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My Birmingham: Ethan Muggleston

22nd August 2019

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How would you summarise Birmingham?

A big, cool and a laid back place. One of the best cities in the UK to spend time/live in.

Do you remember the first gig you saw here?

Probably Jeff Lynne/ELO at the Birmingham Arena with my parents!

And the best (so far)?

Tom Misch.

If you had someone visiting for 24 hours, where would you take them?

Ghetto Golf, The Bullring and perhaps finish the day with some live music.

What would you say is Birmingham’s hidden gem?

Digbeth is pretty cool. There seems to be many “hidden gems” around that area

The best for…

A quick pint?
The Ruin.
A night out?
Snobs.
To see new music?
Sunflower Lounge.
Grab a coffee?
I don’t actually drink Coffee but Yumm Cafe (Custard Factory) do a good Hot Chocolate and I have heard good things about there Coffees too.
Brunch?
Baked in Brick.
Dinner?
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Brindley Place), It is easily one of the best Burgers I have ever had, if not the best!
Takeaway?
Mother Cluckers.
Venue?
02 Institute.
Taking a time out?
Custard Factory.
Clothes shopping?
There is such a variety of clothes shops in Birmingham, from big chains to indie stores, go into or towards the Bullring and there will be a whole range of places that sell clothes. I like my tracksuits, so I would have to say JD sports!
Vinyl shop?
Honestly, I tend to just use HMV. But the Diskery is really cool it’s the oldest record shop in Birmingham and has a whole variety of records in there! A great shop to go to if you like your vinyls!

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Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.