What’s on in Birmingham this month

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Sam Redmore & The Tropical Soundclash Allstars – Live! This Saturday at Hare & Hounds

Sam Redmore & The Tropical Soundclash Allstars – Live! This Saturday at Hare & Hounds

Tropical Soundclash presents: SAM REDMORE & THE TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH ALLSTARS (LIVE) With support from: HEAVY BEAT BRASS BAND Plus DJ sets by: ECHO JULIET, JAPES, DEE’CLEO &… Read more »

Heidi’s Bier Bar Birmingham overwhelmed by job applications

Heidi’s Bier Bar Birmingham overwhelmed by job applications

Excitement is mounting as Birmingham becomes the first city in England to welcome Scandinavia’s popular après ski bar concept, Heidi’s Bier Bar on Friday 27 May. The… Read more »

Hocus Pocus In Concert – Film With Live Orchestra – Iconic Film to Tour UK, October 2022

Hocus Pocus In Concert – Film With Live Orchestra – Iconic Film to Tour UK, October 2022

The iconic Disney film “Hocus Pocus” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in October 2022 with a nationwide tour. The… Read more »

Julian Germain’s photography project celebrates diversity and heritage of Greater Birmingham families

Julian Germain’s photography project celebrates diversity and heritage of Greater Birmingham families

Birmingham 2022 Festival, working with GRAIN Projects and Multistory presents GENERATIONS, a ground-breaking new photography project from Julian Germain showcasing a collection of multi-generational family portraits from… Read more »

Pause set to open permanent coffee shop in Kings Heath

Pause set to open permanent coffee shop in Kings Heath

A much-loved pop-up coffee shop, Pause, is set to get a permanent home this month as the owners unveil plans for a new residence in Kings Heath…. Read more »

Extrawurst kicks off New Street opening by giving away 100 FREE bratwurst in a bun

Extrawurst kicks off New Street opening by giving away 100 FREE bratwurst in a bun

Leading authentic German bratwurst fast-food brand, Extrawurst is opening the doors of its second UK restaurant on Thursday 19th May 2022.  To celebrate the grand opening, Extrawurst… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 14 May

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 14 May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is bursting to share with you new music from: Metz Jnr  Miles… Read more »

Pairc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining

Pairc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining

Páirc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath in Birmingham this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining. Páirc Festival is all… Read more »

Italian restaurant Tropea reopening + new al fresco terrace in June following refurbishment

Italian restaurant Tropea reopening + new al fresco terrace in June following refurbishment

Italian restaurant Tropea have announced that they are closing their cafe and undergoing a refurbishment just in time for the summer.  Tropea (pronounced Tro-Pey-Ah) is inspired by… Read more »

Kendrick Lamar coming to Birmingham this November

Kendrick Lamar coming to Birmingham this November

General on-sale starts this Friday, May 20th at 10am. Tickets available via The Ticket Factory Kendrick Lamar takes the global stage once again for The Big Steppers… Read more »

Live Music & Nightlife Guide

Brumbeat Live Music & DJ Guide April 2022

Welcome to our live music gig guide and DJ events listings in Birmingham for April 2022! If you are looking for a live music guide, this is… 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.
Albert’s Schloss Summer menu and Baby Grand Slam review

Albert’s Schloss Summer menu and Baby Grand Slam review

Myself and a good mate were invited to check out the new Cook Haus Summer Menu and Baby Grand Slam Wednesdays at Albert’s Schloss in Birmingham city… Read more »

Pause set to open permanent coffee shop in Kings Heath

Pause set to open permanent coffee shop in Kings Heath

A much-loved pop-up coffee shop, Pause, is set to get a permanent home this month as the owners unveil plans for a new residence in Kings Heath…. Read more »

Extrawurst kicks off New Street opening by giving away 100 FREE bratwurst in a bun

Extrawurst kicks off New Street opening by giving away 100 FREE bratwurst in a bun

Leading authentic German bratwurst fast-food brand, Extrawurst is opening the doors of its second UK restaurant on Thursday 19th May 2022.  To celebrate the grand opening, Extrawurst… Read more »

A female-led enterprise, Blow Water launches crowd funder

A female-led enterprise, Blow Water launches crowd funder

Blow Water is dedicated to Hong Kong Culture, connecting the far East with Birmingham through the arts and food. The team have secured a permanent space in… Read more »

Music News

Sam Redmore & The Tropical Soundclash Allstars – Live! This Saturday at Hare & Hounds

