An Interview with… IMAN

I recently sat down with IMAN to talk about her singing/song-writing career, life in L.A. and what it was like working with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Kanye West.   What inspired you to become a musician and songwriter? I’ve always been drawn to singing and when I was younger I’d love performing little shows to anyone …

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19 March 2017
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Glass Animals at O2 Institute Birmingham – Gig Review

10th March marked a special date for fans of Glass Animals in the Birmingham area. It was about time for the band’s first ever headline show in the city. The venue was sold out and many fans were eagerly queueing up hours before the doors opened. Although the early days of March, this year, have been exceptionally warm, …

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16 March 2017
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TOMORROW: BCU Gig Society launch night!

For a night of live, local music from a multitude of genres, the Eagle and Ball is the place to be. The BCU Gig Society are passionate on helping local musicians and venues come together, and boost the scene they both inhabit. On Friday, March 10, from 19:00, enjoy some fresh, local talent right in the …

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09 March 2017
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An Interview with… Sugarthief

By Ella Morris   Sugarthief are an indie-pop band based in Birmingham, formed by brothers Jordi and Jack James and including school friends Luke Owen and Reece Downton. I spoke to brothers, Jordi and Jack, before their headline gig at The Victoria.   Tell me how you started the band. Jordi: Well, as brothers, we …

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07 March 2017
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An Interview with… Anto Sharp

He’s known more so for his catchphrase, “that’s going straight in my basket.” However, I had the chance to interview social media phenomenon, Anto Sharp to find out more about how he’s become big on social media, his other characters, and his future acting aspirations. What inspired you to start filming vines? It all started …

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07 March 2017
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An Interview with… Tom Walker

Singer-songwriter, Tom Walker, was recently in Birmingham as his sold-out UK tour reached it’s middle of the road. I was lucky enough to have a nice chat with Tom about his current UK tour and latest single, ‘Play Dead’. We also discussed his confirmed place at the ‘Live at Leeds’ festival.   “‘Play Dead’ is really about me and …

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07 March 2017
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Issue 3 of The Scratch is here!

Issue 3 of The Scratch is finally here! In this issue you can find out the best in local nights out and fashion, as well as sports analysis, the best in up and coming tech and interviews with some fantastic creatives. You can pick up a new issue on campus or read it below. Click …

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27 February 2017
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Don’t Miss: The Barnyard Bash at the Nelson Inn

Grab your cowboy hat and get ready to dance to your favourite country hits, all for a good cause on Friday February 24 at The Nelson Inn, Burntwood. The Barnyard Bash is in aid of St. Basils charity, giving support to 16-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Line dancing, live …

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21 February 2017
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15 Faces of Winona Ryder at the SAG Awards, Applied to the Life of a Student

By Ben Wheatley When it’s only half way through a semester and already that precious student finance has already dried up 2. Then the parents ask you how your financial situation is and you’re like “urm yeah I’m not dead so I guess it could be worse” (Hinting at them “GIVE ME MONEY”) 3. When …

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02 February 2017
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Search Party: Narcissism in New York

[This article contains spoilers] For all intents and purposes, Search Party is not your average mystery drama. It’s razor sharp, quick witted and atmospheric. The millennial lives of four New Yorkers takes a 360 spin when someone they know goes missing without a trace. When Dory finds out her college dorm mate Chantal is missing, …

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06 January 2017
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