July/August Area Culture Guide

July_Aug_2013.inddWelcome to the latest edition of Area Culture Guide for July/August 2013. Check out the latest events inside the guide and see who is featured below… Continue reading

Area Culture Guide – October Edition

Here is the all new October edition of Area Culture Guide packed with plenty to keep you VERY busy during October.

Along with Fused’s all new Eye Candy Event and Birmingham Zine Fest there is the Comedy Festival and Birmingham Book Festival all happening around the same time.

If October just means one thing to you HALLOWEEN then we’ve picked out a few of our favourite West Midland events.

There’s plenty to browse through so check it out here.

Check out the new Edition

Check out the latest edition of AREA CULTURE GUIDE here. This month we dedicate the issue to the amazing cultural events taking place across the West Midlands during the summer. Continue reading

The Fused Magazine Special – get involved.

We’re very excited about the release of an all new ‘special’ edition of our sister publication Fused Magazine in tangible loveliness. It has been a while since our last printed edition of Fused and while we’ve been busy producing our little Area Culture Guides we have missed our faithful friend and think now is the perfect time to say a big HELLO. Continue reading

March 2012 Area Culture Guide

It’s here the all new March edition of Area Culture Guide. Once again we’re spoiling you with our digest of great things happening around the West Midlands and you can see it online here and pick up your copy from one of the great outlets that stock it (see the distribution page. Continue reading

Area Culture Guide – February issue

February edition of Area Culture Guide is here and features:
Exhibitions at Ikon Gallery, The Public, Mead, New Art Gallery Walsall
Features: Made in the Jewellery Quarter, Hidden City, Valentines
Travel: Sligo and Dublin
Food: Kinnaree Thai
Fashion & Shopping: Sandford Jr, Valentine Gift Guide
Competitions: Lomography, Crufts

Read your issue here and look out for it in shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and visitor centres.

Area’s Guide to Festive Events

There is no avoiding it, the festivities are here with a bang this year so we say embrace the fun, try something different, and roll with it because if you are staying in the region over the holidays then Christmas is going to be hard to escape. We’ve rounded up a selection of events to treat the bah-humbug blues and give you plenty to do throughout December. Continue reading

Pier Review – Help make it happen

Fans of Area Culture Guide and Fused Magazine will no doubt have already enjoyed the fine words from our regular scribes Danny Smith and Jon Bounds. They have amused our readers for several years with their irreverent tales of being sick, flat-roofed public houses, romancing the opposite sex and much more. Now they need YOUR HELP as they embark on a journey around the country to visit the 56 piers in England and Wales that make our seasides so beautiful – well some of them. And here is why… Continue reading

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo (The Trocks)

After sell-out performances in 2008, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or The Trocks as their known by their fans and groupies) are returning to Birmingham’s Hippodrome. Where they will hit the stage with their unique spin on famous classical ballet pieces.
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OXJAMBRUM does the 11 bus route

On Sunday 3rd October prepare to experience a unique music experience as Oxjam take over the Number 11 bus route for a month long music festival, with further live music events taking place throughout October in 30 cities to raise money for the charity Oxfam.

Passengers are in for a truly different bus journey as they board the number 11 at the Hare and Hounds for a full lap of Europe’s longest urban bus route. During this ride, passengers are not only set to visit some of the most interesting neighborhoods in Birmingham but also in store for an eclectic mix spanning across generations and genres.

Alongside our 11 en-route stops, we will also be stopping mid route at The Bear in Bearwood for a couple of drinks and more fantastic live music from a local band before heading back to the Hare & Hounds for a Sunday lunch with a soulful twist from the Soul Food Project. Continue reading