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Brumbeat Xmas & NYE Live Music & DJ Guide 2021

Brumbeat Xmas & NYE Live Music & DJ Guide 2021

Birmingham’s most extensive alternative monthly gig guide. Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for December 2021, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work… Read more »

The UK’s premier punks of funk Big Boss Man to play The Night Owl

The UK’s premier punks of funk Big Boss Man to play The Night Owl

The UK’s premier punks of funk, Big Boss Man, make their long-awaited return to The Night Owl on Friday 3rd December 2021 after a stellar show at… Read more »

Gulp at Christmas

Gulp at Christmas

It’s been a busy few months for Gulp and I’m so delighted that we were able to launch our public programme last week with international food-architect Jashan… Read more »

Conservation Appeal Launched To Save Birmingham’s Star Treasures

Conservation Appeal Launched To Save Birmingham’s Star Treasures

Birmingham Museums Trust has launched a public fundraising campaign to support the conservation of two of Birmingham’s star treasures. The Star of Bethlehem and the Holy Grail… Read more »

Independent Venue Week 2022 announces partnership w/ So Young

Independent Venue Week 2022 announces partnership w/ So Young

Independent Venue Week and So Young team up to bring you three of the buzziest new bands from the UK underground scene in deep tan, DEADLETTER and… Read more »

BIRD BOX BIRMINGHAM – charity auction for Birmingham MIND is on eBay now!

BIRD BOX BIRMINGHAM – charity auction for Birmingham MIND is on eBay now!

The @BirdBoxBirmingham eBay auctions are live! All proceeds go direct to @BirminghamMind mental health charity. Bidding starts from £1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/birdboxbirmingham/m.html The idea for Bird Box Birmingham came… Read more »

New Films 25th Nov 2021 by Mike Davies

New Films 25th Nov 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Ghostbusters: Afterlife (12A) Evicted from their home, Callie (Carrie… Read more »

Sixes – the world’s first social cricket entertainment experience is coming to Birmingham!

Sixes – the world’s first social cricket entertainment experience is coming to Birmingham!

Mark 16 December in your diaries. Sixes – the world’s first social cricket entertainment experience – is coming to Birmingham! You’ll be able to swing for the… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 20 November

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 20 November

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel is back, laden once again with brilliant new music, this week from: Wildforms… Read more »

Touchwood Solihull offering extra touch of magic with launch of annual Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Post Train

Touchwood Solihull offering extra touch of magic with launch of annual Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Post Train

Touchwood Solihull is getting ready to give families an extra touch of magic with the launch of its annual Santa’s Grotto and new Christmas Post Train this… Read more »

Food & Drink News

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Brumbeat Xmas & NYE Live Music & DJ Guide 2021

Brumbeat Xmas & NYE Live Music & DJ Guide 2021

Birmingham’s most extensive alternative monthly gig guide. Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for December 2021, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work… Read more »

Gulp at Christmas

Gulp at Christmas

It’s been a busy few months for Gulp and I’m so delighted that we were able to launch our public programme last week with international food-architect Jashan… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss reveals Wintermarchen menu

Albert’s Schloss reveals Wintermarchen menu

ALBERT’S SCHLOSS RELEASE WINTER MENU AHEAD OF THEIR OPENING ON DECEMBER 6 Albert’s Schloss unveil their spectacular winter season, known as Wintermärchen, set to appear in their… Read more »

Wine Freedom Christmas Bazaar 19.12.21

Wine Freedom Christmas Bazaar 19.12.21

Bazaar noun 1. A market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls. 2. A fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold, often for… 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

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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 »