What’s on in Birmingham this month

Click 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.
Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Art comes in many forms, at varying skill levels and with sometimes extremely different points of views. The night that Gulp gave us, was definitely all of… Read more »

Seventh Circle to release brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow!

Seventh Circle to release brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow!

On Thursday 18th August, Seventh Circle – Artworks & Aesthetics Moseley, will release a brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow, also known as Sophie Chadwick…. Read more »

Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, bakery, cafe and eatery arrives in Sutton Coldfield

Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, bakery, cafe and eatery arrives in Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield has welcomed Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, a three-floor bakery, cafe and eatery Bakehouse, a brand new bakery, cafe and eatery, has officially opened in… Read more »

Yumi and The Weather – Heads to Birmingham this September

Yumi and The Weather – Heads to Birmingham this September

A cautionary tale for the brave, the latest from the creative voice of Ruby Taylor is an ensnaring electro/punk proposition inspired by a series of real-life events… Read more »

Ikon’s Autumn Exhibitions

Ikon’s Autumn Exhibitions

Ikon presents Edward Lear: Moment to Moment , the first exhibition dedicated solely to Lear’s landscape sketches; it features 63 works, many exhibited for the first time. Ikon presents… Read more »

New Films 10th August 2022 by Mike Davies

New Films 10th August 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Nope (15) Jordan Peele has stated that, overflowing with mirrors, cameras, and eyes,… Read more »

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock, Birmingham’s beloved Woodstock-inspired festival, returns to The Night Owl on Sunday 28th August. With live performances from tribute acts and local artists, DJs spinning the best… Read more »

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August from 15:00. 36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 6 August

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 6 August

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Jenn Hukins is back to bring you brand new tunes from the Commonwealth capital, including:… Read more »

MAC’s fresh line-up of Children & Family Highlights over August and September 2022

MAC’s fresh line-up of Children & Family Highlights over August and September 2022

Over the next few months MAC has a jam-packed schedule to help keep little ones entertained this August and September. From Theatre, to Cinema screenings, Sing-A-Long sessions… Read more »

Live Music & Nightlife Guide

Brumbeat – Best Live Music Events in Birmingham this August!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this August. From warehouse raves, to Irish festivals, Birmingham is a city of sound!… Read more »

Food & Drink News

Click 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.
Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Art comes in many forms, at varying skill levels and with sometimes extremely different points of views. The night that Gulp gave us, was definitely all of… Read more »

Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, bakery, cafe and eatery arrives in Sutton Coldfield

Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, bakery, cafe and eatery arrives in Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield has welcomed Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, a three-floor bakery, cafe and eatery Bakehouse, a brand new bakery, cafe and eatery, has officially opened in… Read more »

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock, Birmingham’s beloved Woodstock-inspired festival, returns to The Night Owl on Sunday 28th August. With live performances from tribute acts and local artists, DJs spinning the best… Read more »

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August from 15:00. 36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk… Read more »

Music News

Yumi and The Weather – Heads to Birmingham this September

Yumi and The Weather – Heads to Birmingham this September

A cautionary tale for the brave, the latest from the creative voice of Ruby Taylor is an ensnaring electro/punk proposition inspired by a series of real-life events… Read more »

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock, Birmingham’s beloved Woodstock-inspired festival, returns to The Night Owl on Sunday 28th August. With live performances from tribute acts and local artists, DJs spinning the best… Read more »

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August from 15:00. 36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 6 August

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 6 August

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Jenn Hukins is back to bring you brand new tunes from the Commonwealth capital, including:… Read more »

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… 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.
Ten Best Places to Eat Out as a Student in Birmingham

Ten Best Places to Eat Out as a Student in Birmingham

We all know that studying is hungry work, and as Napoleon once said, an army marches on its stomach. That’s why we believe it’s essential that while… Read more »

Best Music Festivals coming to Birmingham this Summer

Best Music Festivals coming to Birmingham this Summer

MADE FESTIVAL – SAT 30TH JULY 2022 The West Midlands’ biggest and best music and arts festival returns on Saturday 30th July for a huge 8th edition… Read more »

The Best Gaming & Activity Bars in Birmingham!

