End Systemic Racism


Lady Sanity: Lying In Truth


One Step Ahead with Tarju Le’Sano


Voice of the Streets: Janel Antoneshia


Coffee in Suburbia with Joe Corfield

NEONE Imagine

Gilles Peterson Spins NEONE The Wonderer on 6 Music

Gilles Peterson, the founder of Acid Jazz and Talkin’ Loud, has a reputation for hunting down innovative and…

Abuse of Power In Electronic Music: A Conversation

Earlier this year, Eric Murillo was remembered a "hero" after his death, timed days before he was due…

Ella More Releases Debut Single ft. Patches

Out today is a Birmingham link-up that channels the 70’s feel-good era of free love. Born out of…

Gent48 Presents Editions

Take a wander through Brum city centre and you'll be confronted by one of Gent48’s twisted, character based…

When Lockdown Eased and Cat Calling Intensified

Realistically we all knew there would be strong vibes (if you catch my drift) when we were allowed…

Bournbrook DIY Community Skate Park

Every city has their skate scene, some more prevalent, others more surprising -- each of their success dependent…

Birmingham is not showbiz at all.
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An Interview with The New Consistent

The Birmingham music scene has seen a buzz of new releases lately despite the pressures that lockdown has…

Grime Artist 12omo Speaks On New Album Conscious

Sitting down virtually via WhatsApp voice notes (thanks Coronavirus), we spoke to Birmingham’s 12omo, pronounced Romo. We talked…

Dishoom brings a taste of Bombay to Birmingham

Despite its relatively new status among Birmingham’s restaurant, Dishoom’s reputation for innovation proceeds itself. After already gaining swift…
MusicBAB Mix

BABMAG MIX 009 ● Matt Jones

With an incredibly refined and sophisticated record collection, Matt Jones' presence in Birmingham's club scene is one of…

Brum Goes Green: The Plan for a Sustainable Recovery

As Birmingham emerges from a long stint indoors, residents and community leaders find themselves at a key turning…

Kymara Releases Sentimental Video for Soulful New Single

Kymara relays the inexplicable joy and power of real soul music. Her new single, Unconscious Happiness, reminisces on…

Blame Culture, Consent and the Divide in Convictions

Sexual violence is not an easy topic to bring up, but the debate that surrounds it is of…
Upper Trinity Street

A Chat with the Culture Consultant for Digbeth Development

"Digbeth is a highly loved area but there's no question it's going to change." Before the controversial Digbeth…

Bryony Williams Celebrates Label Signing with New Single

Wolverhampton based artist Bryony Williams has signed to Beth Shalom Records - celebrating the next step in her…
Forward in unity


Peak levels of uncertainty, misinformation and post-truth nightmares have been flooding our senses this year. But let us…

#LetTheMusicPlay Campaign

As the country starts to loosen lockdown measures, the damage Covid-19 has caused on the UK economy is…

Profile: Clarabelle

Tattoos can say a lot about a person. Whether sincere or a bit of fun, they have the…

Yorubaland: Anthony Shintai’s Powerful Homage to His Ancestry

The process of understanding oneself is intimately tied to the understanding of the past and those who came…

Trans Rights: Confronting Cis Female Privilege

As we reflect on Pride month, it's saddening that the anti-trans sentiment has once again reared its ugly…

Runaway into Summer with Cameo

With a voice as unique as her name, Cameo announces her debut single Runaway. Reminiscent of a young…
MusicBAB Mix

BABMAG MIX 008 ● Trieste

Although still in it's early form, our BAB mix series has already delivered a catalog of varied genres…

Help Yemen Survive Covid-19

Widespread, unchecked transmissions of Coronavirus is silently sweeping across Yemen. Throughout the country hospitals are refusing to accommodate…

Spaces and Places of Birmingham’s LGBT History

As we find ourselves in June, a month traditionally full to the brim with Pride, we instead look…

Dream Away with Graywave

Graywave is the solo music venture of multidisciplined artist Jess Webberley. In her new single, With Me, that's…

Ending Systemic Racism

The senseless murder of George Floyd has sparked transnational Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and with it the movement…

University Students Still In The Dark

There's been an enormous amount of focus on the reopening of schools. And rightly so, for children and…

