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Fierce Festival 2014 until 12 October

Steven Cohen_photo_c#6C4BDCFierce Festival 2014
Until 12 October
Various Venues

Fierce Festival is back bringing a range of exciting live art projects for the young and young at heart. With 40% of the population under 25-years-old Birmingham is Britain’s youngest city, and in acknowledgement of this fun fact over ten days a mixture of local, national and international artists will be channeling a fresh vibe for all ages. Continue reading “Fierce Festival 2014 until 12 October”

Area Student Guide 2013

Student_2013.inddIf you are a new student, existing student or not even a student at all but would like to / want to know more about what is going on in Birmingham then you need to check out our latest special edition of Area. PACKED with info on where you should be going, what you should be seeing, clothes shopping, eating and loads more we’ve compiled, with our ace team of contributors, the best little pocket-sized friend you will need this year (and probably next). If you can’t find your printed copy (they go VERY fast) then you can read it online here.

December Gigs Coming Up

Cerys_2012Gigs coming up this month… inc: Mumford & Sons, Cerys by Candlelight, The Black Keys, The Hives…. Continue reading “December Gigs Coming Up”

Sensateria returns 26.5.12 at Club PST


Birmingham’s renowned psychedelic club Sensateria returns this month, after an eighteen year hiatus. The sixties themed club night began in 1984 and ran for ten years, moving to and from venues such as The Fantasy Club, The Powerhouse [now the closed Oceana], The Hummingbird [now Birmingham Ballroom], Digbeth Civic Hall Institute [now HMV Institute] and Snobs. Continue reading “Sensateria returns 26.5.12 at Club PST”

TRMNL Presents… Lab 11 in Digbeth

The past three years without a TRMNL venue has seen a noticeable absence of the underground sound in Birmingham. Now the team behind the former Birmingham club have re-launched at a new spot in Digbeth to bring techno back to the West Midlands masses. Continue reading “TRMNL Presents… Lab 11 in Digbeth”

Valentine’s Day

Close your eyes and think ‘romance’; what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Paris in the spring? The Eiffel Tower? Visualising yourself sailing down the Seine with the love of your life by your side whilst being serenaded by a string quartet? Continue reading “Valentine’s Day”

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 “NYE Birmingham and W-ton”

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 “Win Tickets to NYE at Gatecrasher Birmingham”

BASS FESTIVAL – Throughout June 2011

BASS Festival 2011
Various venues

The BASS festival hits its sixth year running in the city, housing a line-up that is sure to educate and blow the minds of the Birmingham masses. The UK’s only month-long celebration of black music and art, the BASS Festival (British Arts and Street Sounds) runs throughout June offering a feast of urban culture. Following the theme of Revolution, the festival brings together a multitude of mediums all under one banner; from grime and dubstep performances to street dance, spoken word poetry and fashion events, all celebrating the revolution of urban culture. Continue reading “BASS FESTIVAL – Throughout June 2011”

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