Mr Scruff Review – Hare and Hounds 25.2.11

Mr Scruff and his tea bus arrived in the leafy Birmingham suburb of Kingsheath on Friday night. Performing at the Hare & Hounds, Mr Scruff delivered a night of soul, funk, hip-hop, Jazz, African and Latin inspired breaks amongst many, many other genre’s. Scruff is indeed a man who can make good music seemingly out of everything and anything. During his 6 hour set, Scruff glided from one genre to the next effortlessly, building on the rhythm of each tune, much to the crowds delight.

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March Area Guide

Welcome to the March edition of the Area Culture Guide for the West Midlands packed with loads for you to do during the month.

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Birmingham Fashion Designers win at FAD

Birmingham fashion design talented scooped the top prize at this year’s FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct) competition held at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout in London.
Milly Jackson (pictured above), 24, from Solihull walked away with the top prize for her collection inspired by Yann Martel’s best selling novel ‘Life of Pi’Continue reading

Most Wanted

We all love having a good gawp at a celebrity in a spot of bother and from the 5th March, 2011 you can do just that at Castle Galleries, located in Birmingham’s Mailbox. The Gallery’s new Most Wanted exhibition allows you to look at some of the most notorious celeb-mug-shots. The collection of work by artist Louis Sidoli includes Steve McQueen, Kurt Cobian, Mick Jagger and Al Pacino. Continue reading

Home of Metal Competition and open day

Photographer Steve Gerrard,  who has captured Radiohead, Metallica, Kiss, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Iron Maiden, The Sex Pistols and Kings of Leon during his illusterious career, will be working with Home of Metal to give one lucky unsigned band the chance to be photographed in a one-off photo shoot. Continue reading

The John Lennon Songbook

On Friday 4th March, The CBSO at Symphony Hall, will be paying tribute to the man, the musician, the icon John Lennon. The CBSO – style tribute is being described as a night of psychedelic orchestral splendour, as the evening entitled The John Lennon Songbook recounts Lennon’s journey as a musician from his beginnings during the swinging 60s and Beatle-mania, through to the dizzying heights of his solo career with the CBSO performing unique covers from his definitive LP Imagine. Continue reading

Free comedy course and showcase with Mrs Babara Nice and Jo Enright

Starting March 2nd and running until 30th March, 2011 you can join popular local comedian Mrs Barbara Nice, the stand-up comedy star with TV credits including Phoenix Nights and Coronation Street, on a comedy course that is designed to make stand-up comics out of total beginners. Continue reading