What’s on in Birmingham this month

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New Films 27th Jan 2023 by Mike Davies

New Films 27th Jan 2023 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Fabelmans (12A) Paradoxically earning Oscar nominations for Best Film and Best Director… Read more »

Celebrity speakers and outdoor experts to lead talks at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

Celebrity speakers and outdoor experts to lead talks at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

Household names Julia Bradbury, Paul Merton and Suki Webster, Aldo Kane and Hamza Yassin will lead talks at the February Show’s Inspiration Theatre  The Caravan, Camping and… Read more »

ALL OUR MONEY – new comedy ponders where B’ham City Council’s £££ goes!

ALL OUR MONEY – new comedy ponders where B’ham City Council’s £££ goes!

Each year Birmingham City Council spends £3bn of our money. But where does it all come from? And where does it all go? In 50 fascinating minutes,… Read more »

You can now buy the nation’s favourite takeaway – in burger form!

You can now buy the nation’s favourite takeaway – in burger form!

Plans with your burger-half this Valentine’s? The season of love is well underway, with the UK spending on average 1.4 billion pounds on Valentine’s cards alone each… Read more »

Cosy up around the fire this Valentine’s Day at The Manor House of Whittington

Cosy up around the fire this Valentine’s Day at The Manor House of Whittington

Cosy up around the fire this Valentine’s Day at The Manor House of Whittington and treat your special someone to a night to remember with a host… Read more »

Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, brings relaxed dining to Oozells Street 6th February

Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, brings relaxed dining to Oozells Street 6th February

The neighbourhood pizzeria, Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, will bring its relaxed dining concept to the former Cielo venue on Oozells Street from Monday 6th February. Serving the perfect… Read more »

The Holy Palate Supper Club

The Holy Palate Supper Club

The Holy Palate Supper Club23 & 24 February 2023, 7.30pmProduced by Kaye Winwood (Gulp) and Matt O’Callaghan (Mangia! Mangia!)£50 for an unforgettable edible adventure Are you ready… Read more »

Sarabeth Tucek (SBT) – heads to Birmingham 4th June 2023

Sarabeth Tucek (SBT) – heads to Birmingham 4th June 2023

Emerging from a decade-long hibernation, American singer-songwriter SARABETH TUCEK has announced an 18-date UK tour for May/June 2023. Sarabeth Tucek officially broke onto the music scene in… Read more »

Join Stirchley Open Cinema for the classic family crime drama – The Godfather

Join Stirchley Open Cinema for the classic family crime drama – The Godfather

Stirchley Open Cinema (SOC) are going to make you an offer you can’t refuse! They are screening the classic family crime drama – The Godfather. Telling the… Read more »

ERIC BIBB Blues Legend Heads to Birmingham This May

ERIC BIBB Blues Legend Heads to Birmingham This May

Today, ERIC BIBB releases “500 Miles”, a brand new track from the celebrated Blues musician’s forthcoming album ‘Ridin’’ (out 24 March on Repute Records).  Following the album’s release Bibb will… Read more »

Live Music & Nightlife Guide

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham Christmas & NYE 2022!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this December, including the best Christmas and NYE parties for 2022. We search… 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.
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 »

The Best Art Galleries in Birmingham

The Best Art Galleries in Birmingham

As John Lennon once said, “Life doesn’t imitate art…it is art!” and this past two years life has been pretty tough, with a traumatising pandemic, a horrific… Read more »

A Night Out in The Independent Republic of Stirchley!

A Night Out in The Independent Republic of Stirchley!

A recent invite to attend the Birmingham-based spirits brand BeauFort pop-up press night at Kong Bar was a perfect opportunity to catch up on the current bar… Read more »

Best New Bars, Restaurants & Cafes in Birmingham

Best New Bars, Restaurants & Cafes in Birmingham

We have searched high and low to bring you the best new bars, restauarants and cafes in Birmingham from 2022, as well as a few soon to… 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.
Birmingham’s plant-based fine dining restaurant Land, has been included in 2023’s Michelin Guide

Birmingham’s plant-based fine dining restaurant Land, has been included in 2023’s Michelin Guide

Land, the plant-based fine dining restaurant based in Birmingham, has been featured in the Michelin Guide for 2023. Run by co-owners and Head Chefs Adrian Luck and… Read more »

You can now buy the nation’s favourite takeaway – in burger form!

You can now buy the nation’s favourite takeaway – in burger form!

