Reviews & Features

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

Chris Wiggin ‘Canoodle’ Street Food Interview

Chris Wiggin ‘Canoodle’ Street Food Interview

Welcome to our special Christmas edition of Grapevine Q&A. We are ending the year with a fab interview, Chris Wiggin from Canoodle Catering and a regular at… Read more »

Jump The Shark Gig Review by Lee Endres

There’s an excitable hustle at the Sunflower Lounge tonight as Jump The Shark are the first to take to the stage. They start the night off with… Read more »

The Clothes Show Live 2015 review by Jaspreet Thiara

The Clothes Show Live 2015 review by Jaspreet Thiara

It has been a week since the biggest fashion event in Birmingham. The Clothes Show that takes place every year, ran from Friday 4th to the 8th… Read more »

Richard P J Lambert: Local analogue photographer Interview by Kate Hook

Richard P J Lambert: Local analogue photographer Interview by Kate Hook

Richard P J Lambert is a analogue photographer from Birmingham, who produces visually stunning and elegant imagery from his home town to his travels around the world…. Read more »

Jump The Shark new single review by Lee Endres

Jump The Shark’s latest release clearly demonstrates the band’s ability to mix rock and infectious pop. The Wolverhampton four piece confidently step out of the shadows to… Read more »

MeMe Detroit new single review by Lee Endres

MeMe Detroit new single review by Lee Endres

Birmingham based MeMe Detroit has released a new single A Point Of You. It will be the second single release from forthcoming album ‘Live To Love You’ll… Read more »

Richard Dorfmeister/Steve Cobby to DJ at Hare & Hounds + Exclusive Interviews

Richard Dorfmeister/Steve Cobby to DJ at Hare & Hounds + Exclusive Interviews

This Saturday (14th Nov) Leftfoot will be welcoming Richard Dorfmeister and Steve Cobby to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath. In the world of electronic music Richard… Read more »

Win Two Free Tickets to Clothes Show 2015!

**THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED** (Congratulations to Gaynor from Wythall, Birmingham). Grapevine Birmingham has teamed up with The Clothes Show in association with Alcatel Onetouch to offer… Read more »

Video Exclusive: MeMe Detroit New Single ‘A Point Of You’

Video Exclusive: MeMe Detroit New Single ‘A Point Of You’

We are delighted to be the first to get our mits on Birmingham based MeMe Detroit‘s brand new video for new single A Point Of You, out Friday… Read more »

Swim Deep – O2 Institute review by Sabrina Fung

Swim Deep – O2 Institute review by Sabrina Fung

I was enjoying my usual coffee and chill time in Faculty few weeks ago, when one of the barista’s put on a very dreamy playlist, it sounded… Read more »

Grand Central opening & Andy Street Interview

Grand Central opening & Andy Street Interview

It has been nearly two weeks since attending the pre-launch media breakfast on Thursday 24th September 2015, for the Grand Central Birmingham opening & John Lewis Ribbon-cutting…. Read more »

Introduction to jewellery weekend course Review by Sally W Jones

Deep inside me, and I bet you too, is a well of creative genius, just waiting to be discovered. All I need is to find the right… Read more »

Exclusive Interview: The Man Behind Dine Birmingham

Featured Image: Ahmed Ahmed (left) with Birmingham Indepedent Food Fair 2014 sponsors Hello Ahmed, this is the second in our interview series for Grapevine Birmingham, the first… Read more »

The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Birmingham

Alternative eating choices seem to be pretty much the in thing nowadays; even Beyonce had a (short) go at cutting out all animal products from her diet…. Read more »

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 »

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 »

Win Two Free Tickets to Watch Joy Division “Reworked” Tour

Win Two Free Tickets to Watch Joy Division “Reworked” Tour

If you love New Order, there’s a good chance you’ll love their first incarnation ‘Joy Division’. This seminal late 70s  post-punk band from Salford were responsible for some… Read more »

Our First Birthday

Our First Birthday

Grapevine Birmingham was first registered as a domain name on the 12th February 2012, the site was then launched in April with content gradually being added over… Read more »

Grapevine Birmingham Has Arrived!

Grapevine Birmingham has been a long time in the making. The aim of the site is to create a platform for independent shops, music events, restaurants and… Read more »