What’s on in Birmingham this month

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The Church has been resurrected!

The Church has been resurrected!

The beloved pub, in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter has been taken on by the award winning Imposter Restaurant Group. The team behind Tiger Bites Pig, Tierra and… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 17 September

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 17 September

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing – the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel presents this week: The Vonics Dan Hartland Abz Winter Robert Craig Oulton Dan Whitehouse… Read more »

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Join us for an evening of a Halloween themed drink and draw. 🎃✨ Taking place Saturday 10th of October 7pm – 9:30pm at Ju Jus Cafe, Birmingham…. Read more »

Marcus McCoan releases Live Session video ‘Try Me’, ahead of debut single and tour with Natalie Imbruglia

Marcus McCoan releases Live Session video ‘Try Me’, ahead of debut single and tour with Natalie Imbruglia

Blending a unique take on electronic pop, with his distinctive vocals & timeless hooks, emerging Cornish producer/songwriter turned artist, Marcus McCoan unveils a taster of his new… Read more »

15th Oct. The Wonderful MG Boulter and his band “Clifftown” at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

15th Oct. The Wonderful MG Boulter and his band “Clifftown” at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

James H Soars Media Services are promoting the very talented, MG Boulter’s –  Clifftown Tour, Autumn 2022. http://www.mgboulter.co.uk In 2021 songwriter and musician M G Boulter released… Read more »

High-Vis Street Art & Culture Festival returns to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September

High-Vis Street Art & Culture Festival returns to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September

High-Vis Festival is making its return to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September. The open-air event will take place at Digbeth’s Tea Works, just a… Read more »

New Films 14th Sept 2022 by Mike Davies

New Films 14th Sept 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Hatching (15) The debut by Finnish director Hanna Bergholm sits comfortably in the… Read more »

It’s Stein Time – Oktoberfest Arrives at Albert’s Schloss Brum

It’s Stein Time – Oktoberfest Arrives at Albert’s Schloss Brum

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham will host two weeks of raucous celebrations to coincide with the original Bavarian festival from 17th September to 3rd October. Across the two weeks,… Read more »

Laura Tinald, joining Seventh Circle in the gallery on Saturday 8th October for art launch!

Laura Tinald, joining Seventh Circle in the gallery on Saturday 8th October for art launch!

LAURA TINALD – ARTIST APPEARANCE Saturday, October 8, 2022 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Local artist, Laura Tinald, will be joining Seventh Circle in the gallery on Saturday 8th… Read more »

Birmingham Rocks to launch Sunday 2nd October 2022

Birmingham Rocks to launch Sunday 2nd October 2022

BIRMINGHAM ROCKS WILL LAUNCH ON SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER at VELVET MUSIC ROOMS. Free Admission – Every Sunday – From 6pm From Rock and Roll to Ska to… Read more »

Live Music & Nightlife Guide

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham September 2022!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this September 2022. Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 2022 Ft Supergrass, Kurt Vile, Seasick… 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.
The Church has been resurrected!

The Church has been resurrected!

The beloved pub, in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter has been taken on by the award winning Imposter Restaurant Group. The team behind Tiger Bites Pig, Tierra and… Read more »

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Join us for an evening of a Halloween themed drink and draw. 🎃✨ Taking place Saturday 10th of October 7pm – 9:30pm at Ju Jus Cafe, Birmingham…. Read more »

Jungle Bird review – plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar

Jungle Bird review – plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar

With news of the Jungle Bird plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar opening, I was keen to check out the menu, especially when I realised it… Read more »

It’s Stein Time – Oktoberfest Arrives at Albert’s Schloss Brum

It’s Stein Time – Oktoberfest Arrives at Albert’s Schloss Brum

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham will host two weeks of raucous celebrations to coincide with the original Bavarian festival from 17th September to 3rd October. Across the two weeks,… Read more »

Music News

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 17 September

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 17 September

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing – the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel presents this week: The Vonics Dan Hartland Abz Winter Robert Craig Oulton Dan Whitehouse… Read more »

Yumi and the Weather review at Sunflower Lounge by Emily Birkett

Yumi and the Weather review at Sunflower Lounge by Emily Birkett

Established in 2002, the Sunflower Lounge has been on my radar for years. Friends at university would go on a Thursday night for the famous open mic… Read more »

