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What To Watch Now Rupaul's Drag Race UK Season 2 Is Over
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What To Watch Now Rupaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2 Is Over

I’m in mourning for my Thursday evenings with Bimini Bon Boulash. If like me, you’re wondering what to watch now RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2 is over, look no further. Try some of these shows, movies, and documentaries to get your drag fix. Apart from the apparently never-ending season 13 of Rupaul’s Drag Race, …

Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter
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Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter

Podcasts that will make you feel smarter are one of the few positives about not being able to go anywhere at the moment. Like a lot of people, I’m dodging cabin fever by going for a walk every day, and the only reason I haven’t lost my mind walking around the same park every damn …

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Avenue Q at The Alexandra, Birmingham

Avenue Q, the seriously adult puppet musical, has landed at The Alexandra in Birmingham. Avenue Q takes place in the down and out area of Avenue Q in New York City, following the story of college graduate Princeton (Lawrence Smith) as he navigates love, friendship and finding some purpose in the adult world. The musical …

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Virago, Old Rep Theatre

I am always curious about dance productions, especially when they are a little unusual. I went to see Virago, a solo production from Sonia Sabri, which certainly fits the bill. Virago is a unique experience, combining dance with spoken word, music, video projection and a diverse mix of cultural references. In Latin, Virago means ‘female warrior’, and this …

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Sunset Boulevard at Birmingham Hippodrome

Sunset Boulevard is a classic. The Tony-award winning musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber has been on the circuit for twenty-five years and remains one of the greatest and most beloved productions. The UK touring production, starring Ria Jones and Danny Mac, landed at the Birmingham Hippodrome last night, bringing glamour and golden age Hollywood with it. The staging is ingenious, with clever use …

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Wine and Watercolours – RBSA and Artisan Alchemy

A rather unusual invite dropped into my inbox a few weeks ago. Would I like to explore two of the Jewellery Quarter’s arts venues, drink wine and learn to paint with watercolours? At first, the painting scared me off a little. I am a great admirer of art but have not a shred of artistic …

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Rent at The Old Rep, Birmingham

Last night, I went along to the press night of Rent, at The Old Rep in Birmingham, as Brum Hour‘s plus one. Rent is a modern retelling of Puccini’s opera La Bohème, and tells the story of a group of struggling artists in 90s New York, battling addiction, gentrification and the shadow of AIDS. This production …