Area Guide Winter 2018

Get the insider guide on Arts & Culture and Food & Drink in the West Midlands in the latest edition of Area Guide.

The current issue features:
Once Upon a Time in Birmingham
Verity Milligan
The Pound Project
The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting
ScreenBrum
Unselfish Lover
Brumpic
Dave Hill
Whisky Club
Brum Beer Babs
Birmingham Cocktail Guide
Super Stirchley
Gift Guides and more…

Cover by Verity Milligan

Read the online issue here or pick it up from the best bars, shops, galleries and coffee shops in the West Midlands.

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Area Guide A/W 2017

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Here’s the latest Area Guide – we’ve teamed up with our friends at Creative Black Country to produce the latest edition featuring…

-100 Masters – Festival of Masters at Starworks Warehouse
-Juneau Projects and a new set of augmented reality animations to try out
-Interview: Amelia Beavis- Harrison
-Interview: Laura Dicken
-Black Country Touring’s Community Cinema
-Interview: Katie Tomlinson
-Funny Things Festival
-Interview: The Orchestra of Chaos
-Interview: Redhawk Logistica (The Joke Exchange)
-Interview: Producer of The Lost Hancock’s – Dave Freak
-Feature – Black Country Type
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Area Guide Black Country Edition

Take a look at the latest Area Guide for the Black Country featuring…

-100 Masters project to find new ‘masters’ from across the Black Country
-Juneau Projects and their new augmented reality project
-Girls Girls Girls – a photography project to mark the 70th Anniversary of partition
-Alchemy Festival Black Country
-Low Hill photography project
-Interview with Louise Byng
-Desi Pubs art project
-Life’s A Beach – theatre project
-Out of Darkness – photography exhibition by the homeless community of W-ton
-Cradley Heath Creatives
-Silver Thread Tapestries Tour
-Win Tickets to V Festival
-Atomic Pop Wonder archive project of Stourbridge music
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AREA GUIDE – New Art West Midlands 2017 edition

You can read the latest edition of AREA GUIDE here.

You’ll find the low-down on this year’s New Arts West Midlands artists, Northern Soul portraits project, the 100 Masters project from Creative Black Country calling for your ‘Master’ nominations, Home of Metal’s call for archive materials, photographer Kris Askey’s Split Second City images, The University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival, the Garage series of talks by Meadow Arts, an extract from a piece by Matt Price on artist Idris Khan, and a whole list of cultural happenings coming up in the next few months.

READ the latest edition of AREA GUIDE here….

Pick up a copy of Area Guide from the area’s best coffee shops, bars, galleries and independent stores.

We’ve packed this edition with over 90 summer festival competitions. Read inside to find out how to enter. ALL of the festivals listed are up for grabs.

Read it online here.

REVIEW > The Manor House of Whittington

When you just want to eat some comforting, tasty food then finding decent venues that will make all guests happy can be difficult. Trying to cater for different food tastes, a venue with atmosphere that looks good, and offers decent value too – well you may be hard pushed, until now.

The recently refurbished Manor House of Whittington on the A449, just outside of Stourbridge, is a worthy edition to the list of several such venues to pop up in the area over the past six months.

A fond watering hole for Black Country families looking for a drive out in the country, or for a pleasant amble on a sunny day from nearby picturesque Kinver, The Whittington (as it was) served up bland Sunday lunches and uninspired sandwich snacks. A recent major refurbishment has certainly changed that. Now a buzzing restaurant offering Josper charcoal oven made steaks, wood fired pizzas, and a comprehensive range of gastro foods as well as an extensive cocktail and wine list, the transformation is worthy of its £1.8m refurbishment by the Revere Pub Company (Owned by Marston’s). Continue reading