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Independent Art Scene Takeover Digbeth with Exhibition

Independent Art Scene Takeover Digbeth with Exhibition

Birmingham’s Independent Art Scene Takeover Digbeth with a Unique and Engaging Exhibition, November 18 – December 8 Digbeth Arts Market are excited to be launching their pioneering… Read more »

Yoga Lab coming to Medicine soon!

Yoga Lab coming to Medicine soon!

THE YOGA LAB @ MEDICINE is coming to Brirmingham soon!! Jordanne and Chris will be teaching  Vinyasa Flow Yoga every Sunday morning 10-11.15 am (open to all… Read more »

The REPs New Season Reflects Turbulent Times

The REPs New Season Reflects Turbulent Times

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, has today announced the programme for Spring and Summer 2018 which mirrors and examines the stormy age in which we… Read more »

Halloween Highlights at Bitters N Twisted Bars!

Halloween Highlights at Bitters N Twisted Bars!

Bodega Birmingham  – Lucha Libre dia de los muertos special Friday 27th October from 5pm – late  in Sugarloaf Bar Authentic South American music, DJs, Spooky Drinks,… Read more »

Dine with brand new Fressh Vegan Eatery for Free!

Dine with brand new Fressh Vegan Eatery for Free!

A new Vegan Eatery is offering a tasty giveaway to celebrate their opening in Birmingham city centre on Saturday 21st October 2017. Four lucky winners will receive a… Read more »

It’s a Jam Packed October at The Custard Factory!

It’s a Jam Packed October at The Custard Factory!

It’s a hugely exciting time in Digbeth and October sees a host of fabulous events at the Custard Factory and other venues nearby. Here’s what’s happening: BIRMINGHAM… Read more »

I Knew You at The Rep review by Sally Jones

I Knew You at The Rep review by Sally Jones

As part of the New and Nurtured season at The Rep, I Knew You, written by local spoken word artist Steven Camden, aka Polarbear, and directed by… Read more »

Dine with Michelin starred Tom Aikens and the Lake District Farmers

Dine with Michelin starred Tom Aikens and the Lake District Farmers

Highly acclaimed award-winning chef Tom Aikens will be joining forces with his meat suppliers, Lake District Famers, next month (October) to create an exclusive menu for his… Read more »

DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY Friday 6th October

DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY Friday 6th October

DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY Friday 6th October.  5pm until late. Experience the incredible variety of events on offer this month, discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent… Read more »

Charity Gig Night in aid of Help Musicians UK

Charity Gig Night in aid of Help Musicians UK

On Sunday October 15th, there will be a charity gig night in aid of Help Musicians UK, who are raising money to tackle the mental health crisis… Read more »

Live Music in Birmingham

Live Music Birmingham Oct 2017

Live Music Birmingham Oct 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 October 2017, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip [Read More...]

Food & Drink News

The Vanguard Cocktail Bar and Meadery

The Vanguard Cocktail Bar and Meadery

Samuel Boulton is excited to announce a new venture The Vanguard Cocktail Bar and Meadery. This is a collaborative venture between Samuel Boulton, a professional cocktail consultant… Read more »

Halloween Highlights at Bitters N Twisted Bars!

Halloween Highlights at Bitters N Twisted Bars!

Bodega Birmingham  – Lucha Libre dia de los muertos special Friday 27th October from 5pm – late  in Sugarloaf Bar Authentic South American music, DJs, Spooky Drinks,… Read more »

Fumo Now Open in Selfridges Birmingham!

Fumo Now Open in Selfridges Birmingham!

San Carlo Group’s latest venture in the Midlands, Fumo Selfridges Birmingham, is now open. Following a lavish £1million redevelopment, including the arrival of a stunning feature marble… Read more »

Dine with brand new Fressh Vegan Eatery for Free!

Dine with brand new Fressh Vegan Eatery for Free!

A new Vegan Eatery is offering a tasty giveaway to celebrate their opening in Birmingham city centre on Saturday 21st October 2017. Four lucky winners will receive a… 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 »

The Plough Launches Fab Cocktail List with a Twist!

The Plough Launches Fab Cocktail List with a Twist!

The Plough in Harborne has launched a cocktail list in collaboration with Robert Wood, one of the best bartenders in the UK. Taking in seven carefully curated… Read more »

It’s a Jam Packed October at The Custard Factory!

It’s a Jam Packed October at The Custard Factory!

It’s a hugely exciting time in Digbeth and October sees a host of fabulous events at the Custard Factory and other venues nearby. Here’s what’s happening: BIRMINGHAM… Read more »

Dine with Michelin starred Tom Aikens and the Lake District Farmers

Dine with Michelin starred Tom Aikens and the Lake District Farmers

Highly acclaimed award-winning chef Tom Aikens will be joining forces with his meat suppliers, Lake District Famers, next month (October) to create an exclusive menu for his… 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 »

Food & Drink Reviews

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 »

Buffalo & Rye Review

Buffalo & Rye Review

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 »

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

Fumo Now Open in Selfridges Birmingham!

Fumo Now Open in Selfridges Birmingham!

San Carlo Group’s latest venture in the Midlands, Fumo Selfridges Birmingham, is now open. Following a lavish £1million redevelopment, including the arrival of a stunning feature marble… Read more »