FESTIVE FUN IN COVENTRY FOR CHARITY’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS QUIZ

Heart of England Community Foundation kicked off the most wonderful time of the year with its popular Christmas Quiz last week. The festive annual event, which the Foundation has hosted for the past three years, saw teams from across the region battling out, all for a good cause.  The festivities saw 15 teams head to HOECF HQ to participate, but only one team could be crowned the winner. Bright stars, HCB Accountants, wrapped up the battle having pipped last year’s winner, The Friendship Project, to the post. The charity raised over £800 at the evening, which will all be used

BIRMINGHAM WINE WEEKEND UNCORKS THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Birmingham Wine Weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas is just around the corner and the city is ready to stock-up on stocking fillers. But before you brace yourself for queues at the Bullring escalators, battle your way through the German Market and begin the quest for the perfect present, Living For The Weekend has the answer… and you can buy it from your sofa. Birmingham Wine Weekend wristbands are now on sale and they are sure to have any wine-lover weak at the knees! The three-day festival is back and is bringing all things wine with it. #BWW2019 is

EDWARDIAN TEAROOMS CREATE A MASTERPIECE OF FESTIVE FOODIE FAVOURTIES

The halls have been decked down at Birmingham Museum& Art Gallery in time for the seasonal celebrations, with one of their top attractions set to be the mouth-watering menu additions. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or a tendency for all things savoury, the Edwardian Tearooms have got you covered with a festive focus on fun and full-on indulgence. Tucked away from the busyness of New Street, the Edwardian Tearooms sits amidst a backdrop of culture and heritage with a classic twist to make one feel truly transported. Set within the museum itself, the Tearooms offers city centre shoppers a

CHRISTMAS KICKS IN AT BRINDLEYPLACE

Magic lantern festival

Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire and baby, it’s cold outside. That’s right – Christmas is here and it has officially ‘kicked in’ at Brindleyplace, with the help of Magical Lantern Festival. The city’s leading mixed use development / office and leisure estate has been chosen as the home for a very special Christmas decoration that has come all the way from China. As part of Magical Lantern Festival, which is taking place at Birmingham Botanical Gardens from now until 2 January 2017, Brindleyplace is bringing a taste of the event to the city by displaying a stunning lantern

NEW FAMILY SHOW TO LIGHT UP BIRMINGHAM THIS FESTIVE SEASON

A new family show is heading to Birmingham Botanical Gardens that’s set to light up the festive season. Magical Lantern Festival, which debuted in London earlier this year and is now nominated for four prestigious Event Awards, is coming to the Midlands from 25 November 2016 until 2 January 2017, for a festival of light and illumination. A spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture, visitors will enter Christmas at Birmingham Botanical Gardens through a giant 12-metre wide lantern entrance, before following a stunning trail around the gardens. From Santa and his reindeers to flowers and animals, these giant lanterns

FESTIVE FUN FOR THE FAMILY AT LOWER PRECINCT

Coventry’s premier shopping centre, Lower Precinct, has announced a jam-packed calendar of events that will offer fun for the family throughout the Christmas period. From film franchise characters and festive food, to free events for all ages, Lower Precinct proves that it really is the season to be jolly.  With the ‘Big Day’ looming and Father Christmas already under pressure, shoppers are hitting the high street to ensure their loved ones have another cracking Christmas. Welcoming around 200,000 shoppers each week, Lower Precinct is home to brands like Next, H&M, Schuh, New Look, Select, The Entertainer, Pandora, F Hinds, Clarks,

MALMAISON BIRMINGHAM ANNOUNCES RECORD DECEMBER AHEAD OF REFURB

Christmas has come early for Birmingham’s premier boutique hotel as sales figures report a record December. Malmaison’s revenue is up 10% year on year, with last Saturday being the hotel’s most successful in its history. The Mailbox-based hotel has welcomed over 1,300 guests to its Fire & Ice themed Christmas parties, as well as hundreds of revellers every weekend to the Bar, which has become one of the city’s festive hotspots thanks to guest DJs and themed cocktail menus. Malmaison’s Brasserie has also been oversubscribed throughout December and the newly-launched Afternoon Tea offering is bringing in shoppers from across the

OUR CHRISTMAS GIFT IS ALL ABOUT LOVING BRUM!

This year, we wanted to do something different… rather than branded merchandise, alcohol or food as Christmas presents for clients and partners, we wanted to give them something that would really make an impact. So, this year, we’ve given the gift of ‘change’ to our Birmingham-based clients, and they are now all members of LoveBrum. LoveBrum is a “movement for a better Birmingham”; together, everyone involved, will unearth hidden gem and hard-to-reach charities and projects. Eligible projects will be voted for by members and funded, with a list of tangible outcomes provided so that everyone can see where the money has been

5 GIFTS THAT WILL HAVE HER LOOKING, SMELLING & FEELING GREAT

The tree is up, the Advent Calendar is open and the house is full of fairy lights. The arrival of December 1st means that Christmas is officially around the corner, and whilst you’re gearing up for a month of celebrating, don’t forget that all-important present-giving. Our new client Embrace, which specialises in distinctive lingerie, luxury products and bespoke gifts, has five presents that will leave her looking, smelling and feeling great! All of these products are available to buy online – www.embraceluxurylingerie.co.uk and www.embracecancerbeauty.co.uk – which means that you can shop in the comfort of your own home. If you do, however, want

Mr Magorium isn’t the only one with an Emporium

Hot on the heels of our announcement about working on this year’s Midlands Fashion Awards and MFA International Fashion Showcase, we’ve got another great fashion brand joining the EV. Family. Emporium England is fast-becoming one of the UK’s top shopping sites, with a whole host of luxury accessories for men, women, children and brides. If you’re in need of a shopping spree, or if you’re looking for something in particular, EmporiumEngland.co.uk has a host of treats to get you spending your cash! In their own words, Emporium England’s mission is to: “Find all that is luxurious in the world of