The Best Gaming & Activity Bars in Birmingham!

With so many new exciting places to eat and drink in Birmingham, it is sometimes difficult to know where to go for that alternative experience. One option… Read more »

The Punjabi ‘Mixed Grill’/Desi in Birmingham – where to try!

The Punjabi ‘Mixed Grill’/Desi in Birmingham – where to try!

Article by @guidemetogoodfood for Grapevine Birmingham. The Punjabi ‘mixed grill’ has become one of Birmingham’s best loved places to eat for locals and visitors alike. Revitalising often derelict… Read more »

The Ultimate Brummie Gift Guide!

The Ultimate Brummie Gift Guide!

Birmingham: It’s Not Shit: 50 Things That Delight About Brum In this funny, revelatory and occasionally even nostalgic collection, the team behind Paradise Circus explore the places,… Read more »

A Christmas Tale – Birmingham’s first Ska Band, Trojan Records and Walt Disney!

A Christmas Tale – Birmingham’s first Ska Band, Trojan Records and Walt Disney!

The story of Rudi The Red-Nosed Reindeer began 53 years ago, in Birmingham with the first ska recording to hit in the UK. The band were The… Read more »

Reviews & Features

Click here to view all the latest reviews & features for Birmingham.
Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Art comes in many forms, at varying skill levels and with sometimes extremely different points of views. The night that Gulp gave us, was definitely all of… Read more »

Fashion Spies at Old Joint Stock Theatre review by Sophie Rose Walters

Fashion Spies at Old Joint Stock Theatre review by Sophie Rose Walters

On the 21st of July we were invited to see the theatre production “Fashion Spies” at the grand old joint stock pub and theatre in Birminghams city… Read more »

Kibou Solihull review by Wallis Brown

Kibou Solihull review by Wallis Brown

Solihull Touchwood is now home to Kibou, a stunning Japanese kitchen & bar that caught my attention before it even opened it’s doors. With its leafy exterior… Read more »

Fierce’s Healing Gardens of Bab at Selfridges review

Fierce’s Healing Gardens of Bab at Selfridges review

Selfridges has partnered with Fierce’s Healing Gardens of Bab and is hosting some unique, interesting and thoroughly entertaining events and I was invited to choose one to… Read more »

Extrawurst New Street food review

Extrawurst New Street food review

An invite to try out the recently opened Extrawurst take-away on New Street in Brum city centre, was a welcome prospect, having missed a few opportunities of… Read more »

Guys and Dolls at The Alex review

Guys and Dolls at The Alex review

The gambling, smoke filled streets of New York, was brought to Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre by the amazing tale of Guys and Dolls. And to my elation we… Read more »

Blood Red Shoes review by Wallis Brown

Blood Red Shoes review by Wallis Brown

Blood Red Shoes are on tour celebrating their sixth album, ‘Ghosts on Tape’ and they showcased it for us in at The Rainbow in Birmingham. The sound… Read more »

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

A recent invite to check out the new Crazy Pedro’s pizza bar in the Custard Factory sparked my interest, as I know this venue very well but… Read more »

Community News

Seventh Circle to release brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow!

Seventh Circle to release brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow!

On Thursday 18th August, Seventh Circle – Artworks & Aesthetics Moseley, will release a brand-new collection of work by Worcester-based artist, Sleepsparrow, also known as Sophie Chadwick…. Read more »

Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, bakery, cafe and eatery arrives in Sutton Coldfield

Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, bakery, cafe and eatery arrives in Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield has welcomed Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, a three-floor bakery, cafe and eatery Bakehouse, a brand new bakery, cafe and eatery, has officially opened in… Read more »

Ikon’s Autumn Exhibitions

Ikon’s Autumn Exhibitions

Ikon presents Edward Lear: Moment to Moment , the first exhibition dedicated solely to Lear’s landscape sketches; it features 63 works, many exhibited for the first time. Ikon presents… Read more »

Gold Deaf-friendly Standard for Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

Gold Deaf-friendly Standard for Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee becomes the first organisation to receive the Bronze, Silver and now Gold Deaf-friendly Standard. There have been over 260 gold medals awarded… Read more »