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Birmingham Gig Guide January 2019

Birmingham Gig Guide January 2019

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for January 2019, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to ensure you won’t be missing out on the very best this city has offer. For our pick of the best live music today and this month, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for [Read More...]

Food & Drink News

Click here to view all the latest news on food and drink in Birmingham. From new bar and restaurant launches to foodie events, tasting sessions, press releases, reviews and more.
A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

Christmas over indulgence true to you? Vegetarian but considering vegan? Embarking on Veganuary for a challenge? As the fastest growing food movement in the world, restaurants are… Read more »

New Kids on the Culinary Streets of Brum

New Kids on the Culinary Streets of Brum

Our city is paired in Michelin goodness with Edinburgh to have the most accoladed dining spots outside of the big smoke. Our homegrown talent continues to grow… Read more »

Wine Freedom Launches Festive Pop-Up!

Wine Freedom Launches Festive Pop-Up!

Natural wine purveyors Wine Freedom have taken over Arch 21 at the Custard Factory for an exclusive pop-up.140 varieties of red, white, pink, orange and fizzy wines… Read more »

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub Menu Review

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub Menu Review

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to sample the food at the Gentleman & Scholar Pub inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Guests can enjoy a… Read more »

What’s on News

Click here to view all the latest What's on in Birmingham news. From music events, live gigs, food & drink happenings and the latest arts events in the city.
The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music: Number Six

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music: Number Six

Sixth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance, a… Read more »

City’s first pop-up Dance Music Internet Radio Station Goes live on 14th January!

City’s first pop-up Dance Music Internet Radio Station Goes live on 14th January!

Birmingham City University students launch the city’s most diverse dance-based radio station for two weeks! 38 students from Birmingham City University take on the challenge of launching… Read more »

Blue Orange by Joe Penhall at REP

Blue Orange by Joe Penhall at REP

Friday 1 – Saturday 16 February 2019 Press Night: Tuesday 5 February 2019 A new production of Joe Penhall’s critically-acclaimed play, Blue/Orange opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 1… Read more »

Forward: New Art from Birmingham

Forward: New Art from Birmingham

Ikon off-site at Medicine Bakery and Gallery 23 January – 24 March 2019 Now, more than ever, Birmingham’s artistic community is thriving. Forward: New Art from Birmingham is a… Read more »

Beatles All You Need Is Love Fest returns to Kings Heath on Sunday 10 February

Beatles All You Need Is Love Fest returns to Kings Heath on Sunday 10 February

Cavern Club residents Made in Liverpool to end day long celebration of 56th Anniversary of Beatles Birmingham Debut 56 years ago in February 1963 The Beatles brought… Read more »

Metmorphosen in Birmingham Cathedral

Metmorphosen in Birmingham Cathedral

When: 2nd February, 8pm Where: Birmingham Cathedral Ticket link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/metamorphosen-in-birmingham-cathedral-tickets About: For their first concert of 2019, The Ripieno Players bring a night-themed concert to Birmingham Cathedral…. Read more »

P o s t – P a  r a d i s e [14] at Centrala

P o s t – P a r a d i s e [14] at Centrala

Post-Paradise is a grassroots experimental music series run by a collective of composers based in Birmingham, UK. Now in its third season, they have created a centre… Read more »

The most authentic live Queen tribute band in the world to play Castle and Falcon

The most authentic live Queen tribute band in the world to play Castle and Falcon

The most authentic live Queen tribute band in the world, ‘Flash: A Tribute to Queen’ to play Birmingham’s Castle & Falcon on Saturday 19th January. For almost… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Click here to view all the latest food and drink reviews for Birmingham's best bars and restaurants.
A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

Christmas over indulgence true to you? Vegetarian but considering vegan? Embarking on Veganuary for a challenge? As the fastest growing food movement in the world, restaurants are… Read more »

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub Menu Review

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub Menu Review

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to sample the food at the Gentleman & Scholar Pub inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Guests can enjoy a… Read more »

All Greek Street Food review by Ollie Lloyd

All Greek Street Food review by Ollie Lloyd

Tucked down Stephenson Street just by the Grand Central Station mirrored ‘eye’ entrance is a little food outlet that has brought authentic Greek kebabs to another level…. Read more »

Ocho Tapas Review by Ollie Lloyd

Ocho Tapas Review by Ollie Lloyd

We all need tapas in our lives, so when I was invited to the launch of Ocho in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, my brain and belly did a… Read more »

Best of Brum

Click here to view all our special 'best of Brum' articles, from the best bars to the best restaurants, things to do in the city and other alternative features.
A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

Christmas over indulgence true to you? Vegetarian but considering vegan? Embarking on Veganuary for a challenge? As the fastest growing food movement in the world, restaurants are… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Birmingham Is A Great Place To Live

Top 5 Reasons Birmingham Is A Great Place To Live

As Britain’s second largest city, Birmingham is famous for many things – The Bull Ring, Spaghetti Junction, Cadburys chocolate, playing a major part in the Industrial Revolution,… Read more »

New Kids on the Culinary Streets of Brum

New Kids on the Culinary Streets of Brum

Our city is paired in Michelin goodness with Edinburgh to have the most accoladed dining spots outside of the big smoke. Our homegrown talent continues to grow… Read more »

What to do if you absolutely cannot avoid being in Birmingham

What to do if you absolutely cannot avoid being in Birmingham

Whilst the thought of having to spend time in Birmingham was once a daunting inevitability, the city now boasts a surprising array of enjoyable things to do…. Read more »

Grapevine Features

A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

Christmas over indulgence true to you? Vegetarian but considering vegan? Embarking on Veganuary for a challenge? As the fastest growing food movement in the world, restaurants are… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Birmingham Is A Great Place To Live

Top 5 Reasons Birmingham Is A Great Place To Live

As Britain’s second largest city, Birmingham is famous for many things – The Bull Ring, Spaghetti Junction, Cadburys chocolate, playing a major part in the Industrial Revolution,… Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Recording Studios Rock On

Birmingham’s Oldest Recording Studios Rock On

Built in 1872, the ornately Victorian No. 16 Grosvenor Road, today, sits unassumingly in the middle of a Perry Barr street. However, sat amid the fascinating mish mash… Read more »

New Kids on the Culinary Streets of Brum

New Kids on the Culinary Streets of Brum

Our city is paired in Michelin goodness with Edinburgh to have the most accoladed dining spots outside of the big smoke. Our homegrown talent continues to grow… Read more »

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