Reviews & Features

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

Tom Misch Gig at O2 Academy Review by Rhiannon Storer

“You should come south of the river – this is where it all starts.” And maybe he’s right. The Dulwich- born guitarist is celebrating what has been… Read more »

Kingfisher Shopping Centre prepares for UKs first accessible shopping day

Kingfisher Shopping Centre has announced it will join retailers across the nation in marking Purple Tuesday, the UK’s first accessible shopping day. Tuesday 13th November 2018 will… Read more »

When quality doesn’t have to have a huge price tag. Reiss Clearance Sale.

When quality doesn’t have to have a huge price tag. Reiss Clearance Sale.

Tucked away in the back of the eclectic Custard Factory, something quite remarkable is happening. A clearance sale that puts the consumer first and charitable causes. Having… Read more »

Polaris Festival Reveals Line Up of its 4th Edition!

Polaris, the mountain-top festival in Verbier, Switzerland, returns for its fourth edition, from Thursday 29th November – Sunday 2nd December. Set in a beautiful mountain-top alpine village, Polaris… Read more »

Q & A with Local Photographer Jack Spicer Adams

Hello Jack, We have been rubbing shoulders so to speak since my early days with Grapevine. You were photographer at the first Dine Birmingham event at Millennium… Read more »

Aluna restaurant review by Rhiannon Simpson

A golden Tuesday autumn evening had us delighting in the new menu launch at Aluna restaurant in the Mail Box. Arriving as the sun began to glisten… Read more »

Five Whisky Cocktails Everyone Should Try

As all whisky connoisseurs know, only Scotch can be spelt whisky, all others are spelt ‘whiskey’. Many will say that to use Scotch in a cocktail would… Read more »

The Pint Shop Food & Drink Review

The Pint Shop Food & Drink Review

When I heard there was yet another bar to open, top of Bennett’s Hill, off New Street, I immediately thought large chain, commercial, cheesy decor and somewhere… Read more »

The Sunday Times Crowns Digbeth Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain!

‘More reasons to hang out after hours’ at The Custard Factory The Sunday Times has christened Digbeth the ‘Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain’ in its guide to the… Read more »

The Mill Digbeth Opens Its Doors!

The Mill Digbeth Opens Its Doors!

The Mill, a new 1600 capacity live music and events space opened in Digbeth, Birmingham over the weekend; 3 days which saw almost 4000 revellers cross the threshold.  Located… Read more »

The Rebel Chicken review

The Rebel Chicken review

For the last few weeks, I have been dreaming of a chicken burger. Don’t ask me why.. not something I normally crave, but it was there, lodged… Read more »

Innovative Birmingham born nursery group opens new Jewellery Quarter setting

Innovative Birmingham born nursery group opens new Jewellery Quarter setting

Bright Minds Daycare is a first-class nursery group delivering innovative children’s daycare services within superb settings across Birmingham. It is proud to announce that it will be… Read more »

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 »