Reviews & Features

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

A Beer Central Special Brummie Brew for Festival!

A Beer Central Special Brummie Brew for Festival!

Grapevine was recently invited a very special open day at Dig Brew Co. where the guys at Beer Central Festival had gathered together some of the region’s… Read more »

LoveBrum announces New £15,000 Funding Grant for Impact Week 2019

Birmingham charity LoveBrum is celebrating their second annual ‘Impact Week’ with the announcement of a brand new community fund. Taking place from 29 April – 3 May,… Read more »

Let’s all have a ‘Black Country’ Disco!

True Reverie, a new lifestyle and fashion brand from Wolverhampton, return with their second t-shirt design Black Country Disco. The design is the first from a new… Read more »

Birmingham band return with contemplative single ‘Chasing Ghosts’

Ever since forming in 2016, Paper Buoys have had a simple ethos – to make music with an agenda, distilling the vitriol of the everyman. You may… Read more »

Summer in the Midlands: 6 of the Best Places to Visit

Summer in the Midlands: 6 of the Best Places to Visit

As the second most populous city in the UK, it’s little wonder that Birmingham has plenty to keep both residents and visitors entertained. A former manufacturing powerhouse, it… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action!: Birmingham’s History as a Filming Location

Lights, Camera, Action!: Birmingham’s History as a Filming Location

Hollywood. Bombay. Birmingham? The Midlands is a hub of activity and excitement, so much so that it has attracted the eyes of many large-scale film productions and… Read more »

Lasan Review by Ollie Lloyd

It’s been a few years since my first visit to Lasan, tucked down James Street, a stones throw from St Paul’s Square. Upon entering the restaurant I… Read more »

Birmingham Gaming Scene 2019

Birmingham Gaming Scene 2019

PBirmingham has a lot going for it as a city to visit and a place to live. There’s plenty of green space, shopping, and nightlife that includes… Read more »

When Aston Villa won the European Cup

English teams may dominate the Champions League this season, with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool all vying for a place in the semi-finals, but… Read more »

TAPS Beer Festival Review

TAPS Beer Festival Review

The afternoon of Saturday 30th March, I decided to take a trip to TAPS Beer Festival which was taking shape at the recently refurbished Custard Factory Hall… Read more »

Hyatt Regency – Aria Restaurant Review

Hyatt Regency – Aria Restaurant Review

A recent invitation to sample the Hyatt Regency’s Aria restaurant new Spring menu, was greeted with intrigue, particularly as I had enjoyed my last visit to their… Read more »

Flexible Office Packages at Alpha Works

Flexible Office Packages at Alpha Works

There are a variety of flexible packages at Alpha Works, a diverse work community located in the Alpha Tower, in the heart of the city. Alpha Works… Read more »

Edmond De Bergerac REP Review

Edmond De Bergerac REP Review

The 36-year-old, Paris born and multitalented playwright, Alexis Michalik, surprises Birmingham with his celebrated play of Edmond de Bergerac which has been successfully running in France since… Read more »

The Modern Mead Co – Original English Mead

Opening the UK’s first cocktail bar & Meadery The Vanguard @ 1000 Trades, Birmingham in February 2018, the team has turned their sights to bringing mead to… Read more »

Birmingham is the Second Most-Stressed City in the UK – Here’s How to Cope

Birmingham is the Second Most-Stressed City in the UK – Here’s How to Cope

Birmingham may have an awful lot going for it, but there’s clearly still a long way to go. A nationwide survey in 2017 of the biggest cities in the… Read more »

Facebook