A change has been happening in Birmingham of late. Punters in the city are becoming less thirsty for a pint of generic larger and are branching out to a different tipple to quench their appetite. The craft beer revolution was a long time coming for Birmingham, but following on from the openings of The Post Office Vaults, Brewdog, Cherry Reds and Pure Bar & Kitchen in the last few years/months, the city centre is now awash with a newfound love for delicious, beer boundary-pushing tipples. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Shock & Gore, 25-31st July at The Electric Cinema
The Electric Cinema’s own film festival of all things creepy and nasty is back this July for a frightful season to give you the spooks with its horror and fantasy line-up. Continue reading
Digbeth First Friday – 4th July
Digbeth First Friday is back next weekend for a night of film, art and BBQ. Take a look below for what they have planned for the third event… Continue reading
Caitlin Moran Live, 16 July – New Alexandra Theatre
Ladies and Gentlemen: the bar is open, the wine is flowing, and so is the tongue of the witty and wonderful Caitlin Moran who’s letting loose for one night only in Birmingham.
Named as one of Britain’s most influential women in 2014, and famed for her novel ‘How To Be a Woman’, Caitlin is one of Britain’s most scintillating and inspiring faces of feminism, and having wielded the power of pen for over two decades, she has a lot to say and she’s not afraid of say it! Continue reading
#BsideBrum LAUNCHES FREE DEBATE AND MUSIC EVENT
Visit Birmingham’s B-side campaign has been going strong across social networks over the last few weeks with music industry professionals, invited luminaries (see editor of Fused: David (below) alongside Jez from BCU and Marcus from the Glee Club) and the public having a say on which songs should make up an ultimate top 20 ‘virtual album’ of tracks by West Midland artists. Continue reading
OLIVER JONES new exhibition
Artist Oliver Jones strikingly life-like portraits questioning the pursuit of beauty and will go on display in a major solo exhibition in Los Angeles this Autumn.
Trained at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Jones is co-founder of A3 Project Space and Studios, the gallery and artist studios based in Digbeth, Birmingham and his studio at A3 will be open as part of Digbeth First Fridays on Friday 4 July, 6-8pm for a glimpse of his work before heading to LA. Continue reading
CBD Food Festival returns for fourth year, 18-19 July
The annual CBD Food Festival is proving to be a very popular hit with culinary crowds and it is no wonder given Colmore Business District has some of the best eateries in the city on its doorstep. To show them off once more the Festival is back in July to showcase the superb food and drink offering in Birmingham’s business quarter. Continue reading
Scifest Science and Engineering festival @wlv-uni 1-5 July
A giant robot will star at the week-long ‘Scifest’ the Science and Engineering festival at the University of Wolverhampton. Titan the Robot will be joined by former children’s television presenter Johnny Ball and The One Show’s resident Scientist and Inventor Dr Marty Jopson on Scifest family day. Continue reading
‘Pop-Up’ Junction Festival Saturday – Call for Postcard submissions
Junction Wolverhampton is calling artists of any media to send in Postcard sized artwork themed around Music, Art, or Beer for the ‘Pop-Up Junction Festival’ in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July 2014. Continue reading
Fabulous Forties at Black Country Living Museum
The sights and sounds of wartime Britain are being celebrated at the Midland’s historical attraction with forties glamour heading to the Black Country.
Visitors can expect a nostalgic journey back to the sweet sounds of WW2 with wartime melodies taking centre stage. The 1940s weekend welcomes visitors to relive the era of wartime Britain as the squaddies, G.I.s and Land Girls, Canaries and a cavalcade of military vehicles patrol the streets. Continue reading