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Well Summer is here and we all know what that means! FESTIVAL SEASON Grit as always will show you all the best things to do, fashions, places to eat & drink and shops in Birmingham. Our fashion section features whats hot this season and some fab festival fashion ideas and essentials. The ‘things to do’ section is jam packed with places to go and things to see in and around the city featuring The New Art Gallery Walsall, IMAX, Reflex and some great festivals to name a few. The food & drink section has everything from recipes to try at home, to places to eat, drink and be merry. On top of that we have some fathers day ideas, great offers and fantastic discounts from various Birmingham establishments. We really hope you enjoy this issue and enjoy the sun!
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It’s that time of year once again when summer holidays are fast approaching and finding the right holiday/festival travel products can often be a challenge. What better way to ensure you have all your summer essentials than with these gorgeous, travel friendly products from LUSH that will make packing and heavy bag lugging that little bit easier! Toothy Tabs- £2.00 NEW INVENTION! A brand new, patented idea from Lush to save hundreds of toothpaste tubes heading to landfill. These solid tabs minimise the need for packaging and preservatives and come in a handy 100% recycled box. Crush in your mouth and brush as normal with your toothbrush and enjoy the fresh, minty hit with a hint of oranges, a Dirty Toothy Tab will guarantee oral pleasure!
Breath Of Fresh Air- £3.45 for 100g/£6.75 for 250g This aloe vera infused toner water refreshes the skin and is a great way to prepare the skin for moisturisation, after cleansing.
Coconut Deodorant Powder- £3.99 for 50g This tropical coconut cream cocktail powdered deodrant leaves you feeling dry and fragranced all day long. Made with coconut milk powder, tapioca flour and benzoin resinoid,this is a great alternative to traditonal deodrants.
Godiva- £5.75 for 55g When going to the gym, travelling or going to a festival nothing is more annoying than filling a heavy bag with full sized shower essentials. Instead of lugging bottles, try one of Lush’s long lasting solid shampoo bars like Godiva. This 2 in 1 solid shampoo and conditioner will be your new best friend and with no lugging involved, will reduce unnecessary limb strain! With cocoa and shea butters to moisturise and condition hair, camellia oil to give shine and jasmine for a super sexy fragrance, this small bar can also be stored in a super light tin (£2.30) and means you’re good to go.
Little Green Bag- £16.95 Introducing the Little Green Bag, another one of our packaging free gift ideas. Containing a selection of Lush’s greenest, most environmentally friendly products all wrapped up in a Knot-Wrap, which can be re-used again and again. What could be greener? There’s five of our solid, naked, preservative free and vegan products. Jungle Conditioner 55g, Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar 55g in tin, Sugar Scrub (mini) 50g, Sea Vegetable Soap 100g, Each Peach Massage Bar (mini) 20g in tin. We suggest re-using the scarf to carry all your lovely products, or as a fetching head scarf during the festival season.
To pick up these fresh and many more ethical, cruelty free cosmetics, visit Lush stores nationwide now. For shop details and mail order contact 01202 668 545 or online at www.lush.co.uk
1 F&F at Tesco. Top (worn as dress). £12.50, waistcoat, £12. 2 Simply Be. Festival Chic parka, £45, butterfly tunic, £28. 3 Marks & Spencer. Per Una pure cotton leafprint cropped pyjamas, £25. 4 Yogoego. Animal print band trilby hat, £10. 5 New Look. Idol sheet dip hem top with tie spagetti straps, £22.99. 6 Republic. Crafted hot pant, £24.99.7 Internacionale. Hooded parka, £19.99.8 Jane Norman. Stitch detail cropped jeans, £35
9 Wilkinson. 3-in-1 facial wipes, 57p each or two for 97p.10 Accessorize. Flower crown bandeau, £6, capri rope necklace, £12, vintage chintz rose maxi dress, £50, carved rose stretch bracelet, £12, Amalfi printed clutch, £25, carved rose vine flower ring, £8, perspex graphic butterfly ring, £8, mexican rose plait bandeau, £8. 11 Simply Be. Sandals, £28. 12 Matalan. Heart printwellie, £12. 13 Schuh. Hunter original short, £59.
