Time for our annual trip to Birmingham for Supersonic Festival!
It is held in the Custard Factory, an atmospheric former factory complex that is now an arts and media area.
This was an installation called Vinyl Rally.
We had a lovely dinner at The Warehouse Cafe, they do interesting vegetarian and vegan food. After dark it is quite hidden as it is above a Friends of The Earth place and if the door is locked you have to ring a bell for them to come and let you in. If you want booze you bring your own, they have ginger beer and so on.
Despite having visited Birmingham often we had never made it over to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, this time we remedied that and found they have lots of interesting things including some blockbuster Pre-Raphaelite works.
The Canalside Cafe is another place that we have been to before. We had breakfast there. I like it because of the decor and it is in a good location for canal watching and if you are on the way to the Ikon Gallery. They use organic milk and eggs which is nice too.
Ikon Gallery is always worth a visit. This and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are both free.
Another day we went back to get a coffee in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as we’d liked the look of the cafe, very Edwardian. The food didn’t look that special but the tile, the plants, and the artworks made a mighty fine place to have a coffee.
We also went to see On The Road at The Electric Cinema, as well as normal cinema seats they also have some sofas that you can book – very comfy and you can text the bar your order for drinks or snacks.
Topokki was new to us, really nice Korean food and fresh modern decor.