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CONTENTS Birmingham’s Urban Student Magazine

New to Broad? What’s it all about? Broad in a nutshell is a new urban student magazine designed to welcome the new wave of newcomers to the City of Birmingham. Regardless of which university you are studying at, Broad has a bit of something for everyone from interviews to fashion to student friendly recipes. Divulge and enjoy everything Broad has to offer!


INTERESTING PLACES Wondering where to go in Birmingham to have a good time? Look no further! In this issue we introduce you to the Custard Factory and what it has to offer as well as point out all the hotspots on Broad Street.


PIERS LEE Recommended by one of the very creators of Broad, Piers Lee is a very talented tattoo artist located in Birmingham. He very kindly let us interview him and gain an insight into his life in this large city.


WINTER FASHION Get the inside scoop on what to wear this Christmas. Covering both men’s and women’s fashion, this winter issue of Broad will definitely inspire you to purchase some new, fresh garments.


STUDENT DISCOUNT In addition to covering winter fashion, we have shared a list of shops where you can receive discount using your student card. We know you’re on a budget so don’t miss out. Give it a gander and discover where savings can be made.


STUDENT FRIENDLY COOKING We’re aware that living on your own is an overwhelming experience and when it comes to feeding yourself there is no exception. That’s why Broad has provided an affordable and easy recipe to help make life a little bit easier.

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SOCIAL CALENDAR To top of this week’s issue we’re providing you with a free calendar that has all the key events during the week that you will not want to miss.


“Broaden your horizons in

the City of Birmingham�


ir Alfred Bird, the inventor of custard, built this revolutionary arts and media quarter 100 years ago. The Custard Factory is home to the best of Birmingham’s young creative talent. It holds a dynamic community of over 500 artists and small creative enterprises, affordable studios and offices. A theatre, café, antique shops, dance studios, holistic therapy rooms, art galleries, bars and restaurants only complement these. The community becomes more diverse every day, from fine dining restaurants to skate board ramps creating a lively and thriving quarter in Birmingham. “We’re only 500ft from Birmingham city centre. A short walk away for you to explore, be inspired and to discover something different and individual.”



Catch up on the latest sport, have quite drinks with mates, or party til’ the early hours. Wednesdays: I w Toms Mum. Is your name Tom? Free Entry! Bring your mum? Free drinks! Get your tickets in time for Kiss’ student Christmas ball on Monday 10th December. Featuring a great line up of live DJ’s and the talented beat boxer Ed Geeter

Vk + foster: £1.50 Vod mixer: £1.25 Jager Bomb: £1.50


Bar Risa


Bar Risa is one of the biggest and most stylish venues, with 6 rooms and 7 bars, it’s designed to ensure that there’s an area to suit every mood and occasion.

Have a warm welcome with a cold beer at O’Neils with great food and live sport. Now offering live music on a Friday… Why not pre drink here before heading onto the clubs of Broad Street.

Tuesdays: Salsa by Latin Motion Wednesdays: I love Risa. Thursdays: Vodbull Fridays: Filthy Disco, enjoy £1.50 drinks! Saturdays: Airport, stilt walkers and performers make Airport fly higher than the rest.

Book early to guarantee you and your flat family a tasty Christmas meal send off.



Pit Stop

Pit Stop is the perfect place to feed those hunger pains after a night out dancing on Broad Street… Enjoy a cheap as chips well deserved takeout in the taxi home.


Gosvenor G Casino

The casino is a great night out with a relaxed atmosphere, there’s something for everyone and not just you gamblers.

Free entry and live entertainment every Friday night. Play Roulette, Blackjack, Poker or Super Slots, but don’t blow your student loan all in one go!



Revolution Vodka Bar

Eat, drink, laugh and dance at Revolution. The bar prides itself on its fabulous collection of vodkas and it’s engaging atmosphere. Mega Mondays: 50% off all food on Mondays!



Mondays: LOADED Students night out… UOB, Aston, UCB, + BCU! Tuesdays: Milkshake, lets get messy! Thursdays: Get On It! Thursdays, Birmingham’s biggest Thursday night out Fridays: Supersonic Vague, Indie/ alternative Saturdays: Superstar Boudoire Upcoming Christmas events include: Boxing Day’s White Party featuring

Nicky Romero and Eddie Halliwell NYE of course will be legendary, so don’t miss out and book your tickets now!


