Tag Archives: Birmingham
Book: Pigeon Wings by Heidi Goody & Iain Grant

Book: Pigeon Wings by Heidi Goody & Iain Grant

The follow up to Clovenhoof, one of the funniest books I read last year. That one had Satan being sent to live on Earth and covered all the trials and tribulations of the Prince of Darkness living in the West Midlands. This included working out what money is, what parts of the body do and […]

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Breakfast in Birmingham

Breakfast in Birmingham

Five places to go for breakfast or in the case of those places opening later, brunch. Brewsmiths For an honest to goodness breakfast, Brewsmiths is the place to go. Regulars (the JQ Royalty) know what the 1B is (sausage pattie, bacon, poached egg, toast with jam/marmalade & filter coffee or breakfast tea) or indeed the […]

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Book: After the Interview by AA Abbott

Book: After the Interview by AA Abbott

The book is based in our two major cities, Birmingham and London and is full of thoroughly familiar landmarks in both. I now can’t walk past St Pancras without looking around for the flat featured in this book! As the author commented at the recent Meet the Author event, in this book, all the bad […]

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Book: No Mean Affair by Robert Ronsson

Book: No Mean Affair by Robert Ronsson

Having just read a book based in my one of my favourite cities, Birmingham, move on to this, based in another, Glasgow. This one however, is delightfully, a history lesson too, of the best kind. It opens in Glasgow in 1912 in a tenement – that is – a one room dwelling. The poverty of […]

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Billy the Kid – His Life in Music!

Billy the Kid – His Life in Music!

Presented by Livestock at Stan’s Café. Based on the life/myth/legend of Billy the Kid, this performance combines music and comedy. With just two actors performing a multitude of parts, accents and sexes, there is a lot to take in. The show profits from the well-known facts as we know them and twists them to comic […]

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Book: Clovenhoof by Heide Goody & Iain Grant

Book: Clovenhoof by Heide Goody & Iain Grant

After 27, I’ve gone and read another book based in Birmingham, or more specifically Sutton Coldfield. As the title suggests, demons of an entirely different kind feature in this book . Satan has been ousted from the role that he has had almost his entire life – the job he was born to do. Hell […]

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Birmingham: Where to go for Afternoon Tea

Birmingham: Where to go for Afternoon Tea

As published on Birmingham Favourites. Brunch and afternoon tea are my favourite meals of the day; they come at a time when I’m most hungry, 11am and 3pm and arrive as a pick-a-mix of treats rather than one plateful of the same thing. With afternoon tea, the kid in me – which frankly never went […]

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Neighbourhood Watch: Brindleyplace

Neighbourhood Watch: Brindleyplace

As published on Birmingham Favourites. With its opulent pillars holding up relatively low office blocks, the canal-side area has had a fantastic transformation in the last couple of decades. This is one area of Birmingham that has not been filled with glass towers. It does have an abundance of eateries and squares so you won’t […]

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36 Hours in Birmingham

As published on Birmingham Favourites I’m fortunate to live in my favourite UK city as I get to at least one (or several) of my Birmingham Favourites every week. Here’s what I’d do with 36 hours in the city. It’s Friday evening and I’m starting it old-school with a visit to, famously, the oldest working […]

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The Giant Screen (300: Rise of an Empire)

The Giant Screen (300: Rise of an Empire)

Can you believe it? For a weekly cinema goer, this is my first time in the Giant Screen, the largest in the Midlands. Housed in Millennium Point, a building that still fills me with amazement each time I walk in, this unique cinema holds a whopping 72 foot wide single screen! There’s the option of […]

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