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With this glorious weather we have some scorchers to share with you!!

Popular artisan market grows in strength…

…what a weekend we had in June with two markets back to back along Greenfield Crescent.  Thank you to all those came along to support (in the sweltering heat) and for those who couldn’t make it we have another fab line up for the July market too!  For a full list of all traders and stalls head to the website here.  Make a day of it by visiting the fabulous neighbouring venues for a meal or drinks on the terrace, shopping in the boutique stores or a smoothie in the local cafe.  Most of which are dog friendly too!

Saturday 8 July between 10am – 3pm – don’t miss it.
Come and meet the makers and bakers!

Cheese and wine, why not

What a combination, you have to agree.  To coincide with the next Artisan market long Greenfield Crescent, our home designer experts and hosting a cheese and wine tasting.  Head down to the store between 11am and 3pm on 8th July to explore.

Neptune 16-18 Harborne Road, Birmingham, B15 3AA

Chapter after chapter…

So many things where do we start… kicking of their summer vibes with Birmingham Cocktail Weekend (7,8,9 July) creating  Borde de Mere (Edinbugh Seaside Gin, Pineapple syrup, Lillet Blanc, fresh strawberries and lemon) or a Mocktail of all the goodness minus the Gin.  Specially created for the event and available at a discount for wristband holders.

Chapter’s Lobster offer is back for the summer – right through to 2nd Sept – tuck into a whole native lobster, garlic butter and salad for only £38 – get booking!

Another festival – B’ham Restaurant (28 July – 27 Aug) Chapter have a fantastic 2 course set menu with house wine for £30pp or a children’s menu for £15pp with a mocktail – enjoy for lunch or dinner through the month.

Chapter, 5 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, B15 3AU  0121 454 9544

Nothing to wine about

Those wine experts Loki are treating us again with two wine tasting events in July (1,22) to choose from in Edgbaston.  During the tastings you’ll taste either brilliant French or Californian wines or opt for the ‘Art of the Spritz Masterclass’ to discover how the simple components of pre-dinner apertif Prosecco, soda water and garnish can be transformed!

Loki 10 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, B15 3AU  0121 455 0793

Michelin star menu

Elmhurst Ballet School are proud to announce their Summertime Ball taking place on Tuesday 11th July, with a menu personally designed by Birmingham-based Michelin star chef Glynn Purnell @purnellsrestaurant , live music and a student dance performance, the special fundraising evening at Elmhurst Ballet School is sure to be a hit with all the guests.

About collaborating with the school and curating Elmhurst’s Centenary Summer Ball menu, Glynn Purnell said: “It has been an absolute pleasure designing a menu that suitably celebrates Elmhurst Ballet School, a brilliant training facility which Birmingham welcomed with open arms when it made the move to our fantastic city in 2004. I’m so pleased to be able to contribute to celebrating 100 years of Elmhurst and seize the opportunity to bring theatricality and elegance to the dinner table at this special event.”

For tickets please head here

Elmhurst Ballet School  249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, B5 7UH

Garden Party

Our fave live music venue Blue Piano are proud to announce a summer garden party on Saturday 22nd July and they have The Major Toms & The Enigma String Quartet lined up to perform in the beautiful garden as part of the event.

To get your ticket head here

Saturday 22nd July from 6.30pm. The restaurant will be open from 5pm.

Blue Piano,  24-26 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3AA

New Works

Lux Gallery always offers a range of original artworks and gift ideas you won’t find anywhere else. New additions include oil on canvas artworks by Natalie Toplass and Hamish Herd, plus handmade glass by Atomic Stained Glass.

Lux Gallery work with new artists each month, and always have a reason to keep popping back – head down to the studio to check it out.
Lux Gallery & Studio, 13 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, B15 3AU 0121 455 8884

Summer Menu

With a yummy new summer menu landing at The High Field gastro pub you can expect to find the best Devonshire crab, Isle of Wight tomatoes and sweet English berries. A glass of rosé wouldn’t be out of place either, a cheese and wine night, for tickets click here and Cuban Fields next month, The High Field certainly has it all going on.  Head down to check it out and dine Al Fresco in the fabulous gardens.

The High Field,  20-22 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3AA

And all that Jazz

The Physician have two evenings of live jazz music booked in conjunction with Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival. The plan (weather permitting) is to have the bands performing on the terrace, let’s pray for the sunny evenings!  Friday 14th July – The Shufflepack and Friday 21st July The Nighcrawlers.

Next month also sees the summer festival celebrating all things Birmingham made in their beautiful garden in the heart of leafy Edgbaston.  For their ‘A Brummie Good Time’ expect live music, special tasting sessions, BBQ, craft Ales and Signature Spirits.. what are you waiting for.  Head down from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July.

The Physician, Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DH  0121 272 5900.