Sam Redmore & The Tropical Soundclash Allstars – Live! This Saturday at Hare & Hounds

Tropical Soundclash presents: SAM REDMORE & THE TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH ALLSTARS (LIVE) With support from: HEAVY BEAT BRASS BAND Plus DJ sets by: ECHO JULIET, JAPES, DEE’CLEO &… Read more »

Hocus Pocus In Concert – Film With Live Orchestra – Iconic Film to Tour UK, October 2022

Hocus Pocus In Concert – Film With Live Orchestra – Iconic Film to Tour UK, October 2022

The iconic Disney film “Hocus Pocus” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in October 2022 with a nationwide tour. The… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 14 May

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 14 May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is bursting to share with you new music from: Metz Jnr  Miles… Read more »

Pairc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining

Pairc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining

Páirc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath in Birmingham this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining. Páirc Festival is all… Read more »

SPINN at Deadwax review by Wallis Brown

SPINN at Deadwax review by Wallis Brown

It was another trip to Dead Wax Digbeth for a good night of live music and discovering talent that I feel sad to have not known sooner…. 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.
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 »

Bloc Hotel Review Sept 2021

Bloc Hotel Review Sept 2021

The last 18 months has been a pretty terrible time for travel enthusiasts, with so many lockdowns world-wide, the knock-on effect to hospitality has been unprecedented, and… 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 »

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 »

Reviews & Features

Click here to view all the latest reviews & features for Birmingham.
Albert’s Schloss Summer menu and Baby Grand Slam review

Albert’s Schloss Summer menu and Baby Grand Slam review

Myself and a good mate were invited to check out the new Cook Haus Summer Menu and Baby Grand Slam Wednesdays at Albert’s Schloss in Birmingham city… Read more »

SPINN at Deadwax review by Wallis Brown

SPINN at Deadwax review by Wallis Brown

It was another trip to Dead Wax Digbeth for a good night of live music and discovering talent that I feel sad to have not known sooner…. Read more »

Balou Bullring Clothing Brand Launch review

Balou Bullring Clothing Brand Launch review

Balou has just opened it’s doors in the Bullring, located top floor next to Selfridges right by the doors leading out to the Bull and it’s a… Read more »

Lost and Found – The Lost Hours review

Lost and Found – The Lost Hours review

Lost and Found are reviving after work drinks with “The Lost Hours” and invited us to the launch to get a taste of what’s on offer. The… Read more »

Blue Violet at The Sunflower Lounge review

Blue Violet at The Sunflower Lounge review

Blue Violet played at the Sunflower Lounge and it was definitely a performance to remember. The band are a very charismatic and talented couple (Sam and Sarah… Read more »

Curbdawgz at Deadwax review

Curbdawgz at Deadwax review

A lot of us love going to see live music, whether it is what you enjoy as a night out or because of how it gives you… Read more »

Bonehead chicken – re-launch review

Bonehead chicken – re-launch review

Last Thursday, I attended ‘chicken shack’ legends Bonehead’s re-launch opening night. It had been a while since I’d tried some decent fried chicken. I think, it was… Read more »

Louis Dunford review at The Sunflower Lounge

Louis Dunford review at The Sunflower Lounge

Louis Dunford is a North London singer songwriter that has the talent to bring you to tears with tortured but enlightening words. I cried in the crowd,… Read more »

Community News

Heidi’s Bier Bar Birmingham overwhelmed by job applications

Heidi’s Bier Bar Birmingham overwhelmed by job applications

Excitement is mounting as Birmingham becomes the first city in England to welcome Scandinavia’s popular après ski bar concept, Heidi’s Bier Bar on Friday 27 May. The… Read more »

Julian Germain’s photography project celebrates diversity and heritage of Greater Birmingham families

Julian Germain’s photography project celebrates diversity and heritage of Greater Birmingham families

Birmingham 2022 Festival, working with GRAIN Projects and Multistory presents GENERATIONS, a ground-breaking new photography project from Julian Germain showcasing a collection of multi-generational family portraits from… Read more »

Pause set to open permanent coffee shop in Kings Heath

Pause set to open permanent coffee shop in Kings Heath

A much-loved pop-up coffee shop, Pause, is set to get a permanent home this month as the owners unveil plans for a new residence in Kings Heath…. Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 14 May

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 14 May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is bursting to share with you new music from: Metz Jnr  Miles… Read more »