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The best gigs, tours and festivals in August

While it’s safe to say that July is the heavyweight of the festival season, August is still packed to the gunnels with outdoor music events. In fact, the festival scene actually seems to be hogging some of our favourite acts, before they then jet off to embark on American or European tours. So, take this as …

Gig Guides 3 days ago

15 things you should really know about Birmingham

Put the guidebooks back on the shelf… local expert Ahmed Ahmed has 15 morsels of knowledge you’ll only know if you’ve lived in Birmingham Birmingham is bostin’. That means great, if you don’t speak Brummie. It’s not in the South and it’s not in the North. It’s slap-bang in the middle of the country and the UK’s …

What's On November 20, 2014

Birmingham student guide: 15 tips for making the most of the city

The ultimate student’s guide to Birmingham: where to go out, best cheap eats, coffee shops, arts and entertainment destinations and places to unwind. [Custard Factory, Birmingham’s creative quarter – picture: abrinsky / Flickr / CC] With the academic year fast approaching, we want to offer prospective Birmingham Freshers an introduction to your new hometown. We …

Cheap Eats August 25, 2014

9 places to find independent food and drink in Birmingham

Ahmed Ahmed, editor of Dine Birmingham, the city’s online restaurant guide, shares his recommendations for fans of independent food and drink… Let’s face it: peri-peri chicken is moreish, and those fries that come in a red packet are tough to beat. But what happens when you want to try something locally-sourced, made with love or even …

Bars Restaurants July 28, 2014

15 electronic music festivals to get you moving this summer

Dance music festivals are big business. That’s if the sheer amount of them filling the UK’s music calendars right now is anything to go by. That presents a lot of problems when you’re trying to decide which ones to go to; how do you find the slickly organised parties and eliminate the glorified illegal raves? Alex Nelson whittles …

Out of Town June 27, 2014
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