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Review: The Florida Project 

17 Nov

Film Critic Todd Waugh Ambridge gives The Florida Project a perfect score, a must see film for fans of I, Daniel Blake The post Review: The Florida Project appeared first on Redbrick .


Review: Paddington 2 

17 Nov

Film Critic Ellen Macleod finds that Paddington 2 is lacking nothing and is simply wholesome family The post Review: Paddington 2 appeared first on Redbrick .


Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer 

16 Nov

Film Critic Luis Frejo flies the flag for an alternative style of filmmaking in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos The post Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer appeared first on Redbrick .


Review: Murder on the Orient Express 

16 Nov

Film Critic Phoebe Christofi advises you book a ticket on the orient express, so long as Poirot joins you The post Review: Murder on the Orient Express appeared first on Redbrick .


Christmas Turkey 

16 Nov

MIRACLE ON 34 th STREET New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Wednesday 15 th November, 2017   For their Christmas production this year, BMOS have chosen to mount this musical adaptation of a creaky old film, a perennial favourite – in the USA more ...


Boulevard of Broken Dreams 

14 Nov

SUNSET BOULEVARD Birmingham Hippodrome, Tuesday 14 th November, 2017   Andrew Lloyd Webber has written loads of musicals.


Boots and All 

12 Nov

HOBSON’S CHOICE Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, Sunday 12 th November, 2017   Harold Brighouse’s classic comedy first appeared in 1916 when the tide of women’s suffrage was running high.


Hollywood’s Diversity Problem 

11 Nov

With the recent release of the trailer for Marvel's Black Panther Film Contributor Emma Curzon discusses the diversity problem that still plagues the film industry The post Hollywood’s Diversity Problem appeared first on Redbrick .


Sorry State 

10 Nov

(sorry) The REP, Birmingham, Thursday 9 th November, 2017   Millennials are terrible, aren’t they?  Spoiled, impatient, thinking they’re special…  This new piece from writer Susie Sillett shows us three sides of the coin (if that’s ...


Guess the weight of the sculpture winner! 

9 Nov

During our recent RBSA Charity Art Auction in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, Autistica, and Bonhams, we ran a 'guess the weight of the sculpture' competition.


Thrilled to Death 

8 Nov

DEATHTRAP New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Tuesday 7 th November, 2017   Ira Levin’s classic thriller is doing the rounds in this effective new production, featuring two escapees from Albert Square, namely Paul Bradley and Jessie Wallace as ...


RBSA Charity Art Auction 

7 Nov

We are delighted to report that we sold 8,000 of art at our recent Charity Art Auction! Bonhams auctioneers kindly ran the auction for us, and Deutsche Bank very generously agreed to host the auction at their landmark building at Brindley Place, ...


A Fool Aloof 

4 Nov

EUGENE ONEGIN Birmingham Hippodrome, Friday 3 rd November, 2017   Welsh National Opera’s autumn season is all about the Russians.


N.E.R.D x ILLESTEVA 

3 Nov

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Redbrick Rewind: Escape from New York 

3 Nov

Still reeling from Blade Runner: 2049 Film Critic Luis Freijo revisits another old sci-fi classic: John Carpenter's Escape from New York The post Redbrick Rewind: Escape from New York appeared first on Redbrick .


Mum’s the word 

3 Nov

BABY DADDY The Door, Birmingham REP, Thursday 2 nd November, 2017   Single mothers get a bad press.


Jambo Cinema 

2 Nov

The return of Stranger Things means another resurgence in mullets and cheesy synths, but if you stop in at Wolverhampton Art Gallery any time over the next month you can tune into a very different 80s experience.


Review: Breathe 

2 Nov

Film Critic Tom Smith-Wrinch applauds the emotional honesty of Andy Serkis' directorial debut Breathe The post Review: Breathe appeared first on Redbrick .


Spell Trouble 

1 Nov

MACBETH Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, Tuesday 31 st October, 2017   Karen Leadbetter’s strong production takes us to feudal Japan rather than medieval Scotland.