NeONE the Wonderer: Exploring Mental Health Through Music

Dedicated to self-exploration through his hyper-realistic rap fusion, NeONE the Wonderer invites you to travel with him as…

You-Topia Online Exhibit

Last month, when it was looking like we were in peak craziness of the coronavirus lockdown, we got…
Erbium Records

Erbium Records Launches with Reactions Vol.1

Founded in Birmingham and London by three creatives, Kristian Birch-Hurst (Trieste), Josie Carder (Jay Carder) and Oliver Green…
MusicBAB Mix

BABMAG MIX 007 ● Rob Ashby

Next in our mix series of homegrown talent, it's Rob Ashby. After a day job imposed DJ hiatus,…

DEMON: A Millennial Noir Film

In the process of creating, it is often the external pressures involved which shape and influence the work,…

Create In Quarantine: You-topia

Over the past months, we've featured topics that've been spoken about frequently in the media and among friends.…

A Creative Quarantine

Can art, and our consumption of it, ever be detached from the context it is being viewed, or…

BABMAG MIX 006 ● Jack D

No stranger to BABMAG and certainly no stranger to the city's electronic music scene, our next BAB mix…

Flatpack Film Festival the 2020 Home Edition

Like so many events across the country, Flatpack Festival were forced to rethink their plans for the fourteenth edition…

Lady Sanity: Lying In Truth

In light of the lockdown Lady Sanity has emerged with a new seven track EP, Lying In Truth.…

BAB Cooks: Dahl

From saris and dhotis to an infinite array of spices, the Indian culture has been celebrated in the…

Check Out The Crease by Genuine Panama

Birmingham and Bristol's Genuine Panama are back with latest release, The Crease, an upbeat, infectious, indie funk offering. …
The Influencer Project

The Influence Project at the MAC

Before lockdown, we went along to the MAC to check out The Influence Project, which celebrated the impact…
Digbeth Developments

Neighbourhood Improvements – For The Many Or The Few?

As of 2019, over 70% of Birmingham’s population is under 35, with 40% of that under 25. (JLL…
Hunger Moon

Hunger Moon Release New Single, Patience

Today, Birmingham’s alt-pop duo Hunger Moon release their captivating new single, Patience. If you are yet to discover…

BAB Cooks: Pork Dumplings

Make little pockets of flavour to soothe the soul from your home. Pork dumplings, or jiaozi, first originated…

Face Mask Fashion

While doctors and nurses working on the front-line are fighting for adequate supplies of personal protection equipment, some…
Only Jerkin

Business As Unusual

We're all about independents and now it's more important than ever to boycott the big brands and spend…
Tarju Le’Sano

Staying One Step Ahead with Tarju Le’Sano

“You can be passionate and talented, but it can mean nothing if you don’t always know the next…

A Glimmer Of Good

We're in lockdown... We've lost Glasto, Peaky Blinders have suspended filming and we've been denied HD streaming on…

Speak Out Against Xenophobia and Unite

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused an increase of xenophobia within societies all over the world. In particular,…

The Disability Arts Movement Comes to Brum

The Midlands Art Centre, more commonly know as the MAC, are showing The Disability Arts Movement exhibition -…

Junk Food Gets a New Lease of Life

8.4 million people in the UK struggle to afford food - that's the equivalent of London’s entire population.…

Tom Hicks’ Typophile Photography

Hicks sees the simplistic beauty in everyday life. He doesn’t go looking for photo opportunities, but happens upon…

YNES: Real Life Situations and DIY Music

This Coventry based singer-songwriter is on the way to building a career that, in her own words, even…
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Vulva Talk with Lucy and Yak

UK based, sustainable clothing brand Lucy and Yak break the silence on a taboo to bring the Vulva…

Do You Know About Birmingham’s Clean Air Zones?

