Here is the all new October edition of Area Culture Guide packed with plenty to keep you VERY busy during October.
Along with Fused’s all new Eye Candy Event and Birmingham Zine Fest there is the Comedy Festival and Birmingham Book Festival all happening around the same time.
If October just means one thing to you HALLOWEEN then we’ve picked out a few of our favourite West Midland events.
There’s plenty to browse through so check it out here.
Check out the latest edition of AREA CULTURE GUIDE here. This month we dedicate the issue to the amazing cultural events taking place across the West Midlands during the summer. Continue reading
We’re very excited about the release of an all new ‘special’ edition of our sister publication Fused Magazine
in tangible loveliness. It has been a while since our last printed edition of Fused
and while we’ve been busy producing our little Area Culture Guides
we have missed our faithful friend and think now is the perfect time to say a big HELLO. Continue reading
It’s here the all new March edition of Area Culture Guide. Once again we’re spoiling you with our digest of great things happening around the West Midlands and you can see it online here and pick up your copy from one of the great outlets that stock it (see the distribution page. Continue reading
February edition of Area Culture Guide is here and features:
Exhibitions at Ikon Gallery, The Public, Mead, New Art Gallery Walsall
Features: Made in the Jewellery Quarter, Hidden City, Valentines
Travel: Sligo and Dublin
Food: Kinnaree Thai
Fashion & Shopping: Sandford Jr, Valentine Gift Guide
Competitions: Lomography, Crufts
Read your issue here and look out for it in shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and visitor centres.
There is no avoiding it, the festivities are here with a bang this year so we say embrace the fun, try something different, and roll with it because if you are staying in the region over the holidays then Christmas is going to be hard to escape. We’ve rounded up a selection of events to treat the bah-humbug blues and give you plenty to do throughout December. Continue reading
Fans of Area Culture Guide and Fused Magazine will no doubt have already enjoyed the fine words from our regular scribes Danny Smith and Jon Bounds. They have amused our readers for several years with their irreverent tales of being sick, flat-roofed public houses, romancing the opposite sex and much more. Now they need YOUR HELP as they embark on a journey around the country to visit the 56 piers in England and Wales that make our seasides so beautiful – well some of them. And here is why… Continue reading
After sell-out performances in 2008, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or The Trocks as their known by their fans and groupies) are returning to Birmingham’s Hippodrome. Where they will hit the stage with their unique spin on famous classical ballet pieces.
On Sunday 3rd October prepare to experience a unique music experience as Oxjam take over the Number 11 bus route for a month long music festival, with further live music events taking place throughout October in 30 cities to raise money for the charity Oxfam.
Passengers are in for a truly different bus journey as they board the number 11 at the Hare and Hounds for a full lap of Europe’s longest urban bus route. During this ride, passengers are not only set to visit some of the most interesting neighborhoods in Birmingham but also in store for an eclectic mix spanning across generations and genres.
Alongside our 11 en-route stops, we will also be stopping mid route at The Bear in Bearwood for a couple of drinks and more fantastic live music from a local band before heading back to the Hare & Hounds for a Sunday lunch with a soulful twist from the Soul Food Project. Continue reading
Mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Every Tuesday throughout – August
7.30pm, Admission free
Every Tuesday, as part of their free summer events, MAC hosts Tuesday Tunes – a chilled out weekly barbeque with free entertainment provided by local artists. Perfect for everyone yearning for a bit of barbequed sausage, and seeking to make the most of the last ebbs of summer sun on a balmy Birmingham evening.
This month visitors, BBQ fans, and followers of anything fun, local and free, will be treated to the mellow tones of Kristy Gallacher (17 Aug), the delicate songs of Sam Holmes (10 Aug), and suave sounds of guitar-playing, ragtime blues band the Mellow Peaches (24 Aug). There will also be a chance to see live theatre performance from Women and Theatre (3 & 31 August) and their Wasted Summer School.
What an ideal way to spend a lazy summer evening.