About Us

Native Monster is an entertainment, lifestyle and events website for The West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire and beyond.

We offer a comprehensive guide to everything that's happening in and around our region and showcase the very best - with daily updates on the latest news and events.


Native Monster is brimming with exclusive editorial content written by experienced journalists from the Express and Star and Shropshire Star – part of the Midlands News Association, the UK’s biggest regional publishing group.

We also serve as a talent platform and feature work from bloggers, guest writers and producers as we build our media rich offer.

Our dedicated sections span music, arts and culture, lifestyle, attractions, film and theatre, things to do, food and drink  and travel. You can read the latest entertainment news and celebrity interviews, get the lowdown with our reviews, find out more about the wider region with our guides and more.


Our area guides are the best place to look if you are interested in a particular area and want some tips on where to go, what to see and what to do. There’s a lot of potential right on the doorstep. Something for everyone. Native Monster makes sure you know all about it.


Our mission is to keep you entertained and informed with the best of what’s going on in the Midlands! We’re about regular updates, reviews, advice and special offers too…

Whether you live here or you’re first -time visitors, browse through our events section for inspiration when planning something to do.

New events are added daily which are of interest to everyone, including theatre, music, fairs, shows, dance & performance, comedy, festivals, art and exhibitions. If you know what you’re looking for, when you're looking for, or where you want to do it, use our search tool at the top of every page.

Adding your events

Event organisers can simply submit individual events to our database or can send us a press release or basic details of their event. We list all events free of charge, allowing venues to submit and promote their events without cost.

Please send press releases to info@nativemonster.com 

Please note that we receive hundreds of events each week and are unable to reply to emails about individual listings or confirm that they are on the website. Listings can take several days to appear. The content of listings is at the discretion of the event team and a listing is not guaranteed.

If you would like to tell the editorial team about your event, please send press releases and information about events to us at info@nativemonster.com

The editorial team will consider it for possible editorial coverage.

Meet the team

Kirsten Rawlins
Kirsten Rawlins


Kirsten Rawlins has been a journalist for more than six years, with a background in hard news, court reporting, reviewing shows and gigs, as well as entertainment reporting. With a love for music and fashion and a passion for journalism, Kirsten is forever reviewing concerts, festivals and attractions and discovering new acts.  Email kirsten.rawlins@nativemonster.co.uk or call 01902 319 368

Nativemonster.com is part of The Claverley Group of companies which incorporates the Midland News Association and The Guiton Group.