Reviews & Features

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

Dudley Castle After Dark review by Lisa Cooper

Dudley Castle After Dark review by Lisa Cooper

Flatpack: Assemble presents Dudley Castle After Dark: An American Werewolf in London Saturday 5th August 2017 As the final fleeting rays of sunset bathed the ruined walls… Read more »

10th Midlands Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

Celebrating its 10th year the annual Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA), in association with Style Birmingham Magazine, continues to provide a much-needed platform for the diverse and exciting Midlands… Read more »

Independent Birmingham Festival at Aston Hall

Independent Birmingham Festival at Aston Hall

After the storming success of our inaugural (sold out) Independent Birmingham Festival, we’ve decided that you folks deserve another great event in your lives. On Sunday 17… Read more »

Canal House Opens its Doors for Business!

Canal House Opens its Doors for Business!

Calling all lovers of ale – The Canal House doors are officially open for business in the former James Brindley pub, within Gas Street Basin. Capturing the… Read more »

See Stadium on BBC iPlayer as the new football season starts

The drama of theatre meets the thrill of football in Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s production of STADIUM which can be seen on BBC iPlayer from today, coinciding with… Read more »

Pho Vietnamese Street Food review

Pho Vietnamese Street Food review

Pho is a small chain of Vietnamese street food restaurants. The brand has been serving up its authentic fare in the UK for over a decade. The… Read more »

Q&A with Pete Jordan, founder of MADE Festival

The UK is well into the swing of festival season, with this year’s Glastonbury having been a huge success yet again, and other favourites like Boomtown and… Read more »

Byron Hamburgers Miami Slice review

Byron Hamburgers Miami Slice review

Byron Hamburgers appeared on Birmingham’s New Street and in no time at all, the restaurant seems to have established itself, as a busy diner for those into… Read more »

What to do if you’re worried about a rough sleeper?

The immense rise in homeless people in Birmingham is no doubt as a result of government policy on cuts to essential services, mental health support, charity support… Read more »

Suzie Hunt’s ‘Universe of Oddities’ Q&A

Suzie Hunt’s ‘Universe of Oddities’ Q&A

Birmingham/Worcester-based artist Suzie Hunt is about to embark on an exciting residency at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.  A top emerging Fine Art graduate, she will continue… Read more »

Haig Club Bar review by Mazzy Snape

Haig Club Bar review by Mazzy Snape

Haig Club Bar is a brand new whisky bar set on the 25th floor of The Cube, just to the side of Marco Pierre White’s. It’s setting… Read more »

Pay by Picture at Cucina Rustica this month!

This month, Cucina Rustica will be encouraging diners to pay for their desserts by uploading a photo of their sweet course to their social channels. Are you… Read more »

The Canal House Confirms August Launch

The brand that brought us The Botanist, The New World Trading Company (NWTC), announced today that their second Birmingham site, The Canal House, will launch in August… Read more »

Grime Superstar Preditah goes BIG in Brum!

Grime Superstar Preditah goes BIG in Brum!

BRUM NATIVE AND GRIME SUPERSTAR, PREDITAH, GOES BIG IN BIRMINGHAM 29 JUNE 2017 – As part of their massive house party series, Desperados Clubhouse landed in Birmingham last night, headlined by… Read more »

Bobbie-Jane Gardener’s Sweet Selly review

Bobbie-Jane Gardener’s Sweet Selly review

You might have noticed us mention a project called for-Wards now and then over the past year or so. for-Wards is a two-year musical project right here… Read more »