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FASHION THROUGH THE ERAS 1940S 1960S 1990S ONE RECORDS ONE RECORDS TSHIRT LAUNCH NIGHT INTO DAY COMEDY NIGHTS ART GALLERIES

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ITS ALL IN AN ERA The birmingham fashion scene is as diverse as its people, vintage however is the the biggest key, non high street trend with 40’s glamour, 60’s cool and 90’s grunge all being key looks. Each style is very individual but makes up birminghams alternative outlook on fashion. 1940’s hit a big revival when burlescque came back into fashion. This look is all about punchy colours contrasting with black soft fabrics against strong tailoring. PAGE ONE

1940’s Inspiration

- Dita Von Tease - Red Lips - Pretty Florals - Strong Tailoring


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The softest of all the looks around, 60’s is understated cool. It’s really more about the styling; back combed, but messy hair, smokey eyes and pale lips. It’s not psychedelia it’s just plain sexy. The look takes a nod and a bow to the coolest icons of the era like Bridget Bardot, Raquel Welsch and Anita Pallenburg. Modern stars stealing their looks, include Lana Del Ray and Lykke Li.

1960’s Inspiration - Bridget Bardot - Big messy hair - Sweeping smokey eyes - Soft knits - Skinny jeans

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There is a big Indie music scene in Birmingham and most the Indie kids are taking inspiration from the 90’s grunge, with a kick back to 80’s punk. It’s a harder less effeminate look, so accessories and hair styles are key to not looking too punk. Think Vivienne Westwood, tie dying, fake furs and fun. So where do you shop to find these looks? Digbeth: Mr Birds Emporium, Cow Vintage, Urban Village Kings Heath: Top Banana Town: Forgotten Vintage, Urban Village and of course Oasis Market, a must for any vintage shopper. And then don’t forget the charity shops.

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1990’s 1990’s inspiration - Courtney Love - Bleached hair - Fake furs - Layering


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ONE RECORDS Launching in November of 2009, Subb-an & Adam Shelton present One Records. Cultivated directly from four years experience at the helm of Below, one of the UK's most upfront and authentic underground parties, the label aims to encapsulate the energy and dexterity of artists and crowds the night has connected with most. Subb-an’s discography reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of underground house and techno’s biggest labels with his forthcoming release on Crosstown Rebels, Spectral and Culprit backed up by past hits on Jamie Jones’ Hot

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Creations and labels Mothership, Leftroom, BPitch Control, 2020 Vision, Trapez Ltd.

Adam has spent the last decade quietly sketching out his own definition of authenticity.

Subb-an and Adam Shelton set up their own ‘One Records’ label as a platform for their own productions alongside tracks from other respected artists. Building on his long standing residency at Below, Subb-an has gone on to play around the world at some of the greatest clubs, with the best reputation, including Berlin, Croatia, America and all over the UK.

What’s coming up with One Records? Well there are several releases coming out at the moment and then, there is their legendary New Year’s Day party- Below. This year it will be held in the Rainbow Courtyard and feature the boys themselves, plus world reknown DJ’s like Bloody Mary and Alex Arnout.

Adam Shelton known to many as one of the UK’s strongest resident DJ’s,

Expect a sell out occasion, with the party starting at 3pm and likely to go on until the next day. (last year it famously went on for 48 hours!)


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One Records, the Berlin based underg Subb-An, has just launched a limited edition Serendipity Vintage. Donna has hand made One Records logo, ensuring a lux finish, with s a catwalk show, on hand to help were Toni & goodie bags. The turn out was fantastic at S people from the local underground clubbing s Oxley and Promoter James Swinburne. PAGE NINE


CORDS LAUNCH

ground house label run by Adam Shelton and t-shirt range, with the help of Donna Marie of and embellished all the t-shirts, featuring the simple styling. Donna launched the range with Guy, styling all the models and giving out free Spotlight Bar in Digbeth, with many influential scene showing their faces, including DJ Lewis

