Reviews & Features

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

Win Tickets To The Launch Of The Mill

This autumn a new destination for music and events opens in Digbeth, take part in The Mill’s ticket hunt you could win tickets to the exclusive launch party…. Read more »

Akamba – A hidden gem in Shirley

As we wave a super summer goodbye, autumn is truly beginning to tickle and that was the case the Saturday evening we visited Akamba. As we entered… Read more »

From fab food to terrific tech Brums buzzing for business

If the Midlands was the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Birmingham’s it’s beating heart. And it still excels as an economic centre — Business Birmingham reports that… Read more »

Lions of Dissent present video to accompany new vinyl release

HONEY FROM HELL Lions of Dissent present beautifully brutal video to accompany new vinyl release After a busy summer of activity, including headlining Birmingham’s well renowned Hott… Read more »

Five of the Best Date Destinations in Birmingham

Five of the Best Date Destinations in Birmingham

We might be a little biased but, in our humble opinion, Birmingham is one of the best cities in the world. Chic, cosmopolitan and most definitely up-and-coming, it… Read more »

Did You Know that Birmingham City Council Streams its Sessions Online?

Did You Know that Birmingham City Council Streams its Sessions Online?

Many people who hear about Birmingham or think about paying it a visit picture the city’s immense historical and cultural landmarks. Areas like the Tolkien Trail or… Read more »

Pint Shop Birmingham to open October 2018

Pint Shop Birmingham to open October 2018

Pint Shop will open it’s doors this October on Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham bringing it’s brand of fresh, seasonal British produce and fantastic selection of local and national… Read more »

The Best Brunches in Birmingham

The Best Brunches in Birmingham

We have Brum Brunch Covered. I had always been lead to believe that brunch, that delightful meal that is sandwiched between breakfast and a late lunch was… Read more »

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

Birmingham’s street food has come a long way since Alex’s Pie Stand of the city’s 60s Brumbeat era. Let’s not forget that infamous Indian street food cuisine… Read more »

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 »