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REVIEW: Cocktails and curiosities fuse at The Alchemist

In Gallery, Reviews on 09/24/2016 at 10:02
Bison's Brew infuses apple, lemon and breakfast tea with the earthy flavours of Zubrowska vodka (Photograph: Harvey McDonald)

Bison’s Brew infuses apple, lemon and breakfast tea with the earthy flavours of Zubrowska vodka (Photograph: Harvey McDonald)

On Thursday evening I was given the particularly special opportunity of attending The Alchemist VIP night, before it’s grand opening to the public on Monday, and I thought I’d bring along an alcohol connoisseur and good friend of mine, George Bandy.

While dark and mysterious on the exterior The Alchemist hides a bright and vibrant cocktail bar within.
The moment you enter you are greeted with bright copper, brass and leather visuals reminiscent of a steampunk utopia.

Corbyn rally attracts hundreds in Birmingham

In Events, News on 09/21/2016 at 10:07
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is surrounded by supporters at a rally in Birmingham's Centenary Square (Photograph: Olly MacNamee)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is surrounded by supporters at a rally in Birmingham’s Centenary Square (Photograph: Olly MacNamee)

What started off as probably the first truly Autumnal day last Saturday, turned out to be a rather balmy and beautiful late afternoon rally for Jeremy Corbyn to once more address the Corbyn faithful of Birmingham at Centenary Square ahead of the Labour leadership election’s closure.

There was, from my estimation, about 1500 strong, but these kind of rallies often do preach to the converted, and that’s a shame, as I felt Corbyn beginning to formulate a plan; policies for a potential Labour government. As the darling buds of May retire and sleep through the colder seasons about to descend upon us, Corbyn was offering the crowd a speech suggesting the grassy shoots of policies tackling the major issues of housing, the rise of hate crimes and the far-right, immigration and defence of the public sector.

Leicester musician Leo Stannard to play Birmingham during UK tour

In News, What's On on 09/20/2016 at 10:44
Leicester native Leo Stannard will be playing The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham next month

Leicester native Leo Stannard will be playing The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham next month

20-year-old multi-instrumentalist and artist, Leo Stannard is heading out on a headline UK tour next month and is coming to play The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham on the 25th October.

Having laid his soul bare in his brooding new single, In My Blood, this is the first offering from the Leicester-born native since his Free Rein EP released earlier this year.