BICYCLE BASKET BAZAAR, 9.8.14 Southside, Birmingham

Next week (Saturday 9th August) Eye Candy joins up with POD Projects to present the fabulousBicycle Basket Bazaar at Summer in Southside.

The Bicycle Basket Bazaar project, run by Trevor Pitt of POD Projects, involves a unique array of retailers each presenting their art and wares into bike-baskets, panniers and around their cycles: kind of like an art fair meets car boot sale, but more compact and kinder to the environment. In essence, BBB is a celebration of the bicycles, creativity and good cheer. Continue reading

CBD Food Festival returns for fourth year, 18-19 July

_DGP3495The 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

TitanA 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

Fabulous Forties at Black Country Living Museum

BCLM_Fab40'sThe 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

COLMORE Area Guide – Out now

Screen shot 2014-06-20 at 14.05.15Here’s our latest special edition guide produced on behalf of Colmore BID – go and take a look at the great businesses and venues they have around the district. There are also some great events coming up including the annual CBD Food Festival, Jazz Festival, Moseley Arts Market and ‘Crossing the Bridge’ Sculpture Trail.

You can read it online here or pick up your copy around the District now.

Images Season @LibraryofBham

Butlin's Filey, Yorkshire, 1972.Conveyed in words, captured on film or conjured in your mind, images stand as perhaps the most universal form of human communication. The Images Season, hosted in Birmingham’s dynamic library building, explores how texts, photographs, diagrams and illustrations can express ideas, rouse passions and fire the imagination.
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Kinver Country Fayre

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Sunday we headed to Kinver Country Fayre to check out the parade, entertainment and stalls for the 2014 event. Taking place along the main High Street and fields on Father’s Day the event has attracted over 10,000 visitors each year.

This weekend the rain held off leaving a warm and sticky day  – which might have been why the beer tent had been drank dry of Kinver and Enville Ales by a very early 3pm. Luckily the ‘diverse’ entertainment kept everyone’s spirits up whether shouting for their favourite axe wielding Viking (of Middle England) to finish off his opponent or watching the spirited Fox Border Morris dancers perform their traditional dance with a live band. Continue reading