What’s on in Birmingham this month

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MAC’s fresh line-up of Children & Family Highlights over August and September 2022

MAC’s fresh line-up of Children & Family Highlights over August and September 2022

Over the next few months MAC has a jam-packed schedule to help keep little ones entertained this August and September. From Theatre, to Cinema screenings, Sing-A-Long sessions… Read more »

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… Read more »

Food / Art in Birmingham’s Gulp – Sept 22

Food / Art in Birmingham’s Gulp – Sept 22

Gulp is a creative dining room founded by food and sensory artist Kaye Winwood in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. She programs events and activities for curious appetites with… Read more »

Aida and Madama Butterfly at The Alexandra Birmingham on 19 & 20 April 2023

Aida and Madama Butterfly at The Alexandra Birmingham on 19 & 20 April 2023

Verdi’s Aida Senbla presents Opera International’s award -winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly -praised chorus and full… Read more »

21st Oct. Legendary Dr. Neville Staple “From The Specials” 40 Years of Ghost Town at O2 Institute, Birmingham

21st Oct. Legendary Dr. Neville Staple “From The Specials” 40 Years of Ghost Town at O2 Institute, Birmingham

2-Tone music “Legend” Neville Staple, ‘From the Specials’, also known as the ‘Original Rude Boy’ celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Ghost Town, one of his most iconic… Read more »

National Trust Creates Tree Oasis at Heart of City Centre Site

National Trust Creates Tree Oasis at Heart of City Centre Site

Conservation charity continues celebration of blossom including launch of animated film from Birmingham-artist ·       National Trust installs more than 70 young trees at the Smithfield Festival Site, which… Read more »

Yorks Marks 10 Year Anniversary with Stratford Expansion

Yorks Marks 10 Year Anniversary with Stratford Expansion

Birmingham-based Yorks Café and Coffee Roasters is marking its 10th year anniversary by opening a fourth establishment and its second in Stratford-Upon-Avon, at Bell Court, on Wednesday… Read more »

The Lemmonheads announce run of special anniversary shows, including Birmingham 27 Sept 2022

The Lemmonheads announce run of special anniversary shows, including Birmingham 27 Sept 2022

THE LEMONHEADS have announced a run of special anniversary shows, including a date in Birmingham on 27 September 2022. Celebrating 30 years of their fifth studio album… Read more »

Birmingham Aperol Fans – You can now buy an Aperol Spritz burger

Birmingham Aperol Fans – You can now buy an Aperol Spritz burger

Aperol Spritz makes for the perfect summer tipple, but why just stop at drinking the cocktail when you can add the iconic aperitif to your favourite food?… Read more »

Hare & Hounds, This is Tmrw & Leftfoot Shows Aug/Sept 2022

Hare & Hounds, This is Tmrw & Leftfoot Shows Aug/Sept 2022

This Is Tmrw WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) / Hare & Hounds / Tickets / Video Ural Thomas & The Pain / Hare & Hounds / Tickets / VideoMinami Deutsch / Hare… Read more »

Live Music & Nightlife Guide

Brumbeat – Best Live Music Events in Birmingham this August!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this August. From warehouse raves, to Irish festivals, Birmingham is a city of sound!… 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.
This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… Read more »

Food / Art in Birmingham’s Gulp – Sept 22

Food / Art in Birmingham’s Gulp – Sept 22

Gulp is a creative dining room founded by food and sensory artist Kaye Winwood in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. She programs events and activities for curious appetites with… Read more »

Yorks Marks 10 Year Anniversary with Stratford Expansion

Yorks Marks 10 Year Anniversary with Stratford Expansion

Birmingham-based Yorks Café and Coffee Roasters is marking its 10th year anniversary by opening a fourth establishment and its second in Stratford-Upon-Avon, at Bell Court, on Wednesday… Read more »

Birmingham Aperol Fans – You can now buy an Aperol Spritz burger

Birmingham Aperol Fans – You can now buy an Aperol Spritz burger

Aperol Spritz makes for the perfect summer tipple, but why just stop at drinking the cocktail when you can add the iconic aperitif to your favourite food?… Read more »

Music News

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… Read more »

