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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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Supersonic Festival 2017

BPREVIEW: Supersonic Festival @ Various 16-18.06.17

Words by Charlotte Heap Back after a brief hiatus, Supersonic Festival is returning with its trademark artistically adventurous programme – promising a weekend of experimental experiences across Birmingham. Launched in 2003, this established festival has a reputation as one of the UK’s most anticipated avante garde music and arts events. Utilising some of Birmingham’s best […]

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BREVIEW: Imbalance @ The Patrick Centre 27.04.17 / Moving Productions

BREVIEW: Imbalance @ The Patrick Centre 27.04.17

Words by Charlotte Heap / Pics by Moving Productions Dynamic dance duo Joli Vyann explored the impact of society’s obsession with technology on our everyday lives with their latest show Imbalance, on a starkly furnished set at The Patrick Centre.  Ex-stuntman Jan Patzke and ex-gymnast Olivia Quale, who formed Joli Vyann almost five years ago, […]

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BREVIEW: Imbalance @ The Patrick Centre 27.04.17 / Moving Productions

BPREVIEW: Imbalance @ The Patrick Centre 26-7.04.17

Words by Charlotte Heap / Pics by Moving Productions Are you in or out of balance? Do you spend every waking moment scrolling on your smart device? Is your virtual existence enhancing or stunting your reality? Joli Vyann are exploring the impact of society’s obsession with technology on our everyday lives with their latest production, […]

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BPREVIEW: The Big Birmingham Soul Night @ Town Hall 15.04.17

BREVIEW: The Big Birmingham Soul Night @ Town Hall 15.04.17

Words by Charlotte Heap / Pics by Paul Stringer Stepping into Birmingham Town Hall for the Big Birmingham Soul Night is like stepping back in time. Veterans of the Motown scene, clad in the classic wide-legged Oxford Bags, plimsolls and Ben Sherman polo shirts, dominate the giant wooden dance floor with their distinctive moves. The […]

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