Area Culture Guide – March/April edition

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Check out the all-new sparkly edition of Area Culture Guide for March and April. Take a look inside for Art, Music, Comedy, Theatre and listings… Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale – The RSC until 23 Feb

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While The Winter’s Tale is often dubbed one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays in comparison to the giants of Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, it is one of the most widely acted plays in modern theatre: to this end, fans of the Bard may be thinking ‘why would I want to see the play all over again?’ This is indeed something that initially cropped into director Lucy Bailey’s head when approached to direct this winter’s showing of the play at the RSC; however, as soon as she read Shakespeare’s tale of jealousy versus romance, affluence versus penuriousness, she identified links to modern society that no director has ever pinpointed in their interpretations before, and directing the play became a no-brainer. Continue reading

New Art West Midlands, 15 Feb-19 May @BM_AG & @grandunionltd

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On the final stroke of completing a Visual Art degree, those initial steps into the arena of artistry can present somewhat of a blank canvas! And it is this area of creative concern  that has lead to the creation of New Arts West Midlands, a competitive exhibition which will feature the innovative and engaging work of regional BA, MA and PhD Art graduates from 2010-2012. Continue reading

The Bronx, Slade Rooms, 15 Feb @Wolvescivic

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The Bronx exploded onto the scene a decade ago with a sound reminiscent of L.A. punk’s heyday, heavy percussion and artillery-fire guitars alongside anguished lyrics about society’s dysfunction and the perils of street life. Ten years on, the band’s sound has evolved tremendously, thanks to an act of defiance in 2006. Being asked to do an acoustic performance did not sit well with the punk rockers, and they stormed the stage donning sombreros and performing a mariachi version of their hit ‘Dirty Leaves’. What was intended to be an angry ‘two fingers up’ had an unforeseen result however, and alter ego ‘El Bronx’ took on a life of its own, offering a fresh and infectious take on the genre and winning them fans worldwide. Continue reading