Around The Web

A general mixture of informative posts from around the web and some local to the West Midlands also.

New Films 30th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Nitram (15) For the follow-up to The True History Of The Kelly Gang,… Read more »

Fisherman’s Friends at The Alexandra Birmingham 13 to 17 September – principal casting announced

The producers of the world premiere production of FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL are delighted to announce principal cast members setting sail from 13 September 2022 at The… Read more »

New festival comes to Birmingham | Hot Sauce Society

Hot Sauce Society lands in Birmingham next month, bringing their inaugural Midlands festival to Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. The event will see over 25 independent hot sauce… Read more »

Walk For Wellbeing – Supporting The Hospitality Sector

Walk for Wellbeing (previously known as Walk for Calm) is officially launching on 29th June and is inviting the people of the hospitality industry to join its… Read more »

New Films 24th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Elvis (12A) As highly melodramatic as it is stylised, Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 25 June

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Never mind Glastonbury, this week Jenn Hukins is fielding BRAND NEW music from the likes… Read more »

Outdoor Portrait Exhibition by Maryam Wahid Celebrates Commonwealth Ties

Thirteen people who live or work in Edgbaston are the stars of a new outdoor portrait exhibition called In Common, by award-winning Birmingham photographer Maryam Wahid. Sitting… Read more »

Coming to The Alexandra Birmingham – a week of wonderful one-nighters awaits

Coming to The Alexandra Birmingham – a week of wonderful one-nighters awaits

A week of wonderful one-nighters awaits, three must-see shows arriving at The Alexandra, Birmingham w/c 4 July 2022: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY AT THE ALEXANDRA BIRMINGHAM… Read more »

Tips for finding movers with a good reputation

Tips for finding movers with a good reputation

Top 5 bands from Birmingham and their gambling connections

Many successful people have found their passion for gambling, and this sometimes turns into scandals for them. They all prefer absolutely different kinds of gambling: while Tom… Read more »

6 Tips For Making Your Home More Appealing

Whether you’re simply looking to spruce up your home for your own enjoyment, or you’re looking to increase its appeal to potential buyers, it can be a… Read more »

Unobvious Facts about Massage

Massage is one of the oldest therapeutic and aesthetic practices in human history, and today there are a huge number of its techniques and appointments: from highly… Read more »

The essential terms you need to know when choosing wine

If you are browsing the shelves of your local supermarket or searching the web for a good quality wine the choices can seem endless. So it is… Read more »

The Big Birmingham Bake – NEW Commonwealth Games inspired baking theme for July revealed!

To celebrate the amazing summer of sport ahead of Birmingham this year, The Big Birmingham Bake, which offers fun, immersive baking experiences for all, has announced a… Read more »

Musician John O’Brien Beats Terminal Illness to Fulfil UK Music Dream of UK Tour

In 2012 Dr. John O’Brien received the news that would change his life. John was diagnosed with cancer and given a 5% chance of living for 5… Read more »

What you need to know about goose deterrent solutions

Geese can be fun to watch and nice to feed in public places, near ponds, or lakes. However, when they decide to come on your property to… Read more »

O’Neill’s relaunch with a brand new look on Broad Street, Birmingham

Legendary Birmingham sports bar and live music venue, O’Neill’s on Broad Street, closed its doors at the end of May for a full refurbishment and is now… Read more »

Fashion Spies previews at Old Joint Stock Theatre before it goes up to the Edinburgh Fringe

A queer, choose-your-own, family adventure filled with deception, divas and catwalk crooks. At fashion weeks across the globe, expensive must-have items have been stolen, and every top-secret… Read more »

Uniquely Brummie welcome planned for competing athletes at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

To help provide a warm and uniquely Brummie welcome to this summer’s Commonwealth Games, a special ceremony will be performed by local students and Birmingham based theatre… Read more »

The Mousetrap at The Alexandra Birmingham from 31 October – casting announcement

Agatha Christie’s iconic thriller will arrive at The Alexandra Birmingham on Monday 31 October to Saturday 5 November 2022. Initial casting is announced for the 70th Anniversary… Read more »

Blood Red Shoes review by Wallis Brown

Blood Red Shoes are on tour celebrating their sixth album, ‘Ghosts on Tape’ and they showcased it for us in at The Rainbow in Birmingham. The sound… Read more »

Representation in TV industry must be ‘non-negotiable’ – Lenny Henry Centre report

News release: Representation in TV industry must be ‘non-negotiable’ – Lenny Henry Centre report Research by the Birmingham City University-based Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity… Read more »

Radical, accessible, queer sober dance parties set to empower and celebrate

Building on the historical significance of dancefloors as LGBTQ+ meeting places, MOBILISE takes the form of a silent disco allowing participants to disconnect from the immediate outside… Read more »

Surviving the School Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking of what you and the kids will get up to. It’s the perfect opportunity to… Read more »

Understanding the connection between Mental Health Disorders and Drug Addiction to Unlock Full Recovery

More people are realizing that there is a close connection between mental health disorders and drug addiction. This is an important finding which is helping to eliminate… Read more »

How Much Space Do You Need To Build A Wine Cellar?

