Notes of Hercule Poirot

Emilia gets into the mind of Hercule Poirot with entries into his ‘diary’ during his time on the Orient Express.

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11 December 2017
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Gaga’s Lifestory On a Netflix Documentary

We look at Lady Gaga’s new documentary on Netflix, providing an intricate insight into her life behind the limelight.

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27 October 2017
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REVIEW: Slydigs, Rainbreakers – The Sunflower Lounge

For those with a love for the music that time forgot. For the rock and rollers, free thinkers, working class heroes and those who want to live forever. Look no further than Warrington born, world dominating Slydigs. After touring around the world with a small, unheard of band called The Who, its only fair that …

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31 May 2017
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Don’t Miss: Carnival Magnifico

Time for a Fiesta! Carnival Magnifico is back for another year of festival frenzy. The magic of Rio de Janeiro is transported to Birmingham for one day only, with five stages of fantastic festival music and more confetti than you can shake a tambourine at. This ambitious and expansive line up includes the iconic reggae …

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10 April 2017
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REVIEW: Blaenavon / Anteros / Paris Youth Foundation – Hare and Hounds

Blaenavon are a multi-faceted, hyper aware band. They know they’re good, and they are the sound everyone has been waiting for to erupt through the cracks in the floor. On the home stretch of their pre-album tour, Blaenavon created a tornado of ferocity, passion and heat. Paris Youth Foundation kicked off the gig at the …

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06 April 2017
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Swingamajig – A festival like no other

Swingamajig Festival is back on April 30, bringing the fun of the runaway circus to Digbeth in a day long extravaganza. Last year saw Digbeth over run with eclectic swing music, trailblazing fashion and a whirlwind of dancers. Those with a love for vintage, kitsch and all things swing will be sure not to miss …

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03 April 2017
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THIS WEEKEND: The No Frontiers Festival

For boundary crossing, line pushing music contemporary music, be sure not to miss the remaining performers of the No Frontiers Festival. In a number of venues until Saturday, April 1, genre-bending contemporary performers will be showcasing the best in barrier breaking music for the Festival, hosted by Birmingham City University’s Conservatoire. Rochè Van Tiddens from …

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31 March 2017
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Five facts you didn’t know about Shaun of the Dead

By Jack Essex If you’ve ever seen Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Shaun of the Dead (hopefully you have because SPOILERS are coming) then you know the Rom-Com-Zom is jam packed full of references, shout outs, Easter eggs, recurring jokes and overall hilarious content from start to finish. We’ve scoured across the Winchester, killing a …

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29 March 2017
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Fidelio Trio – No Frontiers Festival – BCU Conservatoire

Tonight, it was proven to me that classical music is all but not gentle. It’s not always a soft caress of a violin, a twinkle of harp strings and the odd timpani drum echoing through the room. Classical music can be erratic, a jolt of electricity, a vapid splatter of paint on canvas. All of …

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28 March 2017
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DON’T MISS: MADE Festival

Birmingham’s leading arts, music and cultural festival MADE is back with a stellar line up, bringing the summer to Digbeth’s Triangle. MADE Festival fuses the fizzing, underground talent with the explosive international acts everyone knows and loves into one trailblazing event. On July 29, emerging stars such as Holy Goof and Marc Spence will be joining huge acts Chase …

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21 March 2017
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