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Peaky Blinders creator in talks over ballet version

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho were the real Peaky Blinders? Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has revealed plans for a ballet version of the hit Birmingham gangster TV show. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter said the Rambert dance company had approached him with plans for a ballet based on the Shelby crime family. […]

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Record Store Day hits new sales peak

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Limited edition releases lured fans into record shops in the UK and US David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen helped Record Store Day reach a new peak in 2018. Vinyl sales in the UK were up 16% year-on-year, according to the Official Charts Company, with 60,000 albums and 30,000 singles […]

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Kate Bush creates Emily Bronte moors memorial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKate Bush performs Wuthering Heights on Top of the Pops in 1978 Forty years after she sang her hit Wuthering Heights, inspired by Emily Bronte’s novel, singer Kate Bush is contributing to a monument to the Bronte sisters on the Yorkshire moors. In a rare public work, […]

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Blossoms on the essence of cool

Image copyright Virgin EMI Image caption The band named themselves after Stockport pub The Blossoms Blossoms’ first album debuted at number one and earned them a Mercury Prize nomination – but they never let it go to their heads. “I knew we needed to have longevity and keep writing,” says Tom Ogden, the band’s luxuriantly-coiffured […]