NYE Birmingham and W-ton

So we haven’t even decided what we’re doing yet but there’s plenty to keep you happy seeing in the New Year. Here’s our handpicked round-up to help give you inspiration. Continue reading

John Myers Exhibition – Ikon Gallery until 5.2.12

John Myers first major exhibition at Ikon gallery unveils his extensive wealth of work spanning more than five decades. The showcase includes photographs from the late 1960’s early 1970’s along with portraits of individuals and families within Stourbridge and the Black Country. Continue reading

The Major Toms live review – Hare and Hounds 27.12.11

For me, The Major Toms are more than just a covers band. Steeped in Birmingham’s pop from the 80’s up to the 00’s, the eight-piece supergroup are a celebration of the second cities’ thriving past and present music scenes. 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

A winter Woolly for Bully

Knitting-graffiti artists Stitches & Hos have been the brains behind a variety of different woollen creations in Birmingham over the last year or so. From a scarf around the ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi‘, to rasta hats on post boxes, the team of unconventional street artists have experimented with a wide range of the urban landscape, brightening up the public’s view with their needles, as a replacement to the spray can.

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Kismet Cafe & Arts Hub

Kismet is a cafe and arts hub project located in the heart of Digbeth Eastside, at club PST. Providing a space for emerging talent, the cafe allows artists to develop and flourish in their careers. Expressing creativity through a range of exhibitions such as family workshops, networking, music and film, each artist will display and sell their work within the cafe itself. Continue reading

December Area Culture Guide – out now.

Check out the December edition of Area Culture Guide here. Featuring:
Art: John Myers, Stuart Whipps, My Generation
Music: Tom Smith (editors) with Funny Looking Angels
Travel: Barcelona
Food: Spiceal Street
As well as: Christmas Theatre, Festive Events, Gift Guides, Listings and Competitions
Cover by Leanne Jones

An Audience with Howard Marks – Slade Rooms, W-ton

After the national success of his one-man comedy show, An Audience with Mr Nice, notorious author, television star and drug lord-turned-political activist Howard Marks returns to the stage at Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms this December. Since being released on parole after serving 7 years of a 25 year sentence at one of the USA’s toughest penitentiaries, Terre Haute, Indiana, Marks has risen to fame in areas ranging from UK politics to Ibiza DJ circuits. Continue reading