Area Student Guide 2013

Student_2013.inddIf you are a new student, existing student or not even a student at all but would like to / want to know more about what is going on in Birmingham then you need to check out our latest special edition of Area. PACKED with info on where you should be going, what you should be seeing, clothes shopping, eating and loads more we’ve compiled, with our ace team of contributors, the best little pocket-sized friend you will need this year (and probably next). If you can’t find your printed copy (they go VERY fast) then you can read it online here.

Sensateria returns 26.5.12 at Club PST


Birmingham’s renowned psychedelic club Sensateria returns this month, after an eighteen year hiatus. The sixties themed club night began in 1984 and ran for ten years, moving to and from venues such as The Fantasy Club, The Powerhouse [now the closed Oceana], The Hummingbird [now Birmingham Ballroom], Digbeth Civic Hall Institute [now HMV Institute] and Snobs. Continue reading

Win Tickets to NYE at Gatecrasher Birmingham


We’ve got 5 pairs of tickets to the GATECRASHER NYE SPECTACULAR in Birmingham to giveaway. 

1 winner will win 3 x pairs (6 tix) to bring their mates while 2 runners up will win a pair each.

The hottest names in electronic music right now make their Gatecrasher Birmingham on the biggest night of the year!!! This year’s bill is packed with electro heavyweights including 2MANY DJs, Eric Prydz , AN21 and Max Vangelli and more… Continue reading

BASS FESTIVAL – Throughout June 2011

BASS Festival 2011
Various venues

The BASS festival hits its sixth year running in the city, housing a line-up that is sure to educate and blow the minds of the Birmingham masses. The UK’s only month-long celebration of black music and art, the BASS Festival (British Arts and Street Sounds) runs throughout June offering a feast of urban culture. Following the theme of Revolution, the festival brings together a multitude of mediums all under one banner; from grime and dubstep performances to street dance, spoken word poetry and fashion events, all celebrating the revolution of urban culture. Continue reading

Diesel Island: Land of the Stupid, Home of the Brave

Get yourself down to your local Diesel store or click here because forthcoming Diesel Island looks like it’s gonna be big big news. Launched at the beginning of May, the Diesel School of Island Life will offer lucky ‘passport’ holders the chance to get involved with some amazing things, including events, parties, workshops and trips, and the best part is that they’re all completely free. Actually that’s not even the best part; there’s much more to come. Continue reading