Review: The Party 

1 Nov

Film Critic Phoebe Christofi implores you not to overlook low-key British drama The Party The post Review: The Party appeared first on Redbrick .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases Fri Nov 17-Thu Nov 23 

17 Nov

Justice League (12A) Anticipated with equal  excitement and concern following the disappointment… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases Fri Nov 17-Thu Nov 23 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


Album review: Morrissey – Low In High School 

17 Nov

“It’s just a hatred for all human life,” Morrissey shrugs on his eleventh studio … Read more The post Album review: Morrissey – Low In High School appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


Single Review: Vance Joy – Like Gold 

17 Nov

Redbrick's Barney Whiteside looks forward to Vance Joy's upcoming album following another impressive single The post Single Review: Vance Joy – Like Gold appeared first on Redbrick .


Live Review: Dekmantel Warehouse Project 

17 Nov

Dekmantel take their Warehouse Project to Manchester; Redbrick's Luke Bohanan follows and reviews The post Live Review: Dekmantel Warehouse Project appeared first on Redbrick .


Live Review: DJ Artwork 

17 Nov

After an exceptional festival set over the summer, Greg Woodin is slightly underwhelmed by DJ Artwork's Hare and Hounds gig The post Live Review: DJ Artwork appeared first on Redbrick .


MNDR & Scissor Sisters – Twerlk 

17 Nov

I do love a bit of disco so when Scissor Sisters burst onto the scene back in the early noughties I was all over them like glitter on a ball.


Beans On Toast & Skinny Lister embark on the Double Trouble Tour 

16 Nov

This coming winter Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour of the UK.


Spotlight On: Gecko 

16 Nov

Sophie Rashley turns a spotlight on local Birmingham artist Gecko, an eccentric comedian-singer-songwriter with a heck of a lot of fresh talent The post Spotlight On: Gecko appeared first on Redbrick .


Live Review: Afterlife at Printworks 

16 Nov

Redbrick's Nathan Davies heads down to London to catch the Printworks' instalment of the Afterlife parties The post Live Review: Afterlife at Printworks appeared first on Redbrick .


Single Review: Sia – Santa’s Coming For Us 

16 Nov

Sia's latest single breaks the mold of the Christmas song by actually being bearable, says Natasha Burden The post Single Review: Sia – Santa’s Coming For Us appeared first on Redbrick .


Steve Lamacq, The Glee Club, Birmingham 15th November 2017 

15 Nov

Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music), lifts the lid on Rock’n’Roll at Birmingham’s Glee Club in an evening of anecdotes and observations on his life and a 30 year career in music media.


Goat Girl – Cracker Drool 

15 Nov

Not sure if any of the ladies involved in this are actually goats but who cares when it sounds this good? It's a bit 60s, it's a bit Riot Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl (goat or otherwise) and the video appears to show the band beating someone to ...


Johnny Doom – Concluding Part 2 

15 Nov

In the concluding Part 2 of Johnny Doom’s oral history we here about his favourite Sabbath tune and his direct relationship with Brum and the bands spawn out of it.


Deaf Havana + Blackfoxxes + Decade at Beckett University, Leeds, UK – 15th November 2017 

15 Nov

I have to say, at the outset, that up until the week of this gig I have never listened to any output by the main band on this tour.


The War On Drugs at Alexandra Palace, London, UK – 14th November 2017 

14 Nov

There are hoards of people, all dressed in some iteration of the indie rock uniform- black drainpipes, long, black coats, curly, unkempt hair- making a pilgrimage to Ally Pally for tonight’s show.


Alice Cooper at The Arena, Birmingham, UK – 14th November 2017 

14 Nov

When the announcement came through that Alice Cooper, the man, the myth, the legend was coming to the Birmingham Arena it was a moment similar to the classic scene in 'Wayne's World' falling on the floor and shouting "We're not worthy" so you could ...


Album Review: Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All 

14 Nov

Sam Smith's sophomore effort is emotionally raw and potent, yet shows signs of stagnation, Comment Editor Kat Smith reviews The post Album Review: Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All appeared first on Redbrick .


Spotlight On: JAWS 

14 Nov

Redbrick's Laura Mosley turns our attention to up-and-coming local indie band, JAWS The post Spotlight On: JAWS appeared first on Redbrick .


Single Review: Tom Misch – Movie 

14 Nov

Music writer Rhi Storer checks out the first single from Tom Misch's long-awaited debut album The post Single Review: Tom Misch – Movie appeared first on Redbrick .


Kings Heath to hold Pink Floyd festival 

13 Nov

Day-long event to mark anniversary of legendary concert.


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Features »

What the stones remember; what you will never know 

18 Nov

Richard Lutz gets down and dirty to come up against history in the raw.


