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Tom Speight playing intimate Sunflower gig this Sunday!

Tom Speight playing intimate Sunflower gig this Sunday!

Singer Songwriter, Tom Speight will be playing a stunning live set, to an intimate crowd of 100-150 guests at The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham on 19.11.17 Listen… Read more »

Protest Feast The F Word this Sunday!

Protest Feast The F Word this Sunday!

Protest Feast: The F Word is a specially commissioned dining experience produced in response to some of the issues raised in the ‘The Fence and The Shadow’, an… Read more »

Apartment 27 bringing the horror genre to life on stage

Apartment 27 bringing the horror genre to life on stage

‘Apartment 27’: bringing the horror genre to life on stage Monday 20th November/ The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham/ Turtle Media Productions For one night only, this theatrical bloodbath-… Read more »

Bitters n’ Twisted Venues Support Acorns Hospice with Acorns Friday 

Bitters n’ Twisted Venues Support Acorns Hospice with Acorns Friday 

As we all know, November 24th is “Black Friday”, the day the internet and shopping centres go wild for pre-Christmas bargains.  Bitters ‘n Twisted wanted to do… Read more »

Symposium held to discuss the role of art in city development

Symposium held to discuss the role of art in city development

A public symposium is taking place in Birmingham to examine the role that public art plays in wider society and urban development. ‘Public Art Thinking’, hosted by… Read more »

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Brum!

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Brum!

Christmas is just around the corner, and with so many restaurants and eateries to choose from in Birmingham these days, it can be a headache thinking about… Read more »

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

Birmingham has previously had numerous influential bars that successfully incorporated DJs into their brand, such as The Medicine Bar in Digbeth, Circo and The Yardbird. The right… Read more »

Medicine to launch Artisan Bakery, Cafe & Gallery 12th Nov!

Medicine to launch Artisan Bakery, Cafe & Gallery 12th Nov!

Medicine, a new style of artisan bakery, café and gallery, will open on Birmingham’s prestigious New Street on 12 November 2017. Rooted firmly within its Midlands heritage,… Read more »

Birmingham Live Music Guide Nov 2017

Birmingham Live Music Guide Nov 2017

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to… Read more »

San Carlo Launches Unique Menu with Grana Padano

San Carlo Launches Unique Menu with Grana Padano

As part of its 25th birthday celebrations, San Carlo, Birmingham’s iconic Italian restaurant, has teamed up with Grana Padano, one of Italy’s most celebrated cheese producers to… Read more »

Live Music in Birmingham

Birmingham Live Music Guide Nov 2017

Birmingham Live Music Guide Nov 2017

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham 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 gigs in Brum November 2017, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full [Read More...]

Food & Drink News

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Brum!

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Brum!

Christmas is just around the corner, and with so many restaurants and eateries to choose from in Birmingham these days, it can be a headache thinking about… Read more »

Medicine to launch Artisan Bakery, Cafe & Gallery 12th Nov!

Medicine to launch Artisan Bakery, Cafe & Gallery 12th Nov!

Medicine, a new style of artisan bakery, café and gallery, will open on Birmingham’s prestigious New Street on 12 November 2017. Rooted firmly within its Midlands heritage,… Read more »

San Carlo Launches Unique Menu with Grana Padano

San Carlo Launches Unique Menu with Grana Padano

As part of its 25th birthday celebrations, San Carlo, Birmingham’s iconic Italian restaurant, has teamed up with Grana Padano, one of Italy’s most celebrated cheese producers to… Read more »

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego is a newish Mediterranean restaurant, small, yet perfectly formed. This beautifully appointed dining space, promises a rustic fine dining experience, in the heart of the… Read more »

Funky Lobster review at 1000 Trades

Funky Lobster review at 1000 Trades

After many dormant years, The Jewellery Quarter is beginning to thrive. 1000 Trades pop-up kitchen is at the heart of that burgeoning food & drink scene. With… Read more »

Discovering Birmingham’s Heritage over a Pint!

Discovering Birmingham’s Heritage over a Pint!

