A Taste of New Zealand Brought to Bimingham by Opus

Tonight, Opus restaurant based on Cornwall Street will be hosting its 5th annual New Zealand inspired wine tasting event, celebrating the best wines from the stunning island country.

Hosted by Adrian Burns from premium wine agency Fields Morris & Verdin, the event will include an autumn themed four course meal with each dish being accompanied by a succulent new wine handpicked by Adrian, who will share with diners his experiences of the region along with the rationale behind each wine choice.

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John Myatt – Master of Disguise

Infamous for his part in one of the most sensational art cons of the 20th century that earned him a 12 month jail sentence for fraud and a Sky Arts TV show, John Myatt, the artist known as the ‘convicted forger made good’, brings his largest personal exhibition to the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from the 29th September-14th October.

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Last Chance | Magnum Sport: Icons and the Everyday

It’s your last chance to see a new interactive exhibition, designed to take art from the galleries and make it part of the daily lives of people in Birmingham.

Taking place on the streets of the Colmore Business District and closing on the 9th September, Magnum Sport: Icons and the Everyday is a collection of 70 sporting images by 40 of the world’s premiere documentary photographers including Eve Arnold, Werner Bischof, Martine Franck and Thomas Hoepker.

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Unmythable @mac Birmingham 24th-25th July 2012


The greatest legends from Greek mythology come alive in a fast paced, daring re-awakening of some of the greatest stories ever told – perfect for the entire family.

Directed by Mike Tweddle, watch as the theatre transforms into the great ship The Argo and the audience become its crew. Join the young hero Jason and his Argonauts on-board as he sets off on his biggest mission yet – the quest for the Golden Fleece.

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One Beat Sunday @ mac Birmingham

This weekend, the inaugural One Beat Sunday festival takes place on the outdoor arena at mac Birmingham, showcasing the wealth of musical talent the Midlands has to offer on, you guessed it, Sunday!

The day long festival, organised by One Beat Records and Birmingham Promoters, is a celebration of the vibrant music scene that has been prevalent within the region for decades but has enjoyed a resurgence of late, with local bands getting noticed on the national stage.

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The Destroyers with support from Sheelanagig at mac, Birmingham

Birmingham based The Destroyers, accompanied by Sheelanagig, brought their distinctive blend of rock, folk and klezmer (everyone knows klezmer), along with many other genres, to the outdoor arena at the mac over the weekend in what was a sold out spectacle of sight and sound.

The outdoor arena at the mac, Birmingham, is one of the best-kept secrets and rare gems of the Birmingham music scene. Like an urban coliseum of irregular concrete (where seating pads are a must) the unique venue works to increase the theatricality and anticipation of any performance, not least that of two of the most charismatic bands working the folk scene today.

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What we’re looking forward to this weekend…

Moseley Festival, Village Green, Moseley, 9.00am onwards: The Moseley Festival takes place this weekend combining the best in local arts and crafts, charity stalls, community groups, second hand treasures, food and drink, along with a plethora of performances right in the centre of Moseley. Continue reading