Arts Events

Information on the latest Arts events in Birmingham, featuring performing art, comedy, dance, music, theatre and art exhibitions.

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 9

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Hope Gap (12) Titled after… Read more »

Outdoors at The Kingsway – Q & A with Eddie OCallaghan

As a Christmas Special, we decided to catch up with local groover and shaker Eddie OCallaghan for a quick interview on his recent hotspot creation down at… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 7

With cinemas still closed under Tier 3 restrictions, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW I’m… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 6

With cinemas still closed under Tier 3 restrictions, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Mank… Read more »

A Movement Of Freedom For All Women. Introducing… Art.Salon Birmingham

Following the huge success of the Art.Barbers launch, Jordan Patel feels it is neccesary to provide a luxury space for the female market to ensure his agenda of equality is… Read more »

Christmas Gift Ideas from Ikon Gallery

Please support Ikon this Christmas and choose from our wide range of books, prints, stationery and gifts. Ikon is a charity and all purchases help fund the… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 4 December

Mr Danny de Reybekill is back to pilot you through another 60 minutes of some of the world’s most brilliant local music and broadcasting. This week’s packed show includes… Read more »

PAUL HILL, Approaching Photography – Signed copies

PAUL HILL APPROACHING PHOTOGRAPHYSigned copies Paul Hill’s  seminal book is back, now fully up-dated and revised to cover the most contemporary issues in photography, and more beautiful… Read more »

Haroon Mirza year zero World premiere: Wednesday 16 December, 8pm

Ikon announces the world premiere of year zero (2020), a new audiovisual artwork by British artist Haroon Mirza. Taking place on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 8pm… Read more »

Blow Water x Provide Birmingham Collaboration

Blow Water are mega excited to collaborate with Provide Birmingham! This artwork pays tribute to the delicate situation in Hong Kong. Culture is a big part of… Read more »

Jaws – Megatone Sessions – ep3

MEGATONE SESSIONS launches episode 3 in their audio-visual journey. This instalment sees Birmingham band JAWS dream and swoon amidst a sea of shifting spaces, architecture, and patterns…. Read more »

Global live music and events professionals to explore working in the Covid-age

Global live music and events professionals to explore working in the Covid-age

A panel of professionals drawn from the global live music and events industries will discuss the challenges of working under current Coronavirus restrictions as part of the… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 4

With cinemas still closed under Tier 3 restrictions, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Possessor… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill 21 November

The one and only Danny de Reybekill is back in the best musical seat in the region to present this week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Danny blasts off brand new… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 3

Cinemas again closed for a month as part of the new national lockdown, until then this column will focus on films being made available on the various… Read more »

Screen and Film School to open in Birmingham and partners with Birmingham Film Festival

The long-established Screen and Film School is opening a new state-of-the-art campus in Birmingham next September 2021. Screen and Film School is sponsoring Birmingham Film Festival 2020,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 14 November

This week’s Brum Radio A List is compiled by Pete Steel who has assembled new tracks from: Dapz On The Map // Philippa Zawe // The Pagans S.O.H // RISCAS // By Devices // Jim Hudson // Faye Smith // BEAR Plus there’s… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 2

Cinemas again closed for a month as part of the new national lockdown, until then this column will focus on films being made available on the various… Read more »

Local Dance Entrepreneur raises money for Children in Need

A young dance entrepreneur, from Solihull, reached for the stars Friday evening in aid of Children in Need. Danni Cash, artistic director and choreographer of Dc2 Entertainment… Read more »

Birmingham’s biggest independent project… is it set to thrive or will it even survive? Art.Quarter Jordan Patel talks ‘BRANDEMIC.’

Just two weeks after launching the first business in the Art.Quarter complex, Art.Barbers have had to close its doors until December 2nd following the government’s latest lockdown… Read more »

The Cure frontman Robert Smith donates piece of original art to Heart Research UK auction

Iconic rock frontman Robert Smith has donated a piece of original artwork to Heart Research UK’s anonymous heART project, raising money for vital medical research. The Cure… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies

Cinemas again closed for a month as part of the new national lockdown, until then this column will focus on films being made available on the various… Read more »

Faster Than Ever 4 December 2020 – 14 February 2021 at Ikon Gallery

Ikon announces the forthcoming group show Faster Than Ever – an exhibition invented out of necessity in response to the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Involving… Read more »

Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bull’s Head, Tuesday 3rd November

From the early 1900s, musicians from the nearby state of Mississippi made their way to Memphis, Tennessee, attracted by the bright lights of Beale Street. Among the… Read more »

The Night Owl Presents It’s First Comedy Night

The Night Owl Presents It’s First Comedy Night

Night Howlers’ is a brand new comedy event launching on Wednesday 4th November at The Night Owl, playing host to a handpicked selection of the best up… Read more »

The Sweetshop Murder, an original 7-part podcast available this autumn

True-crime podcasts investigate the murder of Quinton sweetshop owner during the 50s The story has been investigated and is told by the victim’s great nephew 7 podcasts… Read more »

