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Welcome to the View blogs where you can read daily and weekly blogs from the View front line. Every opinion of our experts from the worlds of cinema and film, pubs and bars, restaurants and clubs will be etched here. From the groundbreaking to the insignificant, read it here first and then add your own comments.

Latest Clubs Blog

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Fedde Le Grand at Gatecrasher Birmingham

Posted by: Mark O'Donnell  26/01/2009 @ 17:56
Subject: Clubs


In a world where everyone seems to want to be a DJ, even celebs who can’t even mix their own drinks let alone two tunes together, there is an elite super-group of jocks who can name their price, tour the world and are very much living the dream. For the rest of you, I’m afraid, it’s highly unlikely. Don’t, whatever you do, give up the day job.

For DJ Fedde Le Grand, one humongously big hit record turned him from being known in more clued up circles to international DJ du jour, all in the space of an 8-bar loop. There’s a chance to see Fedde Le Grande at Gatecrasher Birmingham on Friday 31st January. This is the first pay day after Christmas and New Year, so …

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Latest Film Blog

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Unstoppable Trailer

Posted by: Matthew Turner  18/10/2010 @ 11:20
Subject: Film

Films seen so far this year: 385
Films seen this week: Legend of the Guardians – The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Blue Valentine, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Vampires Suck, Burroughs, The Next Three Days, Never Let Me Go, Secretariat, Biutiful, Conviction, The Mosquito Net, Armadillo, Lemmy

Superhero News
After skimming over some other snippets of superhero news in favour of the Harry Potter 2D decision in …

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Latest General Blog

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Christmas Shopping In Birmingham

Posted by: Mark O'Donnell  03/12/2008 @ 16:58
Subject: General


With shops slashing their prices, and even the once mighty Woolworths getting sucked into financial trouble (read it and weep pick and mix fans), there has never been a better time to flex your buying power while Christmas shopping in Birmingham.

I’ve already picked up some bargains and got an extra discount just by asking. Don’t be shy about bartering like you’re on holiday in a Moroccan souk when doing your Christmas shopping in Birmingham. If being embarrassed is going to stop you from saving loads of cash, then just think of what you can buy with the money you save. You like beer? Calculate how many pints or glasses of wine you can buy. Food is your thing? Just think about the nice meal you can have with your nearest and dearest.

If Christmas …

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Latest Pubs & Bars Blog

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Valentines Day at Birmingham Bars

Posted by: Mark O'Donnell  15/01/2009 @ 15:07
Subject: Pubs & Bars


Depending on the way you see the world, you’ll either see Valentines as just another way of extorting your hard earned or as a day to show you’re loved one just how much they mean to you. Surely you can do that anyway? There are 364 other days in the calendar, you know!

As, this year, the 14th February falls on a Saturday, a lot of you will be planning to spend Valentines Day at Birmingham bars. You might be looking for somewhere to spend a night with your beloved, whether for a quiet one or a rowdy night out, or you might be out in town, keeping an eye out for any talent or simply just getting on one with your mates.

To make a big impression this Valentines Day at Birmingham bars, you …

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Latest Restaurants Blog

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Valentines Day at Birmingham Restaurants

Posted by: Mark O'Donnell  13/01/2009 @ 12:30
Subject: Restaurants

The good news, for those of you who have a partner obsessed with the footie, is that Villa don’t have a game on Saturday 14th February. That means you won’t have to spend Valentines Day at Birmingham restaurants with a fidgety boyfriend or girlfriend who can’t stop looking up the scores on his mobile phone. The bad news for long suffering Blues fans is that they do have a game on the big day, but if you’re a Blues fan you should be well used to a life full of disappointment anyway.

The good news for those of you sick to death of having to order off a miniscule set menu on big dates in the calendar is that some of Brum’s top eateries are sticking to their a la carte menus. Opus, …

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