Festival fever has arrived. We’ve got Glastonbury, V, Bestival, Reading and many, many others to enjoy over the next few months and quite frankly we’re excited. Not just because it means days of lying in fields listening to brilliant bands, but because it also means we need to buy a festival wardrobe. Yup, we are that shallow. First things first: whatever clothes we buy, the most important item to take camping is some wet wipes, because that way we can ensure our faces glow and smells are kept at bay. It’s vital if you’re going to be dancing as no-one wants smelly pits in their face. It’s just not polite. The next thing to cater for is the great British summer. You need wellies AND flipflops if you want to protect against the mud but still have footwear that will let your feet breathe.
Also needed is a coat that will protect you from the rain. Preferably a colourful one which will make you stand out in a crowd and make it easier for your friends to find you. Little dresses are a fab idea as they don’t trail in the mud, will keep you cool and can easily be layered over jeans when the cooler evenings set in. To cover your legs turn-ups are a good call or if you want to flash your pins then go for hotpants. Layers of t-shirts and jumpers will give you lots of flexibility, and to personalise your look and we reccommend adding masses of bracelets, headbands and necklaces to jazz the look up. Our final tip is to take some cosy pyjamas. You’ll be grateful for them when you stagger back to your tent and want a good night’s sleep in dry, comfortable clothes. Rock on!
Father’s Day for Any Budget Here are Grit we have come up with a few ideas for what to get Daddy dearest on Fathers Day. Whether you are skint and need inspiration or you just want to splash the cash we have gifts that will suit any budget! Splash the cash gifts
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1. Cat Apparel £40.99 2. Storm £99.99 3. Energie £62 4. Lambretta £229 5. Cat Footwear £90 6. Geox £79 7. Sebago £100 8. Neosens £135 9. Manhattan Portage Bag £89
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1. Heatons. Stripe polo shirt, £6 2. Jacamo. Fella socks, £10 3. George at Asda. Super Dad tee, £6 4. Brantano. Red Level Akimbo, £26 5. Firebox.com. Beer soap, £5.99 6. Halfords. Meguiars car wash & wax kit, £16.99 7. Iwantoneofthose.com. My Scratch Map, £14.99 8. Aquarterof.co.uk. A Jar of Nostalgia, £19.37 9. Firebox.com. BBQ sword, £15.99 10. Matalan. Denim Boat Shoe, £14
CAT Footwear steps up with Rugged Equipment……….
Just in time for summer, Iconic brand Cat Footwear has introduced a selection of key designs within their Rugged Equipment range. Made from suede and full grain leathers in an earthy-toned colour palette, the Fulcrum and Davis offer classic functionality with an industrial edge, featuring an understated urban desert boot and lace up work shoe, Cat Footwear guarantees style with serious durability.
Spring into life...
1. M&Co. Newton sweat hoodie £29, Sapporo graphic T-shirt £14 and light wash direction jean, £35. 2. Marks & Spencer. Autograph bomber jacket, £129. 3. Jacamo. Tapes T-shirt, £13. 4. Next. Floral pattern shirt, £28. 5 Austin Reed. Shorts, £59.
6. Republic. Faux Real Badboy, £14.99. 7. Matalan. Three quarter-length linen shorts, £18. 8. Next. Striped Jersey polo shirt, £16. 9. Lands’ End. Mens white shirt and classic boat shoes. 10. F&F. Trilby, £8. 11. White Stuff. Chapelle polo, £32.50.
