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Food & Drink News

The Juke bar and eatery opening on York Road in Kings Heath

The Juke bar and eatery opening on York Road in Kings Heath

Brand new bespoke bar & eatery opening on 27th July on York Road in Kings Heath. Coming soon to Kings Heath is a brand new bespoke bar… Read more »

Comedy Duo Serves Up an Evening of Fun in Brum!

Comedy Duo Serves Up an Evening of Fun in Brum!

A Brummie and two Scottish legends are joining forces for an evening of curry and comedy in September. Birmingham-born Shazia Mirza and Scottish legend Hardeep Singh Kohli,… Read more »

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival review – Sunday!

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival review – Sunday!

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival was founded in 2010. Since that time this mini-music-festival has welcomed some of the world’s most legendary musicians to the leafy… Read more »

Watch England v Croatia on the Park Regis Beach Terrace via a Big Screen

Watch England v Croatia on the Park Regis Beach Terrace via a Big Screen

The England football team are set to play their most important game for decades this Wednesday, but where will you watch the match? How about Park Regis’… Read more »

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird is Birmingham’s New York seafood & steak restaurant and cocktail lounge. Situated facing onto the beautiful Victoria Square, this cool establishment is the latest offering… Read more »

Reggae Caribbean Cookout Gimme A Buss Open Mic + authentic Jamaican Street Food!

Reggae Caribbean Cookout Gimme A Buss Open Mic + authentic Jamaican Street Food!

Reggae Caribbean Cookout sponsored by VP Records and GreenSleeves Records has been transporting patrons to the Caribbean in Birmingham’s only regular street food event dedicated to Jamaican… Read more »

Sun and the city: Birmingham’s best rooftop gardens

Sun and the city: Birmingham’s best rooftop gardens

I am like a stuck record currently, a Victor Meldrew, ‘I just can’t believe how hot it is!’ I am certainly not grumbling but after a hard… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

For those that don’t know, Digbeth Dining Club is a shining light, flying the Brummie ‘Forward’ flag every Thursday, Friday and Saturday across a complex of four individually… Read more »

Kings Heath Dining Club returns to Highbury Hall July 1st

Kings Heath Dining Club returns to Highbury Hall July 1st

Kings Heath Dining Club, the popular collaboration between the Hare & Hounds and Digbeth Dining Club, returns to Highbury Hall on Sunday 1st of July. We’re delighted… Read more »

The Blyth Farm Feast – Music, Food & Arts August 2018

The Blyth Farm Feast – Music, Food & Arts August 2018

Once again, Birmingham Seasonal Markets are teaming up with everyone’s favourite bus bar, Deckedence to bring you The Blyth Farm Feast. On 5th August 2018 we’ll be bringing… Read more »

What’s on News

The Juke bar and eatery opening on York Road in Kings Heath

The Juke bar and eatery opening on York Road in Kings Heath

Brand new bespoke bar & eatery opening on 27th July on York Road in Kings Heath. Coming soon to Kings Heath is a brand new bespoke bar… Read more »

Mischief Theatre Smash Hit Opens at Birmingham REP

Mischief Theatre Smash Hit Opens at Birmingham REP

Following the phenomenal sell-out success of its multi award-winning comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre’s first UK tour of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery will open at Birmingham… Read more »

Writing With Noise is a one-day experimental music workshop

Writing With Noise is a one-day experimental music workshop

Writing With Noise is a one-day workshop featuring writer Frances Morgan and saxophonist Rachel Musson that focuses on experimental writing about experimental music. Participants will engage with… Read more »

Birmingham to host Fun and Free Activities to mark Love Parks Week!

Birmingham to host Fun and Free Activities to mark Love Parks Week!

This week (13th July), Coca-Cola Great Britain’s ParkLives programme in Birmingham will play host to a range of fun, free activities in parks across the city to celebrate… Read more »

Comedy Duo Serves Up an Evening of Fun in Brum!

Comedy Duo Serves Up an Evening of Fun in Brum!

A Brummie and two Scottish legends are joining forces for an evening of curry and comedy in September. Birmingham-born Shazia Mirza and Scottish legend Hardeep Singh Kohli,… Read more »

Bright Minds Daycare Summer Open Day 20th July 2018

Bright Minds Daycare Summer Open Day 20th July 2018

On Friday 20th July, Bright Minds Daycare will be opening their doors to their magical Edgbaston nursery to all parents living in Birmingham to showcase their incredible… Read more »

Alexandra Bork and Nick Bonadies, Symphony Hall foyer, 30 July

Alexandra Bork and Nick Bonadies, Symphony Hall foyer, 30 July

THSH and FLUID join forces to present a free performance by soprano Alexandra Bork and pianist Nick Bonadies ahead of the sell-out gig by Bianca Del Rio… Read more »

