If 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.
Boulevard Entertainment presents four fantastic music documentaries: All You Need Is Love – The Beatles, Leonard Cohen – Bird On A Wire, The World Of Liberace and the truly original surrealist film Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels from celebrated journalist and film director Tony Palmer, which have just been made available on DVD. We have two copies of each one to give away. Continue reading
It’s testament to the multicultural make-up of Birmingham that a festival celebrating links between the city and the powerhouse of vibrant culture of Brazil is even able to take place in a suburb south of the city centre. But Kings Heath, an area home to families and creative professionals alike, offers an ideal location for a celebração, with a wealth of venues, cultural projects and an ever-growing number of fetes, festivals, events and fayres taking place within its borders. Continue reading
Tomorrow night Supersonic lays on a night with Nazoranai – the trio made up of Australian composer Oren Ambarchi, Seattle musician Stephen O’Malley alongside Japanese musician and composer Keiji Haino. Continue reading
Saturday’s billing is topped by the legendary Asian Dub Foundation. Joining them are Seth Lakeman, Macka B, The Quireboys, Ruts DC, Citizen Fish, AHAB and Zombie Met Girl. Continue reading
The best just got bigger…. Bringing rock ‘n’ roll back to the people, Bon Jovi will hit the road in 2013 to fill stadiums and arenas worldwide with “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour.” Blazing a trail across the globe Bon Jovi’s tour kicked off in North America in February and is traveling throughout Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia. The band’s return to the road in 2013 will cap an incredible run which has secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans and earning the #1 grossing worldwide tour twice in just three years. Continue reading
Operatic pop superstars Il Divo – Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, French vox populi Sebastien Izambard, US tenor David Miller, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler – and Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins are coming to the LG Arena in Birmingham on Sat 13th April and you can be there courtesy of Area. Continue reading