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BREVIEW: BE FESTIVAL …Friday 07.07.17

Words by Damien Russell / Pics courtesy of BE FESTIVAL It’s day four of the Birmingham European Festival (or BE FESTIVAL for short) and having been lucky enough to interview the festival directors Isla Aguilar and Miguel Oyarzun, I am keen to see how the event delivers the ‘dizzying array of entertainment’ that the programme has promised us. […]

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BREVIEW: BE FESTIVAL …Wednesday 04.07.17

Words by Paul Gallear / Pics courtesy of BE FESTIVAL We can’t avoid Europe these days: it’s in our parliaments, our newspapers, and our consciousness; on our television screens, our news bulletins, and our ballot papers. And now it’s in our theatres too. BE FESTIVAL (Birmingham European Festival) landed in Birmingham for its seventh year on 4th […]

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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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BREVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong @ REP (House stage) 19-24.06.17

Words by Lucy Mounfield / Production pics by Helen Murray On those occasions when a comedic play enters a theatrical program, it’s always a pleasure to know I don’t have to sit up straight, hold my serious-yet-intrigued face and attempt to think too hard about the plot and what it might mean in the larger […]

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BREVIEW: La Strada @ REP 08.05.17 / By Robert Day

BREVIEW: La Strada @ REP 08.05.17

Words by Damien Russell / Production shots by Robert Day A road never truly begins or ends. I’ve searched it and it’s a genuine quote from yours truly, which is a nice change from something I’ve heard in passing or on the T.V and accidentally claimed as my own. In a conveniently representative way, the […]

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