Trans Day Of Remembrance 

16 Nov

Please join Birmingham LGBT in observing Trans Day of Remembrance on Monday 20 November .


EcoPark Conservation Day 

16 Nov

Date / Time Start date: Tue, 14/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 28/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:30am Tue, 30/01/2018 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 27/02/2018 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Activity Details Come and...


Tuesday 7 November 2017 – PIA Boeing 777-240LR AP-BGZ now flying in their new colour scheme 

14 Nov

PIA Boeing 777-240LR AP-BGZ operated their flight from Islamabad - it wears their "new" mostly white colour scheme LGW Dash 8Q-402 D-ABQD which is still in Air Berlin colours operated the morning Eurowings service to Dusseldorf - its first visit to ...


Temporary closure in November – Pavilion Update 

13 Nov

Martineau Gardens will be closed for a week from Monday 20 November, re-opening on Monday 27 November – read on to find out more.


Friday Photo- BCU Conservatoire 

10 Nov

This week’s Friday Photo is of another new building- The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, as it’s now been renamed.


LoveBrum and our Vegetable Beds 

8 Nov

Have you seen the film about our vegetable beds?   Vote at LoveBrum for us to receive £2,000 from Monday 20 November.


Why people don’t get to go to heaven 

7 Nov

Tuesday 7th November 2017 Luke 14 15-24 Jesus has been talking about how some people expect to go to heaven, but won't make it; and how other seemingly unlikely candidates will make it.


EcoPark Conservation Day 

6 Nov

Date / Time Start date: Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 28/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:30am Tue, 30/01/2018 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 27/02/2018 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Activity Details Come and...


A new chapter begins … a new Director 

6 Nov

2017 has been the year we have celebrated 20 years of Community Gardening, dedicated a building to former patron Mollie Martineau and begun the refurbishment of the Pavilion.


Bollywood Dance Class 11 November 

6 Nov

Bollywood Dance at the Birmingham LGBT Centre This Saturday, 11th November, sees the first of four free Bollywood dance sessions at the Birmingham LGBT Centre .


Friday Photo: The Black Horse Public House 

3 Nov

Today’s Friday photo is the Black Horse public house in Northfield.


WAKE GREEN ROAD PREFABS – MY LIFE IN ONE 

3 Nov

Terry Bates, a past resident of the Wake Green Road prefabs, recalls his youth spent there: Much has been written about these buildings that were erected as a temporary measure in 1945.


Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood – Volunteer Day 

2 Nov

Date / Time Start date: Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Wed, 15/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Sun, 19/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Sun, 10/12/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Wed, 13/12/2017...


Highlights from TCT Inspired Minds 2017 

2 Nov

BCA spoke with teachers, industry partners, and rising stars of the 3D printing world at TCT Inspired Minds 2017 .


New Online PrEP Adherence Support Service 

29 Oct

Current PrEP users and those considering PrEP are invited to a consultative meeting on a new online PrEP Adherence Support Service, launching later this year.


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Social media »

Key comms lessons from the manchester terror attack and 24 points of learning from #firepro2017 

17 Nov

The FirePRO event in Birmingham comms2point0 supported saw a some of the best learning you are likely to come across.


parental advisory: a list of 50 swear words to add to your facebook page’s blocked list 

17 Nov

By Dan Slee and Louise Gibson A list of swears one comms officer came up with to keep the language on a page family-friendly.


why #ourday might just be the most important day of the year for local government 

16 Nov

#OurDay is the annual 24-hour Twitterfon led by the Local Government Association to promote the many things local government delivers on our behalf.


30 days of human comms #9 The BBC respond to The Sun 

16 Nov

In the olden days large organisations when they came in for a shoeing by the tabloids had to grimace and bear it.


30 days of human comms: #8 a fire’s station’s rescued bench tweets 

16 Nov

Human comms can come in different shapes and sizes from the deliberate to the instinctive.


an update on the fantabulous #unawards17 

16 Nov

Well the big day is now just over two weeks away and the #UnAwards17 shortlists will be announced VERY soon.


30 days of human comms: #7 the basketball playing Gainesville Police officer 

15 Nov

Sometimes good human content is deliberately created and other times it was an accident.


Notes from the #Locality17 session on: Community Health and Wellbeing – what works 

14 Nov

These are just notes from a session at the Locality Convention 2017.


