Reviews & Features

Our reviews and ‘best of’ articles relating to music, food, art, shopping and more in and around Birmingham.

Bright Minds Daycare Summer Open Day 20th July 2018

On Friday 20th July, Bright Minds Daycare will be opening their doors to their magical Edgbaston nursery to all parents living in Birmingham to showcase their incredible… Read more »

Real Bodies The Exhibition Q & A with Tom Zaller – President and CEO

Real Bodies The Exhibition Q & A with Tom Zaller – President and CEO

Real Bodies The Exhibition is a powerful thought-provoking exhibition exploring life by displaying 20 real, perfectly and respectfully preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens,… Read more »

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival review – Sunday!

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival review – Sunday!

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival was founded in 2010. Since that time this mini-music-festival has welcomed some of the world’s most legendary musicians to the leafy… Read more »

Deap Vally live at Castle & Falcon review

The Castle & Falcon continues to draw in the crowds for its live music events, and last Monday we had the pleasure of reviewing Deap Vally. In… Read more »

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird is Birmingham’s New York seafood & steak restaurant and cocktail lounge. Situated facing onto the beautiful Victoria Square, this cool establishment is the latest offering… Read more »

Sun and the city: Birmingham’s best rooftop gardens

Sun and the city: Birmingham’s best rooftop gardens

I am like a stuck record currently, a Victor Meldrew, ‘I just can’t believe how hot it is!’ I am certainly not grumbling but after a hard… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

For those that don’t know, Digbeth Dining Club is a shining light, flying the Brummie ‘Forward’ flag every Thursday, Friday and Saturday across a complex of four individually… Read more »

Birmingham’s culture for visitors by Imogen Burgoyne

Birmingham is a vibrant hub of culture and tradition where the streets teem with history, the arts, and a chance to explore a fascinating heritage. Sometimes referred… Read more »

BE FESTIVAL – The soul of Europe in the heart of Birmingham

BE FESTIVAL – The soul of Europe in the heart of Birmingham

BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham’s annual summer festival of international performing arts, returns to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 3 – 7 July. Serving up Europe’s frontline artists to Birmingham… Read more »

Osman Yousefzada at Ikon by Sophie Bremner

“One dreams to the extent they can” Osman Yousefzada’s exhibition is humbling, diverse, and beautiful. The Birmingham-born fashion designer takes a look at the migrant experience in… Read more »

The Night Owl brings Northern Soul and Disco to International Dance Festival

The Night Owl brings Northern Soul and Disco to International Dance Festival

The soul and retro nightclub on Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, is known to host all night parties of eclectic dancing and is now proud to bring some… Read more »

YMCA Birmingham to tackle huge rise in mental health problems

As Mental Health trended on Social Media for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, shocking reports are showing a huge rise in mental health problems. Research from the CIPD in association with… Read more »

New independent Irish bar D.J. Quinns to open on 1st June

New independent Irish bar D.J. Quinns to open on 1st June

Formerly known as Behan’s Bar, the large public house in Yardley Wood is being transformed by new owners and is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. Owned by… Read more »

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Is the haze craze getting you in a daze? Can’t decode the blackboard of beers at your local bar? What is the craic with untapped? Want to… Read more »

MJR Group push ahead with Digbeth Arena and The Mill music venues!

The Mill is located on Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth and is set to open in Autumn 2018 with a range of live music and DJ-led events. Following… Read more »