Exclusive Mind, Body and Soul Classes at the NEC, Real Bodies The Exhibition

Exclusive Mind, Body and Soul Classes at the NEC, Real Bodies The Exhibition

Announcing new classes and workshops, available this summer at Real Bodies The Exhibition at the NEC. Class topics include yoga, an anatomy art class with a live… Read more »

Cornelia Parker exhibition at MAC from 7nd July – 2nd September

Cornelia Parker exhibition at MAC from 7nd July – 2nd September

One Day This Glass Will Break is an exhibition of twenty large-scale photogravures by Cornelia Parker from three experimental series: Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017); One Day This Glass Will… Read more »

Watch England v Croatia on the Park Regis Beach Terrace via a Big Screen

Watch England v Croatia on the Park Regis Beach Terrace via a Big Screen

The England football team are set to play their most important game for decades this Wednesday, but where will you watch the match? How about Park Regis’… Read more »

Live Music in Birmingham

Brum Live Music & DJ Guide July 2018

Brum Live Music & DJ Guide July 2018

Our Brumbeat live music & DJ 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 July 2018, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full recommended [Read More...]

Grapevine Features

Bright Minds Daycare Summer Open Day 20th July 2018

Bright Minds Daycare Summer Open Day 20th July 2018

On Friday 20th July, Bright Minds Daycare will be opening their doors to their magical Edgbaston nursery to all parents living in Birmingham to showcase their incredible… Read more »

Real Bodies The Exhibition Q & A with Tom Zaller – President and CEO

Real Bodies The Exhibition Q & A with Tom Zaller – President and CEO

Real Bodies The Exhibition is a powerful thought-provoking exhibition exploring life by displaying 20 real, perfectly and respectfully preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens,… Read more »

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival review – Sunday!

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival review – Sunday!

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival was founded in 2010. Since that time this mini-music-festival has welcomed some of the world’s most legendary musicians to the leafy… Read more »

Deap Vally live at Castle & Falcon review

Deap Vally live at Castle & Falcon review

The Castle & Falcon continues to draw in the crowds for its live music events, and last Monday we had the pleasure of reviewing Deap Vally. In… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird is Birmingham’s New York seafood & steak restaurant and cocktail lounge. Situated facing onto the beautiful Victoria Square, this cool establishment is the latest offering… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

For those that don’t know, Digbeth Dining Club is a shining light, flying the Brummie ‘Forward’ flag every Thursday, Friday and Saturday across a complex of four individually… Read more »

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

The Plough in Harborne has always been inventive with their food and drink offerings, and last summer saw the launch of their Boca Grande Tacos summer pop-up… Read more »

Cocktail evening inspired by Studio Ghibli review

Cocktail evening inspired by Studio Ghibli review

What I love about this job, is quite simply it continues to expand my mind and knowledge of food, drink and culture, whilst meeting some fascinating people… Read more »

Digbeth Dining and Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club

Digbeth Dining and Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club

Situated within Birmingham’s creative quarter, it’s no wonder that Digbeth Dining Club offers a unique experience- perfect for the foodies amongst you. Arguably one of the coolest… Read more »

The Indian Streatery review by Lou Woodley

The Indian Streatery review by Lou Woodley

Myself and a friend were recently invited to review The Indian Streatery on Bennett’s Hill in Birmingham city centre. It was a busy Wednesday evening. We were… Read more »

Best of Brum

Sun and the city: Birmingham’s best rooftop gardens

Sun and the city: Birmingham’s best rooftop gardens

I am like a stuck record currently, a Victor Meldrew, ‘I just can’t believe how hot it is!’ I am certainly not grumbling but after a hard… Read more »

Birmingham’s culture for visitors by Imogen Burgoyne

Birmingham’s culture for visitors by Imogen Burgoyne

Birmingham is a vibrant hub of culture and tradition where the streets teem with history, the arts, and a chance to explore a fascinating heritage. Sometimes referred… Read more »

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Is the haze craze getting you in a daze? Can’t decode the blackboard of beers at your local bar? What is the craic with untapped? Want to… Read more »

Top 5 Birmingham Bakeries by Rhiannon Simpson

Top 5 Birmingham Bakeries by Rhiannon Simpson

I have tried going carb free before, generally due to bikini times approaching but my down fall is always bread! The light fluffy delight that can be… Read more »

Free Things To Do In Birmingham by Imogen Burgoyne 

Free Things To Do In Birmingham by Imogen Burgoyne 

Whether it’s stepping away from the city centre to the peace of the countryside that you’re looking for, or immersing yourself in fascinating history and culture, Birmingham… Read more »

5 Sizzling Steak outs in Birmingham by Rhiannon Simpson

5 Sizzling Steak outs in Birmingham by Rhiannon Simpson

Carnivores rejoice here it is our top 5, independent sizzling steak spots in Brum town. The Red Lion This proper boozer set in the hub that is… Read more »