MEGATONE SESSIONS – Episode 2 – The Wytches – Halloween Special

Megatone Sessions are very excited to announce the second instalment of their in studio video series, showcasing performances from Birmingham’s underground and beyond. After the success of… Read more »

New Film Releases Oct 23rd and Where To Watch Them

While all Cineworld Cinemas are temporarily closed following the shifting of the Bond movie to 2021, other sites currently remain open with special safety measures in place… Read more »

Exhibition Wavelengths – Melanie King at Argentea Gallery 5th Nov – 18th Dec

Exhibition Wavelengths – Melanie King at Argentea Gallery 5th Nov – 18th Dec

Wavelengths Melanie King 5th November – 18th December Exploring the visual representation of natural phenomena; through analogue infrared photography in the series Wavelengths and with long-exposures of… Read more »

Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival 2020

A chaotic few weeks – months even – for the Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival suddenly got a lot worse in the last 48 hours before… Read more »

New Film Releases Oct 15th 2020 and Where To Watch Them

New Film Releases Oct 15th 2020 and Where To Watch Them

While all Cineworld Cinemas are temporarily closed following the shifting of the Bond movie to 2021, other sites currently remain open with special safety measures in place… Read more »

Live music in Birmingham to receive just 2 Percent of Cultural Recovery Fund first round

Just three out of a potential 197 live music venues in Birmingham secured funding in CRF round one from UK Government following pandemic City music promoter says… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 10 October

Once again it’s time for your weekly 60 minute smorgasbord of the best new releases from the centre of the UK. It’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List with Pete Steel who… Read more »

Argentea Gallery Exhibitions Winter 2020

RE-OPENING EXHIBITION THE WRITING OF STONES Gin Rimmington Jones We are delighted to have been able to welcome people back to the gallery this September, re-opening with an… Read more »

Watch Foka Wolf’s interview for Birmingham Comedy Festival

Street artist Foka Wolf has been revealed as the latest addition to Birmingham Comedy Festival 2020. Responding to the current pandemic, the long-running festival has shifted its… Read more »

New Film Releases Oct 8th 2020 and Where To Watch Them

While all Cineworld Cinemas are temporarily closed following the shifting of the Bond movie to 2021, other sites currently remain open with special safety measures in place… Read more »

Film Releases and Where To Watch Them 4th Oct 2020

Cinemas are mostly now open with special safety measures in place. As such, this column will wherever possible include reviews of new releases alongside additions to new… Read more »

This Week’s Movies and where to watch them.

Cinemas are mostly now open with special safety measures in place. As such, this column will wherever possible include reviews of new releases alongside additions to new… Read more »

Local band Melotone offer weekly series immersing fans in sound and vision

Melotone @ Home is the world we have brewed for ourselves amidst the music industry shutdown. Without gigs, musicians are struggling to express themselves. Our remedy is… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List with Danny de Reybekill

Swerving back into the hot seat with another swathe of local music to wrap your ears around is Danny de Reybekill who presents the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List On this… Read more »

New Socially Distanced Outdoor Festival, Little But Live in Moseley Park

Birmingham-based company, Paperback Theatre are holding an exciting and varied outdoor festival, Little But LIVE! In Moseley Parkto safely bring together Moseley residents and the wider Birmingham… Read more »

Friendly Neighbourhood Film Screenings for September

Friendly Neighbourhood Film Screenings for September

THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER Sorry To Bother You – 17:00 Goodfellas – 20:15 FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER Donnie Darko – 17:00 Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead – 20:00 SATURDAY… Read more »

Film Reviews this Autumn

Cinemas are mostly now open with special safety measures in place. As such, this column will wherever possible include reviews of new releases alongside additions to new… Read more »

Rule of six could sound death knell for many in live music sector – academic and industry experts

Further restrictions around social gatherings alongside new requirements for night-time economy businesses could sound the death knell for an already under threat live music venues, clubs and… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 5 September

Another lush swathe of local music to wrap your ears around presented by Danny de Reybekill on the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. On this week’s show, brand new music from: Dorcha // NeOne… Read more »

What’s On at The Night Owl this September!

The Night Owl’s Britpop Brunch Saturday 19th September 13:00 – 19:00  The Night Owl’s Britpop Brunch is back by popular demand! Saturday 19th September with DJs playing… Read more »

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema – Details and September screenings

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema – Details and September screenings

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema brings cinema back to Kings Heath’s historic The Kingsway for the first time since its  closure in 1979. Hosted by new event space Kings… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 29 August

It’s time for you to listen to another 60mins of beautiful, Birmingham music with the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. This week Pete Steel is in charge of all the latest… Read more »

When Bob Marley Came To Britain: BBC2 Saturday 29th August

In the 1970s, Bob Marley rose from humble beginnings to become a global superstar. It was a journey that took place not just in his homeland of… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 22 August

Join Danny de Reybekill once again for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List!  Whilst it seems Danny might be sleeping in the studio, he is simply as dedicated as ever to bring you… Read more »