Area Culture Guide

The Pocket Culture Guide for the West Midlands Area


Area Culture Guide

@thenowweare This Weekend (7-8 April) @_the_public

The NOW WE ARE WEEKENDER is the latest event in the UK to celebrate all that is brilliant in indie-pop n’ roll thrills, spills and bellyaches! Organised by those people at Funny Looking Cat (who’ve had past fingers in such pies as Indietracks and The Little Hellfire Club) this debut mini-festival will be a fast-paced musical mash-up for all the family. Continue reading “@thenowweare This Weekend (7-8 April) @_the_public”

Style Africa @BM_AG until 2nd September, 2012

The Style Africa exhibition will explore the rich textile designs of Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, painting a beautiful picture of West African fashion. African clothing is renowned worldwide for its colourful fabrics and unique designs.  In African fashion trends may change, but the use of traditional materials always remains. Continue reading “Style Africa @BM_AG until 2nd September, 2012”

Steel Panther – @Wolvescivic 6th November 2012

They wear ridiculous clothes, have long lush hair, pout more than Barbie and they’re hitting Wolverhampton in fine spandex glory in November. Welcome Steel Panther and their crimes against fashion.

Michael Starr (vocals), Satchel (guitar), Lexxi Foxxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums) released their second album last year and toured with Motley Crue and Def Leppard. Now they are hitting the UK with a tour to follow on from their successfully received support slots.

Here’s a little impromptu set from them at 2010’s SXSW.

Tickets priced £17.00 will be available from today at Midland Box Office: 0870 320 7000 or online at

Area Culture Guide: April Edition

Here is the new edition of Area Culture Guide welcoming you to the month of April with a host hints and tips on things to do around the West Midlands. Look out for your copy at venues throughout Birmingham or check it out online here. Continue reading “Area Culture Guide: April Edition”

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 “March 2012 Area Culture Guide”

@soundkitchenuk 1st Birthday – review

The intimately inspiring cafe Ort (which has been situated on Moseley Road, Balsall Heath for just over 3 months) aided in a rusticity of warmth to the usual SOUNDkitchen vibe. Continue reading “@soundkitchenuk 1st Birthday – review”

@urbancoffeeco invite you to a Brief Encounter

Urban Coffee Company are inviting locals to snuggle up with a cup of coffee for its special St. Valentine film night this Thursday (16th) at the Jewellery Quarter emporium. Continue reading “@urbancoffeeco invite you to a Brief Encounter”

Bangers & Mash week @Jekyll_n_Hyde

Next week The Jekyll & Hyde in Birmingham is celebrating the Great British institution of Bangers & Mash with a week of locally-sourced Sausage delights. Continue reading “Bangers & Mash week @Jekyll_n_Hyde”

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.

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