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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 .


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Jazzlines announce Winter/ Spring 2018 programme 

21 Jan 18

A celebration concert in memory of one of Birmingham’s greatest musicians, David Bowie’s … Read more The post Jazzlines announce Winter/ Spring 2018 programme appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Legendary Afrobeat drummer set for rare West Mids show 

20 Jan 18

Described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived”, the legendary  … Read more The post Legendary Afrobeat drummer set for rare West Mids show appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jan 19-Thu Jan 25 

18 Jan 18

  NEW RELEASES The Post   (12A) Some 40 years after All The President’s Men told how Washington… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jan 19-Thu Jan 25 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Jan 12-Thu Jan 18 

12 Jan 18

NEW RELEASES Darkest Hour  (PG) The third film in under a year to revolve around the Dunkirk evacuation… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Reviews, Fri Jan 12-Thu Jan 18 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jan 5 – Thu Jan 11 

5 Jan 18

NEW RELEASES   All The Money In The World (15) It would be a pity of the now 80-year-old Ridley… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jan 5 – Thu Jan 11 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Dec 29-Thu Jan 4 

28 Dec 17

NEW RELEASES The Greatest Showman (12A) Closer to Baz Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge than La La Land, … Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Dec 29-Thu Jan 4 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

21 Dec 17

NEW RELEASES Pitch Perfect 3 (12A)  The final sing out for the Barden Bellas may not offer up much… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Dec 22-Thu Dec 28 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

14 Dec 17

NEW RELEASES Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) Not so much and ending, more returning the plot to the … Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Dec 15-Thu Dec 21 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

7 Dec 17

NEW RELEASES The Disaster Artist (15) Released in 2003, starring and written, produced and directed… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Dec 8-Thu Dec 14 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

29 Nov 17

NEW RELEASES Wonder (12A) In many ways, a pre-teen variation on Mask, the 1985 movie starring Eric… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Dec 1-Thu Dec 7 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

23 Nov 17

NEW RELEASES Battle of the Sexes (12A) The second real life tennis showdown story this year, pitching… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Nov 24-Thu Nov 30 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Steven Patrick Mugabe – Impeach Morrissey! 

21 Nov 17

It didn’t begin, it blossomed.


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

17 Nov 17

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 .


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Album review: Morrissey – Low In High School 

17 Nov 17

“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 .


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The Dalliance, Stafford Redrum 

11 Nov 17

The Black Country beasts brought their own style of lewd, loud and luscious rock to the stately slumbers … Read more The post The Dalliance, Stafford Redrum appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

10 Nov 17

  NEW RELEASES Paddington 2 (PG) This delightful sequel to the 2014 movie reunites the original cast… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Nov 10-Thu Nov 16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

3 Nov 17

Murder on the Orient Express (12A) Unquestionably Agatha Christie’s finest murder mystery,… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Nov 3-Thu Nov 9 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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DiG! Unearthed – Reappreciating a Rockumentary, 13 Years On 

30 Oct 17

DiG! , directed by Ondi Timoner, was originally released in 2004, chronicling the highs and lows … Read more The post DiG! Unearthed – Reappreciating a Rockumentary, 13 Years On appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

26 Oct 17

NEW RELEASES Thor: Ragnarok  (12A) Almost as much self-aware fun as the Guardians of the Galaxy… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Oct 27- Thu Nov 2 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Six of the best things to do in Birmingham this Halloween 2017 

26 Oct 17

It’s that time of the year to take a walk on the weird side.


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Lost Tony Hancock scripts revived 

24 Oct 17

Two previously lost radio scripts written for Birmingham-born comedian Tony Hancock are to receive … Read more The post Lost Tony Hancock scripts revived appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Dear Esther Live 

24 Oct 17

BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry’s powerful score for the ground-breaking video game … Read more The post Dear Esther Live appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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JazzFM Innovation Award winners head to H&H 

24 Oct 17

Combining historic audio samples with contemporary sonic textures, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence … Read more The post JazzFM Innovation Award winners head to HH appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

20 Oct 17

NEW RELEASES Geostorm (12A) Having written and directed both Independence Day movies, Dean Devlin… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Oct 20-Thu Oct 26 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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

13 Oct 17

  The Snowman (15) As a huge fan of Scandinavian crime author Jo Nesbø and having read all of… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Oct 13-Thu Oct 19 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Album review: Beck – Colors 

13 Oct 17

On the much-loved sitcom Frasier – you’ve probably seen it when you’re sighing into your … Read more The post Album review: Beck – Colors appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .