Art

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    JIM CHEATLE: THE FRAGMENTATION SERIES

    Entering Jim Cheatle’s East London studio for the first time, one might easily mistake it for a laboratory of some kind, a workshop belonging to an inventor, an ...

    On March 21, 2016 / By
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    DEAN MELBOURNE – THIS MYTH

    Stourbridge based fine artist Dean Melbourne shares his process and insights of working towards his current exhibition This Myth in a new short film by Andrew Rutter. Melbourne’s ...

    On March 3, 2016 / By
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    SOUL FOOD OF BIRMINGHAM

    They say art feeds the soul – but for those times when a watercolour just won’t cut it, get inspired with Gemma Corden’s pick of the best foodie ...

    On February 8, 2016 / By
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    MR JAGO

    Throughout his career Mr Jago has continued to push the boundaries of what constitutes street art, gradually introducing oil and the use of impasto to his work. The ...

    On February 8, 2016 / By
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    JANET MENDELSOHN – VARNA ROAD

    Almost 50 years ago the Balsall Heath district of Birmingham was about to be transformed. In a state of flux this unique district of the city was to ...

    On February 3, 2016 / By
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    DANNY HOWES

    Danny Howes is one of Birmingham’s foremost realist painters documenting contemporary life in the region with his retro-tinged oil paintings. From the backstreets of Newtown to Gas Street ...

    On February 3, 2016 / By
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    6 ARTISTS TO SEE AT NEW ART WEST MIDLANDS 2016

    If it’s February, it must be time for New Art West Midlands. The annual showcase of contemporary art returns this month with a whopping 43 artists displaying new ...

    On February 3, 2016 / By
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    MY CITY > VALENCIA WITH CACHETEJACK

    Cachetejack are an artist/illustration duo with a seriously funny sense of humour that have been working together for five years. Both 27 they travel throughout Europe with their ...

    On January 17, 2016 / By
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    THE MISSING POST OFFICE

    Is there someone you wish you could tell your thoughts, even if you might never receive an answer? At the end of 2015 Ikon Gallery in Birmingham hosted ...

    On January 7, 2016 / By

News

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    WIN TICKETS TO HAÇIENDA CLASSICAL

    Having sold out two dates in Manchester and a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in a matter of minutes; all with great reviews, Haçienda Classical comes to ...

    On April 27, 2016 / By
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    SWINGAMAJIG

    Swingamajig is the UK’s first one-day urban festival dedicated to Electro Swing, Gypsy Folk, and vintage mayhem. Now in its fourth year and with 5,000 revellers expected this ...

    On April 25, 2016 / By
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    WALLPAPER WANDERLUST

    We’re feeling the need for some inspiration from the confines of our office walls, and while we’re not fortunate enough to be embarking on a flight to exotic ...

    On March 16, 2016 / By
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    WIN TICKETS TO THE GADGET SHOW LIVE 2016

    Gadget Show Live, Britain’s biggest consumer tech show, returns to Birmingham’s NEC this Easter from 31 March to 3 April. Packed to the rafters with the latest gadgets, ...

    On March 1, 2016 / By
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    KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS ‘La Araña Es La Vida’

    Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds’ fourth full-length for In The Red Records, ‘La Araña Es La Vida’ feels the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess ...

    On March 1, 2016 / By
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    THE CASTILLIANS

    The Castilians were born out of the ace Birmingham based ColdRice collective, who were responsible for hosting some of the best gigs the City has seen at their ...

    On February 26, 2016 / By

Travel

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    HOT HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS 2017

    Getting married soon? Congratulations! We’d bet our bottom dollar that you’re currently wading through sites like Pinterest, 77Diamonds and RockMyWedding, but have you given any thought to what ...

    On April 10, 2016 / By
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    BEST GETAWAY DESTINATIONS FOR ADVENTUROUS COUPLES

    Travelling as a couple usually means spa holidays, lazy beach days and cultural city breaks. But why not break the mould and go on an adventure instead? Adventures ...

    On March 14, 2016 / By
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    HIP TRIPS > ROTTERDAM

    Rotterdam’s renaissance is being celebrated this year as a city of change paying tribute to 75 years of post-war reconstruction. Emerging from the devastation of WWII the city ...

    On February 26, 2016 / By
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    SOUL FOOD OF BIRMINGHAM

    They say art feeds the soul – but for those times when a watercolour just won’t cut it, get inspired with Gemma Corden’s pick of the best foodie ...

    On February 8, 2016 / By
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    PIER REVIEW

    Jon Bounds & Danny Smith decided to drive around the coast to visit all the piers in England and Wales. Documenting the journey for their book Pier Review ...

    On February 3, 2016 / By
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    BUSINESS OF DESIGN WEEK HONG KONG

    In December Fused headed over to Hong Kong for the Business of Design Week 2015 (BODW). Presented by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) the annual flagship programme ...

    On January 19, 2016 / By
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    MY CITY > VALENCIA WITH CACHETEJACK

    Cachetejack are an artist/illustration duo with a seriously funny sense of humour that have been working together for five years. Both 27 they travel throughout Europe with their ...

    On January 17, 2016 / By
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    OZO WESLEY > HONG KONG

    The OZO Wesley has put the vibrant Wan Chai area of Hong Kong firmly on the hospitality map. Nestled between Admiralty and Wanchai MTR stations, and within walking ...

    On December 16, 2015 / By
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    MY CITY > BRISTOL WITH JAMES MINCHALL

    In the middle of pulling together editorial commissions and coming up with plans for an exhibition we asked freelance illustrator James Minchall to guide us through his adopted ...

    On December 16, 2015 / By

Fashion

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    HOW TO STYLE: DOUBLE DENIM

    Ah – double denim, the ugly sister of the fashion world once shunned by those who thought they had style but now made popular again by the likes ...

    On April 11, 2016 / By
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    MEN’S SUMMER STYLE TIPS

    The clocks have gone forward and the weather is finally starting to improve — we’re officially counting down to summer. If you want to look your best in ...

    On April 4, 2016 / By
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    COS SPRING/SUMMER 2016

    COS never fails to inspire each season with their unique take on essential lines of crisp white shirts, functional dresses and fine knitwear. Spring/Summer sees the brand continue ...

    On March 3, 2016 / By
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    FARAH MEETS THE YBAs

    The London YBA scene of the 90’s is the SS16 inspiration for heritage fashion brand Farah. Taking the artistic style, attitude and exuberant nature of the artists, Farah ...

    On February 16, 2016 / By
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    BETH DITTO > BODY POSITIVE COLLECTION

    Following her successful limited edition tee collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier last year Beth Ditto has launched her new body positive fashion collection in Selfridges. The much-anticipated collection ...

    On February 15, 2016 / By
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    FASHION UTOPIAS

    ‘Fashion Utopias’ will see emerging designers from 24 countries showcased at Somerset House this month. The International Fashion Showcase is a series of specially commissioned and curated fashion ...

    On February 8, 2016 / By
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    PRETTY GREEN TO OPEN NEW BIRMINGHAM STORE

    Pretty Green, the high end menswear retailer, have just announced the opening of the new Birmingham store on Friday 12th February. Pretty Green was launched in 2009 by Liam ...

    On February 8, 2016 / By
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    THE IDLE MAN

    In 2014 a young creative team of UK writers, designers and buyers, all with a genuine passion for fashion, saw a gap in the market for a one-stop ...

    On January 21, 2016 / By
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    GET SNOW READY WITH SUPERDRY

    Winter in the UK might not have made us reach for the thermals just yet but ski season is fully in swing so just because the mild weather ...

    On January 13, 2016 / By

Music

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    PRISM TATS // SPLIT BETWEEN SO CAL AND SOUTH AFRICA PLAYLIST

    Welcome to the World of Prism Tats, the drum machine-fuelled lo-fi garage persona of Garrett van der Spek. The culmination of a creative life spent on the grind, ...

    On April 26, 2016 / By
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    WIN TICKETS TO HANDMADE FESTIVAL

    Handmade is a totally independent music and arts festival that takes place on May bank holiday in Leicester. It’s aim is to find the best new and forward thinking music, comedy, ...

    On April 22, 2016 / By
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    MY RAMONES > DANNY FIELDS

    Rare and never before-seen photographs of the Ramones compiled in collaboration with Danny Fields, the band’s first manager, is released in April documenting the bands early career. Fields ...

    On March 29, 2016 / By
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    MARK MOORE // S’EXPRESS PLAYLIST

    On 27th May, the legacy and influence of Mark Moore and S’Express is celebrated with ‘Enjoy This Trip’ – a collection of remixes and cover versions by artists ...

    On March 25, 2016 / By
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    THE SPOOK SCHOOL > SXSW DIARY

    Edinburgh indie-pop quartet The Spook School headed over to SXSW armed with a bag of factor 50 sunscreen,catchy tunes and a mobile phone camera. Here is their visual ...

    On March 25, 2016 / By
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    IGGY POP

    Iggy Pop’s latest album ‘Post Pop Depression’ began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy to Josh Homme and was realised in seclusion with Homme’s enlisted aid of his ...

    On March 23, 2016 / By

DESIGN

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    WALLPAPER WANDERLUST

    We’re feeling the need for some inspiration from the confines of our office walls, and while we’re not fortunate enough to be embarking on a flight to exotic ...

    On March 16, 2016 / By
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    WIN TICKETS TO THE LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW

    The London Classic Car Show is a must-attend event for any discerning motoring enthusiast. The event staged  in the capital’s Docklands was a huge success when launched last ...

    On January 27, 2016 / By
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    ANDRE FU > BODW 2015

    Architectural Interior Designer Andre Fu was born in Hong Kong and educated in England. He graduated from Cambridge University in 2000 and created his firm, AFSO, the same ...

    On January 19, 2016 / By

Videos

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THE DANDY WARHOLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘DISTORTLAND’

It has been almost 4 years since we’ve head anything new from The Dandy Warhols but today they have announced the upcoming release of their new album ‘Distortland’ ...

On February 1, 2016 / By