Cineworld Nurse your next day hangover by chilling out at the cinema with friends

What to watch this season: The Hobbit, Les Miserebles, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Skyfall, Life of Pi

£4.80 per student



At the heart of Birminghams entertainment district, Flares is a brilliant way to top off a fun-filled evening. This Christmas get in the 70’s groove with Xmas fishbowls for just £7.95, choose from gingersnap, cheeky Christmas, fruity elf, and reindeer tipple. Come down for 2-4-1 cocktails every Thursday!



Love Grills? Love Wednesday! Thursday is curry night, for just ÂŁ5.95 with a free drink 2-4-2 on all desserts Book now for your awaiting Christmas Day dinner



Santa says party at reflex! Enjoy the soundtrack of the 80’s with great prices on all the best drinks, cocktails and bombs. Have a sing in the private Karaoke booth or just have a wicked night out with friends.

Now taking bookings for Xmas parties



An interview with...

piers lee P

iers Lee is a Worcestershire born tattooist living and working in Birmingham. part of Part Street Tattooist based in Digbeth, At the age of 22 he’s making a name for himself within the industry with 4 years experience, Piers managed to give some of his time to us at Broad magazine to answer some of our questions so here’s how you could get to know the man and his work a whole lot better. How did you get into tattooing?

Most common tattoo in Birmingham?

Apprenticeship, its the only way to get into it, just begged and begged them.

Text, everywhere its text.

Favourite tattoo of your own?

What would you do if you weren’t a tattooist?

My hands or my neck.

Couldn’t be anything else, maybe an astronaut.

Favorite place to go out?

If you had to rinse a million pound in 24 hours what would you spend it on?

Very rarely, Temple Street

Any words of advice before getting a tattoo?

I’d open my own shop in town, have all my mates work there with me with loads of machines and I’d buy two kittens.

Avoid any tattoo parlours with ‘ink’ in the name and do your research, no two tattoo artists are the same. If you had to throw one celebrity in a

Who was brave enough to let you practice on them? No one, I practiced on myself, most the stuff on my legs is shit.

Where’s the best place to eat when your hungover?

pit of lions who would it be? Cheryl Cole What’s your favourite band? Biffy Clyro, before they got famous.

Favourite film as a kid?

The fox and the hound. Broadly Street Cafe, run by two old ladies, theres probably hairs and teeth in the food but it all adds to Is there any downsides to your job? the love! I have pitch deafness in one ear from the noise.


Birmingham has mor than Venice and the Navigation is the wor system

re miles of canal Birmingham Canal rlds largest canal


his issue of Broad I will be enlightening you on the latest fashion for the cold months of October, November and of course, December. Continue reading to find out how to stay warm and look good this winter. As you may of seen throughout the course of this year, Beanie hats have definitely come back in fashion. Plain colours with a knitted pattern can add the final touch to an outfit. In contrast, patterns can also add interest. Reasonably priced wool beanie hats can be found in Topman, H&M and River Island. A wooly sweater will be a nice classy addition to you wardrobe. Coming in a variety of colours and patterns it is easy to find one that suits you. They can be worn as a casual piece of clothing or with something more formal but most of all it will keep you warm. Be warned readers, due to the nature of the material they will begin to bobble a couple of months after purchasing so wear sparingly. To protect you from the elements a good coat is vital to any outdoors outfit. A double breasted coat will accompany t-shirts, polos, shirts and sweaters nicely giving a smart/ casual aesthetic. Although rather longer legs and taller frame. expensive, nice double breasted Weather demin or chinos, any jackets can be found in Zara slim fit jean will compliment your starting at ÂŁ80. outfit. You can adjust the look by simply rolling up the bottom. The For trousers, slim fit is the way. combintation of long white socks It gives the illustion you have

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Hat: H&M £6 Shirt: Jack Wills £30 Sweater: Topman £25 Coat: Barbour £55 Chinos: Topman £25 Shoes: Converse £35

and rolled up trousers can also be a desired look. You can purchase slim fit jeans and chinos from Topman on sale now from £15. You can never have enough shoes when it comes to footwear. To compliment the rolled trousers and white socks a pair of New Balance. Only recently coming in fashion as an item you wear day to day, they are affordable in the range of £35-£50. Converse are an obvious classic that everyone should own at least one pair of. In the same price bracket Vans are another shoe which are afford,

comfortable, durable and go with a lot of different outfits. New to the scene are Nike Blazers. Comprised of mainly suede these a shoe that are high maintance. Coming in both low top and high top and a variety of pastel colours they have a vintage old school look.

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Shirt £20 Topshop, Neclace £12 River Island, Socks £8 New Look, Beanie Hat £18 Republic

Parker Coat £65 Republic, Skinny Jeans £38 Topshop, Shoes £20 Office, Pink L’Oreal Dip Dye £5.99 Superdrug

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