Summer, summer time…

Boston Tea Party, Edgbaston’s local breakfast, brunch and coffee place, have just launched their new Summer Menu.
They’ve got a host of lighter brighter dishes perfect for Summer days – from vibrant salads, to saucy dips to frozen slushies – there’s something for everyone.
Not much beats eating alfresco, so make the most of the glorious weather this and grab a table in their garden.
From Salad days to sharing platters… all washed down with an amazing long smooth iced-cold drink!  Take the edge off the Summer sun with BTP’s new Frozen Slushies, they’re well worth the inevitable brain freeze.
Grab your pals, family and fur baby and head down.

Boston Tea Party, Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3AA   0121 820 0114

Al Fresco Cocktails

Smoke & Ash have joined the Birmingham Cocktail Weekend, so head down between Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July to indulge… they have a special Highland Park cocktail on for the weekend, £5 for BCW wristband holders or a non alcoholic option for £4.

True S&A style to complement this, their weekly pizza special will be Highland Park with a whisky marinated pork pizza, you’ve Scot to be joking!

Don’t miss their Unexpected Contrasts event on Friday 7th July – which sees The Marshmallowist, pairing whisky cocktails with different flavours of marshmallows.. yes you heard right!  Tickets can be bought here

Their outdoor areas are now fully open with the Highland Park terrace to the front and pizza garden to the rear, a shady area to relax in the hot weather, and the garden is perfect to catch the sun all day long.

Smoke & Ash, 12 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3Au   0121 454 9544

Lollies, shakes & pops

We have the perfect answer for cooling down on these hot summer days (and nights) head to Islington Row to LA Pop for all things chilled.  Their cheesecake pops are a dream!  If you don’t believe us just you try them!  They also do amazing coffee and flavoured loose leaf teas, for those cooler days!

LA POP 38 Islington Row, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1LD   0121 213 7980

Complimentary bubbles

To celebrate 30 years of culineray excellence, during June alongside their 2 and 3 course menus Simpsons are offering a complimentary glass of Prosecco – for guests dining Wednesday to Friday lunch and Wednesday and Thursday dinner only.
The same menus are available Wednesday to Sunday lunch and Wednesday to Friday dinner – the price just doesn’t include the glass of bubbles!  A link to the menus is here to tantalise those taste buds!

Simpsons  20 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DU  0121 454 3434

Hidden gem

For those who don’t know of the haven that is Three Church Road, with a full menu from sandwiches and soup through to their al a carte menu which includes dishes such as Sous vide chicken supreme, spring onion mash and cherry tomatoes, with sauteed spinach, lemon and black pepper sauce!  You’ll be drooling over their desserts!  And they even cater for the little ones too!

Enjoy dining in the exquisite surroundings of their dining room, the trendy bar area or al fresco on the rear terrace, overlooking the wonderful gardens.

Three Church Road Church Road, Edgbaston,  B15 3SH  0121 238 0803

Summer sale

Your local baby store My Baby Stroller are having a summer sale for June & July up to 30% off in store and online.  They also have a fabulous prize give away competition running. Win a Babyzen stroller! info on their Instagram page here

Believe me when we say they sell everything but the baby!

My Baby Stroller 14 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston,  B15 3AU  0121 652 0852

Season Special

Your local furniture experts OKA are offering up to 65% off a wide selection of furniture and homeware. This season, treat your home to a summery transformation. If you spot something you love, don’t hesitate – blink and it could be gone forever.  We know you will find something to tempt you from their exquisite ranges.

Head to the store or online.

OKA 22 – 24 Harborne Road, Edgbaston,  B15 3AA  0121 454 4912

See & treat

Looking for a fast and easy solution for mole, cyst, or lipoma removal? Look no further than The Staiano Clinic in Edgbaston.

Their “See & Treat” clinic offers same-day treatment for the removal of moles, cysts and lipomas, so you can get the care you need quickly and easily. Our fully trained surgeons provide safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment that will leave you feeling confident and comfortable.

Don’t let moles, cysts or lipomas hold you back from feeling your best.

Send a photograph via WhatsApp to receive a free no obligation quote to 07794739606.

Staiano Clinic , 50 Frederick Road, Edgbaston,  B15 1HN  0121 454 3680

Hay Fever Help

Are you tired of sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose ruining your fun?

Midland Health can help you with a full consultations – your assessment will include a discussion of potential triggers.  Their experienced GPs can provide you with personalised advice on treatments to help you manage your symptoms.

To help – they’re offering 20% off all hay fever consultations booked during June & July.

To take advantage of this offer, simply book your consultation via phone – 0121 769 0999 or email hello@midlandhealth.co.uk and quote the code ‘HAYFEVER20’.

Don’t let hay fever ruin your breaks – book your consultation and start feeling better.

