Originally from Wales (UK) and a fluent Welsh speaker. Longtime sustainability and recycling champion. Former county recycling manager in the UK. Career highlights include introducing innovative recycling systems and achieving a point where households throw out trash just once a month. Competed in international coastal rowing championships and followed Wales throughout Europe in their Rugby and Soccer endeavours.
Don’t feel like cooking? Your turn to book lunch for the work crew? No time to prep before the big game? We feel ya! Find out more about how The TakeOut Bham has been making ordering from independent restaurants in Birmingham easy – since 2010.
Did you know that you can row in the greater Birmingham area? The ultimate team sport-demanding the complete focus and effort of every team member – is a favorite hobby of mine. I sought out a rowing group when I moved to Birmingham from Wales last year. Fortunately I found one! Find out what it’s about and how you can get rowing too.
You’ve probably been to a friend’s weekend home on Smith Lake just north of Birmingham. Have you thought about getting your own place? Never fear. Bham Now has pulled together this handy, dandy guide to give you a glimpse of what it’s really like. Find out where the locals eat, shop and hangout. Check out local properties for sale.
Sometimes a great story is worth sharing! I recently found out about an infamous hoaxer of the 19th century who convinced journalists all over the country of his unbelievable discoveries of scientific and historical significance; including a mysterious underground river underneath Birmingham. Find out more about Joseph Mulhatton’s legendary ‘discovery’.
Birmingham based theatrical teacher, performer, and director, Michael Flowers, discusses the upcoming Red Mountain Theatre Company production of Matilda the Musical, a feel-good family musical about an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers.
Hoover’s Stadium Trace Parkway continues to add more businesses. This week saw the grand opening of Culver’s, a Wisconsin based family-favorite restaurant chain, opposite the recently opened ALDI grocery store. More businesses are on the way as Stadium Trace Village takes shape. Find out what one local resident had to say.
As a Brit living in Birmingham, I was tremendously happy to discover a new food trailer in town that serves traditional British comfort foods. I was even more excited to find out Little London Kitchen invites hungry patrons to eat on their 1968 British double-decker red bus! I couldn’t wait to try it out – here’s what I found.
You’ve seen the stunning multi-colored light tunnel connecting the northside of Birmingham with the southside. You’ve enjoyed throwing frisbees at Railroad Park. You’ve attended a leading edge tech talk by Innovate Birmingham. But, do you know how they projects came to life? Bham Now had a look behind the scenes. Here’s what we learned and how you can get involved.
Vulcan Park and Museum, known for the largest and most extravagant Independence Day celebrations in the state, are planning the biggest one yet for July 4th, 2019! Get ready to be thrilled by a choreographed display of 2,500 fireworks in honor of Alabama’s bicentennial and our nation’s birthday. We’ve pulled together a list of the best viewing spots in Birmingham, parties and tips for making the most of the extravaganza.
EBSCO Industries, headquartered in Birmingham, has been honored with national recognition by its inclusion on Computerworld magazine’s prestigious annual list of ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’. The only company in Alabama to be included on the list.Find out more about what makes EBSCO a top place to work and why it is a hit with tech professionals.
It’s not like we need an excuse to visit a brewery at Bham Now, y’all. We’ve put a list together of the best beers for the summer produced in Birmingham. Enjoy them at the brewery pubs or at home over grilling season.
Do you dream about getting a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) but worry about your job getting in the way? Jennifer Dempsey gave us the inside scoop on how she juggled both a successful career and completed the Executive MBA program offered by Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama. Find out more.
A new craft distillery opened its doors in Birmingham this week for tours before a full opening later this summer. Bham Now was there and here’s what we saw and tasted. The Dread River Distilling Company will manufacture a full complement of drinks at it’s 24,000 sq foot distilling facility on 7th Avenue South. Bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, rum,and gin will all be distilled in-house, as well as small batches of wine and beer.
A new luxury movie theater is getting closer to rolling out the red carpet for moviegoers in Birmingham. Construction is nearing completion at the Premiere Lux Cinema (off Lakeshore Parkway) with doors set to open at the end of summer. Bham Now got all the deets for you.