The Handsome Family in Birmingham on August 30th

The Handsome Family in Birmingham on August 30th

The Handsome Family will be touring the UK and Ireland this year for the first time since 2018. The Handsome Family have written some of the most… Read more »

21st Oct. Legendary Dr. Neville Staple “From The Specials” 40 Years of Ghost Town at O2 Institute, Birmingham

21st Oct. Legendary Dr. Neville Staple “From The Specials” 40 Years of Ghost Town at O2 Institute, Birmingham

2-Tone music “Legend” Neville Staple, ‘From the Specials’, also known as the ‘Original Rude Boy’ celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Ghost Town, one of his most iconic… Read more »

The Lemmonheads announce run of special anniversary shows, including Birmingham 27 Sept 2022

The Lemmonheads announce run of special anniversary shows, including Birmingham 27 Sept 2022

THE LEMONHEADS have announced a run of special anniversary shows, including a date in Birmingham on 27 September 2022. Celebrating 30 years of their fifth studio album… Read more »

Hare & Hounds, This is Tmrw & Leftfoot Shows Aug/Sept 2022

Hare & Hounds, This is Tmrw & Leftfoot Shows Aug/Sept 2022

This Is Tmrw WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) / Hare & Hounds / Tickets / Video Ural Thomas & The Pain / Hare & Hounds / Tickets / VideoMinami Deutsch / Hare… 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.
Fashion Spies at Old Joint Stock Theatre review by Sophie Rose Walters

Fashion Spies at Old Joint Stock Theatre review by Sophie Rose Walters

On the 21st of July we were invited to see the theatre production “Fashion Spies” at the grand old joint stock pub and theatre in Birminghams city… Read more »

Kibou Solihull review by Wallis Brown

Kibou Solihull review by Wallis Brown

Solihull Touchwood is now home to Kibou, a stunning Japanese kitchen & bar that caught my attention before it even opened it’s doors. With its leafy exterior… Read more »

Fierce’s Healing Gardens of Bab at Selfridges review

Fierce’s Healing Gardens of Bab at Selfridges review

Selfridges has partnered with Fierce’s Healing Gardens of Bab and is hosting some unique, interesting and thoroughly entertaining events and I was invited to choose one to… Read more »

Extrawurst New Street food review

Extrawurst New Street food review

An invite to try out the recently opened Extrawurst take-away on New Street in Brum city centre, was a welcome prospect, having missed a few opportunities of… Read more »

Guys and Dolls at The Alex review

Guys and Dolls at The Alex review

The gambling, smoke filled streets of New York, was brought to Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre by the amazing tale of Guys and Dolls. And to my elation we… Read more »

Blood Red Shoes review by Wallis Brown

Blood Red Shoes review by Wallis Brown

Blood Red Shoes are on tour celebrating their sixth album, ‘Ghosts on Tape’ and they showcased it for us in at The Rainbow in Birmingham. The sound… Read more »

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

A recent invite to check out the new Crazy Pedro’s pizza bar in the Custard Factory sparked my interest, as I know this venue very well but… Read more »

Other World Bar review

Other World Bar review

Myself and a mate were recently invited to try out the new Other World gaming bar on Bennett’s Hill in Birmingham city centre. It’s usually £18pp which… Read more »

Community News

MAC’s fresh line-up of Children & Family Highlights over August and September 2022

MAC’s fresh line-up of Children & Family Highlights over August and September 2022

Over the next few months MAC has a jam-packed schedule to help keep little ones entertained this August and September. From Theatre, to Cinema screenings, Sing-A-Long sessions… Read more »

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… Read more »

Food / Art in Birmingham’s Gulp – Sept 22

Food / Art in Birmingham’s Gulp – Sept 22

Gulp is a creative dining room founded by food and sensory artist Kaye Winwood in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. She programs events and activities for curious appetites with… Read more »

Aida and Madama Butterfly at The Alexandra Birmingham on 19 & 20 April 2023

Aida and Madama Butterfly at The Alexandra Birmingham on 19 & 20 April 2023

Verdi’s Aida Senbla presents Opera International’s award -winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly -praised chorus and full… Read more »