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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 »

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 »

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

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 »

National teacher recruitment drive goes virtual connecting local residents with local teachers and training providers

People in the West Midlands are being encouraged to join a virtual careers event to find out more about life as a teacher. The session, part of… Read more »

Birmingham theatre group to host summer school at Kingsbury Theatre Tamworth for children from West Mids interested in acting, singing, dancing and comedy

Calling all Midlands performers! Round Midnight Ltd, the Birmingham based theatre group, is offering children aged between 6-11 years of age, the chance to go to summer… Read more »

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 »

Birmingham Museum Full of Smiles as Thinktank Opens To Visitors

Birmingham Museum Full of Smiles as Thinktank Opens To Visitors Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum finally opens to visitors after 432 days of closure. With reduced capacity in… Read more »

Dirty Bingo at Actress and Bishop Thursday June 3, 2021

Join us for our one of a kind fortnightly event – DIRTY BINGO – rude, crude and not for the faint-hearted!This is so much more than dabbers… Read more »

Join a walk for Parkinson’s UK near you or take part virtually – the choice is yours!

Every pound raised, matched by the Frank and Evelyn Brake Connect Fund, will help transform information and support services for people affected by Parkinson’s  People in Birmingham… Read more »

BINITBAB brings together the local community to clean up Digbeth

BAB MAG & Shiny People Events are launching the scheme in an effort to cut down on the rise in litter as Birmingham has emerged from lockdown… Read more »

Moms in the West Midlands

Because it takes a village…  The Moms in the West Midlands Instagram page is a community page for mothers and families in the West Midlands area. It… Read more »

Local school gets behind six-year-old with childhood dementia for MPS Society’s Wear it Blue Day

Penny Mills, 6, from Stafford, suffers from rare genetic disease Sanfilippo syndrome which has already caused her to forget the words she used to know and will… Read more »

Trio of Award Wins for Round Midnight Ltd.

Trio of Award Wins for Round Midnight Ltd.

Round Midnight Ltd, the Birmingham based theatre group, has won a trio of awards, and been shortlisted for a further award for its virtual reality (VR) offering…. Read more »

Midlands lads smash 5K a day to fight homelessness

Midlands lads smash 5K a day to fight homelessness

Could you run 5k?  But could you run 5k, every day for the entire month of April?  Well, I certainly couldn’t but that is what two lads… Read more »

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena returns 17th May 2021!

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena returns 17th May 2021!

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena is now the biggest VR Park in Europe at over 15,000 sq ft. Having opened two weeks before lock down the team are ready to… Read more »

Dinosaurs return to the UK – taking over parks in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow this year

Britain’s outdoor spaces are set to become Jurassic Parks, as DINOSAURS roam free once more. Jurassic Encounter – an unmissable, family-friendly event – makes its UK debut,… Read more »

A Thousand Fallen Blossoms Aliki Braine Extended until 29th May at Argentea Gallery

Inspired by a trip to Tokyo and Kyoto during the Sakura cherry blossom season, Braine has created extraordinary images that offer a fresh sense of awe and… Read more »

Designer Clothing Sample Sale May 27-29 at Custard Factory!

Sample Sale Brum are a pop up sale and hold sample sales a couple of times a year at the Custard Factory, Digbeth. They’ve been holding them… Read more »

Descend 100ft down the city’s iconic Custard Factory to help transform the lives of people with Parkinson’s

Daredevils in Birmingham and across the West Midlands can now sign up to take on an abseil for charity Parkinson’s UK. The abseil down Birmingham’s iconic Custard… Read more »

Quiz events taking place at The Old Crown Digbeth June 2021

Quiz events taking place at The Old Crown Digbeth June 2021

The Game Of Thrones Quiz Wednesday 2nd June 2021 – 18:30 – 22:00 Game Of Thrones has finished! So if you think you’re fan enough and want… Read more »

Actor, comedian, radio and television presenter Adil Ray OBE has become the first Patron of Screen and Film School Birmingham

The new college, which opens its doors in September 2021, will also be introducing the Adil Ray OBE Scholarship worth £30,000and implementing a Fair Access Fundto ensure students are supported during… 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 »

Rugby club launches football and women’s rugby college courses for teens

To go alongside its already popular men’s rugby college course, Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club’s academy has introduced football and women’s rugby courses for local teens aged 16+…. Read more »

Conversations IN Society Podcast Launch Exploring Racism, Culture and more

Conversations IN Society Podcast Launch Exploring Racism, Culture and more

IN.Society, a racial justice organisation, launched a podcast called “Conversations IN.Society, to explore and educate on UK politics, economics, current affairs and racial justice whilst bringing actionable steps to support the racial liberation movement. Conversations IN.Society will also feature policy-makers… Read more »

Flatpack Festival 21-31 May 2021

“The festival that defines the word eclectic” – Sight and Sound Flatpack kicks off a four-month season of events on 21 May with a full-to-bursting programme of… Read more »

Capital Investment Supports On-Site Developments at MAC Including Launching New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is launching KILN, a new café and restaurant,as part of a wider, ongoing redevelopment capital project, Making MAC More, whichbegan in 2018. KILN… Read more »

May 2021 at The Old Crown Digbeth

May 2021 at The Old Crown Digbeth

The Old Crown Bank Holiday – SOLD OUT 1st May – 2nd May 2021 What’s on? Saturday – 01st May – Live music from Heavy Beat Brass… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 17 April

Saturday is THE day for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List – and this week Pete Steel celebrates his birthday by unwrapping brand new music from: Itona // Lady Sanity // DAME // Chris Cleverley // Molly // Quentin… Read more »

New 3,500 capacity music venue launches in Birmingham in time for lockdown easing

New 3,500 capacity music venue launches in Birmingham in time for lockdown easing

Stay at home orders are easing. Lonely nights are almost over. And now, just in time for our return to the dance floor, newly renovated, multi-faceted 3,500… Read more »

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum To Reopen In May

Birmingham Museums Trust today announces plans to reopen Thinktank, welcoming visitors back to the award-winning science museum for the first time since closing in March 2020. Visitors… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 10 April

Danny de Reybekill is stewarding your runners and riders on this week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List There’s great new music from: Katherine Priddy // The VCR // Eloise Fabbri x David Williams // North Parade // Icey… Read more »

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 »