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The Kingsway gearing up for reopening April and May

The Kingsway gearing up for reopening April and May

Over at the Kingsway, the team are planning on taking everything very gently in April/May and until the regulations finally relax. They will be bringing back the weekend… Read more »

The Brum Radio A List 3 April

This Easter weekend Danny de Reybekill is hatching some eggs-ellent new local tunes on the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. On this week’s show: Vital // The Clause // Stella Music // Darcy Holmes // YIKES featuring Geoff Rickly There’s a track… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Trust receives £820,841 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Birmingham Museums Trust has received a grant of £820,841 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund helping to ensure the independent charity… Read more »

Newly refurbished private space for hire at Actress and Bishop

Newly refurbished private space for hire at Actress and Bishop

The Actress & Bishop offers a newly refurbished private space available for hire, catering for special occasions and corporate events. The multi functional room boasts a private… Read more »

Explore The Night Sky and Step Back In Time This Easter With Birmingham Museums

Easter is just around the corner and parents desperate for things to keep their kids entertained will be thrilled to hear that Birmingham Museums has plenty to… Read more »

The Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel 27 March

The clocks may have gone forward but we’ve still got an hour of the best new Birmingham music for you. Clocking in this week is Pete Steel who will… Read more »

Birmingham Museums’ New Online Shop Celebrates The Best of Brum

Birmingham Museums’ new online shop is set to celebrate the best of Brum with a unique range of products created by the very best local independent makers… Read more »

Rose Color Meanings You Should Know Before Buying A Rose Bouquet

Rose Color Meanings You Should Know Before Buying A Rose Bouquet

An important date on the calendar is coming up, and you’re probably looking for a particular detail to top off your gift for your significant other. A… Read more »

Art Competition asks Young People to Celebrate Nature and the Environment

Birmingham Museums Trust is launching its annual art competition aimed at celebrating the creativity and imagination of young people across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Now in… Read more »

The Brum Radio A List 20 March

On the first day of Spring Pete Steel is tending to the newest music blossoming in and around Birmingham. On this week’s stacked show he has music from: TrueMendous featuring Kofi… Read more »

Birmingham Museums on Demand Releases Fascinating Stories for March and April

Birmingham Museums on Demand Releases Fascinating Stories for March and April

Birmingham Museums has today announced the captivating stories to be included in its digital content packages for March and April. From the Pre-Raphaelites to Tolkien and Constable… Read more »

West Midlands becomes the first region globally to invest in no-code

The West Midlands has become the first region globally to invest in latest ‘no-code’ technology to help drive economic growth. SuperTech, a collaboration between some of the… Read more »

The Brum Radio A List for 13 March

2pm on a Saturday can only mean one thing… it’s time for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List! Your guide this week is Danny de Reybekill who will navigate you through… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Independence in Bangladesh

2021 marks 50 years since the independence of Bangladesh and to commemorate this significant anniversary Birmingham Museums, in partnership with the Bengal Foundation, will host a programme… Read more »

Antiques Roadshow are preparing to film at Aston Hall for the first time

The Antiques Roadshow team are preparing to film at Birmingham’s Aston Hall for the first time this year as part of the 44th series of the much-loved… Read more »

The Old Crown’s Reopening Roadmap

12th April – 24th April 2021 What’s on? Monday 12th April – Heavy Beat Brass Band 🎶 + DJs outside 📀 17:00PM – Midnight. Tuesday 13th April… Read more »

West Midlands reaction to HM Treasury FinTech review

West Midlands reaction to HM Treasury FinTech review

An independent review has set out a plan for the UK to retain its global leadership in fintech by helping the country’s financial technology firms to scale… Read more »

Restorative Rituals: Connecting Through Light

Highbury Orchard Community is very pleased to announce its successful funding application to The National Lottery Community Fund for the project, Restorative Rituals, connecting through light! This is… Read more »

Overhear Proudly Partners Highbury Community Orchard Free Plant-A-Poem Workshops

Overhear is delighted to announce a partnership with Highbury Community Orchard to present two free family friendly workshops of growing, grafting and foraging poems, guided over Zoom… Read more »

2 new HE colleges to open in Birmingham this year

The BIMM group is opening two new colleges in Birmingham this year to meet the spectacular demand for industry-ready graduates in the creative sector. Screen and Film… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 20 February

It’s another 60 minutes of beautiful Birmingham music with Danny de Reybekill introducing brand new tunage from: Renny Jackson // Stone Foundation // T8PES // RISCAS // Lyon Tide // Overpass. // The Line Managers There’s another track from our… Read more »

Local charity needs old bikes for refugees donated this weekend

A small Birmingham charity needs your help! The Bike Project donates second-hand bikes to refugees, who are required to live on £37.75 a week and are not… Read more »

Birmingham ‘Seoul’ sensation is big in South Korea

Birmingham ‘Seoul’ sensation is big in South Korea

Despite lockdown travel restrictions, a Birmingham artist’s voice has reached across the seas with an official release in South Korea. Anne-Marie Allen, age 33 from Birmingham, collaborated… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 13 February

Love is in the air and Pete Steel has another 60 minutes of brilliant, Birmingham music you’ll fall for at first listen. With new entries from… Katherine Priddy // TrueMendous // Georgia Chanel // Lycio // Chartreuse // Jacob… Read more »