There are several historic pubs still standing in Brum, but many have lost any local identity with original features long since replaced. However, some gems do still… Read more »

Fressh will now be serving breakfast at 5 City Arcade

Fressh will now be serving breakfast at 5 City Arcade

Fressh will now be serving breakfast at 5 City Arcade.   With everything 100% plant based you can except breakfast burritos, Egg Muffins, Cream Cheese Bagels, Smoothie… Read more »

Gindependent Brum Presents Gin Battle

Gindependent Brum Presents Gin Battle

Following on from the huge success of our Independent Birmingham Festival at Aston Hall (which saw 2000 people descend on the iconic heritage site for a day… Read more »

Pasta Di Piazza Gets Scary For Half Price This Halloween

Pasta Di Piazza Gets Scary For Half Price This Halloween

One of Birmingham’s favourite pizza pasta restaurants is getting spooky this Halloween and offering a half price discount for kids on selected ‘Halloween’ pizzas. To celebrate Halloween,… Read more »

The Old Crown goes Digbeth Apres Ski

The Old Crown goes Digbeth Apres Ski

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate the festive season in Birmingham then look no further than The Digbeth Apres Ski Lodge  – Birmingham’s… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego is a newish Mediterranean restaurant, small, yet perfectly formed. This beautifully appointed dining space, promises a rustic fine dining experience, in the heart of the… Read more »

Funky Lobster review at 1000 Trades

Funky Lobster review at 1000 Trades

After many dormant years, The Jewellery Quarter is beginning to thrive. 1000 Trades pop-up kitchen is at the heart of that burgeoning food & drink scene. With… Read more »

The Alchemist Birthday review by Ollie Lloyd

The Alchemist Birthday review by Ollie Lloyd

If Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination then The Alchemist have truly embedded this philosophy into creating a wonderfully unique environment in… Read more »

Dinner for Two at The Stable by Izzy Owen

Dinner for Two at The Stable by Izzy Owen

After what seemed like a particularly long and tiring week, my friend Alice and I were feeling more than ready to indulge in delicious pizza and cider… Read more »

Cocktail Masterclass as Be At One gets Bigger!

Cocktail Masterclass as Be At One gets Bigger!

Be At One, a cocktail institute that has been bringing a lively party atmosphere to Birmingham since May last year, is preparing to be even bigger and… Read more »

Journeys Restaurant Indian Fine Dining review

Journeys Restaurant Indian Fine Dining review

These days most of my time spent eating out is situated within Birmingham, so the offer of a food review in nearby Oldbury felt like I was… Read more »

Best of Brum

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Brum!

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Brum!

Christmas is just around the corner, and with so many restaurants and eateries to choose from in Birmingham these days, it can be a headache thinking about… Read more »

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

Birmingham has previously had numerous influential bars that successfully incorporated DJs into their brand, such as The Medicine Bar in Digbeth, Circo and The Yardbird. The right… Read more »

Discovering Birmingham’s Heritage over a Pint!

Discovering Birmingham’s Heritage over a Pint!

There are several historic pubs still standing in Brum, but many have lost any local identity with original features long since replaced. However, some gems do still… Read more »

Birmingham’s Best Cocktail Bars & Their Signature Cocktails

Birmingham’s Best Cocktail Bars & Their Signature Cocktails

It’s more than fair to say that in the last few years drinking cocktails has become one of our favourite pastimes. As a result of a surge… Read more »

From Brumbeat with Love – Birmingham’s Best New Bands

From Brumbeat with Love – Birmingham’s Best New Bands

The music scene in Birmingham is undeniably eclectic and full of brilliant talent and creativity. From award-winning DJs to old school family bands, we have it all…. Read more »

The Five Best Cinemas in Birmingham by Victoria Roberts

The Five Best Cinemas in Birmingham by Victoria Roberts

Although it may come as a surprise to some, Birmingham has a selection of fantastic cinemas that are easy to get to and hard to leave. Are… Read more »

Features

Bitters n’ Twisted Venues Support Acorns Hospice with Acorns Friday 

Bitters n’ Twisted Venues Support Acorns Hospice with Acorns Friday 

As we all know, November 24th is “Black Friday”, the day the internet and shopping centres go wild for pre-Christmas bargains.  Bitters ‘n Twisted wanted to do… Read more »