Hurricane Sandy and the Trump Tornado  #locality17 

14 Nov

The Donald Disaster from Melissa Aase (who is speaking on the right of the picture) She calls it “The Donald Disaster”.


30 days of human comms: #6 Sydney Ferries name their new boat Ferry McFerryface 

13 Nov

It had to happen.


VIDEO KIT: Your essential kit-out-your-team-for-video-for-around-sixty-quid guide 

13 Nov

Cost has always been a factor in helping to train comms people into how best to use video.


30 days of human comms: #5 Virgin Trains 

13 Nov

For me, trains get people from A to B quickly so long as there are no leaves on the line.


your essential kit out your team for video for around sixty quid guide 

12 Nov

To co-incide with the launch of new dates for our acclaimed Essential Video Skills for Comms workshops here is a blog that aims to get you kitted out for the cost of an Americano a day for a month.


30 days of human comms: #4 Edinburgh City Council 

12 Nov

For a good three years 365-days-a-year I was a public sector account.


30 days of human comms: #3 Place marketing Finnish style 

11 Nov

Helsinki in November is a grim place.


30 days of human comms: #2 Jake the five-year-old street sweeper driver 

10 Nov

Day two of a 30 day trek around comms that is recognisably human.


the unawards17 public vote is open 

9 Nov

After a record-breaking 414 entries a team of external judges are currently battling through a tonne of great work to draw up the 2017 shortlist.


communications: a catalyst for commercial success 

9 Nov

  If you have an income target, or are keen to explore ways of boosting your own communications budget, a new webinar taking place this month could be just what you need.


30 Days of Human Comms: #1 Dudley Council’s spoiled tea sign 

9 Nov

For a while now, I’ve argued for the need to be more human in your comms.


FREE LESSONS: A free webinar that Public Sector comms people may like 

9 Nov

Years ago, it was all about putting press releases out and managing the message.


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Events »

Hare & Hounds Pick of the Weekend: Chaos In The CBD 

17 Nov

Once again, we’re back with our pick of the weekend.


New Show: Shame 

17 Nov

We’re delighted to announce that This Is Tmrw will be bringing south-London post-punk band  Shame , to  Hare Hounds  on Tuesday 17th April.


Christmas at Bullring & Grand Central 

17 Nov

Christmas is in the bag at Bulling & Grand Central this season...


Birmingham’s Christmas Ice Rink and Big Wheel, 17 Nov 2017 – 7 Jan 2018 

16 Nov

17 Nov 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 - Community at Eastside Park (suitable for under 18s) Birmingham's Christmas Ice Rink and Big Wheel event is back this year and it's safe to say it's bigger and better than ever.


Reed Bass, 17 Nov 2017 

16 Nov

17 Nov 2017 - Rock Pop at Tower of Song The impeccable musicianship of Reed and his crack band plus a series of stunning inspirational vocalists light up the Tower...


The Uproars, 17 Nov 2017 

16 Nov

17 Nov 2017 - Rock Pop at The Village Inn, Redditch...


Black Friday 

16 Nov

Join us for amazing Black Friday bargains and more across the centres.


Christmas at Selfridges 

15 Nov

There's lots happening at Selfridges to give you that festive feeling and get Christmas all wrapped up...


Black Friday 

15 Nov

Join us for amazing Black Friday bargains and more across the centres.


Molton Brown Christmas 

15 Nov

Join Molton Brown for their Show of Stars Christmas event and get your gift list complete...


Holly and the Hotrods, 17 Nov 2017 

14 Nov

17 Nov 2017 - Rock Pop at The Clumsy Swan...


Photos from November 2017 

14 Nov

We don’t want to brag but… we feel that the market gets better and better! We were a bit nervous about the weather forecast for the November market but our loyal – and new – customers weren’t put off by the rain and were rewarded with a ...


Fat Penguin Presents: Keith Carter as Nige & Pete Phillipson, 15 Nov 2017 

14 Nov

15 Nov 2017 - Comedy at Patrick Kavanagh Bar FREE FREE ENTRY! 8PM WEDS 15TH NOV @ THE PATRICK KAVANAGH This week we have masterful character comic KEITH CARTER headlining the show as NIGE! Carter is known as one of the best character comedians on the...


