Category Archives: Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side

Birmingham Pride 2017 – Photos and Write Up

Last year I wrote about Birmingham Pride after the awful attacks on the LGBT community at Pulse nightclub in Orlando where 49 people were murdered.  This year I must write about Pride having taken place in a world where Chechnya’a … Continue reading

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70s and 80s legends Boney M complete Birmingham Pride line-up!

Organisers of Birmingham Pride have announced that 70s amd 80s legends, Boney M, who have notched up millions of record sales and No.1 hits worldwide,  will be performing  at the festival on Sunday 28 May. Boney M’s hit singles span … Continue reading

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No More Lounging at The Loft

As some of you may have spotted, the long established Loft Lounge in Bromsgrove Street has had a bit of a makeover. And by “bit of” we mean very extensive. They’ve dropped “Lounge” from the name and are now advertising … Continue reading

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Nomad Restaurant

It’s the second time in three weeks I’ve attended a venue that I can describe as “in close proximity to a sex place”, the first being OPM which is a stone’s throw from Taboo Cinema, and the second being the … Continue reading

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Meating

The last couple of years have been very carnivorous for the city as many meaty venues have opened, from Fiesta Del Asado, Fleet Street Kitchen, lots of pop-ups from Andy Low ‘n’ Slow, and several chain burger joints. There’s another … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Beauty at Birmingham Royal Ballet

I don’t know my Bolshoi from my Kirov, my plié from my fouetté, my frappé from my iced coffee, but I know what I like, and I like Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty. We visit the theatre a fair … Continue reading

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Birmingham Pride 2013

In a week that saw parliament vote in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, it was fitting that Birmingham Pride 2013 kicked off from Victoria Square, led by the inimitable LGBT activist Peter Tatchell. Modern UK prides are … Continue reading

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