March 2012 Area Culture Guide

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

The Liquor Store Opening

We popped along to the launch of new men’s clothing shop The Liquor Store in Great Western Arcade last night. They have a fine line in denim (inc. Nudie and Levi) along with shoes (we spotted some nice Desert Boots), Tees, Shirts and jackets making for a nice addition to the much-needed Independent clothing sector in Birmingham. Continue reading

DEATHTRIPPING feat. Lydia Lunch 19.02.12 @VIVID_

Next weekend, Vivid will be hosting DEATHTRIPPING, a two part festival of transgressive trash film and performance. The event will feature a rare live appearance from iconic No Wave beauty Lydia Lunch (PICTURED) and exclusive screenings of ultra-shocking underground films from the likes of Nick Zedd and Richard Kern, some of which have been banned in the state of New York. Continue reading

Kinnaree – tasty Thai food in Birmingham

Sitting next to the window whilst dining at Kinnaree you’re rewarded with a pretty view as the lights twinkle on to the canal outside of the Mailbox. It’s a perfect people watching place as the bridge links the mailbox across the canal and on to Waterfront Walk while you wait for your food to arrive. Continue reading


This spring sees the return of The National Wedding Show to the NEC, Birmingham, and we’re giving you the chance to win four tickets to the show, so you can take your husband-to-be, mum or beautiful bridesmaids. Taking place from 16-18 March, the show returns bigger and better than ever, and with a gorgeous new look.  Continue reading

Hidden City

Birmingham has long been famed for its Balti Triangle, Floozy in the Jacuzzi and for producing some of the most influential musicians of the last generation. But now a new website looks to celebrate the personal stories of individuals that have been almost lost, forgotten or flown under the mainstream radar, yet are key in making the city such a diverse and unique place. Continue reading