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Opus to You, a heat-at-home weekend treat

In non-lockdown times, given the happy chaos of our jobs and personal lives, we invariably eat out several times a week and lunch is usually on the go and eaten al desko. So lockdown is the first time in a … Continue reading

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Bistro @ B31

Brummy restaurateurs have found brilliantly innovative ways to continue to keep cash rolling in during lockdown, with many of them conscious that even after lockdown begins to ease that their normal business models won’t work because of requirements for distance … Continue reading

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The Big Brummie Camp Out for SIFA Fireside – Kid Friendly Homelessness Charity Event on Friday 8th May

On Friday the 8th May SIFA Fireside are asking friends and families to set up camp in their back gardens, build make-shift dens on balcony’s or cushion castles in their front rooms to raise money for SIFA Fireside. To sign … Continue reading

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COVID-19, a Black Country Ode

A poem written fonetikley (phonetically), in Black Country accent, by my very funny uncle, Chris Cartwright, April 2020. We Need Ter Stop In – a Black Country Ode to COVID-19 by Chris Cartwright, April 2020. We need ter stop inBest … Continue reading

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The Bracebridge – Luxury lunch in Sutton Park

“Are you sure it’s down this way?” asked the driver of our taxi after we’d been driving for 5 minutes away from the main road into the middle of the woods.  While there has been a restaurant tucked away in … Continue reading

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A right Argy Bhaji at Sadler’s…

Sadler’s Brewing Co. are proud to announce their newest seasonal beer – an Onion Bhaji Pale Ale, “Argy Bhaji.” What started as a joke between brewers about changing a recipe of a Sadler’s favourite to include onion chutney rather than marmalade … Continue reading

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Pankhurst Keynote @ The Custard Factory (Free event 6th March)

Great-granddaughter of suffrage leader Emmeline Pankhurst, Dr Helen Pankhurst CBE, will deliver the keynote speech at a free to attend West Midlands Women’s Voice event that will take place on Wednesday 6 March from 10am to 4pm at The Custard Factory. … Continue reading

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2019 Independent Birmingham Card Released & It’s On Offer

Every year Independent Birmingham commissions an incredible local artist to design their new Independent Birmingham Membership Card – with the vision being that the design must not only be a beautiful piece of artwork for your pocket, but also a … Continue reading

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Venice – some quick notes for Scot and other travellers

We’ve just spent a lovely few days in Venice and had a lovely time. Here are some tips from me written quickly while overlooking Barcelona from their Olympic swimming pool which now has a tourist cafe. VENICE TIPS We stayed … Continue reading

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Things are ‘Bloom’ing in Kings Heath

Bloom opened last summer, to much excitement amongst the local foodie scene. Reviews were excellent, and it seemed to be a hit with everyone who ventured through the doors. For some reason, though, we never got around to trying it … Continue reading

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