Aaishah Rauf

Grime time at the O2 Academy – Stormzy, Live in Birmingham

On his first major solo tour, Stormzy is riding a wave of pride and glory in his numerous successes of 2017. On Tuesday, he brought his sold-out #GSAP tour to the O2 Academy in Birmingham. The queue outside the venue stretched around the building, and Stormzy’s recent posts of high-energy...
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Posted Apr. 17, 2017

“O, brave new world” – the RSC’s high-tech ‘Tempest’

The RSC has partnered with technology giant Intel for its latest production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The theatre company’s tagline for this adaptation calls it a “ground-breaking” new production, and it most certainly is. Set on a magical island, inhabited by Prospero, his daughter Miranda, the ‘other’ figure of Caliban...
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Posted Nov. 28, 2016

Firsthand with Spielberg in Birmingham

For one week in September, streets in the Jewellery Quarter area of Birmingham city centre were transformed into the American city of Columbus, Ohio, complete with U.S flags and American style ‘WALK/DON’T WALK’ crossings. Birmingham played host to legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg (you may have seen some of his...
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Posted Nov. 1, 2016