Plans with your burger-half this Valentine’s? The season of love is well underway, with the UK spending on average 1.4 billion pounds on Valentine’s cards alone each… Read more »

Cosy up around the fire this Valentine’s Day at The Manor House of Whittington

Cosy up around the fire this Valentine’s Day at The Manor House of Whittington

Cosy up around the fire this Valentine’s Day at The Manor House of Whittington and treat your special someone to a night to remember with a host… Read more »

Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, brings relaxed dining to Oozells Street 6th February

Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, brings relaxed dining to Oozells Street 6th February

The neighbourhood pizzeria, Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, will bring its relaxed dining concept to the former Cielo venue on Oozells Street from Monday 6th February. Serving the perfect… Read more »

Reviews & Features

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Dirty Bingo at The Actress & Bishop review by Ning-ning Li

Dirty Bingo at The Actress & Bishop review by Ning-ning Li

I’d like to take a quick moment to shout out about my success of the night – I won the dildo race! Yes, I’m very proud, thank… 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 »

The Best Art Galleries in Birmingham

The Best Art Galleries in Birmingham

As John Lennon once said, “Life doesn’t imitate art…it is art!” and this past two years life has been pretty tough, with a traumatising pandemic, a horrific… Read more »

Dreamgirls at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Dreamgirls at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Dreamgirls, thestage musical, a multi award winning production is currently in residence at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham until 31 December. You might be familiar with the… Read more »

A Night Out in The Independent Republic of Stirchley!

A Night Out in The Independent Republic of Stirchley!

A recent invite to attend the Birmingham-based spirits brand BeauFort pop-up press night at Kong Bar was a perfect opportunity to catch up on the current bar… Read more »

Dishoom Christmas Menu review 2022

Dishoom Christmas Menu review 2022

London’s trendy Indian staple Dishoom, exploded onto Birmingham’s food scene a hairs breadth before the Pandemic in 2020. Two years of rave reviews and consistently good media… Read more »

Saturday Night Fever at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Saturday Night Fever at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Saturday Night Fever, thestage musical, is a homage to the 1977 Robert Stigwood film in which John Travolta stars in possibly his most career defining role. The… Read more »

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alex review by Wallis Brown

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alex review by Wallis Brown

The Alexandra Theatre welcomed us in the from the cold, dreary weather of a Monday evening with their exemplary hospitality and the promise of talent and the… Read more »

Music News

Sarabeth Tucek (SBT) – heads to Birmingham 4th June 2023

Sarabeth Tucek (SBT) – heads to Birmingham 4th June 2023

Emerging from a decade-long hibernation, American singer-songwriter SARABETH TUCEK has announced an 18-date UK tour for May/June 2023. Sarabeth Tucek officially broke onto the music scene in… Read more »

ERIC BIBB Blues Legend Heads to Birmingham This May

ERIC BIBB Blues Legend Heads to Birmingham This May

Today, ERIC BIBB releases “500 Miles”, a brand new track from the celebrated Blues musician’s forthcoming album ‘Ridin’’ (out 24 March on Repute Records).  Following the album’s release Bibb will… Read more »

Solar Eyes – March 10th – Naked Monkey on a Spaceship EP Party – Hare & Hounds

Solar Eyes – March 10th – Naked Monkey on a Spaceship EP Party – Hare & Hounds

Psychedelic Indie rockers Solar Eyes are playing their home city on March 10th at The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath. The Birmingham collective who have been making waves… Read more »

DAVID KITT – Announces BIRMINGHAM show this Spring

DAVID KITT – Announces BIRMINGHAM show this Spring

Genre-bending Irish musician and producer DAVID KITT has unveiled his new single “Wishing Well” and announced his ninth studio album ‘Idiot Check’, set for release on 31… Read more »

March, Rachel Baiman Americana Bluegrass from Nashville comes to Birmingham

March, Rachel Baiman Americana Bluegrass from Nashville comes to Birmingham

Well versed in a variety of fiddle traditions including Old-Time, Bluegrass, Scottish and Canadian styles, Rachel Baiman is a versatile and dynamic musician. Rachel is a winner… Read more »

Community News

Join Stirchley Open Cinema for the classic family crime drama – The Godfather

Join Stirchley Open Cinema for the classic family crime drama – The Godfather

Stirchley Open Cinema (SOC) are going to make you an offer you can’t refuse! They are screening the classic family crime drama – The Godfather. Telling the… Read more »

Dishoom reaches milestone after donating more than 15 million meals to children

Dishoom reaches milestone after donating more than 15 million meals to children

Indian restaurant Dishoom has reached a milestone in its charity initiative after donating more than 15 million meals to children in schools across England, Scotland and India…. Read more »

Dirty Bingo at The Actress & Bishop review by Ning-ning Li

Dirty Bingo at The Actress & Bishop review by Ning-ning Li

I’d like to take a quick moment to shout out about my success of the night – I won the dildo race! Yes, I’m very proud, thank… Read more »

Girls that Geek 2023 Getting young women into the arts, tech, and digital industries

Girls that Geek 2023 Getting young women into the arts, tech, and digital industries

An opportunity for young women from schoolyear 7 upwards to explore career opportunities in the arts, tech, and digital industries Special guest speakers from the tech and… Read more »