Come July you might have to pay a price for polluting our air. If you’ve been driving or…

The Worst Guys Drop Single No Celebrations

It's not all doom and gloom for this hip-hop duo. After releasing an impressive first single — Round…

TrueMendous Signs to High Focus Records

Birmingham born rapper TrueMendous has signed to High Focus Records, an influential UK hip hop label, responsible for…
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KIOKO, much like their uplifting reggae riffs that spiral positivity, release material, tour, grow and get better and…

Introducing: TWIN

It's wonderful when we get sent music. It's even more wonderful when it sounds like Amika, also known…

Reuben James: “Collaboration Is Key”

Reuben James has worked alongside some of the industry’s biggest names, collaborating, performing and writing with Roy Ayers,…

Wolves Export Alexander Nut Shares Vinyl Factory Mix

Eglo Records founder and Wolverhampton-raised selector, Alexander Nut, brings his fine record collection to the forefront with this…

Lady Leshurr at BOM’s Birthday

BOM (Birmingham Open Media) is birthed from underground hacker culture and dedicated to creating positive social impact. Their…

Jess Phillips: A Midland Maiden

Read an alternative view of Jess Phillips on Gal-dem.com  "Cut me and I bleed Birmingham." Can we steal…
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Never Stop Exploring. The North Face Relaunch.

While the phrase 'cultural hub' is often reserved for press-releases promoting hip, new office spaces, it is a…
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Boudica, A Victorious Festival

Derived from the queen of the Iceni who led the Britons in revolt against the Romans, Boudica is…

KALA by Brumtowners Who’ve Been

KALA's marketing is impressive, but BABMAG wanted to know whether the festival, set in Albania, is truly the…
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BABMAG MIX 003 ● Nikki Tesla

Known by the pseudonym Nikki Tesla, this DJ glides over the decks meticulously selecting tracks and crafting progressive,…
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BABMAG MIX 002 ● Echo Juliet

Emily Jones spins feel good afro, latin and jazz grooves as well as dancefloor-filling funk and disco. We…
Janel Antoneshia

Voice of the Streets: Janel Antoneshia

Janel Antoneshia has the capability to captivate anywhere. On a warm, but overcast morning she lights up Café…

Om Unit on Artistry Ahead of his Listening Sessions Appearance

Om Unit, a man who throughout his extensive career has dedicated his time to underground hip-hop and bass…

Alexander Rhys Solo Show at the Melting Pot

Former BABMAG issue four cover star, Melting Pot resident and chatty bloke, Alexander Rhys, will be exhibiting his…

MoHo x BABMAG May 4th

We're no strangers to shaking a leg at Moschino Hoe, Versace Hottie and we're fully aware of how…
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Coffee in Suburbia with Joe Corfield

Tucked away in the unassuming surroundings of Bromsgrove lives Joe Corfield; a self-taught producer putting out loopy, sample…
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BABMAG MIX 001 ● Romo Weeks

Romo Weeks is one of MoHo’s longest standing residents, notorious for getting the room going with their expansive…

Chicken and Reflection with Jaykae

With a string of successful releases, collaborations with the likes of Murkage Dave and Skepta, and a voice…
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Introducing: Molly Mikes

Last year Molly Mikes pulled up on the Birmingham scene with his breakthrough debut single, 'A Bit Of…

Introducing: Scorpz

In the same way that certain US Rap stars have begun talking up UK Grime artists; the London…
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Inside the Bullring Fish Market

Good food starts at the market, a truism, applicable to every great food city in the world. It’s…
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Lily Wales: The Art of Collage

Imagine an artist who specialised in photography but went through their entire BA degree without taking a single…

Smashin Brum: Our Graffiti History in Print

Ahead of the Smashin Brum book release this Friday at the Wagon and Horses in Digbeth we caught…
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Chu: Ways of Seeing

Pareidolia, the name given to the way the brain will interpret and find patterns in shapes where there…
FoodIn Print

DDC: the Rise of the Street Food Vendor

Nestled within the industrial backdrop of Birmingham’s cultural quarter - an area that has seen some prolific development…
ArtIn Print

Louis Sidoli: Neon Artist

Louis Sidoli creates iconic portraits with neon elements all encapsulated within a wood and aluminium bespoke frame to…
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Venue Preview: [ scru:club ]

Located within the historic foundations of the old Philips screw factory in Digbeth - and inspiration for the…

Refuge Boogie

Born out of a desire to contribute to charities battling the biggest humanitarian crisis since the second world…

PMT Festival

Under the curve of a Digbeth tunnel on March 11th, a few short days after International Woman’s Day,…
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Rob Lowe on Brutalism

Robert Low is a London based photographer who photographs architecture and sports imagery. His career started as an…

Temper’s Monochromatic Timeless Collection

Temper’s latest collection honours personalities we have lost over the years, some recent, some not. All painted with…

