What’s on in Birmingham this month

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New Films 12th July 2024 by Mike Davies

New Films 12th July 2024 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. FILM OF THE WEEK Longlegs (15) As the son of Psycho’s Anthony Perkins writer-director… Read more »

Local Businesses Compete in Dragon Boats to Raise Over £250,000 for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity

Local Businesses Compete in Dragon Boats to Raise Over £250,000 for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity

Forty-nine teams from businesses across the West Midlands took to the canal at Mailbox Birmingham last weekend (28-29 June) raising over £250,000 as part of Birmingham Women’s… Read more »

Fever partners with Netflix to bring exclusive Bridgerton Candlelight Concert to Birmingham

Fever partners with Netflix to bring exclusive Bridgerton Candlelight Concert to Birmingham

Netflix, Shondaland, and Fever have partnered to bring an exclusive Bridgerton-themed Candlelight Concert series to Birmingham! This unique live multi-sensory musical experience will light up the Birmingham Cathedral with thousands… Read more »

Two weeks to go till the first Heath Comedy Fest!

Two weeks to go till the first Heath Comedy Fest!

It’s just two weeks until the first ever Comedy Festival comes to the vibrant community of Kings Heath, with events running from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July. This… Read more »

BRIAN MAY & ROGER TAYLOR BACK OFFICIAL QUEEN TRIBUTE BAND QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA AS THEY ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

BRIAN MAY & ROGER TAYLOR BACK OFFICIAL QUEEN TRIBUTE BAND QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA AS THEY ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Fans of legendary rock band Queen are to experience another ‘kind of magic’ in 2025 when official tribute band Queen Extravaganzatours the UK and Ireland to mark the… Read more »

Friends in Love and War Oct 24 – Feb 25

Friends in Love and War Oct 24 – Feb 25

2 OCTOBER 2024 – 23 FEBRUARY 2025IKON GALLERY, BRINDLEYPLACE, BIRMINGHAM B1 2HS Ikon and macLYON present works by over twenty artists from the British Council Collection and macLYON that explore the meaning… Read more »

F1 ARCADE PARTNER WITH RIMMEL LONDON TO OFFER FREE MASCARA WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF THEIR THRILL LAP MOCKTAIL

F1 ARCADE PARTNER WITH RIMMEL LONDON TO OFFER FREE MASCARA WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF THEIR THRILL LAP MOCKTAIL

The world’s first F1® experience bar, F1® Arcade announce their first official partnership with Rimmel London to mark the launch of Rimmel’s brand new Thrill Seeker Extreme Mascara.  The… Read more »

ROXY LANES OFFER £5 BOWLING FOR KIDS DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS

ROXY LANES OFFER £5 BOWLING FOR KIDS DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Competitive gaming venue Roxy Lanes, located in Digbeth, will be offering £5 ten-pin or duck pin bowling for kids during the summer holidays. The offer will be available from 1st July to 15th September… Read more »

7th Aug. Australian Singer Songwriters – Ernest Aines and Camille Trail, Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham

7th Aug. Australian Singer Songwriters – Ernest Aines and Camille Trail, Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham

AUSTRALIA’S AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER ERNEST AINES IS SET TO TOUR THE UK WITH INDIE FOLK RISING STAR FROM QUEENSLAND, CAMILLE TRAIL, THIS JULY/AUGUST 2024. ABOUT AINES: VAN DYKE… Read more »

The Muppet Christmas Carol In Concert – Film with Live Orchestra UK Tour announced – December 2024

The Muppet Christmas Carol In Concert – Film with Live Orchestra UK Tour announced – December 2024

Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert Live to Film will be presented this winter on an 11-date UK wide tour, featuring a screening of the complete film with the… Read more »

New Films 5th July 2024 by Mike Davies

New Films 5th July 2024 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. FILM OF THE WEEK MaXXXine (18) Following on from X and Pearl, the third… Read more »

Rastafarian movement celebrated in new release from rising contemporary reggae star

Rastafarian movement celebrated in new release from rising contemporary reggae star

– Richie Culture’s authentic roots reggae track HAIL H.I.M. will be released on Tuesday 23 July 2024 to mark the birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie I, founder … Read more »

Jewellery Quarter Festival 2024 – full programme announced for Saturday 20th July

Jewellery Quarter Festival 2024 – full programme announced for Saturday 20th July

The eagerly awaited line-up for the beloved annual Jewellery Quarter Festival has been announced and the full programme is available to download, with print copies due to… Read more »

Birmingham Rep announces the launch of brand-new project: LGBTQTeeHee!

Birmingham Rep announces the launch of brand-new project: LGBTQTeeHee!

Birmingham Rep, in collaboration with Birmingham LGBT Centre are proud to present their brand-new project LGBTQTeeHee! This exciting new project, created by Birmingham Rep’s Creative Learning team,… Read more »

Sportopia launches at Selfridges Birmingham 

Sportopia launches at Selfridges Birmingham 

Welcome to Sportopia, Selfridges season ticket to summer. Throughout July and August, Selfridges Birmingham becomes a sports venue like no other, with an unmissable 30ft climbing wall, weekly… Read more »

The countdown is on to Brum Rocks LIVE! 

The countdown is on to Brum Rocks LIVE! 

