What’s New in Birmingham? | Spring 2019

4 April 2019

Birmingham is a rapidly growing city, there’s always something happening and it can often be hard to keep up. With that in mind here’s a run-down of what’s new for Spring 2019.

Grand Central

Edinburgh’s favourite pizza place comes to Brum. With over 64,000 possible topping combinations and ready in 90 seconds there’s a lot to love. Birmingham is lucky enough to have been chosen for @Pizza’s second ever location, this place is guaranteed to satisfy any picky eater with their made to measure pizzas. There’s also a great selection of interesting sides and desserts and at just under £10 per main their prices won’t break the bank either. 

Temple Row (Near the Great Western Arcade)

If you’re looking for the best bagels Brum has to offer then look no further than the Steamhouse. Hand rolled and baked fresh every day, the Steamhouse is big on taste. But these aren’t just your ordinary bagels, think a hearty seeded bagel filled to the brim with roast chicken, bacon, monteray jack cheese , BBQ sauce and fresh salad leaves (The Southern Gent). If this isn’t your cup of tea then choose from the range of vegan and vegetarian offerings which look equally mouth-watering. The Steamhouse also has some amazing filled doughnuts from lemon meringue to cream egg or classic jam. This looks like the perfect lunch spot addition for the busy city centre.

Medicine Gallery – New Street

Medicine is already well known for their fantastic cronuts and fresh loaves. However I think this new exhibit will be an excellent addition. ‘Before I Die’ is a thought provoking exhibition which invites visitors to read other people’s hopes and dreams and then write their own pledge on the wall. This is a really creative and inspiring idea inspired by artist Candy Chang, several other versions of this have appeared around the world so it’s great to see our own here in Brum.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Another fantastic exhibit, this time at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. On the 500thanniversary of da Vinci’s death 12 drawings from the Royal Collection are on display at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Few of da Vinci’s works remain intact so this is a rare opportunity to see a selection of his drawings right here in Birmingham. Best of all this exhibit is completely free, but its only open until the 6thMay so don’t miss out.

The Custard Factory, Digbeth

The newest addition to the quirky, independent area of Digbeth is Ridding and Wynn, ‘purveyors of finery and curiosities’. If you’re looking for something unique you’re bound to find it here, from artwork to reclaimed signage and unique furniture. In my opinion this is just what Digbeth has been missing, it fits in perfectly with the vibe of the surrounding area and brings something new and interesting to the area.

There we have it, five new businesses and exhibitions which have recently opened in Birmingham, all fantastic additions to a vibrant and evolving city. There’s plenty more additions rumoured for arrival in the coming months, but these should keep us occupied until then.

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