The Sushi Wave

Japanese inspired brilliance has brought the wave of Sushi upon Birmingham, a city distant to any nearby shores…

Jorja Smith at The Sunflower Lounge

The Sunflower Lounge has forever been one of Birmingham's best live music venues simply because of it's glorious…

BABMAG x PROVIDE Collaborative Tee

To mark the launch of our latest issue of BABMAG we collaborated with another supporter of independent culture…
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MusicIn Print

Pass the Dutchie: An Interview with Dennis Seaton

“Pass the dutchie on the left-hand side…” lyrics impossible to say without singing the number one tune from…
MusicIn Print

Introducing: Franklin Armstrong

2016 has been a phenomenal year for rap music. The speed that bright young things have been able…
MusicIn Print

Introducing: Vital

The conditions of inner city life can often turn the hopeful into the hopeless; a viewpoint shared by…

Custard and Crumble

We talk a lot about independents, artists, movers and shakers here at BabMag HQ; we pride ourselves on…
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Bikes Up Knives Down: Birmingham Bikelife

Over the past decade or so, social media has allowed for niche, isolated subcultures to go global, and…
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Getting to Know GVNMNT

Born out of Birmingham’s inner city, GVNMNT Clothing Co’ encapsulates the struggles of the second city in anarchic…
FoodIn Print

Inside Chinatown

Chinese food, you’re probably getting bored of it by now. Takeaway sweet and sour pork comes way down…
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An Interview with Alexander Rhys

Alexander Rhys is bringing the abstract expressionist movement back with a bang, his vibrant canvasses explode with colour…
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Laura Tinald’s Female Forms

Laura Tinald is a hot young thing with an inky paintbrush. Her illustrative style is influenced by iconic…
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For three decades Zooki has been a major part of the Birmingham graffiti scene, helping to shape it…
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Provide’s Best of Brum Store

In Birmingham, business success lies within finding a niche and providing a service that fills a void. In…

From the Studio to the Booth with O’Flynn

Hailed as Birmingham’s biggest show this side of 2017, Shadow City and Leftfoot have put their heads together…

Listening Sessions 3rd Birthday

Introduce yourselves to BabMag! T: Hello BabMag! I’m Tom, otherwise known as Elkie. I’m a DJ and producer…

Leftfoot presents Cinematic Orchestra

Riding the wave of the release of their single ‘To Believe’, the Cinematic Orchestra’s Europe-wide tour comes near…

Bene Culture x Dollar Dim Sum Club

Beneculture of the Custard Factory, still relatively new on the independent shop scene but their rookie status doesn't hold…

Ed Geater Ep Launch

The pools of music influential to Ed Geater is varied at least, confusing at most; folk, electronica, hip-hop,…

Local Focus: Hawker Yard

IN ASSOCIATION WITH YELP BIRMINGHAM REVIEWS / YELP VIBES HERE I’ll set the scene. It’s Friday evening around…

Im New Here: Lobby On Hill Street

So on Thursday night we were invited to try out the very new Lobby On Hill Street promising…
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Le Lieu Live Presents JMSN

The word 'Le Lieu' originates from French meaning 'The Place' or 'The Location'. Le Lieu started on the…

Digbeth First Friday October 2016

Tonight Digbeth opens its proverbial creative doors and welcomes us to view artist studios exhibitions and across the…
MusicIn Print

Mike and Dave Talk Tonga Balloon Gang

Between 1994 and 2011 Mike Skinner was the spearhead of a now iconic movement with The Streets, combining…
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MusicIn Print

Introducing: Bunny

How did you spend your teenage years? Birmingham based beat-smith Bunny spent his attending parties, throwing parties and…
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ArtIn Print

Imbue’s Mischievous Art Form

Imbue has become something of a household name around Birmingham recently, his subverted adverts, posters and religious icons…
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MusicIn Print

Jaykae, where have you been?

