Reviews & Features

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

How a Birmingham University Honorary Doctor Changed the Internet Forever

Clifford Cocks is a mathematician and cryptographer who developed a form of cybersecurity protection that has become the basis of almost every transaction online. Some people argue… Read more »

From 49’ers, West End Bar & Notes to The Night Owl, Hare & Hounds & Attic Brew Co. – A Vinyl Journey by Jools Belgium

From 49’ers, West End Bar & Notes to The Night Owl, Hare & Hounds & Attic Brew Co. – A Vinyl Journey by Jools Belgium

Jools Belgium, better known to friends and family as Steve, has been milling around on the Brum music scene since the 1970s. We asked Steve to take… Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub launches online store during Covid-19

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub launches online store during Covid-19

Birmingham’s oldest and award winning pub The Old Crown has launched an online shop, to bring some of the best in Birmingham to your doorstep during Covid-19…. Read more »

All Greek Authentic Street Food Emerge From Lockdown with Takeaways

Situated in the very heart of the city, All Greek Street Food has been perfectly placed to tentatively re emerge from Pandemic lockdown. Larisa and team opened… Read more »

Indico Evolves During Lockdown!

Indico represents the fast moving front-line in Birmingham’s culinary status both nationally and internationally. Their colourful take on boutique fine-casual Indian Street food & Cocktails has been… Read more »

Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Pioneering Lightpost Theatre Company appoints new Artistic Leaders

Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Pioneering Lightpost Theatre Company appoints new Artistic Leaders

Mathias Andre and CJ Webley, two previous members of Lightpost Theatre Company, have now successfully been employed in leadership roles. In 2015, Birmingham Repertory Theatre took part… Read more »

Willie’s Cult to Jimmy Powell – A Brumbeat Short Story

After a brief email exchange with local musician Alan Shepherd regarding our article ‘Birmingham’s Oldest Recording Studios Rock On‘ (Hollick & Taylor), Alan has kindly reminisced in… Read more »

Top 10 Comedies to watch on Netflix by Emilia Antoniadou

1.STEPBROTHERS (2008) Directed By: Adam McKay Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn. Brennan Huff and Dale Doback just became… Read more »

Local musician SAD MAN releases new album Indigenous Mix 3

SAD MAN is Birmingham based electronic music producer Andrew Spackman. In the past 3 years SAD MAN has release 15 albums and over 150 tracks. This latest… Read more »

Local Breweries Hop To It With New Web Shops

For those who are lamenting the closure of Brum’s best pubs, hope is only a hop away. Two of the city’s finest breweries, Dig Brew Co. of… Read more »

How to walk the Camino de Santiago during lockdown

Like many organisations St Basils Birmingham based charity has had to cancel all its fundraising events, this of course leaves a huge hole in the finances needed… Read more »

HOOPLA BLUE new single SWOON out now! Taken from their debut album PLANTED out next week

HOOPLA BLUE have today released  their new single ‘Swoon’, taken from their upcoming album ‘Pl(^)nted’ out next Friday 17th April via FOMA. *Stream now* https://tinyurl.com/HBSwoon ‘Pl(^)nted’ fuses traditional and… Read more »

Home Deliveries, Food, Drink, Merchandise, Music Streams & Virtual Quizes – Brum is Bubblin’ Hot!

Come back Brexit all is forgiven (nearly)! With the Coronavirus lock down in full effect, businesses in Brum, the rest of the UK, and most of the… Read more »

Rebel Chicken, Pre – Lock Down Review

With Covid kicking off, we thought we’d duck out and get some chicken in as it may be out last chance for a while. We’d heard great… Read more »

7 Minutes Of Funk vinyl release by local West Loop on Vong 45

Local Birmingham/Walsall creators West Loop have reworked one of their super cool vinyl funk releases for a fresh push. Originally recorded in a time when most were… Read more »

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