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Carnival Records Malvern’s greatest cultural hub…

Bozza meets Chris from Carnival Records, Malvern Back in the day, I could actually smell my way to an independant record shop. I’d arrive in an unfamiliar town, skip past Boots, try my luck down an alley, and the scent […]

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Memories Of The Market Tavern, Kidderminster

Cattle & HumUnderground Music From The Kidderminster Market Tavern 1990 – 1996 Thanks to a brilliant and innovative young promoter called Mark Badgeman the Kidderminster Market Tavern for the first half of the 1990s was one of the West Midlands’ […]

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Stunning Graffiti & Street Art coming into the city!

Worcester Paint Festival is offering up some lead in events over the autumn, as teasers for the main event which will launch in September 2021. WPF started things moving at the weekend with a mural created on the hoardings at […]

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Nuns of the Tundra return to the studio

Nuns of the Tundra to return to recording this month thanks to BBC Introducing Live London, and they’ll be back like you’ve never seen them before. Nuns of the Tundra are a 4 piece alternative rock machine, well known for […]

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A City with a passion for theatre stretching back Centuries

The City of Worcester is an extremely special place. It is famous for its Sauce, the fine Bone China and even its magnificent Medieval Cathedral. The City is also passionate about theatre and entertainment too. If you take a look […]

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Redditch’ Retro Record Shop Bids Adios to Headless Cross

After 5 ½ years trading on Birchfield Road, a popular record shop, Vintage Trax, is moving back to Redditch town centre. The shop, run by Ros Sidaway and her sister Teresa Whiting, originally started out with two pop-up shops in […]

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An Online Conversation with Nigel Kent

Nigel Kent is a poet living in rural Worcestershire who has been shortlisted for several national competitions, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been published by Hedgehog Poetry Press, Dempsey and Windle, Paper Swan Press, Emma’s Attic […]

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To Have and to Hold Records – Opening

After growing up on our estate in the late 70s, it is funny what you recall, for me it is one kid’s obsession with music that sticks in my mind. Locked away in his bedroom, he fashioned out of a […]

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Music Venue Trust announcement

Today (Monday 27th April 2020) is the date on which all the announced UK government support, the grants, the rate relief, the furloughing, the inaccessible loans, the unachievable rent holidays, the insurance ‘guidance’, all of it, added together, expires for […]