Adam Yosef, Editor and Creative Director of 'I Am Birmingham', nterviews music artist Charlie SImpson

“Writing reviews and articles,  taking pictures and making videos? All this wizardry on one site? It be witchcraft, I tell ya, WITCHCRAFT!” 

Ah, witchcraft? No.  Wizardry? Yes.  Motley crew of creatives responsible?  Oh, yes!

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editor in chief | Adam Yosef

Adam Yosef has been involved in community journalism since the age of 12. Prior to launching I Am Birmingham, he has held posts as a Senior Journalist and Sub Editor and has written for numerous regional and national publications. Along with PR and marketing work, Adam has created and maintained new and social media initiatives for various social, political and entertainment projects. He is the founder and Creative Director of I Am Birmingham.

 

commissioning editor | Vimal Korpal

Vimal is an ideas man, and he has a lot of them! Realising creative projects and the potential of all manner of things is pretty much Vimal’s M.O. Though, that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Vimal is an also an actor, an artist, a public speaker and compere, a comedian, a radio presenter, a versatile performer on stage and screen; and a man flowing with creative juices. If an individual, an initiative or a dream has wings, he’ll get it off the ground and get it the exposure it needs. Vimal has  nose for a good feature and knows a feel-good story when he sees one. He’s not a bad writer, either.

 

.sub editor | Umair Ahmed

Umair is a Master’s student studying international history and with years of experience writing endless essays, has acquired a keen eye for grammatical and punctual detail. In 2016, Umair joined I Am Birmingham as the sub-editor and can be found in various cafés either reading or checking various written work for ‘their/there/they’re’ mistakes (you’ll be surprised how common they are)! That aside, Umair is an activist and campaigns for the South Asian diaspora, LGBT community, women’s and worker’s rights.

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community ambassador | Joshua Williams

Not only is Joshua Williams the holder of the coveted title of Mr Birmingham 2015/2016, he is an outspoken ambassador and representative for the city too. Combining his professional duties with his personal passion for people, Josh Williams champions good causes, popular, charitable and social.
A professional model, Joshua has also set up his own annual fashion show which raises money for mental health charity mind.

 

.Andrew Stelly (Andreas Stylianou) of 'I Am Birmingham' covering and reporting from Birmingham Pride

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the team

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presenters

Andreas Stelly
Jake Mackinnon
Jamie Chapman
Olly MacNamee
Sarmad Qusai
Sam Allan

writers

Adam Yosef
Jamie Brannon
Joshua Williams
Olly MacNamee
Paul Stringer
Taz Ali
Vimal Korpal

photographers

Alishah Ahmad
Andre Ace James
Anthony Stanley
Carlie Ann-Hare
Davina James
Geoff Dexter
Harvey McDonald
Jack Kirby
Jake Mackinnon
Jamie Chapman
Kris Askey
Nicola Shilton
Olly MacNamee
Paul Stringer
Paul Wheeler
Rangzeb Hussain
Ricky Combo
Sarmad Qusai

reviewers

Anthony Stanley
Aquila Edwards
Carlie Ann-Hare
Davina James
Harvey McDonald
Holly Daffurn
Jack Kirby
Jamie Brannon
Jamie Chapman
Marcus Hubbard
Courtney Nettleford
Olly MacNamee
Rangzeb Hussain
Reena Combo
Sam Allan

bloggers

Joseph Harrison
Joshua Williams
Luke Williams
Olly MacNamee
Swingerella
Vimal Korpal

videographers

Anthony Stanley
Davina James
Geoff Dexter
Jamie Chapman
Muzzy Ali
Olivier Acuña
Paul Stringer
Sarmad Qusai

technical

Daniel Willis

 

Honourable mentions, with the greatest of eternal gratitude:

Arron Dobbins, Cadston Mason, Discord C Bam Bam, Elena Jung, Gordon Campbell, Hanad Darwish, Hannah Deathridge, Ian Savage, Jo Lloyd, Jordan Goode, Keiran Fuller, Kyle Kowalski, Luke James, Mantus Jankas, Mark Lloyd, Neil Horne, REB3LZ, Robbie Redfearn, Sivagami Ramanathan, Shantelle Palmer, Will Gregson

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If you’re interested in writing for I Am Birmingham, please email iambirmingham@hotmail.co.uk with your pitch. Thanks folks!

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