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Eat, drink, go to the ballet and be merry

Eat, drink, go to the ballet and be merry

With a 10ft tree, Santa’s grotto, mulled wine and snowmen walking the length of Hurst Street, you can’t miss Christmas in Southside. But the festive season didn’t start here the evening the first selfie was taken under the tree – it started 29 years ago, when the...

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The hidden gems of Chinatown Birmingham

The hidden gems of Chinatown Birmingham

Michelin-star chef, Brad Carter, reveals his love for Chinatown Birmingham, and the traditional dishes that have influenced his own cooking along the way. Having started his career as a kitchen porter in his local pub, Brad Carter’s journey to becoming a Michelin-star...

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The Southside festive guide

The Southside festive guide

From panto to comedy, you'll be spoilt for choice with our jam-packed calendar of Christmas events for the whole family. THE SNOW QUEEN 16TH NOVEMBER - 30TH DECEMBER THE OLD REP Bringing a seasonal adventure for the entire family, with an epic original score,...

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Santa’s sleigh slides into Southside

Santa’s sleigh slides into Southside

Southside is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland this December, as Santa, snowmen and much more head to Hurst Street for SantaSide. Starting on Saturday 7th December, a specially curated sensory grotto will be open to the public, with young visitors...

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Commercial units at Timber Yard snapped up

Commercial units at Timber Yard snapped up

Southside’s latest development, Timber Yard, has sold all nine of its commercial units – two years before building work is due to be completed. The ground floor units, totalling approximately 8,000 sq ft, are set to be converted into two new restaurants and seven...

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Q&A: Southside welcomes the legendary John Waters

Q&A: Southside welcomes the legendary John Waters

Hollywood icon John Waters, the man behind Hairspray, Serial Mom and a pioneer of the queer arts, arrived in Southside ahead of his headline Shout Festival performance. We caught up with one of the most colourful characters in showbiz to see what he has in store for...

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The top Chinese bakery treats you have to try

The top Chinese bakery treats you have to try

Southside is home to an array of bakeries and cafes which are all filled with fluffy buns, sponge cakes and delectable pastries. We’ve rounded up some of the best sweet treats in the district for you to enjoy... Egg Tart Commonly found in Chinese bakeries and...

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