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Handsworths own summer arts festival 21st - 24th July 2011. Connecting our art, heritage & culture.
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Flickr: ArtTeaShop Meet Up

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Meeting on the 16th Jaunuary, midday at the Teashop 27-29 Grove Lane, Handsworth, B21. Open to any Birminghamflickermeetgrouppeople and any other photographers, Flickrerites, and their affiliates, associates, and even models are welcome.

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Benjamin Zephaniah, Lozells Rd, Handsworth | Flickr : partage de photos !

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Black audio film collective: handsworth songs [ffLf] » The Liberator Magazine | Blog

Black audio film collective: handsworth songs [ffLf] » The Liberator Magazine | Blog | Artwalk Festival | Scoop.it
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Andy Hamilton

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Andy Hamilton MBE is the grand elder statesman of the Birmingham Jazz scene. Jamaican born Tenor Saxophonist who plays Caribbean grooves and Jazz standards, known for his woderful tone and his classic album, Silvershine
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Konig

Born: January 13, 1968 | Instrument: Guitar

A&R, consultant, author, composer and guitarist
Without doubt Konig is today one of the finest composer, guitarist's residing in the United Kingdom. A contemporary jazz player with some international acclaim, Konig has performed, recorded and toured with many of the leading musicians in the field of popular music.

Konig, translate king in German, born Derrick Wallace in 1968 in Edgbaston Birmingham of Jamaican parentage, was age 15 when he attended Birmingham Guitar school. Two years later, he successfully audition at Goldsmiths University in London and was offered a place to study with jazz guitar Peter Driver, columnist for Guitarist magazine.

Back in Birmingham, he gained experience playing a wider variety of music. Indeed, Konig immersed himself into the role of a consummate student playing a myriad of styles, Latin, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Calypso, Gospel and Reggae.

Enrolling with the Birmingham Conservatoire proved to be the turning point in both his academic and music career. Whilst still a student, international jazz legend Andy Hamilton beseeched him to join his band the Blue Notes.

With Konig on board, the Blue Notes performed on British radio, and television before proceeding on a tour of the UK to promote their album JAMAICA BY NIGHT. Being a major contributor to the album served much to heighten Konig’s profile across the UK.

On graduation from the Birmingham Conservatoire, Konig taught music throughout the United Kingdom alongside some of his fellow graduates. Meanwhile, feeling the call to perform, he found work as a studio musician in Manchester, England. And, it was then that he was drafted into becoming a Westone guitar endorsee and demonstrator. The Westone “sound” was heard and seen on the Gomez Tour of the United Kingdom in 1999.

Leaving Blue Notes to study jazz at the Julia Crane School of Music in New York allowed Konig to be mentored by Yamaha endorsee and world-renowned big band conductor/composer Prof Bret Zvacek.

Signed to Revolver Music in early 2000, he delivered his first album, a 12-track CD, NEW LEAF that debuted at number 8 on Radio WM album charts. Change, the sophomore CD, was recorded for Wheatsheaf Production.

In 2004 Konig released his third album CD BIRMINGHAM 3, an album featuring his newly stemmed fusion trio, called Birmingham Three, that includes himself on guitar, Kristopher ‘Bear’ Currie, on bass and Chris Brown on drums.

KØnig achieved commercial success in South Africa when he appeared in a musical drama at the South African State Theatre. Immediately after, in August 2005, the musician, given to academics, took a haitus to complete post graduate studies for a Master of Arts degree in music, he graduated with honours.

The multifaceted, multi-talented jazz musician currently moonlights as a consultant in academia advising Masters degree students in areas of Law and Arts.

A considered expert on guitars, Konig not only possesses a harem of 11 top-make guitars, two of which he is an official spokeman, but also is the author of a book on the subject. The book “50 GUITARISTS”, which is in the bookshop and on Amazon UK since 24th May 2007, gives an historical and geographical perspective to fifty most accomplished, yet largely unknown, UK based guitarists.

Whilst continuing his multifarious, extra-musical, involvement in Birminghan, England, the gifted guitarist continue his focus in the grand effort to establish himself as an artist of world renown. Well on the way, he has etched his name performing in Ireland, across Europe, US and Canada, South Africa and Jamaica.
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Benjamin Zephaniah, Lozells rd, Handsworth | Flickr : partage de photos !

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Mat Gleason: The 10 Most Overrated Artists of the Decade

Mat Gleason: The 10 Most Overrated Artists of the Decade | Artwalk Festival | Scoop.it
The 10 Most Overrated Artists of the Decade - The Huffington Post
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a brilliant sound piece by strange ways about the soho roadhttp://www.hybridconsulting.org.uk/podcasts/150-words

a brilliant sound piece by strange ways about the soho roadhttp://www.hybridconsulting.org.uk/podcasts/150-words | Artwalk Festival | Scoop.it
a brilliant sound piece by strange ways about the soho roadhttp://www.hybridconsulting.org.uk/podcasts/150-words150 Words | ...
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Gregory Maqoma

Gregory Maqoma, Afrovibes Artistic Director, addresses the recent Afrovibes VA Seminar in Manchester, October 2010
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Dj Kingstun – Main Ingredient Radio Show (Lion of Judah) 05.01.2011

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- Do you?
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Pop-up arts tearooms bring people together in Birmingham | Society | The Guardian

Pop-up arts tearooms bring people together in Birmingham | Society | The Guardian | Artwalk Festival | Scoop.it
Temporary cafes are opening in empty shops in Birmingham with the aim of creating a social space where people can meet and enjoy art
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Handsworth History - Preserving the History of Handsworth - Born and bred Handsworthian

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"There is music of the mind and there is music of the body. For me, reggae fulfils mind, body and spirit."

- Basil Gabbidon
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Ruby Turner Official Website : Biography

Ruby Turner Official Website : Biography | Artwalk Festival | Scoop.it
www.rubyturner.com : Biography and career history, including Music, TV, Films and Theatre
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Stuart Hall in conversation with Les Back [audio] | darkmatter Journal

Stuart Hall in conversation with Les Back [audio] | darkmatter Journal | Artwalk Festival | Scoop.it
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North Birmingham Music Tuition - UK

Affordable and Friendly Guitar and Piano Keyboard Tuition for the whole of the North Birmingham UK. We aim to make your lessons as simple and fun as possible!
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