...The question on everyone’s lips when it comes to Birmingham grime artist Jaykae. After a short amount of…
MusicIn Print

Introducing: Lauren Ralph

Lauren Ralph AKA Caribbeden AKA Eden Hall depending on what social network you follow him on (and let's…
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Kebab Mag Part2

Kebabs come in all shapes and sizes. In the last KeBabMag we had a look at the new…
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Building and Burning Sculptures with G-Anders

G-Anders known to some as Ouch and to others as Glen Anderson is an artist who style covers…
ArtIn Print

Kate Hook Talks Creative Processes

Kate Hook is a 26-year-old photographer based in Birmingham, currently studying Film & TV Production at Staffordshire University.…
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One-Eyed Baz

The majority of red-blooded males have ended a night with a straightener.  Lashed out after seeing red. Animal…
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The year 2000 when everyone thought the Y2K virus would create chaos in computer systems and cause a…

MADE Festival

Made Birmingham is now in its third year, the inner city festival has gone from strength to strength…

Delta Autumn

∆utumn, the self-titled debut EP from rising live UK act Delta ∆utumn "Progressive and exploratory music is usually confined…

BABMAG Selects 4th-10th July

Friday 8th July Hankks @ The Sunflower Lounge Remember those days when you adorned a trilby, skipped on…

Civilians by WE ARE FEED

Civilians explores the effect living in modern Britain has had on our experiences. Civilians shows new work by…

Far Right Birmingham

In the wake of Brexit, we have seen a rise in media coverage for those who lean so…

BABMAG Selects 23rd-25th June

SKIT kicks down the doors of The Sunflower Lounge (metaphorically and politely) this Thursday to start a party…

Goral Vodka at The Edgbaston

If the word “vodka” conjures flashbacks of £5 bottles of Glen’s drank under the cover of darkness, coca…


SA$$ are an alternative pop 5 piece originally from Birmingham currently based out of North London made up…


A quiet drip, drip, drip of rain, mottled sunlight streaming through a leafy canopy... you'd be forgiven for…

Grand Union by Prem Sahib

Exhibition review – Grand Union by Prem Sahib curated by Kim McAleese. Working alongside various collaborators and curator…
ArtIn Print

Phill Blake

Artist, illustrator, and designer now based in Oxfordshire working in a variety of media from spray paint to…
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FoodIn Print

Kebab Mag

A hunk of beef/lamb/chicken/other meat revolving around a greasy electric spit, every so often the shaver takes a…
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Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett is an increasingly successful, Birmingham bred stand-up comedian, whose credentials include 8 of 10 Cats Does…
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Introducing: Phundo Art

The West Midlands is a melting pot of cultures that co-exist rather than clash; enter into this mix…
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The London Vagabond

Kieron Cummings, better known as The London Vagabond is a UK based street photographer who takes visceral portraits and…
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Andrew John Smith

Several train stops out of the city center, you will find Painted Lady tattoo parlour in Northfield, Birmingham,…
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A 2014 MOBO nominee, who’s spent time learning his craft under the Boy Better Know label. A unique…
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Elizabeth Ilsley

The modern world has become considerably more gender equal since woman gained the vote in 1928, but there…
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Introducing: Lady Sanity

Don't fret too much if you've not heard Lady Sanity's music. She's a bit of a cult-concern round…
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Nick Smith

His background in fine art, interior design and past work on dazzle patterns leads to a running theme…
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Adam Shelton

Adam Shelton has shaped Birmingham’s electronic music scene bringing it from the dance floor death bed in 2005…

BABMAG Selects 30th May-6th June

The Olympics are only a few months away, the torch has been lit and Birmingham has caught the…

Asics x Carhartt GLIII Custom

Asics X Carhartt GLIII A few months ago I approached Matty Cole, a custom sneaker designer. I enquired…

BABMAG Selects 23rd-29th May

Another bank holiday and even more events than it’s humanly possible to attend! But rest assured, BabMag x…

Space Play’s Brutal Brum

Many of Birmingham's buildings gracing our skyline, welcoming us in to the city have split views on the…

BABMAG Selects 16th-22nd May

BabMag Selects Monday 16th May Friday, oh Friday. The day when shifts roll into high spirts and being…

Getting to Know Brame and Hamo

Brame & Hamo joined forces and released their first EP, Street Urchin, on Germany’s Dirt Crew recordings in…

Skepta’s Konnichiwa Comes to the 0121

I’m not going to lie to you, I grew up in a middle-class suburban haze of Land Rovers…

BABMAG Selects 9th-15th May

Brum has all the genres on offer this week; from grime to gangster hip-hop, chill-out to two step.…

BABMAG Selects 3rd-8th May

With the weather set to be pretty sunny till Saturday and last weekend’s antics finally over, it’s time…