The countdown is on to BRUM ROCKS LIVE! from Misfits Music Foundation, taking place on 14 July at Birmingham Forum. Budding rock-stars have under two weeks to… Read more »

The story of the first Black actor to play Othello in England – at The Crescent from 13th – 20th July

The story of the first Black actor to play Othello in England – at The Crescent from 13th – 20th July

In 1833, acclaimed British actor Edmund Kean – performing in blackface – collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A Black actor named Ira Aldridge was asked to… Read more »

Future music business talent initiative launches at major city festival

Future music business talent initiative launches at major city festival

Music business students and artists from four Birmingham higher education institutions are taking part in a pilot initiative ahead of Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival  –… Read more »

Sustainability – Birmingham Vintage Kilo Sale Worth The Weight

Sustainability – Birmingham Vintage Kilo Sale Worth The Weight

As the cost living continues to rise and as purse strings remain perpetually tight, people are looking at more ways to be savvy this summer – that… Read more »

Taylor Swift-themed dance workshop coming to Birmingham

Taylor Swift-themed dance workshop coming to Birmingham

While Taylor Swift might not be bringing her tour to the second city, Swifities in Birmingham will be able to enjoy the ultimate Eras Tour experience with… Read more »

Live Music & Nightlife Guide

Brumbeat Live Music Guide – July 2024!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music nights in Birmingham this July 2024. We search high and low to bring to you the best original and eclectic music Brum has… 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.
Great Birmingham Christmas Gifts for 2023!

Great Birmingham Christmas Gifts for 2023!

If you’re stuck for the stocking fillers this Christmas and need some inspiration, why not support local businesses by buying something from our Brummie Christmas shopping list!… Read more »

Alternative New Year’s Eve Events in Birmingham for 2023

Alternative New Year’s Eve Events in Birmingham for 2023

Looking for some party inspiration to make sure your 2024 gets off to a good start? With New Year’s Eve only a few days away, you may… Read more »

A night out in Digbeth courtesy of Digbeth Estate review!

A night out in Digbeth courtesy of Digbeth Estate review!

Myself and a friend Emily, were recently invited on a mini tour of Digbeth courtesy of Digbeth Estates and The Relationship co. I was in the office… Read more »

48 Hours in Birmingham – Two Kids on the Bloc

48 Hours in Birmingham – Two Kids on the Bloc

Living in Worcester, it’s a pretty easy commute to Brum. I’ve lived in The Jewellery Quarter, the worst parts of Wolverhampton & West Bromwich, and was born… 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.
Recognising Diversity and Achievement: Submit Your Nominations for the Third Be Inclusive Hospitality Awards

Recognising Diversity and Achievement: Submit Your Nominations for the Third Be Inclusive Hospitality Awards

Be Inclusive Hospitality (BIH) is thrilled to announce that nominations are now open for the third BIH Spotlight Awards. Taking place on 21 October 2024 at M… Read more »

ROXY LANES OFFER £5 BOWLING FOR KIDS DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS

ROXY LANES OFFER £5 BOWLING FOR KIDS DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Competitive gaming venue Roxy Lanes, located in Digbeth, will be offering £5 ten-pin or duck pin bowling for kids during the summer holidays. The offer will be available from 1st July to 15th September… Read more »

Two-day family festival to mark licensees’ anniversary hailed success

Two-day family festival to mark licensees’ anniversary hailed success

Families and fun-seekers are being thanked by the hosts of a new two-day festival for helping them celebrate a special anniversary. Nick and Emma Woodhouse have hailed… Read more »

Jewellery Quarter Festival 2024 – full programme announced for Saturday 20th July

Jewellery Quarter Festival 2024 – full programme announced for Saturday 20th July

The eagerly awaited line-up for the beloved annual Jewellery Quarter Festival has been announced and the full programme is available to download, with print copies due to… Read more »

Reviews & Features

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Chapter 2 ‘Air’ from The Enchanted Tales story review at Lulu Wild

Chapter 2 ‘Air’ from The Enchanted Tales story review at Lulu Wild

Other than walking past admiring the floral décor, my only experience of Lulul Wild was a marketing meeting in 2023. The dishes we tasted that day were… Read more »

Peter Pan Goes Wrong ‘A Brilliantly Entertaining Comedy of Errors’ review

Peter Pan Goes Wrong ‘A Brilliantly Entertaining Comedy of Errors’ review

Last night I had the great pleasure of going to see Peter Pan Goes Wrong at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. After relaxing with a couple of… Read more »

Hockley Social Club & Artum review

Hockley Social Club & Artum review

Birmingham’s music scene has, like most other UK towns and cities, suffered some serious blows in recent years. From austerity to lock-downs, train strikes to cost of… Read more »

The Plough kitchen at The Hare & Hounds review

The Plough kitchen at The Hare & Hounds review

The guys at The Plough Harborne have recently taken over a kitchen residency at The Hare & Hounds in King’s Heath and I was invited along to… Read more »

Community News

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Local Businesses Compete in Dragon Boats to Raise Over £250,000 for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity

Local Businesses Compete in Dragon Boats to Raise Over £250,000 for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity

Forty-nine teams from businesses across the West Midlands took to the canal at Mailbox Birmingham last weekend (28-29 June) raising over £250,000 as part of Birmingham Women’s… Read more »

Fever partners with Netflix to bring exclusive Bridgerton Candlelight Concert to Birmingham

Fever partners with Netflix to bring exclusive Bridgerton Candlelight Concert to Birmingham

Netflix, Shondaland, and Fever have partnered to bring an exclusive Bridgerton-themed Candlelight Concert series to Birmingham! This unique live multi-sensory musical experience will light up the Birmingham Cathedral with thousands… Read more »

Two weeks to go till the first Heath Comedy Fest!

Two weeks to go till the first Heath Comedy Fest!

It’s just two weeks until the first ever Comedy Festival comes to the vibrant community of Kings Heath, with events running from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July. This… Read more »

Friends in Love and War Oct 24 – Feb 25

Friends in Love and War Oct 24 – Feb 25

2 OCTOBER 2024 – 23 FEBRUARY 2025IKON GALLERY, BRINDLEYPLACE, BIRMINGHAM B1 2HS Ikon and macLYON present works by over twenty artists from the British Council Collection and macLYON that explore the meaning… Read more »