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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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BPREVIEW: The Lord of the Rings – trilogy screenings @ Moseley Park 8-10.09

Words by Heather Kincaid For anyone who’s ever experienced the magic of the Moseley Folk Festival, it won’t be too much of a stretch to imagine Tolkienesque creatures emerging from the greenery around the festival site. So what better place to host Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films, with one adventure screening each day from 8th to […]

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BREVIEW: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Hawker Yard 27.08.17

Words & Pics by Cesilia Trecaquista On an unusually hot and pleasant bank holiday Sunday evening, I set out to Hawker Yard with my partner from a far off land – determined to demonstrate that Birmingham, with its rich musical and cultural history, could rival anything that the capital could offer. Hawker Yard is a […]

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BPREVIEW: Queens of Comedy Extravaganza @ O2 Academy Birmingham 05.09.17

Words by Eleanor Sutcliffe “You’re born naked and the rest is drag” – RuPaul On the 5th of September, O2 Academy will be welcoming Kids Klub’s Queens of Comedy Extravaganza tour – hosted by Bianca Del Rio, and including performances from a whole host of drag artists, including Alyssa Edwards, BenDeLaCreme, Lady Bunny and more. Doors […]

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THE GALLERY: Parquet Courts @ O2 Institute 31.08.17

      Words by Helen Knott / Pics by Phil Drury A lot of bands don’t have one talented frontman, so it seems almost greedy of Parquet Courts to have two. Andrew Savage is the first to grab your attention, his stern intensity giving him a commanding presence. But mirroring Savage just across the […]

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