April 14, 2015

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Knife & Fork: The Warehouse Café

Eating out, no matter how often or seldom you do it, is always still something of an adventure. Many of us like to stick to what we know and love and therefore don’t stray much beyond our favourite local eating spot. I hope that in my columns I will persuade you to try the unfamiliar […]

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April 23, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Greetings one and all and welcome to this week’s At The Flix. One blockbuster is dominating proceedings this week yet as always there are other films too. Let’s take a peek …. The Avengers: Age of Ultron (12A) Whilst I’m a fan of the films, albeit with decreasing levels of expectation, I’m no Marvel expert. Indeed, Ultron sounds like […]

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April 22, 2015

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Chef’s Table: Plant Your Kitchen Garden

In the this exciting episode, your intrepid chef goes slightly off mission and gets some air. Right everybody, outside now.  Come on, leave your coats, it is lovely out.  We  are arriving in mid spring, which is the ideal time to plant your kitchen garden.  All those little green jars on your shelf all look […]

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April 16, 2015

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At the Flix with @Timmy666

Greetings one and all and welcome to this week’s preview of releases out in Birmingham this week. Child 44 (15) Set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 tells the story of secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) who loses his status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), […]

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April 9, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all and welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix, a weekly dive into the new releases, good and less good, out in Birmingham’s cinemas. Let’s get our trunks on …. John Wick (15)  Screaming ‘potential’ franchise at every turn, Keanu Reeves is back and in something which looks made for him! Critics seem to […]

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April 8, 2015

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Foodie Faves: Marmalade

When the Birmingham Rep was refurnished and opened to coincide with the new Library of Birmingham, it launched with a fancy new restaurant that came and went before I had a chance to visit it. So when Marmalade launched in February, I was there on day two. Indeed I watched it being built as I […]

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April 2, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all. Welcome to this week’s At The Flix. Let’s get right to it shall we! Blade Runner: The Final Cut (15) Out on wide release this Friday, Blade Runner returns to the big screen, where it fully deserves to exist. This is the still the zenith in Ridley Scott’s filmography and I […]

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April 1, 2015

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Knife & Fork: Opus Café

Eating out, no matter how often or seldom you do it, is always still something of an adventure. Many of us like to stick to what we know and love and therefore don’t stray much beyond our favourite local eating spot. I hope that in my columns I will persuade you to try the unfamiliar […]

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March 31, 2015

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Chef’s Table: Greek Lemon Chicken

The third and final recipe in a Greek series from Nick. You can find the Greek Lamb here and Pasta bake here.  You will need: Four chicken thighs or quarters One lemon One Beef Tomato Half an aubergine A small block of feta cheese Fresh coriander Plus a thick based oven pan, foil, two chopping […]

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March 26, 2015

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At the Flix with @timmy666

  Hello film fans and welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix with me @timmy666. It’s a mixed bag of mainstream and limited releases this week and thankfully the always amazing Flatpack Festival is still on until end of play on Sunday. Let’s dive in shall we…  Cinderella (U) The big film of the week is the […]

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March 25, 2015

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Foodie Faves: Edwardian Tea Rooms

Have you ever see your city through the eyes of a tourist? Sometimes it takes a friend visiting from out of town that makes us see our city through the fresh eyes of a tourist. So when a friend came to visit from Devon who’d already stayed with me before, I decided to take her […]

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