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Trailer Review: Justice League 

30 Mar

Slated as one of the biggest films of 2017, Film shares their opinions on the latest trailer for Justice League The post Trailer Review: Justice League appeared first on Redbrick .


Review: Beauty and the Beast 

30 Mar

Does the tale as old as time translate to live action? Film's Tom Egerton reviews 2017's 'Beauty and the Beast' The post Review: Beauty and the Beast appeared first on Redbrick .


Flatpack Guide to: Documentary 

29 Mar

Documentaries are a massive part of the Flatpack experience, and this year there are 15 to choose from that traverse time and space, teeming with provocations, questions and insights covering an enormous range of subjects.


RBSA Achive Team Blog – March 

29 Mar

Discover some of the interesting history behind the RBSA Gallery.


FLATPICKS: DUNCAN POULTON 

28 Mar

It’s that time of year again when in the run up to the festival we’re on hand to guide you through the programme.


Flatpack Guide to: Unpacked 

27 Mar

Here at Flatpack, we’re just as intrigued by films as we are by the intricate processes of production.


Flatpack Guide to: Optical Sound 

25 Mar

Working through the immense Flatpack programme is no easy feat, so we thought we’d help out with some favourites in Optical Sound.


FLATPICKS: DUNCAN POULTON 

22 Mar

It’s that time of year again when in the run up to the festival we’re on hand to guide you through the programme.


Trailerama 2017: The Return of the Strange 

21 Mar

It’s time for our first series of trailer-orientated posts getting you geared up for the festival, now only 2 weeks away.


Learning about child refugees and government 

21 Mar

Last week Woodcraft Folk Elfins discussed the Dubs amendment, uncovering the shocking truth about the way our government treats child refugees, and what we can do.


Review: Get Out 

17 Mar

Film Editor Alex McDonald reviews Get Out, the horror film that has taken the world by storm The post Review: Get Out appeared first on Redbrick .


Stockinged Feat 

16 Mar

BLUE STOCKINGS Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, Wednesday 15 th March, 2017   Originally produced at the Globe in 2013, Jessica Swale’s drama charts an academic year in the life of a group of female students at Cambridge’s Girton college.


Review: Kong Skull Island 

15 Mar

After seeing 'Kong: Skull Island', Redbrick Film's John James has some harsh words for the monster movie reboot The post Review: Kong Skull Island appeared first on Redbrick .


Pocket Film Festival 

13 Mar

Newly appointed Flatpack FEDS Trainee Rico Johnson-Siclair gives us the lowdown on Staffordshire’s very own Pocket Film Festival as part of Flatpack: Assemble.


JOHN SMEDLEY // PRETTY GREEN 

9 Mar

Pretty Green has collaborated with John Smedley to produce a capsule collection of knitwear.


Blast off! 

9 Mar

Our full programme is now online, brochures are making their way to city-centre shelves, and with less than a month to go before Flatpack 11, here’s what you’re in for… …revamped and glittering with ruthlessly selected snippets of Flatpack ...


Striking 

9 Mar

BILLY ELLIOT Birmingham Hippodrome, Wednesday 8 th March, 2017   Familiar from the much-loved film, the musical version, with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Elton John, comes to Birmingham as part of its first national tour, and the ...


Unity in the Community 

8 Mar

Children dancing to catch the eye of the funders I arrived a little later than I expected, having taken a twenty minute diversion along the M6 from Spaghetti junction, but was still in plenty of time for our presentation slot.


Review: A Cure For Wellness 

8 Mar

Redbrick Film's John James reviews 'A Cure For Wellness', the latest from self-proclaimed "visionary" director Gore Verbinski The post Review: A Cure For Wellness appeared first on Redbrick .


Review: Logan 

8 Mar

With Hugh Jackman's 17 year tenure as Wolverine ending, Patrick Box reviews Logan, a film that some are calling the best comic book film since The Dark Knight The post Review: Logan appeared first on Redbrick .


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Music blogs »

Single Review: Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 4 

30 Mar

Tom Glover reviews a fiery return on a new single from Kendrick Lamar The post Single Review: Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 4 appeared first on Redbrick .


Redbrick’s Festival Guide 2017 

29 Mar

Redbrick Music present a bumper selection of festivals to see you through the summer The post Redbrick’s Festival Guide 2017 appeared first on Redbrick .