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The underground clubbing scene in Birmingham is second to none, often appearing in Mixmag as their number 1 parties. Although weekly nights like Face, at the Rainbow Warehouse, or TRMNL, at Lab 11 and the new parties at Gibb St Warehouse are easy enough to get into and a must, there is a big

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upcoming secret party scene. The after parties and daytime parties are springing up everywhere, most of which are invite only. C/N/D (Cloak and Dagger) is a monthly daytime party run by James Swinburne and Matt Timms and is held a a secret location each time, with invites going out

via Facebook on the day. The most recent party was held in the lobby for the Q Club, with dj’s coming from Berlin’s Panorama bar. You then have Below Daytime, run by Adam Shelton of One Records and Lee McDonald of Rainbow Warehouse, this party has even been run in a disused swimming pool

before, but is now commonly run at the Rainbow, due to the size of crowds. And if you want something to do after clubbing at night and whilst waiting for your daytime party, there are now after parties popping up, including Anonymous, at a secret location near you!

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NIGHT INTO DAY

Expect minimal house, tech house, sweaty people, happy faces and lots of good vibes.

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Award-winning Comedy And Music Venue PAGE FIFTEEN


Saturday 5th January Stand Up Comedy

Doors Open 7:00pm Last entry 7:45pm

Brendon Burns Jason Cook Mickey Sharma Paul F Taylor

Allocated Seating Food Available

£18.50 Doors Open 7:00pm Last Entry 7:45pm

Friday 11th January Stand Up Comedy

Doors Open 7:00pm Last entry 7:45pm

Paul Tonkinson Matt Price Tobias Persson Sol Bernstein

Allocated Seating Food Available

£15.50 £6.50 NUS £18.50 Thai Food & Comedy Special

Friday 18th January Stand Up Comedy

Doors Open 7:00pm Last entry 7:45pm

Junior Simpson Gary Delaney Clint Edwards Daniel Sloss

Allocated Seating Food Available

£15.50 £6.50 NUS £18.50 Thai Food & Comedy Special

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The ikon has to be my one of my favourite places, i can easily spend the day just walking about inside with a variety of contempary and fine art always on display, the great thing about the ikon is that it always has new work being showcased so you can visit regularly to find something new. Furthermore it showcases a variety of mediums from film to fine art to even sculptures, i visit the ikon regularly to stay up to date with new artists and designers. The ikon has showcased some great designers in the past such as tony arefin: an amazing graphic designer from the 1980’s to the likes of tim maguire. The ikon has always provided me

with an abundance of inspiration to help me creativly, with the variety of works on display all from a variation of mediums i can come up with new and interesting visuals, and the gallery never gets old. Moreover the ikon isnt just a gallery but also has a cafe and store on site, with great food and drink availble and an amazing store with great books, magazines and artwork on sale you can never get bored. So for any designer or creative individual i would definatley say to check out the iko regularly,

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UP COMING EVENTS AT THE IKON 04 JAN - 03 FEB Beat Streuli New Street Exhibition 05 - 05 JAN Famaly Saturdays Creativ Workshop 08 JAN - 03 FEB Mosa’ab Elshamy Defiance: Two Years On From The Egyptian Revolution Exhibiution 13 JAN Tell Me... Where To Begin? Workshop 15 JAN Parent And Toddler Morning 17JAN Audio Described Exhibition Tour

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Up Coming Events At The Custard Factory 01 DEC Mr Birds Mighty Movember All Dayer 03 - 04 DEC Bard Custard Showing In The Theatre 13 - 15 DEC Digmas Dinner 15 - 16 DEC Digmas At Custard Factory 16 DEC Sneaky Fox Presents Digmas 18 DEC Provide Cinema Presents Bomb It 22 - 23 DEC Its Digmas

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KIRSTIN BARNES UMAIR MUGHAL

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO ONE RECORDS KIRSTY MCCARTHY JOLANTA DONNA MARIE MR BIRDS EMPORIUM

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