It’s official, spring is here. A sunny day is enough to lift the heart and also to make you drag out the same T-shirts you’ve had since you first heard Metallica and when shaving was something to be boasted about. This year, why not try a wardrobe update? It could mean you hanging up your internet dating shoes and being accepted into all sorts of bars, not just the ones that women wouldn’t go into alone. There are plenty of brightly coloured tops around this year (eye searing shades are very 2011, don’t you know). Try striped polo shirts , T-shirts with truly humorous prints or shirts for those more adventurous
types. Shirts looks perfect when teamed with well-fitting jeans and a rumpled hair-do. While there are some great jeans in the shops at the moment, if you dare to be different then check out some shorts. There are styles to suit anyone from hanging out at the beach looking cool types or some to suit the more dapper look. This is the UK, however, so you will need an extra layer for the cool evenings, we say grab a hoodie or leather jacket So there you have it: new clothes, new you. And yes, you do have to bin your Def Leppard T-shirt. Trust us, you’ll get on better without it.
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Matthew Morrison NIA Academy 10th June Glee’s Matthew Morrison hits up debut UK Tour. Fans will get to see the ‘Glee’ star in action on his first ever UK tour. Mr Schue’s debut album features Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow. Tickets are priced at £30 & £35 (subject to booking fee) and are available from The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000 or online at www.theticketfactory.com
Peter Kay Live The Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour LG Arena 14th- 18th June After phenomenal ticket sales and due to an unprecedented public demand, the world’s most successful stand-up comedy tour bids farewell with five additional shows at the LG Arena from Monday 14 to Saturday 18 June 2011. Tickets are priced £35.74 plus booking and transaction fee and are available online at www.theticketfactory.com or by calling The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000.
Britain’s Got Talent Live NIA Academy 25th June Britain’s Got Talent Live returns this summer for another action-packed, headline-grabbing, awe-inspiring national tour. Fans can expect an incredible mix of raw talent from the massively popular ITV1 show. The live show brings all the mayhem and magic of the hugely popular programme and the chance to watch your favourite acts perform live on stage. Tickets are priced £35 plus booking and transaction fee and are available online at www.theticketfactory.com or by calling The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000.
Iron Maiden The NIA 31st July The rock legends return to the UK as part of their Final Frontier World Tour in conjuntion with the band’s 15th studio album release. For the first time in many years the band will be playing shows across the full length and breadth of the UK. Tickets are priced £37.50 plus booking and transaction fee and are available online at www.theticketfactory.com or by calling The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000.
For more information on upcoming gigs and events visit www.necgroup.co.uk/whatson
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A visit to the IMAX Cinema at Millennium Point is an entertainment experience unlike anything else. With the largest cinema screen in the Midland (as high as a 5 storey building and as wide as 4 buses) and 42 speakers of digitally aligned surround sound, you won’t look at a trip to the cinema the same way again! This summer, IMAX Cinema will be showing two huge blockbusters; Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D opening 1 July The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3D opening 15 July 2011. Part 2 is the much anticipated final film in the Harry Potter series. It all ends here!
Book tickets online at www.imax.ac Tickets cost £8.60 for students on presentation of an NUS card. (Regular admission price - £10.60)
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This year Grit proudly took part in the brmb walkathon and walked 13 miles for Birmingham’s Childrens Hospital. We’d just like to say a big thank you to Mix our designer, Steve our photgrapher and Clare our sales manager for taking part on the day and even managing to hobble slowly into work on the Monday. A massive £414,845 was raised by everyone that took part on the day and despite all the sprains, strains and the heat a good day was had by all. Here are a few of our favourite pictures from the day!
Our walkers (From left to right) Mix, Steve & Clare
Mix with her medal
Chocolate bunnies help you walk faster
And these we just have no words for...
For a range of fabulous things to do this Summer Birmingham has it all, from jewellery stalls to festivals there is something for everyone! For more fun things to do in your city visit www.visitbirmingham.com Mostly Jazz Festival - 1st-3rd July Mosely Park An open air independent festival, exclusively dedicated to contemporary jazz, funk and soul. Featuring The Cinematic Orchestra, Matthew Herbert Big Band and Booker T. Prices from £28.50- £77
Del Camino- Thursday 10pm-1am Jam House Every final Thursday of the month Jam House brings you Latin DJs & live Salsa.