News: Historic South Birmingham pub to relaunch as live music venue 

28 Mar

An historic South Birmingham pub is to relaunch as a live music venue and late night bar this weekend.


Sparks – Hippopotamus 

28 Mar

One of my absolute favourite bands of all time, Sparks , have just unveiled a brand new single and, despite being a mere 46 years into their career it's right up there with their deranged genius best.


The Future of Birmingham Metal 

27 Mar

Black Sabbath may have called it a day, but their enduring legacy and Birmingham’s status as the Home of Metal aren’t going anywhere.


Interview – Van Gogh’s Good Ear 

27 Mar

As the frontman of tie dye trad rockers Nonsuch – along with a history of psychedelic segues … Read more The post Interview – Van Gogh’s Good Ear appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


Council ignoring city’s musical heritage claims campaign group 

27 Mar

Council leaders accused of obstructing plans to protect heritage site.


Lichfield Festival details announced 

27 Mar

City-wide events taking place in July.


Solstice celebration 

27 Mar

Birmingham Jazz are presenting an unsuual combination this week.


Mallory Knox + Lonely The Brave + Fatherson @ The Leadmill, Sheffield – 25th March 2017 

25 Mar

It’s a sold-out gig tonight at The Leadmill in Sheffield which is not surprising considering the stellar line-up! 3 of the Top British Rock Bands around at the moment and all for only £15.00.


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at The Asylum, Birmingham, UK – 25th March 2017 

25 Mar

It was a high beards per capita ratio and a heavier than normal smattering of black clobber that greeted us at one of Brum's heavier venues ‘The Asylum’ on Saturday night, to see the rather splendid Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, at the rather ...


MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Releases, Fri Mar 24-Thu Mar 30 

25 Mar

    NEW RELEASES Life  (15) The plot can be pretty much summed up as ‘omigod, we found life … Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Releases, Fri Mar 24-Thu Mar 30 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


The Orielles – Sugar Tastes Like Salt 

24 Mar

Perhaps it's an age thing or maybe it's all down to the click click click culture we're all mired in these days but I'm increasingly finding that if a track doesn't grab me by the unmentionables in a second or two I'm off looking for something else ...


Live Review: Laura Marling 

24 Mar

Music Editor Phil Jones witnesses an awe-inspiring performance from Laura Marling The post Live Review: Laura Marling appeared first on Redbrick .


Album Review: Willow – Ardipithecus 

24 Mar

Alexis Adeleja looks back on this 2015 release from Willow The post Album Review: Willow – Ardipithecus appeared first on Redbrick .


Live Review: Hannah Wants 

24 Mar

Issy Campbell is disappointed by a flat, boring performance from hometown hero Hannah Wants at the Rainbow Venues The post Live Review: Hannah Wants appeared first on Redbrick .


An Interview with Matt Thompson from The Amazons 

24 Mar

We do this stuff at GJ.


No barriers and No Frontiers 

24 Mar

City music festival starting at the weekend.


Three Steps to St Pauls Square 

24 Mar

Local band to launch Jewellery Quarter music venture.


The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music No2, The Flapper, Birmingham. 23rd March 2017 

23 Mar

Following on from the inaugural The Seventh Wave Festival of electronic music late in 2016, Festival No.2 took place over 4 days and a series of events celebrating classic and contemporary electronica.


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Features »

Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust: New film screening and interactive workshop 

29 Mar

29th March 2017 All are invited to join Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust (CGWHT) on Wednesday 29th March at 11.00am for the launch of a new film about the Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust regeneration project, kindly sponsored by Michael Gibbs of ...


Clinical Nurse Specialist – Developmental Post in Palliative Care

29 Mar

INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TEAM Clinical Nurse Specialist- Developmental Post in Palliative Care Hospice Band 6 (dependent on experience and qualifications) 37.5 hours per week to be worked over 5 days We are looking for an individual who is a team player, ...


Business Growth Programme – Round 10 

29 Mar

Business Growth Programme – Grant Funding to help your Business Grow Round 10 of the Business Growth Programme is now open for applications If you are an SME based in Greater Birmingham, Solihull, Stoke, Staffordshire or the Marches, funding is ...


IT Systems Manager

29 Mar

IT Systems Manager IT Services Hours per week 37.5 Permanent Hospice Band 6 (26,244 - 35,225 per annum dependent on skills and experience) We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead on the development and delivery of IT Systems.


