Reviews & Features

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

Birmingham, June 2017: The 2017 Midlands Fashion Awards is inviting local businesses to sponsor this year’s event in a bid to support the wealth of fresh and… Read more »

YBAs: Young Birmingham Artists by Ruth Millington

This week I visited Birmingham School of Art to view (and review) the BA Fine Art degree show. Having moved to Birmingham not too long ago, it… Read more »

For those who don’t know this already, Marmalade is one of the many jewels in the ever-growing Bitters N Twisted crown. Sharing similarities in the food and… Read more »

A week ago from when I’m writing this, I was covered in glitter, dodging the pouring rain and dancing rather questionably beneath the strobe lights and rainbow… Read more »

100% Vegan, Plant Based eatery ‘Fressh’ brings fast-casual focus to Birmingham city centre. Set to open in the heart of Birmingham City centre at unit 5, City… Read more »

Bringing new life to our listed building, our place is home to local craft in all its forms and we’re opening the doors on Saturday June 17th… Read more »

Carnival Magnifico is the new brand grown from the humble yet renowned Seedy Sonics summer party held at the Rainbow every year in June. Each year music… Read more »

Bar Opus Food & Cocktail review by Claire Tucker

The fact that Bar Opus sits directly below my office means that I spend a lot more time there than I probably should. Scratch the probably; I… Read more »

PASTA DI PIAZZA INVITES FOLLOWERS TO NOMINATE A DAD THIS FATHER’S DAY To celebrate Father’s Day, Pasta Di Piazza is encouraging their social followers to tell them… Read more »

Breakin’ Convention REP review – Sally Jones

Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention bought its tour to Birmingham last weekend. Over two days, there was a mixture of hip hop and break dancing, DJs, workshops and… Read more »

Gin Ahoy – Gin Tasting Cruise review

Carl Hawkins, aka ‘The Gintleman’, has come up with a genius idea: to offer gin tasting aboard an evening cruise through Birmingham’s network of canals. As a… Read more »

Taco Tuesdays at The Old Crown review

The Old Crown building has stood defiantly in Digbeth since the 14th century. It’s been through many phases during its existence, including being a backdrop for one… Read more »

The Alchemist review by Victoria Roberts

Even from the outside, The Alchemist looks to promise a good night out in Birmingham. The sleek, dark look is carried through to the interior which is… Read more »

The Victoria review by Lisa Cooper

Dating back to the end of the 19th century, The Victoria is a jewel in the crown of the Bitters N’ Twisted family: a group of independent… Read more »

The most anticipated addition to the Birmingham food scene has finally arrived, as Gaucho opened its doors at 55 Colmore Row last week. Situated in the heart… Read more »