Reviews & Features

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

Theatre review 101 Dalmatians at The REP

On Tuesday evening I headed to The REP for another press night, this time it was Debbie Isitt’s stage adaptation of Dodie Smith’s 101 Dalmatians, directed by… Read more »

Tyler Bryant Live at The Castle & Falcon review

Tyler Bryant Live at The Castle & Falcon review

My Saturday nights are usually set aside for catching up with friends, possibly a city centre bar, or just a hot cocoa and an early night, however,… Read more »

The Grind Live review by Ieva Staveckaite

When Winter nights seem cold and uninviting, warmth and refuge can be found at the very top floor of the Hare and Hounds pub situated in King’s… Read more »

The Prince of Nothingwood at The Electric Cinema review

I was invited to review The Prince of Nothingwood, which was recently screened at The Electric Cinema, Birmingham. I’ve watched a fair few movies at The Electric…. Read more »

Miss Moneypenny’s at Symphony Hall review by Lisa Cooper

Miss Moneypenny’s at Symphony Hall review by Lisa Cooper

Last Friday, The Birmingham Symphony Hall, the most acoustically perfect venue in the UK, and amongst the top five in the world, was the prestigious setting of… Read more »

Tom Speight at The Sunflower Lounge by Sophie Bremner

On a windy, wintry evening in Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge welcomed KIOL and Tom Speight to the stage for an intimate and memorable performance. Alessandro Bossi, the… Read more »

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Nestled deep in the heart of the city, Victorian hideaway, The Lost & Found launches an enticing new Bottomless Brunch menu, brimming with Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and show-stopping, sumptuous… Read more »

Medea Written in Rage review by Charlotte Burholt

Medea, Written in Rage is unrelenting in its formation of the alarming and disconcerting. A sustained sense of unease is what proves it to be so thought-provoking;… Read more »

Be At One Mixes It Up With VIP Event!

Birmingham has long been known as a bustling, lively city, boasting some of the best nightlife in the UK. This week, cocktail bar Be At One in Piccadilly Arcade,… Read more »

Bitters n’ Twisted Venues Support Acorns Hospice with Acorns Friday 

As we all know, November 24th is “Black Friday”, the day the internet and shopping centres go wild for pre-Christmas bargains.  Bitters ‘n Twisted wanted to do… Read more »

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Birmingham!

Christmas is just around the corner, and with so many restaurants and eateries to choose from in Birmingham these days, it can be a headache thinking about… Read more »

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

Birmingham has previously had numerous influential bars that successfully incorporated DJs into their brand, such as The Medicine Bar in Digbeth, Circo and The Yardbird. The right… Read more »

Medicine to launch Artisan Bakery, Cafe & Gallery 12th Nov!

Medicine to launch Artisan Bakery, Cafe & Gallery 12th Nov!

Medicine, a new style of artisan bakery, café and gallery, will open on Birmingham’s prestigious New Street on 12 November 2017. Rooted firmly within its Midlands heritage,… Read more »

The Florida Project review by Charlotte Burholt

Amid a strained existence in a world of poverty, The Florida Project explores the experience of both adults and children living in the shunned outskirts of the… Read more »

Easy Day Trips From Birmingham by Train

Whether you’re a fresher just kickstarting your university adventure, an ardent globetrotter or a fellow local, Birmingham is one of the best gateways for some spectacular, easy… Read more »