Midland Health 23a Highfield Road, Edgbaston,  B15 3DP  0121 769 0999

EXCELLENT NEWS

Edgbaston High School is double ‘Excellent’

Following an inspection by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) in March of this year, Edgbaston High School has been awarded the highest possible rating of double ‘Excellent’.

Headmistress Clare Macro commented: “The School secured a finding of ‘Excellent’ in both the main inspection headings: for the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements, and the quality of the pupils’ personal development. We also achieved full regulatory compliance.
“I am particularly delighted that the inspection team found evidence that ‘Pupils of all ages and abilities develop high levels of self-confidence, are self-reflective and show strong resilience in the face of academic and extra-curricular challenges’, critical transferrable skills that will enable them to achieve their ambitions when they leave EHS for the wider world.
“I am extremely proud of the staff at Edgbaston High School for all their hard work and effort in supporting our pupils in their achievements. This is a very special community, and it is the pupils, parents, Governors and staff who together create our unique and wonderful culture.”

Edgbaston High School, Westbourne Road, Birmingham B15 3TS 0121 454 5831

CHARITABLE MISSIONS

Local chartered accountants JW Hinks have put charity to the forefront with Let’s Feed Brum.  Their passion about the local community and willingness to give back is admirable.  They have been partnering with a new charity every year, to make a real difference and help to support those who need it most. However, this year, have decided to stick with Let’s Feed Brum, for a second year, as they were so
impressed with the incredible work they do, and the impact they have made on the local community, that they simply couldn’t bear to miss out on another chance to support them.

Who are Let’s Feed Brum
Founded in 2016, Let’s Feed Brum is on a mission to end homelessness one meal at a time. This incredible charity aims to provide warm and nutritious meals to those who need it most – the homeless people of Birmingham. Each night, a team of dedicated volunteers head out onto the streets armed with hot food and a heart full of kindness.
But Let’s Feed Brum is more than just a charity that provides food and other essential supplies. Let’s Feed Brum is all about providing a sense of community, belonging and support to those who need it most. By providing nourishment and support Let’s Feed Brum is making a real difference to countless lives.

JW Hinks offered support to Let’s Feed Brum through 2022 and into 2023 by holding multiple charity events to raise funds for them – cake bakes, summer BBQs, craft markets, Halloween celebrations, football tournaments, and more. And they’ve sent volunteers every month to St Philips Cathedral to join in handing out supplies.
Can you help make a difference?
Alongside future events, JW Hinks is organising a raffle – the proceeds of which will go directly to Let’s Feed Brum to help them continue making a difference. However, they want to make this a really special event that gathers lots of interest and support. So we’re appealing to any businesses that want to be a part of something great to see if they are willing to contribute prizes.
You can choose to donate any type of prize you like: a voucher, a product, an experience – even cash, it if is easier. And whatever you do provide is guaranteed to help the homeless on Birmingham’s city streets lead more comfortable lives.
If you would like to know more or donate a prize to the upcoming raffle, just contact Kirsty Jackson at kirsty.jackson@jwhinks.co.uk or call 0121 456 0190. All donations help, no matter how big or small, so please get involved today to help Let’s Feed Brum.

J W Hinks, 19 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, B15 3BH  0121 456 0190


On 13th May, at the end of Dying Matter Awareness week, local bereavement charity Edward’s Trust encouraged 40 dedicated individuals to gather at Velocity 2, in Snowdonia, and take on the fastest zip wire in the world!  The 40 supporters took to the skies to brave the zip wire, to raise much needed funds for the charity.

Edward’s Trust has long been recognised as a lifeline for bereaved families, offering essential support during their most challenging times. However, their vital work can only continue with the generous support of individuals like those who took part in the charity zip wire event.

With participants of all ages from aged 10 years to 74 years, 74 year old Richard says, “I’ve been raising funds for this wonderful charity ever since my daughter Natalie died in 2000. The work the Trust does was invaluable for my family and I’m proud to play a small part in helping bereaved families during their darkest times. The Zip Wire is another exciting event that brings all ages together.”

If you would like to take part in a challenge or make a donation please visit Edwardstrust.org.uk

Edward’s Trust 3 Vicarage Road, Edgbaston, B15 3ES

Nursery Open Day

The warm and inviting day nursery Edgbaston Nursery School are inviting you to their Open Day on Saturday 12th August to discover an enriching learning environment for children aged 4 weeks to 5 years and meet their team of experienced educators. No appointment necessary, please feel free to drop in on Saturday 12th August between 10am – 2 pm.

The nursery are also thrilled to launch their new Holiday Club for children aged 5-8yrs. The club promises a fun-filled experience with activities such as cooking, baking, nature days, sports games and crafts.

Edgbaston Nursery School is part of the Storal group of nurseries where every child has a different story to tell. Begin their story with Storal today, call 0121 455 7887 or email edgbaston@storal.com

Edgbaston Nursery School, 41 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, B15 1TS  0121 455 7887