Birmingham Tours city ghost walks 7pm 17th June or 15th July Beneath the surface of modern, bustling Birmingham lies a long history of dark deeds. Let us take you on an walk through the city’s murky past, retelling stories which may haunt you long after the sun has gone down. Handmade Birmingham - Sat & Sun Bullring Outdoor Market A new bunting-dressed market that showcases 30 of the local region’s finest independent designer-makers each weekend. The market offers affordable, authentic and quality handmade jewellery, ceramics, textiles, fashion, illustration, photography and fine art.
When the award-winning Green Man festival sold out in record time last summer, it’s status as the leading annual cultural event in Wales was confirmed. Set in the breathtaking beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park and now in its ninth year, Green Man was crowned the ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards 2010. What began as a small folk day gathering for a few hundred family and friends has evolved organically into one of Europe’s most cutting edge contemporary music and arts festivals.
- Adult weekend pass £135.00 (18 and over) - Student £115 - can only be purchased with proof of an NUS card or ISIC card - Holiday ticket (£40.00) can only be purchased with a weekend adult pass It enables people to arrive four days early, camp in the Green Man’s spectacular site in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and combine the festival with a holiday in magical Wales - Children 12 and under go free but must be accompanied by an adult (18 and over) - Camper Van SOLD OUT - Car park £5.00
Line-up so far: 2:54 / Admiral Fallow / Alessi’s Ark / Bellowhead / Ben Howard / Benjamin Francis Leftwich / Bleeding Heart Narrative / Chailo Sim / Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog / Destroyer / Driver Drive Faster / Dry The River / Duotone / Ellen and the Escapades / Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo / Explosions In The Sky / Fleet Foxes / Gruff Rhys/ Hannah Peel / Holy Fuck / Iron and Wine / James Blake / James Vincent McMorrow / James Yorkston / John Mouse / Josh T. Pearson / Laura Marling / Lia Ices / Mancub Babywoman / Marcus Foster / Matthew And The Atlas / Moddi / Neverest Songs / No Thee No Ess / Noah and the Whale / Oh Ruin / Our Broken Garden / Polar Bear / Robyn Hitchcock / Sic Alps / Suuns / The Antlers / The Avett Brothers / The Bleedin’ Noses / The Burns Unit / The Cave Singers / The Doozer / The Gentle Good / The Leisure Society / The Low Anthem / The Ramshackle Union Band / The Sleeping Years / The Travelling Band / Thomas Dybdahl / Treecreeper / Treefight for Sunlight / Tweak Bird / Ute / Villagers / Wild Nothing. GreenPoll 2011 will be launching on Thursday 26th May! Film / Comedy / Literature / AfterDark line-ups & more will be announced in the coming months.