Bigfoot craft beer music festival headlined by Primal Scream and Hot Chip Megamix

THE UK’S FIRST CRAFT BEER MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES HEADLINERS PRIMAL SCREAM AND HOT CHIP MEGAMIX FAT WHITE FAMILY, MARIBOU STATE (DJ), BAXTER DURY, GERD JANSON & MORE… Read more »

Love is in the air at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Love is in the air this February We’ve made it through what feels like the longest month of the year by doing what we do best –… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 6 February

This week its Danny de Reybekill back in control of the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List presenting freshly minted music from in and around Birmingham. Featuring this week: The Nature Centre // Wuzzamill // Bekah X Teddy Matthews // Violet // Ego… Read more »

Accelerating the West Midlands’ tech revolution in professional services

Generating £27.8 billion gross value added annually, and employing more than 360,000 people, the West Midlands is the UK’s largest centre for business, professional and financial services… Read more »

Birmingham Museums launches Birmingham Museums On Demand

Birmingham Museums has today launched Birmingham Museums On Demand, a brand-new digital service making the fascinating stories behind Birmingham’s collections available online to watch anytime, anywhere in… Read more »

A Thousand Fallen Blossoms, Aliki Braine at Argentea

Eagerly anticipated after its postponement in 2020, Argentea Gallery is thrilled to present A Thousand Fallen Blossoms by London-based artist Aliki Braine. Exhibited for the first time,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 30 January

Pete Steel is back to warm you up on these cold January days with the hottest new music from in and around Birmingham. This week he has new… Read more »

Kray Treadwell, of 670 Grams and Great British Menu finalist, awarded MICHELIN Young Chef Award Great Britain and Ireland

Kray Treadwell, of 670 Grams and Great British Menu finalist, awarded MICHELIN Young Chef Award Great Britain and Ireland

Kray Treadwell, owner of 670 Grams and Great British Menu finalist, has been awarded the ‘MICHELIN Young Chef Award Great Britain and Ireland’. The award celebrates outstanding… Read more »

Local Dance Entrepreneur Offers Free Dance Sessions to Keep the Nation Moving

A young dance entrepreneur from Solihull has launched a Saturday morning virtual dance class to help keep the nation moving and lift spirits during lockdown 3.0. Danni… Read more »

Take time out to explore the Gardens this January

We’re pleased to confirm that the Gardens can remain open throughout lockdown in accordance with latest government advice – perfect for those New Year walks for local… Read more »

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to Remain Closed Throughout 2021 to Allow for Essential Work as Plans for 2022 Get Underway

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) will remain closed throughout 2021 while essential electrical upgrade work of Birmingham’s Council House complex takes place. While the building is… Read more »

New year, new hires at Pearl Comms

Midlands PR firm Pearl Comms has kicked off 2021 with the appointment of two new hires to its growing team. The B2B corporate comms specialist has welcomed… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 9 January

It’s back for 2021! Pete Steel welcomes in the New Year with another hour of brand new tunes to cure those lockdown blues… There’s brand new releases from: Ed… Read more »

Sarehole Mill encourages Brummies to start New Year on right foot with Run of the Mill 21

Iconic Birmingham landmark Sarehole Mill is encouraging Brummies to start the New Year on the right foot with a fun and physical challenge, Run of the Mill… Read more »

Locked Up In Lockdown by Adam (kjw) Kyron

“Locked up in lock down” is a journey we will go on and look into the effects of the quarantine / lockdown from a different perspective. The… 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 »

1000 Trades brings Christmas cheer with JQ takeaways

1000 Trades brings Christmas cheer with JQ takeaways

1000 Trades has, like many other local businesses battled to remain resourceful and open during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020. It has meant the 1000 Trades team… Read more »

24-hour walk challenge to raise funds for disabled seven-year-old’s trike

A Cardiff woman completed a 26-hour walking challenge to help raise funds for her friend’s seven-year-old son this weekend – the equivalent of walking from Everest base… Read more »

The Plough Independents Gift Shop & Christmas Lunch Kit

Gift Shop The Plough has turned on it’s Christmas charm even though it is unable to open as it normally would. In light of the current tier… 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 »

Joe Lycett joins Brum’s independents to launch ‘Hope For Hospitality’ campaign

The Midlands’ hospitality industry has launched a campaign calling on the Government to deliver urgent support to venues affected by the latest tier three restrictions. ‘Hope for… Read more »

Come together this Christmas to support Birmingham’s homeless with ‘Second City Christmas’

Brummies are being asked to come together in support of ‘Second City Christmas’, a collaborative mission to raise money for Birmingham homeless charity, Sifa Fireside. A call… Read more »

Birmingham Trailfinders staff raise over £10,000 during Movember

Birmingham Trailfinders staff raise over £10,000 during Movember

A Codsall Dad and his colleagues grew moustaches this month to help raise £50,000 for surgery and aftercare for his three-year-old son. Nick England, 41, and nine… Read more »

“All I want is to go to sleep and know when I wake I’ll still be able to walk”

Birmingham 21 year old reveals impact of multiple sclerosis in charity appeal As evidence reveals one in five people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK… 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 »