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Posts by Joe Graham

Review – Live Art Society Presents: I Can (Still)

Attending Live Art Society’s production ‘I Can (Still)’, I had no idea what was in store for the next hour. I had been told by friends that it would be an immersive piece centred around the themes of love and family, but this brief description belied what was an engaging, challenging, and unique viewing experience. …Read More


Phantom Thread – Film Review

In Phantom Thread director Paul Thomas Anderson, known for Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood, reunites with favoured star Daniel Day Lewis to delve into the world of the couture, alongside fictional designer to royalty and celebrity, Reynolds Woodcock. The plot, as much as there is one in this vignette theatrical piece, follows Woodcock …Read More


Match Report: W2 Football v Loughborough

A bitingly cold Wednesday afternoon saw a top of the table clash between Loughborough, who are in 3rd place, take on the Lions at 2nd. Despite the chilly weather, both teams came with determination in what was a fiery and flowing contest. With the game underway, both teams took twenty minutes to get a feel of …Read More


Match Report: W1 Netball v Worchester

Birmingham ran out onto the court third in the Premier North division, sitting behind Northumbria and Loughborough. With a spell-binding 62-37 victory, we the our mighty Lions stay in the running for the title. In the first quarter, Birmingham played a sparkling brand of ball. Worcester struggled adapting to the high paced, pin point accuracy …Read More


Match Report: W1 Rugby v Edinburgh

When reading a score line of 85-0 it is easy to read in to that many things. A calamitous collapse of moral from the Birmingham team. A capitulation of effort, resulting in such a stark imbalance of scoring. None of these assumptions would be correct of the match on Wednesday the 24th of January, in …Read More


Loving Vincent – Film Review

In a world of Michael Bay, Transformers, the Marvel and DC juggernauts of explosions, disintegrating buildings, and scales of epic proportions, the word spectacle can seem tired or mundane. Something the viewership has come to expect, and something which one can rationalise and predict and quickly forget. ‘Loving Vincent’ is a singularly unique viewing experience, …Read More


Match Report: W1 Rugby Union v Newcastle

Birmingham’s Women’s 1st XV had the honour of being the first team to play on the sparkling new 3G pitch at Bournbrook, and responded by grabbing their first win of the young season with 22-7 against Newcastle. Newcastle opened the game with the aggression of a team reeling from a 72-point drubbing at the hands …Read More


Match Report: W1 Basketball v Nottingham Trent

 Birmingham’s Women’s 1st’s fell to defeat against a strong Nottingham Trent outfit 54-70 at home on Wednesday afternoon. Nottingham Trent came out of the gate scorching from downtown, and the Lions couldn’t hope to extinguish the flames. Brilliant ball movement from NTU dissected the Lion’s zone defence, finding shooters in rhythm and wide open behind the …Read More


Match Report: W1 Rugby Union v Loughborough

Birmingham Women’s Rugby 1stXV kickstarted their season facing off against Loughborough, in their first game in the Premier North. Despite encouraging character and impressive play, Birmingham fell to Loughborough 41-22. The first half started in a tense exchange of defensive play with much of the action taking place just within the Loughborough half. Finally, the …Read More