Handsworth Park, the site it has held for five consecutive terms, for what […]

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BPREVIEW: Boyhood

Director: Richard Linklater Writing Credits: Richard Linklater Cast:  Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawle, Lorelei Linklater UK rating: 15 certificate UK release date: 11th July Boyhood opens at the Electric Cinema tonight (Fri 18th July) with daily screenings until Thurs 24th July. Richard Linklater’s bold production follows, in real time, the growth of Mason Jnr (Coltrane) as […]

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BPREVIEW: Hot Club De Swing July Ball @ Hare & Hounds, Fri 18th July

Hot Club De Swing returns to the Hare & Hounds for its July Ball, tonight – Fri 18th July. Doors open at 9pm with admission charged at £7 advance, £10 on the door . Playing, nay, championing Electro Swing in Birmingham, Hot Club De Swing is the monthly manifestation of the Swingamajig Festival. Or the Swingamajig Festival is […]

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BPREVIEW: Sunjay Brayne + Bethan and the Morgans @ Ort Café, Sat 12th July

Rounding off one of the more sensible musical weekends in the city, Sunjay Braye plays at Ort Cafe tonight – with support from Bethan and the Morgans. Doors open at 8:30pm, with admission charged at £5. A younger man with an older sound, Sunjay Brayne is a solo singer/songwriter – delivering confident vocals behind a […]

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