For tickets and more info visit www.greenman.net
ALICE COOPER- June 26th Live At The 100 Club, Oxford Street London Alice Cooper plays his most intimate gig in decades, taking it Old School with a hot, sweaty all out rock ‘n’ roll attack on the legendary 100 Club on June 26th. A rare chance to witness one of most exciting, visceral acts in rock history up close and highly personal! Alice is giving fans a taster of his October Halloween Tour ‘Alice Cooper’s Halloween Night Of Fear’ and new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare, out in September as well his classic material, taking it back to its roots on the Detroit garage rock scene. With Steve Hunter, one of rock’s great guitarists, added to the band’s line-up of guitarists Damon Johnson and Tommy Henriksen, bassist Chuck Garric, and drummer Glen Sobel, Alice Cooper has been tearing up festivals across Europe and is a roll. The legendary New York Dolls join as support and Alice’s band has been described as the best he has ever worked with. Tickets are priced at £37.50 adv from www.livenation.co.uk
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The Saturdays- 8th December 2011 LG Arena, Birmingham Fresh from winning Band of the Year at this year’s Glamour Magazine Awards, The Saturdays have announced their first-ever arena tour. One of the hottest bands around, the five-piece will be coming to Birmingham’s LG Arena as part of the 11-date stint. Following a sell out tour earlier this year, Frankie, Mollie, Una, Vanessa and Rochelle will be gracing the stage for their ‘All Fired Up’ tour this December. The show will see the girls performing tracks from their forthcoming – and as yet unnamed – album, which is due out in the Autumn. The first single from the album, Notorious, is out now and represents a much edgier sound from the band. Tickets for The Saturdays’ All Fired Up tour go on sale at 9am on Friday 17 June. Tickets are priced at £32.50 and £26.50 (plus booking and transaction fees) and are available from The Ticket Factory: www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000
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Festival & Picnic recipes 6 chicken breasts, skinned and
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Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons of tandoori or Tikka Masala curry paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste or chopped fresh garlic 1 teaspoon ginger paste or chipped fresh ginger a small bunch of fresh mint, freshly chopped 5 tablespoons plain low-fat bio yoghurt Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cucumber, peeled and grated 12 large pitta breads 150g mixed lettuce leaves
1) Combine the chicken pieces and lemon juice and mix well. Add the curry paste, garlic, ginger, half the chopped mint, 2 tablespoons of the yoghurt and season well. Leave for at least 3-4 hours. 2) In another bowl, add the remaining yoghurt, mint and the grated cucumber, season well, and mix together thoroughly. 3) Divide the marinated chicken between 8-10 medium-sized squares of foil, wrapping it tightly around the chicken and grill for about 15 minutes, or until cooked. 4) Open up the pitta breads and fill the bottoms with the mixed leaves and a few cubes of chicken and top with a good dollop of the yoghurt dressing.
Mini Pork &
225g lean pork cubes 2 tbsp korma mix spices 1 fresh mango (skin on), cut into large chunks
1) Cut pork into small sized cubes, place in a bowl and add the spice. Leave for about 30 minutes for the flavour to absorb. 2) Thread 2-3 pork cubes onto wooden skewers and finish off with a cube of fresh mango. 3) Place under a preheated grill for about 10 minutes until meat is cooked through with golden edges. 4) Serve skewers either hot or cold with dips and a fruity spiced rice salad.
2tbsp vegetable oil 1tsp cumin seeds ½tsp fennel seeds 1 bay leaf 2 medium onions, sliced 3tsp ground coriander 1tsp chilli powder 1tsp garam masala 1tsp ground turmeric 350g chicken, diced 2 green chillies ½tsp black peppercorns, crushed 1tbsp fresh coriander, chopped, to garnish
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1) Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin, fennel and bay leaf. When they begin to crackle add the sliced onions and fry for 10-15 minutes over a low heat. 2) Add the coriander, chilli powder, garam masala and turmeric. Sprinkle with a little water and continue to fry. 3) Add the chicken and green chillies, stirring continuously. Sprinkle with more water if required. Reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 10-15 minutes. 4) Add the peppercorns and season to taste. Remove the lid and reduce any excess moisture by increasing the heat, stirring all the time. Serve garnished with fresh coriander.
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2 x 100g packs Finest Swiss Plain Chocolate 50g unsalted butter 2tbsp golden syrup 150g chocolate chip cookies, broken into pieces 100g dried cherries 200g mini coloured marshmallows
1) Line the base of a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper. Put the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until it’s melted. Leave to cool. 2) Put the biscuits, cherries and two-thirds of the marshmallows in a large bowl and mix well, then pour over the cooled chocolate mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are evenly coated. 3) Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and even it out with the back of a spoon. Scatter over the remaining marshmallows. Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight until firm. 4) Run a knife around the edge of the tin, turn out and remove the baking paper. Turn it the right way up and cut into 36 squares.
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