Reviews & Features

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

Bistro 1847 Vegetarian Restaurant Review

Bistro 1847 is a pretty trendy looking place, white painted wall panelling, grey chairs and white tables, and little corked flasks that you might last have seen… Read more »

Win 2 Free Tickets to see The Reflex at The Hare & Hounds ft Freestyle & Soul Food Project!

Freestyle & Soul Food Project are delighted to be teaming up and bringing The Reflex, one of the world’s top remixers and producers, to the Hare &… Read more »

An Exclusive Interview with Ollie ‘Yardbird’ Lloyd.. Will it reopen?

The recent closure of the Yarbird live music venue has left a huge void in Birmingham city centre. Many people into jazz, funk, soul and acoustic are… Read more »

Helping The Homeless in Brum

For many, the festive season can be an extremely lonely and difficult time. We all go through ups and downs and there will be many people struggling… Read more »

Vintage Clothes Shopping in Birmingham

Birmingham has a long tradition of vintage clothes shops, from the Oasis Indoor Markets to the Rag Market and many independent stores dotted around the city. These… Read more »

Let the light ones in: Longbridge Light Festival review

The Longbridge Light Festival that took place at the end of October might, perhaps, not be the last one. At least that was the idea; the plan… Read more »

Selfridges Christmas Press Launch Beauty and Fashion Review

Earlier this month it was Selfridges Christmas Press Launch and what’s in store this festive season is something so special and magnifique, Destination Christmas is definitely something… Read more »

Win two tickets to see The Wailers at 02 Academy & retire to Staying Cool Apartments after the gig

Welcome to our greatest competition yet! Grapevine Birmingham is combining two fantastic prizes for two very lucky winners in November. You could win 2 free tickets to… Read more »

A Day’s Record Shopping in Brum!

Many record shops have graced the streets of Birmingham since the popularity of the gramopohone, always catering for the latest music trend. Whether it be indie, pop,… Read more »

City of Colours Festival Reviewed

Local Graffiti Art fan ‘Rob Dann’ recently attended the City of Colours Street Art Festival in Digbeth and covered the story on behalf of Grapevine Birmingham. Big… Read more »

Tolkien to The Western Front

J. R. R. Tolkien is best known for his fantasy trilogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’. The books became immensely popular in the 1960s and have remained… Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Recording Studios Rock On

Built in 1872, the ornately Victorian No. 16 Grosvenor Road, today, sits unassumingly in the middle of a Perry Barr street. However, sat amid the fascinating mish mash… Read more »

Best Food & Drink Stores in Birmingham

Birmingham has transformed itself into an exciting dining destination over the past few decades. From the city’s invention of the Balti in the 1990’s, to presently more… Read more »

Win tickets to watch Jesca Hoop at the Glee Club

Win tickets to watch Jesca Hoop at the Glee Club

If you don’t already know who Jesca Hoop is you may want to find out now, because we’re giving away two free tickets to watch this brilliant… Read more »

Win tickets for Captain America on the Giant Screen Cinema, Millennium Point

We like a competition at Grapevine Birmingham and here’s one for the film buffs out there. We’re giving away 4x pairs of cinema tickets to 4 lucky… Read more »