Valentine’s Day Inspriration

Screen shot 2013-01-25 at 17.32.05So, it’s the time of year when everyone gets dewy eyed and love struck – yes Valentine’s Day is coming. Not that we’re keen on falling in love with the ‘commercialism’ of it all but it’s good to have an extra excuse to party or wine and dine the ones we love, right? Here’s our pick of what to do, whether you’re coupled up or single and ready to mingle.
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The Wonder Stuff

The Wonder Stuff have been busy rehearsing for a string of shows including their forthcoming support slot with the Levellers. We managed to pin down Miles Hunt, lead singer with the Stourbridge hit-makers, to tell us a bit about what’s happening in his world at the moment. Continue reading

Alternative Valentines

Valentine’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it’s an opportunity to express their undying love and affection for another by showering them with tacky gifts, flowers and chocolates that on any other day could only be seen as a form of apology. To others it can be a hateful affair. Whether it’s because of love lost, a love never had or a great dislike for all commercial occasions (we’re looking at you, Grandparents Day), February 14th can stir up a lot of unhealthy thoughts and feelings. With this in mind, we wanted to offer you all a life-line. From live music to film, we’ve devised a list of options of both anti- and alternative Valentine’s Day events to help see you through that rather ridiculous and overly hyped day.
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Rocking Around the Bullring: A Xmas Gig Guide

We often associate Christmas with quaint home comforts: turkey sarnies, chestnuts roasting on open fires, ‘horrid’ jumpers from Nan that we’d probably splash £40 on if they were hanging off a rack in Urban Outfitters. But what to do if we want to hit the town, yet can’t stomach the thought of yet another mulled wine at the famous Xmas market? Continue reading

Where to watch the footy?

World Cup 2010 – Your guide to where to watch the matches in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council announced there will be no big screen in the city centre but we have a list of our top places showing the matches so you won’t miss out. Continue reading