GETTING MY JULIA JACKLIN FIX AT 71 BREWING

Don’t worry if you’re bored of Dundee, there’s Arbroath coming up next. But first, your authentic craft brewery tap with wall art and brewing vessels. On the wall outside 71 Brewing are a series of frescoes depicting BRAPA entering details for Tayside pubs into his GBG spreadsheet in 2237 AD. On the door it says… Continue reading GETTING MY JULIA JACKLIN FIX AT 71 BREWING

“WHAT’S BIRMINGHAM FAMOUS FOR ?” ASKS JULIA JACKLIN

  Day 3 of my 4 day Midlands tickathon ended in east Birmingham, with a gig, a pub and a Chinese takeaway.  I know how to live. Cheapest room was in the Ibis Budget, that probably wanted more to park than to stay, so I dumped my Aygo in industrial Balsall Heath and walked. Just… Continue reading “WHAT’S BIRMINGHAM FAMOUS FOR ?” ASKS JULIA JACKLIN

JULIA JACKLIN v SILENT PLANET THROUGH THE ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL

On the Tuesday night I had a return trip to South London for Julia Jacklin‘s premiere of her magical new record near London Bridge, a handy place from which to finish off the London GBG entries. But life has other plans.  Or in this case, Matt, who was desperate to see Silent Planet, the best… Continue reading JULIA JACKLIN v SILENT PLANET THROUGH THE ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL

LATITUDE – FLAT BEER, HIGH CULTURE, SIGRID

  So my only beer at Latitude was Carlsberg, served in plastic cups.  As I wrote, it was surprisingly tasty paired with herring.  As I’m sure it is in all Wythenshawe boozers. You don’t go to music festivals for beer, but you might be surprised to know that the only beer visible at Latitude is… Continue reading LATITUDE – FLAT BEER, HIGH CULTURE, SIGRID