Birmingham Beer Bash, 24 – 26 July

BBB-20A change has been happening in Birmingham of late. Punters in the city are becoming less thirsty for a pint of generic larger and are branching out to a different tipple to quench their appetite. The craft beer revolution was a long time coming for Birmingham, but following on from the openings of The Post Office Vaults, Brewdog, Cherry Reds and Pure Bar & Kitchen in the last few years/months, the city centre is now awash with a newfound love for delicious, beer boundary-pushing tipples. Continue reading

Caitlin Moran Live, 16 July – New Alexandra Theatre

GiJ-Caitlin-Ebury-099 credit Gareth Iwan JonesLadies and Gentlemen: the bar is open, the wine is flowing, and so is the tongue of the witty and wonderful Caitlin Moran who’s letting loose for one night only in Birmingham.

Named as one of Britain’s most influential women in 2014, and famed for her novel ‘How To Be a Woman’, Caitlin is one of Britain’s most scintillating and inspiring faces of feminism, and having wielded the power of pen for over two decades, she has a lot to say and she’s not afraid of say it!  Continue reading

#BsideBrum LAUNCHES FREE DEBATE AND MUSIC EVENT

b-side+url+hashtagVisit Birmingham’s B-side campaign has been going strong across social networks over the last few weeks with music industry professionals, invited luminaries (see editor of Fused: David (below) alongside Jez from BCU and Marcus from the Glee Club) and the public having a say on which songs should make up an ultimate top 20 ‘virtual album’ of tracks by West Midland artists. Continue reading

OLIVER JONES new exhibition

Screen shot 2014-06-24 at 16.10.19Artist Oliver Jones strikingly life-like portraits questioning the pursuit of beauty and will go on display in a major solo exhibition in Los Angeles this Autumn.

Trained at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Jones is co-founder of A3 Project Space and Studios, the gallery and artist studios based in Digbeth, Birmingham and his studio at A3 will be open as part of Digbeth First Fridays on Friday 4 July, 6-8pm for a glimpse of his work before heading to LA. Continue reading