A Lost Society x 40 St Pauls

“A storyboard of the effects of Prohibition, as told through our expert food and drink matching. Our journey…

BABMAG Selects 25th April-2nd May

Five days, seven venues and a limited amount of sleep. Birmingham is hosting another ridiculous line up of…

sneaks&peaks Edition 8

  It is has been nearly one month since sneaks&peaks landed with their 8th episode at the new…

Swingamajig 2016

On May 1st Digbeth is set to be transformed into a carousel of festive delights as Swingamajig rolls…

The Joseph McDermott Approach

Joseph McDermott is a 21 Year old Graphic & Media Design Student from Kingswinford currently residing in Peckham.…

Dan Flavin at Ikon Gallery

Dan Flavin’s exhibition It is what it is and it ain’t nothing else opened last night at Ikon…

BABMAG Selects 11th-17th April

The words on everyone’s lips “rave in a cave is postponed.” However, it’s probably for the best, who…

Harvey Sutherland at the Hare & Hounds

High spirits and bopping beats, it was a night of grins, chuckles and teeth. The mood was set…

BABMAG Selects 4th-10th April

Quality over quantity is what they say and this week Birmingham is exercising this maxim to the max.…

BABMAG Selects 28th March-3rd April

If you’re feeling a little ‘under the weather’ and going back to work yesterday was a struggle, this…

BABMAG Selects 21st-27th March

It’s here. The week overdrafts and paracetamol are made for. The first bank holiday of the year and…


Having been a fan of Filfury's work for some time, and seeing his work on many campaigns by…


With back-to-back solid collection releases, Birmingham based Dark Circle are a leading influencer on the street wear scene. Their crafted…


Geometric animals, cosmic inspired murals, fallen legends portraits, and psychedelic mysticism all make up Annatomix works of art.…

BABMAG Selects 16th-19th March

The sun has put its hat on and it’s finally starting to feel like spring. With new found…
MusicArtIn Print

An Interview with Goldie, MBE

For issue one with decided to approach an artist that's a true icon of ours and a pioneer…
ArtIn Print

Gent 48

Known for his character based murals, Gent48 is a mixed media artist who has painted around the world…
MusicIn Print

Introducing: OG Horse

Usually, the veil is lifted on any artist attempting to master the art of the low key. However,…
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Introducing: Jorja Smith

Think about the West Midlands town Walsall and what springs to mind? For me it's the fact that…
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Where’s the Jerk?

There’s a corner of my mind that is always thinking about eating jerk chicken. Hot from the jerk…
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Drop in at Dark Circle HQ

With back-to-back solid collection releases, Birmingham based DarkCircle are a leading influencer on the streetwear scene. Their crafted…
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Studio Visit at Seven9signs

From casual lettering to gold gilded windows, you would have to walk around Birmingham with your eyes closed…
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Chernobyl or Tokyo. Getting to know Tom Bird

Tom Bird is a visual photographer, taking on commissioned projects as well as photographing immersive spaces in Birmingham…
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A Brief History of the Art Crime

The world of train painting is a complex and strange one, a legendary world within worlds whose core…
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10 minutes outside Birmingham, far from the Footlockers, JD’s and Size? Birmingham’s only independent sneaker store resides. Swap…

Midlands Cosplay

Hands up if you wanted to be a superhero when you were a kid. Who ran around the…

Wicked Streets of Brum

Wicked Streets of Brum – Varna Road, Janet Mendelsohn Janet Mendelsohn’s collection of photos have not been seen…

sneaks&peaks: April 2nd ’16

Set in the post-industrial backdrop of Digbeth, Birmingham’s creative quarter, sneaks&peaks returns for its inner city lifestyle festival.…

Katie Tomlinson

We get to see Birmingham's thriving independent scene through the illustrations of Katie Tomlinson. Her interpretation of Birmingham latest…

New Art West Midlands

New Art West Midlands does exactly what it says on the tin. Local galleries will be showcasing new,…

Richard Woods: Duck Weave

Richard Woods – “Duck Weave” is the latest exhibition being held at Eastside Projects in Digbeth, Birmingham, kicking…

Fiona Banner: Scroll Down and Keep on Scrolling

Ikon recently held the exhibition by Fiona Banner between 10 October 2015 – 17 January 2016. I visited…