Women In Music, 15 Nov 2017 

13 Nov

15 Nov 2017 - Rock Pop at The Actress Bishop...


Blue Notes Jam Night, 16 Nov 2017 

13 Nov

16 Nov 2017 - Jazz at Silvershine Jazz Club...


Craft Fair, 18 Nov 2017 

13 Nov

18 Nov 2017 - Community at St.


Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar, 19 Nov 2017 

13 Nov

19 Nov 2017 - Community at Nightingale Club Monthly fetish bazaar with 30+ vendors selling kinky clothing, latex, footwear and fetish equipment, see before you buy! Great social event with like minded people welcoming straight, gay, singles, couples ...


I Love Vodka Fridays, 17 Nov 2017 

12 Nov

17 Nov 2017 - Club at Rosies...


Vodbull Thursdays, 16 Nov 2017 

12 Nov

16 Nov 2017 - Club at Rosies...


Naughty Horse Mondays, 13 Nov 2017 

12 Nov

13 Nov 2017 - Club at Rosies...


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Food and drink »

Local restaurants make complaints following ‘slave’ raids 

15 Nov

Police watchdog to probe botched slavery investigation on Chinese restaurants.


Tyson Fury coming to Wolverhampton 

15 Nov

One night only chance to meet former world heavyweight champion.


Lunchtime! 

13 Nov

Here’s this week’s lunch menu! Tuesday BLT sandwich // Tarka daal and sourdough (vegan) Wednesday Purple sprouting broccoli, sausage mozzarella sourdough pizza // Baked portobello mushroom with garlic parsley butter, Dijon mustard and rocket ...


Lunchtime! 

6 Nov

Here are our lunchtime offerings this week… TUES: Ham, cheddar and pickle sandwich // Daal WEDS: Feta, artichoke and olive sourdough pizza // Tuscan chicken foccacia sandwich THURS: Beetroot, goats cheese and cumin frittata with salad and foccacia...


Last courses in 2017 

31 Oct

Last courses in 2017 We have a couple of spaces available on the following courses – the last ones in 2017! November: Simply Sourdough –  This course is over two sessions, an evening and a morning, and the only place available in 2017 is Friday ...


Lunch! 

31 Oct

Hi everyone, sorry it’s late but here is  this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday:  Streaky bacon, brie and thyme baguette // Tarka Daal with sourdough Wed: Feta, mushroom and herb frittata with salad and focaccia // Roasted ras el hanout chicken, hummus ...


Chocolate treats for Bonfire Nights 

31 Oct

Remember remember the history of Cadbury this November.


Birmingham cheese lovers rejoice! 

30 Oct

San Carlo joins forces with Grana Padano to launch unique menu.


GUY PORKS! 

27 Oct

Our next pop-up is on Bonfire Night! Join us on Sunday 5th November before you head to your fireworks night celebrations.


South Birmingham Co-operative Info Night No.1 

27 Oct

Join Birmingham Bike Foundry and Loaf at Artefact Cafe in Stirchley for an evening of meeting people involved in local co-operatives Some of the worker co-operatives on Stirchley high street (this includes us at Loaf!) will be discussing what they do...


Christmas is coming to Cadbury World 

26 Oct

Get ready for a magical Christmas at Cadbury World.


Course dates for 2018! 

25 Oct

We’ve booked in our regular courses and there are new dates for them below.


Fumi launches with VIP party 

25 Oct

Glittering open day for new Bullring restaurant.


New menu for Tom’s Kitchen 

24 Oct

Autumn comes to Mailbox restaurant.


Halloween treat at Cadbury World 

24 Oct

Terrifyingly good chocolate creation unveiled for half-term.


Kefir 

23 Oct

Kefir.


Lunch 

23 Oct

Hey everyone, here is this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday: Pear, walnut stilton sandwich // Tarka daal and sourdough Wednesday: Ham, mushroom, black olive mozzarella sourdough pizza // Avocado, pine nut, basil pesto and lettuce sandwich Thursday: ...


NEW COURSE – THAALI 

20 Oct

We’re delighted to announce a new course at Loaf – THAALI! Join  Loaf  and Haseen from Kings Heath’s  Pop Up Dosa  for a fantastic Thaali making workshop Haseen has been bringing fantastic street food from Kerala in the south west of India ...


Core Issues 

18 Oct

                                                                                                                                credit: dicpix Richard Lutz harvests the last remnants of...


The sweet taste of success 

18 Oct

Wolverhampton baker becomes cake maker to the stars.


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