YOUR MONTHLY TOP PICKS: FEBRUARY 2017
After a whole month of sitting at home waiting for pay day to arrive, it’s (finally) time to get back out there and enjoy ourselves! This month, love is well and truly in the air, and we've got a Valentine's special for you!
Shop Valentine's Day //
Winspers Floral Designs | High Street
Struggling to find that perfect something for that special someone this Valentine’s? Take it from us, you can’t go wrong with flowers! Keep it classic with a dozen red roses, go for something a bit more exotic, or win extra brownie points by ordering a bouquet of her favourite flowers! Call 0121 444 3208 or click here to place your order.
Farmers’ Market | Saturday 4th | Kings Heath Village Square | 9am-2pm
The first Saturday of the month means only one thing here in the Heath – it’s the farmers’ market! With a whole host of local traders on the Village Square, come down and stock up on quality, fresh, organic produce, from meat and fish, to fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread, honey, cheese, and everything inbetween! Looking for a Valentine’s gift? How about some handmade sweet treats? Find them on Twitter here.
Jewellery Stop | Poplar Road
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we think it’s probably safe to say that all jewellery in general is! Lucky for the ladies of Kings Heath, the Jewellery Stop has got some stunning pieces in store this Valentine’s Day! Their Valentine’s collection includes gorgeous heart earrings, pendants, and brooches - pop in store to pick up the perfect gift or shop the collection online here.
Eat Out Valentine's Day//
Byzantium | York Road
If you can’t quite afford to whisk your significant other off to the Med for a romantic weekend away this Valentine’s, book a table at Byzantium for a taste of the Med, instead! Famous for their fresh, homecooked dishes and warm welcome, nothing is more romantic than an evening spent sharing a bottle of wine and a table full of tapas with your significant other, after all. Call 0121 444 444 5444 or book a table online here.
Esme’s Eats | Kings Court
Spice up your Valentine's with 3 authentic courses of Caribbean food for £24.99 at Esme's Eats! The menu includes romantic sharing platters, traditional cuisine, and even a bottle of wine - winner! Romantic candle lit dinner not your thing? If your idea of a perfect Valentine’s is snuggling on the sofa with a film and a takeaway, choose from their takeaway menu, including curried muton, jerk chicken or ackee and saltfish. Single and proud? Get your pals around and celebrate single life together! Call 0121 439 8282 to book/order or visit their Facebook page here.
Maison Mayci | Poplar Road
France is famous for its romance, so start your Valentine's Day off in the most romantic way possible over a pot of quality coffee and fresh croissants at Kings Heath's secret slice of French heaven, Maison Mayci. Their pastries are made fresh every day in the traditional way, the coffee is to die for, and it saves you making breakfast in bed! Visit them on Twitter here.
Entertainment & Nightlife//
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th February//
Charity Beer Festival | Kings Heath Cricket Club | 5-11pm and 12-11pm
We hope you’re thirsty...the annual Charity Beer Festival is back! Organised by Moseley Round Table to raise money for a variety of local charities, there will be over 40 cask ales and 20 ciders for you to work your way through! Challenge accepted? Throughout the weekend, there will be live music from some of the best local artists, including The Lost Notes and The Heels, as well as live 6 Nations games on the big screens for all you rugby fans. Entry is £10, and includes a souvenir glass and £5 worth of beer tokens. For more information, click here.
Sunday 12th February//
Beatles All You Need Is Love Fest | Fletchers Bar | York Road | 3pm
Love is in the air in Kings Heath this weekend! Yep, it’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day, and Kings Heath Walk of Fame are proving that once again all you need is love...and an afternoon of good music! Whether you’re bringing your special someone or are celebrating single life, mark the the Beatles’ Birmingham debut at the iconic (and now sadly burnt down) Ritz Ballroom with some of Birmingham’s best musicians playing their favourite Beatles tracks. Tickets can be purchased from Kitchen Garden Cafe for £4, online here, or on the door for £5.
Saturday 18th February//
Eat & Greet | Kings Heath Action for Refugees | New Life Baptist Church | 12pm-5pm
Following the huge success of the last KHAR charity Eat & Greet, they’re doing it all over again with a whole afternoon of activity lined up! They’re teaming up with Peel and Stone and the Real Junk Food Project to rustle up a delicious lunch, with live performances from a whole host of talented musicians to entertain you whilst you feast. There’ll also be packed lunches, crafts and storytelling for children, the community project The Big Sew will also be there making toys for vulnerable children if, AND there is the opportunity to sign up to one of their action sessions. Tickets are £5, and you can also buy a ticket for a refugee living in the city. All money raised will go to Aegean Solidarity Network. For more information, click here.
Saturday 25th February//
Kevin Rowland with Atlantic Players Live | Hare & Hounds | High Street | 9pm
We don’t know if you’ve heard but this year the Hare is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! And of course, they’re putting on a whole year’s worth of gigs and nights to mark the occasion! This Saturday, we welcome Kevin Rowland (Dexy’s Midnight Runners) for a special DJ set, with live performances from The Atlantic Players. Tickets £12.50 or £10 with an Independent Birmingham card, available here.