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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Record attempt at Aston Villa with Peter Shilton

Charity volunteers have proved to be more successful than Aston Villa’s footballing season at a record-breaking fundraiser at Villa Park. More than 700 pupils and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton took part in an attempt to break the record for most painted faces. Five artists took on the mammoth task of breaking their own record for painting 1,072 faces within four hours, a record they set in 2006.

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Ranjeet Marwa is working towards becoming cinema king

One of horror writer Stephen King’s most gruesome stories will be made into a film by young Birmingham film-maker Ranjeet Singh Marwa. Ranjeet has signed a contract with the world famous author to write the screenplay and direct his vision for the 1977 short story The Man Who Loved Flowers. The 23 year old is studying film and animation at Birmingham City University and was thrilled to be given the go-ahead by Mr King’s publicist. He is planning to raise …

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New Tolkien gallery in Birmingham

Birmingham’s tourism bosses are hoping that a new attraction devoted to author JRR Tolkien will be popular with visitors to the city. The writer of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was raised in Birmingham between 1895 and 1911 and his popularity is expected to soar after the film version of The Hobbit is released in cinemas this summer.

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