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Activities to do over the summer in Birmingham

Activities to do over the summer in Birmingham

If you are originally from Birmingham or just like me will stay in the city to work this summer, don’t think you can’t have fun just because you’re not going away. I’ve put together a little list that will hopefully be useful to you. Outdoor […]

The End of Second Year!

The End of Second Year!

My second year has come to an end so I’m ready to start planning for summer! I’ve whacked the calendar out to start pencilling in some bits that I’d like to do with my time off before heading into my final year of university. Food […]

Digbeth Dining Club

Digbeth Dining Club

With the final days of the academic year approaching, as part of enrichment for FdA Professional Cookery our lectures arranged for both the Level 4 and 5 classes to go to Digbeth Dining Club for the evening. This was partly because earlier in the year […]

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

So recently, I got to go see Les Misérables at the Hippodrome, Birmingham. As a theatre lover, I’ve done a few posts about different shows I’ve seen, such as Wicked or The Wizard of Oz, and I’ve always said if I had more disposable income, going to […]

Dudley Zoo

Dudley Zoo

With the sun shining and a fleeting heatwave (it was actually hotter than New York in Birmingham), me and Luke headed to Dudley Zoo, which is extremely easy to get to. We got the 126 bus from Broad Street to right outside, so for anyone who […]

Cheerleading competitions

Cheerleading competitions

As many people know, I’m part of the UCB Cheerleading society and on March 16 and March 23, we had competitions. This is a huge deal as we have been training for months, learning routines, perfecting backcombing (don’t get me started) and getting organised for […]

52 Gas Street: New Bar & Eatery Opening!

52 Gas Street: New Bar & Eatery Opening!

The UCBloggers were kindly invited to the press launch of the new bar and eatery 52 Gas Street, located on the canal just off Broad Street, making this the perfect location to pop in for a drink or for some delicious street food! They are […]

What to do this Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day in Birmingham

What to do this Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day in Birmingham

People tend to say Birmingham is an “okay” city and there is not much to do. However, I tend to disagree with that and I always like to share my tips on what to do and see around this GREAT city. A few months ago […]

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

As talked about previously in my blog post ‘Defying Gravity‘, I’m a huge theatre fan. I’ve seen a number of productions at various theatres, including Shakespeare in Stratford, musicals at the Hippodrome, amateur productions and open air theatre. One theatre I’d never been to before […]

My visit to Cake International

My visit to Cake International

In previous posts I have talked about what an interesting and busy city Birmingham is and it’s time for the blog post on one of my favourite events of the year, Cake International – a cake and confectionery exhibition held at the NEC. The event includes competitions, workshops, […]