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Live music returns to The Actress and Bishop for May 2021

Live music returns to The Actress and Bishop for May 2021

Live music returns home as one of Birmingham’s original and best live music venues, The Actress & Bishop, relaunch with another show stopping live music line up…. Read more »

Toy Story in Concert 2022 Tour Announced Film to Be Performed Live with Orchestra for First Time in UK

Toy Story in Concert 2022 Tour Announced Film to Be Performed Live with Orchestra for First Time in UK

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in 2022 with a nationwide tour. Toy Story in… Read more »

Dinosaurs return to the UK – taking over parks in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow this year

Dinosaurs return to the UK – taking over parks in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow this year

Britain’s outdoor spaces are set to become Jurassic Parks, as DINOSAURS roam free once more. Jurassic Encounter – an unmissable, family-friendly event – makes its UK debut,… Read more »

A Thousand Fallen Blossoms Aliki Braine Extended until 29th May at Argentea Gallery

A Thousand Fallen Blossoms Aliki Braine Extended until 29th May at Argentea Gallery

Inspired by a trip to Tokyo and Kyoto during the Sakura cherry blossom season, Braine has created extraordinary images that offer a fresh sense of awe and… Read more »

Designer Clothing Sample Sale May 27-29 at Custard Factory!

Designer Clothing Sample Sale May 27-29 at Custard Factory!

Sample Sale Brum are a pop up sale and hold sample sales a couple of times a year at the Custard Factory, Digbeth. They’ve been holding them… Read more »

Descend 100ft down the city’s iconic Custard Factory to help transform the lives of people with Parkinson’s

Descend 100ft down the city’s iconic Custard Factory to help transform the lives of people with Parkinson’s

Daredevils in Birmingham and across the West Midlands can now sign up to take on an abseil for charity Parkinson’s UK. The abseil down Birmingham’s iconic Custard… Read more »

Quiz events taking place at The Old Crown Digbeth June 2021

Quiz events taking place at The Old Crown Digbeth June 2021

The Game Of Thrones Quiz Wednesday 2nd June 2021 – 18:30 – 22:00 Game Of Thrones has finished! So if you think you’re fan enough and want… Read more »

Actor, comedian, radio and television presenter Adil Ray OBE has become the first Patron of Screen and Film School Birmingham

Actor, comedian, radio and television presenter Adil Ray OBE has become the first Patron of Screen and Film School Birmingham

The new college, which opens its doors in September 2021, will also be introducing the Adil Ray OBE Scholarship worth £30,000and implementing a Fair Access Fundto ensure students are supported during… Read more »

The Wicked Lady at The Blue Orange Theatre 28 September – 10 October 2021

The Wicked Lady at The Blue Orange Theatre 28 September – 10 October 2021

Look over your shoulder as you try to sever the grip of The Wicked Lady www.wickedladylive.com / www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk / #wickedladyliveImages can be downloaded here: www.wickedladylive.com/pressimages Birmingham, brace… Read more »

The New Consistent – new single

The New Consistent – new single

Effortlessly capturing the incoming optimism and care-free feeling of a sunny summer’s day, emerging West Midlands rapper The New Consistent today unveils his new single, ‘All That… Read more »

Food & Drink News

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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 »

MAC Welcomes Back Visitors on May 24th 2021 and Celebrates with New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

MAC Welcomes Back Visitors on May 24th 2021 and Celebrates with New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is launching a brand new café and restaurant, KILN, on Monday 24th May 2021, situated in the heart of one of the U.K.’s… Read more »

UB40 Launch Vegan and Organic ‘Red Red Wine’ to Celebrate 2021 Tour

UB40 Launch Vegan and Organic ‘Red Red Wine’ to Celebrate 2021 Tour

Ali Campbell spent his adolescence harvesting grapes in Bordeaux and had always longed to launch a UB40 wine with fellow founding member and wine enthusiast, Astro. Eminent… Read more »

Rosa’s Thai Cafe reveals opening date in Birmingham

Rosa’s Thai Cafe reveals opening date in Birmingham

The latest addition to the food scene at Paradise Birmingham, popular restaurant group, Rosa’s Thai Cafe, will be opening its doors on Tuesday 18th May, bringing award-winning,… 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.
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 »

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

Birmingham has its fair share of Indian Restaurants, Desi Pubs and Baltis. In fact, it’s claimed the humble Balti was invented here, or at least made popular… Read more »

The Delights of Digbeth – a Big Brummie Night Out!

The Delights of Digbeth – a Big Brummie Night Out!

The delights of Digbeth have been covered in just about every national news paper around the globe – however, it’s hard to keep up with all the… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Click here to view all the latest food and drink reviews for Birmingham's best bars and restaurants.
The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

Birmingham has its fair share of Indian Restaurants, Desi Pubs and Baltis. In fact, it’s claimed the humble Balti was invented here, or at least made popular… Read more »

Flamin’ Patties Ladypool Rd Review Sept 2020

Flamin’ Patties Ladypool Rd Review Sept 2020

Brum is home to some of the best burgers in the UK, that is a fact no one can argue with. From Original Patty Men to Indico‘s… Read more »

Dishoom Birmingham full review

Dishoom Birmingham full review

Dishoom arrived in Birmingham with terrible timing, just as lockdown was taking place, the grand launch had to be postponed. In fact, some were questioning whether the… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Last August Bank Holiday, myself and three guests made a bee-line for the Digbeth Dining Club take-over of Digbeth Arena. Digbeth Dining Club started out life in… Read more »

Grapevine Features

Online Scratch Cards in the UK

Online Scratch Cards in the UK

Traditionally, scratchcards or instant lottery cards are small paper cards with plastic coatings to protect pins, numbers, images or prizes. The plastic is scratched off to reveal… 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 »