The Rep’s programme of shows celebrating work created by local artists, New & Nurtured, is underway. Here are the six productions that have been handpicked for the season.
Curing salmon. It's just not something we'd really thought about. We've eaten ita lot. But the preparation of the stuff, not so much. And under the tutorship ofSimpson's head chef, Nathan Eades, learn we did. And he'd be the first person to tell you it's reassuringly simple.
Subterranean furniture and homeware store Minima is an assured ambrosia of contemporary design classics. Our dream living room set-up would look a little something like this, just add white walls and industrial architectural deets.
Prosecco and sauv blanc are now part of the national fabric, so we sought guidance from The Wine Gang expert, Joanna Simon, to expand our horizons in the best aisle of the supermarket. She talked us through some trends happening at an exciting time in the winey world, so you can be confident when purchasing that unpronounceable Portuguese bottle of grape.
Skincare brands promise a lot. Like the promise of eternal youth, a lot. So it was with a cynical heart that I read the benefits of the Environ Active Vitamin facial.Radiant, they said. Younger-looking, they said. Nourished skin, they said. But hang on one serum-slathering minute; they might actually be on to something.
Jane Eyre. Soundcheck. Day one. Flames are firing up from beneath metal grates and a hidden smoke machine is working over time. A pianist is hammering the same key over and over, and we're wide-eyed at what we see on stage.
There's something life-affirming about chowing down at Pho. From the fragrant, salty, messy broths to the bitter, spicy bite of the accoutrement, we feel an instant ability to take on all the things following a trip to the Vietnamese pretty.
Birmingham has a combined total of 17.5million H&Ms and Paperchases. And hey — they have their place. But we're all about shining lights and words and twinkles on the little (wo)man. The independent scene is on the up. Online or fo' reals, here are the loveliest places to spend your hard-earned cash money.
It's a tricky one. Your editor is a pretty staunch pescatarian and you have to report back that your favourite dish of four on the Two Cats taster menu included shaved lambs heart. Tough gig. Totally worth it.
Our homegal Laura Vann is bringing her jewellery brand to it’s first B'ham stockist, Harvey Nichols. Celebrate the city’s latest sparkly coup and fawn over V’s jewels at the launch party (Aug 17).