Marcus McCoan releases Live Session video ‘Try Me’, ahead of debut single and tour with Natalie Imbruglia

Marcus McCoan releases Live Session video ‘Try Me’, ahead of debut single and tour with Natalie Imbruglia

Blending a unique take on electronic pop, with his distinctive vocals & timeless hooks, emerging Cornish producer/songwriter turned artist, Marcus McCoan unveils a taster of his new… Read more »

15th Oct. The Wonderful MG Boulter and his band “Clifftown” at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

15th Oct. The Wonderful MG Boulter and his band “Clifftown” at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

James H Soars Media Services are promoting the very talented, MG Boulter’s –  Clifftown Tour, Autumn 2022. http://www.mgboulter.co.uk In 2021 songwriter and musician M G Boulter released… Read more »

Birmingham Rocks to launch Sunday 2nd October 2022

Birmingham Rocks to launch Sunday 2nd October 2022

BIRMINGHAM ROCKS WILL LAUNCH ON SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER at VELVET MUSIC ROOMS. Free Admission – Every Sunday – From 6pm From Rock and Roll to Ska to… 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.
Jungle Bird review – plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar

Jungle Bird review – plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar

With news of the Jungle Bird plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar opening, I was keen to check out the menu, especially when I realised it… Read more »

Yumi and the Weather review at Sunflower Lounge by Emily Birkett

Yumi and the Weather review at Sunflower Lounge by Emily Birkett

Established in 2002, the Sunflower Lounge has been on my radar for years. Friends at university would go on a Thursday night for the famous open mic… Read more »

Fisherman’s Friends at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham by Mazzy Snape

Fisherman’s Friends at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham by Mazzy Snape

Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is based on the true story of the chart-topping Cornish shanty-singing sensations and their hit 2019 film. Tuesday night’s opening performance at Birmingham’s… Read more »

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival Review 2022 by Ken Byng

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival Review 2022 by Ken Byng

Having lived just a stone’s throw from Moseley for over 20 years now, I am embarrassed to say it took me a good 10 years to find… Read more »

The Big Birmingham Bake review by Ning-ning Li

The Big Birmingham Bake review by Ning-ning Li

I have a confession. Aside from seeing a segment here and there, I’ve never…ever…watched a Great British Bake Off series! I know I’m missing out on some… Read more »

Derren Brown’s Showman at The Alexandra Theatre review by Maddie Booth

Derren Brown’s Showman at The Alexandra Theatre review by Maddie Booth

Derren Brown, the ever-popular multi-award winning master of mind control and illusion, brought his SHOWMAN tour to The Alexandra Birmingham on 6 to 10 September 2022. Derren commented: “2022… Read more »

Qavali Review by Ning-ning Li

Qavali Review by Ning-ning Li

It feels quite mystical when first entering Qavali. Immersed in an interior of dark greens and golds, the room I realise, is accompanied by a distant deep… Read more »

Bakehouse Sutton Coldfield Review by Wallis Brown

Bakehouse Sutton Coldfield Review by Wallis Brown

The Bakehouse located in Sutton Coldfield is a cosy rustic cafe, that offers sweet treats and savoury dishes. We were definitely spoilt for choice, I was eyeing… Read more »

Community News

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Join us for an evening of a Halloween themed drink and draw. 🎃✨ Taking place Saturday 10th of October 7pm – 9:30pm at Ju Jus Cafe, Birmingham…. Read more »

Fisherman’s Friends at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham by Mazzy Snape

Fisherman’s Friends at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham by Mazzy Snape

Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is based on the true story of the chart-topping Cornish shanty-singing sensations and their hit 2019 film. Tuesday night’s opening performance at Birmingham’s… Read more »

Marcus Ryder – Reporting of Queen’s death has revealed serious diversity issues in UK media

Marcus Ryder – Reporting of Queen’s death has revealed serious diversity issues in UK media

UK media coverage of the Queen’s death has exposed wide-ranging systemic issues with diversity and representation in domestic news and media organisations, according to journalist and academic… Read more »

15th Oct. The Wonderful MG Boulter and his band “Clifftown” at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

15th Oct. The Wonderful MG Boulter and his band “Clifftown” at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

James H Soars Media Services are promoting the very talented, MG Boulter’s –  Clifftown Tour, Autumn 2022. http://www.mgboulter.co.uk In 2021 songwriter and musician M G Boulter released… Read more »