Entrepreneurs invited to participate in the EIT Health Accelerator programmes 

28 Mar

The  EIT Health  Accelerator creates an ecosystem where innovation can thrive.


Community Fundraising intern

28 Mar

Responsible to: Fundraising Volunteer Coordinator Location: Office-based (Selly Park) with travel around Birmingham and Sandwell Duration of Internship: We ask for a commitment of 5 months June-October (inclusive) Hours / days: 2-3 days per week (...


Flatpack Film Camp 

27 Mar

On Friday the 7th of April Flatpack will host a brand new one-day Film Camp exploring some of the latest innovations in cinema.


Birmingham City Centre Fossil Hunt 

25 Mar

Date / Time Start date: Sun, 04/06/2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm Join us for a short guided walk around Birmingham City Centre to delve into the geological past and discover ancient coral reefs in the walls of buildings! This geowalk will be led by a ...


Meadow Walk 

24 Mar

Date / Time Start date: Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm Join Tony Sames on a guided walk for National Meadows Day at Moseley bog and Joys Wood nature reserve.


Butterfly Walk 

24 Mar

Date / Time Start date: Sat, 24/06/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm Join us for a guided walk around the Rowley Hills.


BIG LUNCH 30 Days wild! 

24 Mar

Date / Time Start date: Sun, 18/06/2017 - 11:00am - 2:00pm The Big Lunch at Centre of the Earth will be offering the chance to take part in a range of fun activities, as well as being a great opportunity to learn more about your local wildlife while ...


Support@Home Volunteer

24 Mar

Support@Home Volunteer Reports To: Head of Family and Carer Support Team / Support@Home Lead Location: In the patients home Hours: Flexible generally 2-6 hours per week Making a Difference: to provide a home support service for patients of ...


The Big Buzz 30 Days Wild! 

24 Mar

Date / Time Start date: Thu, 01/06/2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm Join us as we explore our meadow wildlife! We will primarily focus on invertebrates, particularly pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies.


Phenology Walk 

24 Mar

Date / Time Start date: Sat, 27/05/2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm Join us for a regular monthly walk as we follow the natural seasonal phenomena of plants and animals reappearing after winter time.


Brumbats Bat & Moth Night 

24 Mar

Date / Time Start date: Fri, 12/05/2017 - 8:15pm - 8:45pm This event is a combined bat and moth evening.


Dawn Chorus 

24 Mar

Date / Time Start date: Sun, 07/05/2017 - 4:15am - 6:30am International Dawn Chorus Day 2017.


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your training budget disappeared – top tips to make sure it isn’t a barrier to your career development 

29 Mar

Remember training budgets? by Darren Caveney If you don't they worked like this...


making meetings better 

28 Mar

Before I begin this blog post… by Alan Ferguson Last Tuesday, we were lucky to be on the 17th floor of Westminster Council’s building looking out over London on a bright sunny day.


nebraksa. and how it reminds us of the importance of comms and pr blogs 

27 Mar

Hello again, it’s your man in the North.


don’t come here for a job 

26 Mar

Telling people not to come for a job at your organisation might not seem like the smartest move for a recruitment campaign.


LONDON ATTACK: six tweets that show how the public sector comms stepped-up 

23 Mar

When a terror attack struck London the people who ran towards it were members of the public sector.


London attack: six tweets that show how the public sector comms stepped-up 

23 Mar

Five people were killed when a terrorist struck at the Palace of Westminster.


the comms profile debate: be invisible 

21 Mar

A debate has been sparked about the profile that comms and PR people should have.


three things that made this fire video a must-see 

20 Mar

  Here are three take-homes from a simple video that demanded public attention.


the business case for you using live video 

20 Mar

Live video has become a serious comms channel.


our very own identity crisis 

15 Mar

It’s a fact of life that whenever some sectors invest in communications it sets parts of the media off on one.


putting a face to nhs pressures 

15 Mar

Tweet-a-thons may not be ground-breaking in public sector communications any more but they still have their place in telling the stories of the services we use.


GONK GONE: Stop the free stuff, there’s no money 

15 Mar

Not long ago a council launched a snazzy video for residents on how they were looking to make millions of pounds of cuts.


Teaching data journalism in developing countries: lessons from ODECA 

15 Mar

Eva Constantaras Eva Constantaras is a data journalist and trainer who recently wrote the Data Journalism Manual for the UN Development Program.


