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  • Alexa’s got a new, hunky look

    Seen Amazon's new Alexa ad? You're not going to want to miss it. Hello, Michael B. Jordan. We're desperate to know when we'll be able to purchase something like this IRL...

  • Best wellbeing podcasts for 2021

    January is wellness month and while we can’t go to the gym and drink protein smoothies with our friends, we can go on long solo walks with inspirational podcasts. Here’s Muddy’s pick.

  • Is that who I think it is…?! Our favourite music video cameos

    In need of some light-hearted fun? Er, hell yeah! Here, check out Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge dancing around in sparkly suits (plus five more brilliant music video cameos).

  • Superflashy newsflash!

    Time is running out to enter Coventry & Warwickshire's first Foodie Awards 2021 (Glyn Purnell's on the judging panel), plus check out some local film and TV talent.

  • 12 best podcasts for your winter walks

    The Tier System means that December 2020 might be the most anti-social on record. Never mind. Make friends with your podcast app instead.

  • The new John Lewis Xmas ad has landed!

    It's here! The John Lewis Christmas ad has launched with an original song from Celeste as its secret weapon for 2020 – but will you be giving it a little love? Over to you.

  • Stratford Lit Fest: 16 brilliant Winter Weekend talks to stream

    During lockdown 2, SLF's Winter Weekend will now take place online between Nov 20 & 25 with Dame Hilary Mantel, the BBC's Andrew Marr and Charles Spencer, plus the V&A's curator of fashion Claire Wilcox and much more...

  • More Than a Moment: Action with and for Black Creatives

    West Midlands' black artists and organisational leads launch a new pledge to 'radically transform' the experience of black creatives working in the region.

  • Democratising Culture and Creativity Weekender, Sat Sept 26

    A new spoken-word film exploring Black Lives Matter, keeping in touch during the pandemic and a digital drag show feature in this youthful third weekender by West Midlands Culture Response. Unit.

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    Culture vulture: my July hitlist

    Missing the theatre and live venues? OMG, me too. Until normal service resumes for the arts world (your guess is as good as mine), here's my personal culture planner for July - podcasts, books, music and theatre. I'll budge up on the sofa, come and join me.

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