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

16 Aug 18

    NEW RELEASES Christopher Robin (PG) Just a thumbnail plot description about a grown… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Aug 17-Thu Aug 23 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Aug 10-Thu Aug 16 

10 Aug 18

  NEW RELEASES The Meg (12A) Undoubtedly prompted by the likes of the recent spate of Japanese… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Aug 10-Thu Aug 16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Aug 3-Thu Aug 9 

3 Aug 18

NEW RELEASES   Ant-Man And The Wasp (12A) After all the darkness and angst that pervaded Black… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Aug 3-Thu Aug 9 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Review: Lunar Festival 2018 

31 Jul 18

Lunar Festival took place this past weekend, Thursday 26th – Friday 29th July 2018, in fields … Read more The post Review: Lunar Festival 2018 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 27-Thu Aug 2 

26 Jul 18

    NEW RELEASES Mission: Impossible – Fallout (12A) The only espionage action… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 27-Thu Aug 2 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 20-Thu Jul 26 

20 Jul 18

NEW RELEASES Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (U) The first film a screen adaptation of the stage musical… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 20-Thu Jul 26 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Lunar Festival interview: Hookworms 

17 Jul 18

The third album from Hookworms marked a significant shift for the band.


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Pram break the silence 

17 Jul 18

Seminal Birmingham band Pram break a decade long silence with the release of their new album, Across … Read more The post Pram break the silence appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 13-Thu Jul 19 

12 Jul 18

    NEW RELEASES Incredibles 2  (PG) It’s been 14 years since Pixar’s super-powered… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 13-Thu Jul 19 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Review: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul 2018 

11 Jul 18

A hefty schedule of music pioneers, a football result, and a heatwave that’s sure to become the … Read more The post Review: Mostly Jazz, Funk Soul 2018 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Southern US Soul in the Midlands: Meet The Atlantic Players 

10 Jul 18

Soul, rhythm and blues, but not as you know it.


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 6-Thu Jul 12 

6 Jul 18

  NEW RELEASES The First Purge  (15) Despite having effectively  shut down any likely  … Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 6-Thu Jul 12 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Preview: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival 

6 Jul 18

July in Birmingham usually means two things: a spell of glorious weather and the return of one of … Read more The post Preview: Mostly Jazz, Funk Soul Festival appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Releases, Fri Jun 29-Thu Jul 5 

29 Jun 18

  NEW RELEASES Sicario 2:Soldado (15) Emily Blunt may not be back (but her story was confined… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Releases, Fri Jun 29-Thu Jul 5 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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New music industry conference heading to Birmingham 

27 Jun 18

A major new international music industry conference and showcase event will take over the Birmingham’s … Read more The post New music industry conference heading to Birmingham appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jun 22-Thu Jun 28 

21 Jun 18

    NEW RELEASES Oceans 8 (12A) As with the recent Ghostbusters, this is another gender… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jun 22-Thu Jun 28 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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News: Birmingham music venue The Flapper granted extension 

20 Jun 18

Birmingham city centre music venue The Flapper has announced it is to continue trading for another … Read more The post News: Birmingham music venue The Flapper granted extension appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Mostly Interview: The Jungle Brothers 

19 Jun 18

The Jungle Brothers, aka Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee and Sammy B, were at the forefront of a wave of hip… Read more The post Mostly Interview: The Jungle Brothers appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Jun 15-Thu Jun 21 

14 Jun 18

  NEW RELEASES Hereditary (15) Don’t believe the hype that this is the scariest horror movie… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Jun 15-Thu Jun 21 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Review: Nouvelle Vague, Birmingham Town Hall 

14 Jun 18

Nouvelle Vague live were as beautiful and as stylish as the venue they played in.


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Preview: Nouvelle Vague bring Bossa Nova vibes to Birmingham 

8 Jun 18

French band Nouvelle Vague, who, for the past decade has released a wealth of popular songs from … Read more The post Preview: Nouvelle Vague bring Bossa Nova vibes to Birmingham appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jun 8-Thu Jun 14 

7 Jun 18

  NEW RELEASES Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A) The Jurassic World theme park abandoned… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jun 8-Thu Jun 14 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Review: Broken Social Scene hint that this could be ‘goodbye’ at Birmingham show 

6 Jun 18

Canadian indie supergroup, Broken Social Scene have earned a cult following with their own special … Read more The post Review: Broken Social Scene hint that this could be ‘goodbye’ at Birmingham show appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Jun 1-Thu Jun 7 

31 May 18

    NEW RELEASES   Book Club (12A) Just when you thought you’d seen the last of Fifty Shades… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Jun 1-Thu Jun 7 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Broken Social Scene to give Birmingham a ‘Hug Of Thunder’ this week 

29 May 18

Indie rockers Broken Social Scene will play the O2 Academy 2 in Birmingham on Thursday, May 31st, … Read more The post Broken Social Scene to give Birmingham a ‘Hug Of Thunder’ this week appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri May 25-Thu May 31 

25 May 18

  NEW RELEASES Solo: A Star Wars Story (12A) Make of this what you will, but I saw midday public… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri May 25-Thu May 31 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri May 18-Thu May 24 

18 May 18

  NEW RELEASES Deadpool 2 (15) The original movie made a fortune from  taking the mocking … Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri May 18-Thu May 24 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Ensemble announce festival line-up 

16 May 18

The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble have announced the line-up for the fifth edition of their Power … Read more The post Ensemble announce festival line-up appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Standardized Napalm 

16 May 18

UK grindcore pioneers Napalm Death have released a video for the opening track from their new compilation … Read more The post Standardized Napalm appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri May 11-Thu May 17 

11 May 18

NEW RELEASES Breaking In (15) A home invasion movie that places a strong woman fighting to protect… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri May 11-Thu May 17 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri May 4-Thu May 10 

4 May 18

NEW RELEASES Tully  (15) The third collaboration between director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri May 4-Thu May 10 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Peace release third LP 

4 May 18

Peace release their third album, Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll, today (4 May 2018).