Did you know Moldova is home to the world’s most extensive wine cellar? Built around an old limestone mine, the Mileștii Mici extends around 240 km underground,… Read more »

Burger Fest is back for 2022!

Slingin’ Burgers your way on the 16th July 2022 at Aston Hall in Birmingham. Get ready to wrap your mouth around some of the most exciting and… Read more »

Birmingham’s Biggest Wine Bar Announces It’s Opening Date

The latest addition to Paradise Birmingham’s food and drink scene, Vinoteca, has announced it will be opening its doors to the public on Monday 18th July. Located… Read more »

Tropea Reopens for Summer following refurb!

Tropea Reopens for Summer following refurb!

The restaurant are back with a new al fresco terrace and summer menu Italian restaurant Tropea are officially back open with a brand new summer menu following… Read more »

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

*re-written in a better mood (the previous review was written after having my work Instagram hacked). A recent invite to check out the new Crazy Pedro’s pizza… Read more »

Other World Bar review

Other World Bar review

Myself and a mate were recently invited to try out the new Other World gaming bar on Bennett’s Hill in Birmingham city centre. It’s usually £18pp which… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know Before Renting an apartment in London, UK

Before you start looking for a rental home ask yourself a few questions to understand what you are looking for: Am I willing to share a property?… Read more »

How is the Construction Industry Using Tech to its Advantage?

The UK construction industry is one of the leading contributors to our national economy, while output within the sector increased by a healthy 12.7% through 2021. While… Read more »

KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar launches new afternoon tea

Award-winning KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar unveils a new afternoon tea menu with a Japanese twist. Launching on 20th June, the menu will feature a range of… Read more »

Birmingham based company launches an app that will revolutionise wellbeing

Makemefitclub is a Birmingham based company sitting at the intersection of wellbeing and technology. Our app does not replace wellbeing professionals, it features them while taking away… Read more »

1000 young people across West Midlands offered chance to complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as part of Gen22

A thousand young people in the West Midlands will have the chance to complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) as part of the Gen22 programme, the… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 18 June

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is treating you once again to the best new music from around… Read more »

Football Season Preview for Birmingham Clubs (and Neighbours!)

It may only feel like the football season has ended. With so much action – even deep into June – there almost isn’t a close season these… Read more »

5 Reasons to Use Japan-101 for Your Gambling Strategy

If there is one thing that any online casino player wants more of, it’s knowledge. Some online casino players want knowledge about how to win more bets,… Read more »

New Films 17th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Lightyear (PG) Quite possibly the first film to give a toy a backstory,… Read more »

Fitted sloping ceilings wardrobes

The costs of moving these days is exceptionally high. Legal costs, stamp duty, surveys and the percentage the estate agent takes mixed with the rising cost of… Read more »

WHAT SHOULD YOU KEEP IN MIND WHEN WRITING YOUR ESSAYS?

WHAT SHOULD YOU KEEP IN MIND WHEN WRITING YOUR ESSAYS?

Writing an essay is never a piece of cake. Many of us are naturally gifted when working on papers, but the rest have to put in much… Read more »

South Pacific at The Alexandra Birmingham from 27 September to 1 October 2022

Jamie Wilson, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce the full cast for the Sadler’s Wells season and UK and Ireland Tour of… Read more »

Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival Programme Launch

Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival Programme Launch

COME TO THE LAUNCH OF THE JAZZ FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AT HENRY’S BLUESHOUSE AT VELVET MUSIC ROOMS THIS TUESDAY 21st JUNE AT 7PM BE THE FIRST TO PICK… Read more »

How to Add Catholic Decor to Baby’s Nursery

Decorating a baby’s nursery can be so much fun! If it’s your first baby, it’s all the more exciting. You’ll want that nursery to shine with the… Read more »

What Can Copywriting Services Do For My Business?

If you’re running a business and you have a website, then you have probably come across the term copywriting or content marketing before. But what is it?… Read more »

BEIJA FLO – Announces Birmingham Date + Reveals surreal video for “Waiting For The Sun”

BEIJA FLO is back with a spectacular new video for her latest single “Waiting for the Sun”.   The new visuals directed by Sam O’Leary (notable for his… Read more »

Guys and Dolls at The Alexandra Birmingham from 28 June to 2 July

Birmingham’s award-winning musical theatre company, BMOS, are excited to announce their forthcoming production of Guys & Dolls! A fantastic and funny musical story of gambling, luck and… Read more »

John Cale Reschedules UK Tour to October / November 2022

John Cale has announced the rescheduling of his upcoming UK tour – his first extended run of UK dates for over a decade – until October /… Read more »

19th July, Fiona Bevan and Adam Beattie at Kitchen Garden Cafe

19th July, Fiona Bevan and Adam Beattie at Kitchen Garden Cafe

Acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Adam Beattie ‘Uplifting Reveries of Love’ (Mojo Magazine) and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan ‘Startling odysseys’ (The Guardian) embark on a double headline tour of… Read more »