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The Melon Ground Sessions Continue!

The Melon Ground Sessions Continue!

The Melon Ground sessions at Castle Bromwich Gardens bring soulful live music to the historic gardens on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, hosted by guitarist Vo Fletcher… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 12 June

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 12 June

Every Saturday at 2pm is the time for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. This week Danny de Reybekill is the man bringing you the best tracks in town. He has sparkling… Read more »

First of its kind 4D virtual reality experience launches in Digbeth

First of its kind 4D virtual reality experience launches in Digbeth

Tickets for Digbeth, Birmingham based In A Box, In A Box, In A Box go on sale today Hollywood screenwriter, Jeremy Drysdale penned the script for the… Read more »

New Films 10th June 2021 by Mike Davies

New Films 10th June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Father (12A) Co-writer Florian Zeller makes his directorial… Read more »

‘Lockdown FM Broadcasting In a Pandemic’ by Gilles Peterson.

‘Lockdown FM Broadcasting In a Pandemic’ by Gilles Peterson.

Lockdown FM: Broadcasting In a Pandemic is a 600+ page cultural documentation of a year in lockdown. Densely populated and rich in imagery, it records the response of London based DJ and… Read more »

One of Birmingham’s Most Iconic Buildings Set to Welcome Visitors

One of Birmingham’s Most Iconic Buildings Set to Welcome Visitors

Aston Hall, one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings, is set to welcome visitors as it reopens on 7 July after being closed for more than a year…. Read more »

Disco Brunch at The Night Owl with Joel and Buck – Saturday 12th June

Disco Brunch at The Night Owl with Joel and Buck – Saturday 12th June

The Night Owl’s Disco Brunch is finally back by popular demand! We’re so happy to be back with both our indoor and outdoor seating areas in sunny… Read more »

Gladys Knight Announces 2022 UK Tour Including date at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Gladys Knight Announces 2022 UK Tour Including date at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tickets On-Sale: Friday June 11th 2021 The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last 50… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 5 June

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 5 June

Pete Steel is back in the OFFICAL Brum Radio A-List hot-seat (and it is red-hot) with new music to chill out to including from: Katherine Priddy // The Novus // SIPHO // T8PES // Kate B’mand // Jack… Read more »

New Films 4th June 2021 by Mike Davies

New Films 4th June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW A Quiet Place: Part II (15) Three years ago,… 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.
Disco Brunch at The Night Owl with Joel and Buck – Saturday 12th June

Disco Brunch at The Night Owl with Joel and Buck – Saturday 12th June

The Night Owl’s Disco Brunch is finally back by popular demand! We’re so happy to be back with both our indoor and outdoor seating areas in sunny… Read more »

Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Two Towers Brewery Two Towers Brewery was established in 2010 inspired by well known Brum monuments The Two Towers near Edgbaston reservoir “We liked the name Two… Read more »

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina was one of the first independent bars and restaurants to open in Birmingham city centre during the city’s cuisine renaissance. The owners, Bitters N Twisted… Read more »

Summer schedule of pop-up events announced to welcome people back to Brindleyplace

Summer schedule of pop-up events announced to welcome people back to Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace is set to go pop this summer after announcing a series of events to be held at a brand new pop-up garden which will be located… 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.
Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Two Towers Brewery Two Towers Brewery was established in 2010 inspired by well known Brum monuments The Two Towers near Edgbaston reservoir “We liked the name Two… Read more »

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 »

Food & Drink Reviews

Click here to view all the latest food and drink reviews for Birmingham's best bars and restaurants.
Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina was one of the first independent bars and restaurants to open in Birmingham city centre during the city’s cuisine renaissance. The owners, Bitters N Twisted… 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 »

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 »

Grapevine Features

Freemium services in Birmingham

Freemium services in Birmingham

Freemium services are a great way to get started with a particular hobby or career by testing the water first. It’s always going to be a risk… Read more »

83 year old abseils Custard Factory for Parkinson’s UK

83 year old abseils Custard Factory for Parkinson’s UK

Daring fundraisers in Birmingham abseiled down the city’s iconic Custard Factory on 5 June, raising an incredible £11,000 for Parkinson’s UK.  Among the 26 people who took… Read more »

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina was one of the first independent bars and restaurants to open in Birmingham city centre during the city’s cuisine renaissance. The owners, Bitters N Twisted… Read more »

MeetspaceVR Gaming Arena Review

MeetspaceVR Gaming Arena Review

As a home computer gamer of the 1980s, i’ve seen a lot of change over the years, i was an avid C64 gamer and wasted way too… Read more »