Research on information security in local newspapers – the published version 

15 Mar

Previously on OJB I posted about some ongoing research I was conducting into whether security practices in local news organisations had changed in the wake of the Snowden and RIPA (UK surveillance powers) revelations.


slogans. i love them. 

14 Mar

Slogans have been around for an age but can still be hugely influential important to the success of a campaign.


talking heads 10 x 10: part 2 – brilliant top tips for getting that first management job in comms 

12 Mar

The hardest part of getting a communications management role is often landing that all important first job.


GOOD COMMS: Who, what, when, where, why… but most of all WHY 

11 Mar

There is an amazing post doing the rounds on Twitter.


BOTTOM LINE: Don’t be a glorified shorthand typist 

11 Mar

I keep saying this over and over.


how kent fire and rescue used live streaming to help recruit firefighters 

8 Mar

  Facebook Live and Periscope has become a significant tool in the armoury.


14 great ways people in comms combat their stress… and alcohol isn’t mentioned once 

6 Mar

It’s a truth that PR is stressful.


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Events »

Bakers Housewarming Event 

29 Mar

You’re invited: The Bakers’ Housewarming Party...


Paulos Circus, 30 Mar 2017 – 6 Apr 2017 

29 Mar

30 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017 - Theatre at Melbicks Garden Centre (suitable for under 18s) Extended stay untilt the 9th of April ! Melbicks Garden Centre, Chester Road, Coleshill B46 3HX Thursday the 16th of March until Sunday the 9th of April Show Times ...


Messy Crafts, 29 Mar 2017 

28 Mar

29 Mar 2017 - Workshop at Creative Coffee Hub (suitable for under 18s) A fun filled hour of Messy Crafts, every Wednesday 09.30-10.30 at the Creative Coffee Hub, 17a Raddlebarn Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6HJ.


RELIABLE CASE Review Producing Assistance For College Students 

28 Mar

RELIABLE CASE Review Producing Assistance For College Students Situation studies might be of numerous types.


Simmerdown Loung This Friday with Earl Sixteen & Anthony Johnson 

27 Mar

Simmerdown Lounge brings another great line-up of roots reggae artists to the HH this Friday 31st March.


Screengrab: A gamine English star, a prickly Scot and Skelton Knaggs 

26 Mar

Baz as Sherlock Richard Lutz points the finger at a quartet of movies that will fill your crystal screen this week Hey, we got a double dose of movies this week on the box.


Geography Dissertation Outline – Dissertation Without Self-Discipline Versatile Scheduling Try With Buyadissertation Service 

26 Mar

Practice tends to make the guy perfect.


Jazzie B (Soul II Soul – DJ Set) Tonight at the H&H 

24 Mar

MHVH Love The Life team up to bring Soul II Soul legend Jazzie B to the HH tonight! Trevor Beresford Romeo OBE, known as Jazzie B, is a DJ and music producer.


Open Mic: Free ‘n Easy, 28 Mar 2017 – 31 Mar 2017 

23 Mar

28 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 - Club at Sheldon Heath Social Club Open Mic / Free n Easy with resident Band Back To The Future including an Half hour invitation showcase spot for possible club Booking.


Sicilian Street Food and Live Jazz, 25 Mar 2017 

23 Mar

25 Mar 2017 - Jazz at Annexe Every Saturday lunchtime Annexe pays homage to Sicily, embodying the exuberance and gastronomy of the Mediterranean’s largest island.


The Wedding Crashers, 31 Mar 2017 

22 Mar

31 Mar 2017 - Rock Pop at Mooch Bar...


Wonderland Club v Dig Your Wig, The Black Mekon , 24 Mar 2017 

22 Mar

24 Mar 2017 - Rock Pop at The Night Owl Lisbon's wildest rock soul party is teaming up with Brum's best boogalooers for THE party of the year.


Live Lounge, 30 Mar 2017 

22 Mar

30 Mar 2017 - Rock Pop at The Brown Lion...


Ian Silk – A Tribute to Chuck Berry, 24 Mar 2017 

22 Mar

24 Mar 2017 - Rock Pop at The Brown Lion FREE Join us as one of Birmingham's finest guitarists pays tribute to one of the finest who ever lived.


Live Music: Graham Clews, 30 Mar 2017 

22 Mar

30 Mar 2017 - Rock Pop at The Pickled Piglet FREE (suitable for under 18s) An acoustic set by the talented Graham Clews, playing some old classics and modern hits.