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Black Country rockers return with second album 

4 May 18

West Midlands rock act Stone Broken release their second studio album,  Ain’t Always Easy … Read more The post Black Country rockers return with second album appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Singers unite for Human Rights 

2 May 18

Four gifted soul, jazz and hip hop artists explore the power of protest songs in a new collaboration … Read more The post Singers unite for Human Rights appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Apr 27-Thu May 3 

26 Apr 18

NEW RELEASES Avengers: Infinity War (12A) The movie equivalent of going to an all you can eat buffet… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Apr 27-Thu May 3 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Apr 20-Thu Apr 26 

20 Apr 18

NEW RELEASES Funny Cow (15) A showcase turn for Maxine Peake, director Adrian Shergold’s film… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Apr 20-Thu Apr 26 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Apr 13-Thu Apr 19 

13 Apr 18

NEW RELEASES Rampage (12A) Dwayne Johnson scores  two family friendly popcorn triumphs in a … Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Apr 13-Thu Apr 19 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Apr 6-Thu Apr 12 

5 Apr 18

NEW RELEASES A Quiet Place (15) After Sally Phillips in The Shape of Water, this takes it up a notch… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Apr 6-Thu Apr 12 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Mar 30-Thu Apr 5 

30 Mar 18

  NEW RELEASES Isle Of Dogs (PG) Nine years on from Fantastic Mr Fox, Wes Anderson returns to… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Mar 30-Thu Apr 5 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Cosmic jazz legends touch down at Town Hall 

29 Mar 18

Legendary jazz big band the Sun Ra Arkestra are set to appear at Birmingham’s Town Hall on … Read more The post Cosmic jazz legends touch down at Town Hall appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Delicious singer returns 

29 Mar 18

Transports Of Delight is the latest release from Birmingham singer Rachel Mayfield.


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Mar 23-Thu Mar 29 

23 Mar 18

  NEW RELEASES   A Fantastic Woman (15) Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Chilean… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Mar 23-Thu Mar 29 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Live review: Joe Bonamassa shows Birmingham the Blues’ many faces 

19 Mar 18

Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa brought his ‘Guitar Event of the Year’ to Birmingham’s … Read more The post Live review: Joe Bonamassa shows Birmingham the Blues’ many faces appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Bonamassa brings the blues to Birmingham 

16 Mar 18

As part of a March UK tour, guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa will play Birmingham’s Genting … Read more The post Bonamassa brings the blues to Birmingham appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Mar 15-Thu Mar 22 

15 Mar 18

  NEW RELEASES Tomb Raider (12A) Originally played by Angelina Jolie, now Alicia Wikander… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Mar 15-Thu Mar 22 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Felt boxed 

13 Mar 18

The early career of legendary 1980’s Brum band Felt is surveyed in a new boxset.


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Music from Susanne Sundfør 

13 Mar 18

Susanne Sundfør’s Music For People In Trouble sees the singer-songwriter/ producer largely… Read more The post Music from Susanne Sundfør appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Mar 9-Thu Mar 15 

9 Mar 18

  NEW RELEASES Gringo (15) The second film this year to feature a character known as the Black… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Mar 9-Thu Mar 15 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie Round-Up: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Mar 2-Thu Mar 8 

1 Mar 18

NEW RELEASES Red Sparrow (15) Based on the espionage novel by former CIA operative Jason Matthews… Read more The post Movie Round-Up: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Mar 2-Thu Mar 8 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Danielle Cawdell: Silence Set Me Free 

26 Feb 18

Silence Set Me Free is the title of the debut album from Birmingham-based singer-songwriter Danielle … Read more The post Danielle Cawdell: Silence Set Me Free appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Lunar landing 

26 Feb 18

Goldfrapp, The Stranglers, Malian duo Amadou and Mariam, and The Unthanks are amongst the acts … Read more The post Lunar landing appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Feb 23-Thu Mar 1 

23 Feb 18

NEW RELEASES I, Tonya (15) In  1991, figure-skater Tonya Harding was America’s darling, the… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Feb 23-Thu Mar 1 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Feb 16-Thu Feb 22 

14 Feb 18

NEW RELEASES Black Panther (12A) First seen in Captain America: Civil War, the Black Panther (Chadwick… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Feb 16-Thu Feb 22 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Feb 9-Thu Feb 15 

9 Feb 18

NEW RELEASES Fifty Shades Freed (18) The adaptation of E.


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Rag’n’Bone Man, Birmingham Town Hall 

9 Feb 18

Rag’N’Bone delivers a performance at an intimate free show at Birmingham Town Hall … Read more The post Rag’n’Bone Man, Birmingham Town Hall appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Feb 2-Thu Feb 8 

2 Feb 18

NEW RELEASES Phantom Thread  (15) Having already had one five-year period of semi-retirement,… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Feb 2-Thu Feb 8 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jan 26-Thu Feb 2 

26 Jan 18

    NEW RELEASES Early Man  (PG) Opening in the Neo- Pleistocene era, at the site of future Manchester,… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jan 26-Thu Feb 2 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Editors unveil sixth album 

26 Jan 18

Editors  have announced details of their forthcoming new album, entitled Violence.


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Magnum get lost 

25 Jan 18

West Mids’ melodic hard rock heroes Magnum have released their 20th studio album.


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Table Scraps set to release new album 

23 Jan 18

Birmingham trio Table Scraps have announced their new album, Autonomy – to be released via … Read more The post Table Scraps set to release new album appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .