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UPCOMING // July

UPCOMING // July

TUESDAY 3 JULY Birmingham Amateur Brewers (BAB) 7–9pm Whether you’re a seasoned brewer or have never set eyes on a grain of malt, this is an informal monthly meet-up for people to share their skills, knowledge – and beer! Free. More details and this...

World Cup Summer

They’ll always hit you and hurt you Defend and attack Memory One: Jumpers for goalposts, beans for tea. Football and food. Ron Manager, The Fast Show. No one can believe it was 20 years ago. Or explain what we have done with our lives since. But football matches...
Music Venue Trust backs 1000 Trades

Music Venue Trust backs 1000 Trades

The deadline for comments on the latest plans submitted by developer Seven Capital for Albion Court on Frederick Street has passed.  Thanks to all our patrons, drinkers, friends, community members, and more for submitting your comments about these plans. We’ve...

Taking inspiration from our heritage

Society – according to my favourite line from Burke – is a partnership between past, present and future. Only anarchists, nihilists and teenagers think the past holds no lessons. Only the under imaginative and the overly privileged think it cannot be improved upon. We...
UPCOMING // June

UPCOMING // June

SATURDAY 2 JUNE 1000 Trades and The Yardbird Presents: Braziliance 8pm–12am Join Ollie Lloyd, owner of for a special set of rare bossa, samba to kick off a new regular celebration of the much-missed Yardbird Jazz Club with the owner at the controls with a fantastic...
The return of Salt & Earth

The return of Salt & Earth

June is about to get infinitely better for foodies of Brum. Niki Astley and Georgiana Radenschi, the culinary coupling behind Salt & Earth, return to our kitchen spot after their wildly successful residency in February. Things have changed a bit since then. They...
A Schooner with… Kate Smith

A Schooner with… Kate Smith

Sometimes, slower is better. This month for A Schooner with… we combed our contacts for a person who would appreciate the ethos of taking your time. Kate Smith from Slow Food Birmingham definitely fits the bill. Q: Hey Kate, thanks for dropping in to talk all things...