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Live Music in Birmingham

Live Music Birmingham September 2017

Live Music Birmingham September 2017

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers more original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings than anywhere else online. 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. Recommended: For our pick of the best gigs in Brum this month, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip [Read More...]

What’s on News

Musicians Against Homelessness at Night Owl

Musicians Against Homelessness at Night Owl

Musicians Against Homelessness was launched with the patronage of Alan McGee in 2016 with the twin aims of supporting the homeless charity Crisis and providing gig opportunities for… Read more »

Birmingham Literature Festival celebrates 20 years

Birmingham Literature Festival celebrates 20 years

Saturday 7 – Sunday 15 October, Library of Birmingham and other venues across the city The line-up for this year’s Birmingham Literature Festival was announced last night… Read more »

New Play from Birmingham-born Polarbear Premiers at REP!

New Play from Birmingham-born Polarbear Premiers at REP!

I Knew You is the highly-anticipated new play from Birmingham-born writer and performer, Steven Camden, aka spoken-word artist Polarbear. Staring Birmingham actress Lorna Laidlaw, I Knew You,… Read more »

Stitches & Hos Hootenannies are Back!

Stitches & Hos Hootenannies are Back!

Stitches and Hos are pleased to announce that our monthly stitch hootenannies are back. Stitches and Hos are a motley crew of enthusiasts for things knitted, crocheted… Read more »

Pasta Di Piazza invites corporates to Biggest Business Lunch

Pasta Di Piazza invites corporates to Biggest Business Lunch

One of the city’s longest running restaurants has announced it is set to host Birmingham’s Biggest Business lunch, this week. The Jewellery Quarter’s Pasta Di Piazza, one… Read more »

Birmingham on Film II by Flatpack!

Birmingham on Film II by Flatpack!

Birmingham on Film returns this week with a celebration of the city’s waterways. Last year Flatpack: Assemble launched a month-long season of Birmingham-related archive film, screening the… Read more »

Colore Presents Shanti Celeste this Friday!

Colore Presents Shanti Celeste this Friday!

Shanti Celeste has made a huge impact on the Leftfield House & Techno scene with her playful style of fruity, deep, alternative dance music and has been… Read more »

Digbeth Oktoberfest returns for its third year!

Digbeth Oktoberfest returns for its third year!

The Old Crown in Digbeth is getting ready to hold it’s third Oktoberfest on the 29th and 30th Sept and 6th and 7th October. Tickets available at… Read more »

The Wine Gang bring Winter Wine Festival to Brum

The Wine Gang bring Winter Wine Festival to Brum

Wine Fans of Birmingham …. The Wine Gang are bringing their fabulous Winter Wine Festival to you on Saturday 7th October. The Gang are taking over the… Read more »

FLUID Festival, weekend of new Queer sound and music!

FLUID Festival, weekend of new Queer sound and music!

FLUID is a brand new music festival that presents a weekend of new Queer sound and music by an extraordinary line-up of composers, experimental electronic musicians and… Read more »

Food & Drink News

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 »

Pasta Di Piazza invites corporates to Biggest Business Lunch

Pasta Di Piazza invites corporates to Biggest Business Lunch

One of the city’s longest running restaurants has announced it is set to host Birmingham’s Biggest Business lunch, this week. The Jewellery Quarter’s Pasta Di Piazza, one… Read more »

Digbeth Oktoberfest returns for its third year!

Digbeth Oktoberfest returns for its third year!

The Old Crown in Digbeth is getting ready to hold it’s third Oktoberfest on the 29th and 30th Sept and 6th and 7th October. Tickets available at… 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 »

The Wine Gang bring Winter Wine Festival to Brum

The Wine Gang bring Winter Wine Festival to Brum

Wine Fans of Birmingham …. The Wine Gang are bringing their fabulous Winter Wine Festival to you on Saturday 7th October. The Gang are taking over the… Read more »

Boundary Feast at Catherine de Barnes Cricket Club

Boundary Feast at Catherine de Barnes Cricket Club

For the first time, we are bringing Seasonal Markets to Solihull. On Sunday 24th of September, we will transform Catherine de Barnes Cricket Club into a family… Read more »

Buffalo & Rye review by Nick Byng

Buffalo & Rye review by Nick Byng

Birmingham has a lot to offer the foodie these days, the variety is growing by the week, and with so many new chains arriving in the city,… Read more »

What’s on at The Old Crown this September

What’s on at The Old Crown this September

Friday 1st September – DJ Mazzy Snape in the botanical gin garden Saturday 2nd September – DJ Jordan Lott Friday 8th Sept – DJ Laura Walford Saturday… Read more »

Grapevine Guide in Bloc Hotels Magazine

Grapevine Guide in Bloc Hotels Magazine

For those who venture into the Jewellery Quarter or who are likely to stay in the excellent Bloc Hotel this Autumn, we’ve provided a few must sees… Read more »

The Bull’s Head Indian Street Food Review

The Bull’s Head Indian Street Food Review

I was so excited to visit one of Birmingham’s oldest pubs, The Bulls Head, on a Saturday evening to try the food and drinks (specifically cocktails) on… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

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 »

Buffalo & Rye review by Nick Byng

Buffalo & Rye review by Nick Byng

Birmingham has a lot to offer the foodie these days, the variety is growing by the week, and with so many new chains arriving in the city,… Read more »

The Bull’s Head Indian Street Food Review

The Bull’s Head Indian Street Food Review

I was so excited to visit one of Birmingham’s oldest pubs, The Bulls Head, on a Saturday evening to try the food and drinks (specifically cocktails) on… Read more »

Marco Pierre White Christmas in July review

Marco Pierre White Christmas in July review

If you’re a ‘Brummie’ like me, you’ll know that Marco Pierre White and his Steakhouse Bar and Grill on Level 25 of The Cube really is the… Read more »

Pho Vietnamese Street Food review

Pho Vietnamese Street Food review

Pho is a small chain of Vietnamese street food restaurants. The brand has been serving up its authentic fare in the UK for over a decade. The… Read more »

Byron Hamburgers Miami Slice review

Byron Hamburgers Miami Slice review

Byron Hamburgers appeared on Birmingham’s New Street and in no time at all, the restaurant seems to have established itself, as a busy diner for those into… Read more »

Best of Brum

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 »

Top 10 sights in Birmingham by Isabelle Jones

Top 10 sights in Birmingham by Isabelle Jones

Everyone claims that, as the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham is a key spot to visit if you’re travelling around the country. And as a… Read more »

The Best Independent Clothes Shops in Birmingham

The Best Independent Clothes Shops in Birmingham

Birmingham has many large shopping centres which attract the usual high street clothing brands. Such stores can be found across the UK in most towns and cities,… Read more »

Best cafés and coffee shops in Birmingham

Best cafés and coffee shops in Birmingham

Frosty mornings, numb fingertips and a murderous-caffeine deficiency all call for a steaming haven in a cardboard coffee cup. Now, I’m a student so I relate to… Read more »

Features

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 »