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EVENT: Bag-in-Box wine tasting at 1000 Trades

I am the first to admit that the only thing I know about wine is that I like drinking it. So the idea of ‘wine tasting’ has never really appealed to me; it has always seemed a bit snobby and pretentious. 703 more words


Stalking Spielberg

Candice: Phil and I met in Birmingham last week for our customary writing and discussion meeting.  I’d been supposed to be filming that day on BBC drama ‘Father Brown’ but at the last minute had been replaced by a bloke.   368 more words


Kebabylon at 1000 Trades, Birmingham

1000 Trades is one of the newer additions to the increasingly burgeoning Jewellery Quarter, located discretely in a listed building on Frederick Street, a few doors down from the equally new The Button Factory. 453 more words


Spielberg in Birmingham?

If you haven’t heard already, the one and only Steven Spielberg has been filming in several areas of Birmingham for the past few weeks, transforming areas of Digbeth and The Jewellery Quarter into a futuristic dystopian scene for his up and coming film ‘Ready Player One’. 109 more words

Kebabylon at 1000 Trades

The humble kebab. Staple diet of the student and the inebriated alike. Many foodies may turn their nose up at an offer to review a pop-up kebab joint, but when I was invited by Brum Bloggers to test out the… 526 more words

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Antique Georgian Memorial Ring belonging to Anthony J Sargeant

Tony bought this antique memorial ring today at Fellows Auction House in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England. It has beautifully carved gold shoulders with a black enamel face with initials as shown in the next post (though as often is the case with such script it is difficult to decipher – anybody who can please let me know what you think the initials are). 15 more words

Anthony J Sargeant

Food & a Cocktail at the Rose Villa Tavern

      Although this blog is ostensibly about my adventures in beer, hence the title, sometimes there are other diversions.  So on Tuesday Aug 23rd Deb and I joined a few other bloggers to sample the new menu at the Rose Villa Tavern in the Jewellery Quarter. 502 more words