Moodfix Bring Auntie Flo & Mark E to the H&H this Saturday 

22 Mar

In 2015 Auntie Flo released his award winning debut full-length album, ‘Theory of Flo’ which has been remixed by a number of artists including brummie favourite, Mark E .


Call Me Unique and Autumn Evans, 27 Mar 2017 

22 Mar

27 Mar 2017 - Folk at Yorks Bakery Cafe FREE Live at Yorks brings the best of Birmingham's singer songwriters.


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22 Mar

Custom Essay Writing Service Reviews By Essayscaning Online Essay Writing Service Reviews Cambridge Essay Service Review Writing Service Review Best Essay Writing Service Review You could be through the variety which has misplaced trust to be able to...


Seven Eyes, 29 Mar 2017 

21 Mar

29 Mar 2017 - World Music at mac The band Seven Eyes was formed in 2015 by classically trained guitarist Paulo Vinícius from Brazil and UK based vocalist, Tanya Wells who specialises in folk, jazz and Hindustani classical vocal techniques.


Sweet Breads and Viennoiserie, 25 Mar 2017 

21 Mar

25 Mar 2017 - Workshop at Loaf Join Loaf for this day-long exploration of sweet breads and viennoiserie in Birmingham’s premier cookery school and real bread bakery.


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Food and drink »

Ready… steady… grow 

30 Mar

Big Dig Food Growing Event at Martineau Gardens.


Craft beer and ale crowned West Midlands drink of choice 

29 Mar

Pub group survey reveals customer preference.


LUNCH! 

27 Mar

Hi everyone, here is this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday: Tarka daal with sourdough // BLT Wednesday: Mushroom, wild garlic and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Chorizo, potato and herb frittata with salad and foccacia Thursday: Olivieh Salad with or without...


Just a Coffee…. at Damascena 

26 Mar

Last Sundaywas just one of those lovely Sunday afternoons that flowed from one nice thing to another.


Three Steps to St Pauls Square 

24 Mar

Local band to launch Jewellery Quarter music venture.


Lunches! 

20 Mar

Hi everyone! Here are this weeks lunches for you all: Tuesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Ham, cheddar and chutney baguette Wednesday: Chorizo, red onion and kale sourdough pizza // Brie, garlic mushroom and hazelnut butter on ciabatta Thursday: ...


Lunches! 

13 Mar

Hi everybody, hope you’re all enjoying the great weather today! Here’s this weeks lunch menu: Tuesday: Tarka daal with sourdough // Ham, brie, rocket and basil pesto on focaccia Wednesday: Pav bhaji (Mumbai street food curry with butter spiced ...


Sixth generation distiller in Worshipful company 

11 Mar

Latest member of Oldbury distillery family honoured.


Stratford restaurant celebrates re-launch 

9 Mar

Extensive refurbishment adds to town’s attractions.


Heritage Weekend returns to Cadbury World 

8 Mar

Opportunity to find out the history behind the chocolate.


Keith Brymer Jones joins Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair 

7 Mar

BBC judge joins celebrity line-up for country event.


Lunches this week 

6 Mar

Despite a lot of rain lately, today it seems like spring is very close to arriving.


Novel idea for pub 

3 Mar

Bookish Breakfast for World Book Day.


Mum’s the word at Cadbury World 

2 Mar

Mother’s Day treats in store.


Egg-citing Easter at Cadbury World 

28 Feb

Family fun lined up at Bournville.


LUNCHES!! But dont forget its Chicken night on Thursday!! 

27 Feb

TUES: Daal // Bacon, brie and chutney sandwich WEDS: Carrot and squash soup // Spiced pork, pepper and mozzarella sourdough pizza THURS: Ham and cheese salad rolls // Tomato, bean and kale soup FRI: #saltbeef // Caprese Sandwich // Pancetta, broccoli...


Cheers across the world 

23 Feb

Drink manufacturers urged to raise a glass to export success.


Lunches 

20 Feb

Hi everyone, here is this weeks lunch menu, remember sausage rolls every day this week! Tuesday: Tarka daal with sourdough //Avocado, spiced halloumi and bacon on bun Wednesday: Spicy pork meatballs in tomato sauce with focaccia // Goats cheese, ...


Ready, set, bake! 

19 Feb

Sooty’s Birthday Bake Off arrives at Cadbury World.


New look for Wolverhampton restaurant 

16 Feb

Bilash cooks up £100,000 investment.


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