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BPREVIEW: Free Comic Book Day @ Nostalgia & Comics, Forbidden Planet 07.05.16

Words By Olly MacNamee Whether this event brings new readers into comic shops when the combined might of Marvel and DC’s films has failed, is up for debate. But Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) celebrates it’s fifteen year anniversary in comic book shops across the world this Saturday 7th May – as they give away comics […]

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Broken Witt Rebels @ Sunflower 15.04.16 - Eric Duvet #2

BREVIEW: Broken Witt Rebels @ The Sunflower Lounge 15.04.16

Words by Olly MacNamee / Pics by Eric Duvet  Currently on a whistle-stop tour of this scepter’d isle of ours, Birmingham’s Broken Witt Rebels are back on home turf tonight. And with a sell-out crowd of family, friends and new fans awaiting, they need to bring their ‘A’ game. Playing a taught, thirty minute set […]

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Hans Zimmer @ Barclaycard Arena 12.04.16 / By Michelle Martin - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Hans Zimmer @ Barclaycard Arena 12.04.16

Words by Olly MacNamee / Pics by Michelle Martin  If anyone was still wondering how we can break boundaries and encourage people from all walks of life to embrace classical music, then Hans Zimmer’s concert  at The Barclaycard Arena provided the answer. Hoodies and Hooray Henries, and all stratum of society in-between, were in attendance. […]

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Drink and Draw @ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 22.04.16

BPREVIEW: Drink and Draw @ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (Edwardian Tea Rooms) 22.04.16

Words by Olly MacNamee Simon Myers and Nigel Hopkins’ doodliscious Drink and Draw returns to the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) on Friday 22nd April – in conjunction with the wider Birmingham Comics Festival, which runs throughout April. And, as such, it will be taking on a superhero theme that asks attendants (nearly 500 pencil-wielding […]

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Mike Carey Photographed by Charlie Hopkinson © 2005

INTERVIEW: Mike Carey / M R Carey

Words by Olly MacNamee / Pic of Mike Carey @ Charlie Hopkinson Warning: This interview contains some spoilers for M R Carey’s book The Girl With All The Gifts. With an impressive writing career in comics, as well as a growing sideline as a novelist and screenwriter, Birmingham Review caught up with Mike Carey at […]

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