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The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 23 October

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 23 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel cooks up a smorgasbord of brand new music from in and around… Read more »

New Films 21st Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

New Films 21st Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Dune (12A) Originating in 1965, Frank Herbert’s impenetrable allegorical… Read more »

Halloween in Brum!

Halloween in Brum!

There are lots of exciting things going on in and around Birmingham this year for the spooky season…. The Night Owl Friday 29th October – Le Freak:… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Showcases Bangladeshi Artist in Outdoor Exhibition

Birmingham Museums Showcases Bangladeshi Artist in Outdoor Exhibition

A new outdoor exhibition in Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square is marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. Lost Memory Eternalised showcases artworks and writing by artist Mustafa Zaman… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 16 October

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 16 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel has your weekly hour of beautiful, Brum-based music from the likes of: Stone… Read more »

Earth Riot UK tour November 2021

Earth Riot UK tour November 2021

Amongst the guests definitely not on the invite list to the COP26 International Climate Change Conference in Glasgow are New York based Reverend Billy and Savitri D…. Read more »

7 days of Halloween at Actress and Bishop

7 days of Halloween at Actress and Bishop

36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY. Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk from Snow Hill Station. This spooky season, The Actress… Read more »

New Grief Clinic has opened Sutton Coldfield

New Grief Clinic has opened Sutton Coldfield

Local entrepreneur, Lucy Cole has opened a new grief coaching clinic on Anchorage Road in Sutton Coldfield. Lucy, who lives in Streetly in Sutton Coldfield, is a… Read more »

Millennium Points the way to the Big Sleepout for St Basils

Millennium Points the way to the Big Sleepout for St Basils

On Friday 3rd December, the oldest and biggest sleepout in the UK returns to Birmingham. The new venue for St Basils Big SleepOut 2021 is Millennium Point… Read more »

New Films 15th Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

New Films 15th Oct 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Last Duel (18) The first script co-written by… 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.
Halloween in Brum!

Halloween in Brum!

There are lots of exciting things going on in and around Birmingham this year for the spooky season…. The Night Owl Friday 29th October – Le Freak:… Read more »

7 days of Halloween at Actress and Bishop

7 days of Halloween at Actress and Bishop

36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY. Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk from Snow Hill Station. This spooky season, The Actress… Read more »

The Oyster Club review October 2021

The Oyster Club review October 2021

I had been meaning to try out The Oyster Club in Birmingham city centre for some time. I had heard mixed reports, my brother and also a… Read more »

The pineapple Club Local Craft Beer Advent Calendar

The pineapple Club Local Craft Beer Advent Calendar

The Bottle Shop @ The Pineapple Club is quickly becoming the leading craft beer retailer in Birmingham City Centre currently with over 40 breweries and 60 beers… 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.
Bloc Hotel Review Sept 2021

Bloc Hotel Review Sept 2021

The last 18 months has been a pretty terrible time for travel enthusiasts, with so many lockdowns world-wide, the knock-on effect to hospitality has been unprecedented, and… Read more »

Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Two Towers Brewery Two Towers Brewery was established in 2010 inspired by well known Brum monuments The Two Towers near Edgbaston reservoir “We liked the name Two… Read more »

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

Birmingham festival goers have had a tough 2020, with most festivals cancelled or taken place online virtually due to the pandemic, but 2021, brings hope with large… Read more »

The Best Burgers in Birmingham – And a Short History of The Hamburger

The Best Burgers in Birmingham – And a Short History of The Hamburger

Birmingham’s culinary finesse has traveled a long way since Cliff Richard’s Brumburger Duet with Debbie Watling in 1973 on Take Me High – click here to watch)…. Read more »

Best Places To Go For Food and Drink in The Jewellery Quarter!

Best Places To Go For Food and Drink in The Jewellery Quarter!

The Jewellery Quarter is home to over 700 jewellers and independent retailers, with a thriving food and drink scene the district has an incredible history, from the… Read more »

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

Birmingham’s street food has come a long way since Alex’s Pie Stand of the city’s 60s Brumbeat era. Let’s not forget that infamous Indian street food cuisine… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Click here to view all the latest food and drink reviews for Birmingham's best bars and restaurants.
The Oyster Club review October 2021

The Oyster Club review October 2021

I had been meaning to try out The Oyster Club in Birmingham city centre for some time. I had heard mixed reports, my brother and also a… Read more »

Rosa’s Thai Cafe review September 2021

Rosa’s Thai Cafe review September 2021

A few months ago, I was invited to review Rosa’s Thai Cafe, however life was pretty manic with work and some big DIY projects, so I had… Read more »

Beluga Martini Matchmaker Experience at The Grand Hotel Birmingham

Beluga Martini Matchmaker Experience at The Grand Hotel Birmingham

Team Grapevine were invited to try out Beluga Vodka Martini Matchmaker experience ‘The Golden Hour’ cocktails with a brioche toast, to accompany the cocktail, at Madeleine Bar… Read more »

The Mug House Inn & Restaurant Review

The Mug House Inn & Restaurant Review

This evening we took a stroll through Bewdley, Worcestershire’s most picturesque small town, past Georgian terraced houses and along the verdant banks of the River Severn, until… Read more »

Grapevine Features

Final Fundraising Push Underway As Warwickshire’s National Prayer Landmark Raises £400,000 In Four Weeks

Final Fundraising Push Underway As Warwickshire’s National Prayer Landmark Raises £400,000 In Four Weeks

Brits from across the country have so far contributed £400,000 in just four weeks towards the much anticipated new national landmark being built in Warwickshire, the Eternal… Read more »

Grand Hotel Brum named Central regional winner in Sunday Times Best Places To Stay

Grand Hotel Brum named Central regional winner in Sunday Times Best Places To Stay

The Sunday Times Best Places To Stay guide is a definitive list of the 100 Best Places to Stay across the UK and the 2021 interactive edition… Read more »

The Oyster Club review October 2021

The Oyster Club review October 2021

I had been meaning to try out The Oyster Club in Birmingham city centre for some time. I had heard mixed reports, my brother and also a… Read more »

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

To my shame, I never watched the mega hit movie ‘Dirty Dancing’. This is probably because I was always told the film is a chick flick. I… Read more »