Community Events

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 »

New business podcast for the Black Country on the hunt for guests

A new podcast has launched to help local businesses to continue to grow despite the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Hosted by the UK’s highest rated business coach, Andy… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 28 November

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List comes to you this week with Pete Steel taking back the reins to deliver an hour of freshly minted bangers from: Tia De Gannes // Michael Personne // Headshrinkers // Ryan Evans // Liquid Cheeks // Broozer // The… 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 »

Innovative Catering Company Launches Fine Dining Delivery Service

Innovative Catering Company Launches Fine Dining Delivery Service

The Cornerstone Kitchen, an independent catering company based in Sutton Coldfield, has launched a brand new fine dining experience that can be enjoyed in the comfort of… Read more »

MeetspaceVR gift cards helping children that qualify for free school meals chance to join online coding club

MeetspaceVR are currently running an offer up to the end of the this year: Campaign: Be A Hero – Reward A Hero – Create A Hero Something… Read more »

STATEMENT from Jabbar Khan, Founder of Lasan Group

In light of the Government announcement this morning about Birmingham and Solihull being classified as Tier 3, Restauranteur, Jabbar Khan, strikes out against the Tier 3 ruling;… 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 »

Latest industry data on how UK music can recover from Covid and Brexit

A leading music industry academic has welcomed the findings of UK Music’s Music By Numbers report and calls for UK Government and industry to work together to… Read more »

Get in the festive spirit with a virtual Christmas concert featuring West Midlands musicians for Parkinson’s UK

A virtual Christmas concert featuring a host of festive performances will raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK.  ‘An Evening of Christmas Melodies’, will take place on Zoom… 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 »

Virtual strength and balance roadshow comes to Birmingham

A series of online strength and balance sessions for people in later life are being arranged to tackle falls – a leading cause of fatal and serious… 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 »

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 »

100 mile run to honour 11-year-old Alfie Baugh who raised £6,000 for a stranger

100 mile run to honour 11-year-old Alfie Baugh who raised £6,000 for a stranger

Leon Thompson, aged 7 from Codsall, lives with cerebral palsy, global development delay and sensory processing issues as well as being non-verbal. He lives with his mum… Read more »

Midlands Dad and Colleagues take on Movember for three-year- son

Midlands Dad and Colleagues take on Movember for three-year- son

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

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 7 November

This week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List comes courtesy of Pete Steel who has new music you’ll all want to vote for.  The winning candidates include: Saint Alto // CHRIS TYE // DAME // Diddy Sweg // ROMA COVE // The VCR // Shai… 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 »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill – 31 October

Danny de Reybekill returns for a Halloween edition of the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List with a show packed full of brand new local tunes to give you goosebumps in… Read more »

From Virtual Discos to Cocktail Classes – How To Celebrate Halloween Virtually

GHOULISH FUN AND GAMES THIS WEEK TO CELEBRATE ALL HALLOWS EVE (WHETHER YOU’RE IN TIER ONE, TWO OR THREE) Wednesday 28th October 2020: For many social butterflies,… Read more »

What’s on at The Night Owl this Novermber!

The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino Brunch’ Sunday 1st November – 12PM – 6PM Sunday 1st November You went wild for our ‘Pulp Killers’ Halloween Tarantino party last… 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 »

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 »

Quizes at The Old Crown this November

Quizes at The Old Crown this November

Peep Show Quiz at The Old Crown “This is outrageous, this is contagious” The Old Crown Peep Show quiz is back in the garden on 19th November!… 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 »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 17 October

It’s the triumphant return of Danny de Reybekill to the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List this week with another 60 mins of pure local talent. With tracks from: The Gorstey Lea Street… Read more »

Louise Woodley of The Actress & Bishop Wing Walk for Charity Interview

Louise Woodley of The Actress & Bishop Wing Walk for Charity Interview

Hello Louise, I understand you have recently completed a wing walk for charity which involved being tossed around attached to the outside of a light aircraft hundreds… Read more »

Friday Night’s Alright this November at The Old Crown Birmingham

Friday 6th November 18:00 – 22:00  The Old Crown presents Friday Night’s Alright! 🎉  A brand new experience coming to The Old Crown on Friday 6th November… 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 »

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 »

The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino Brunch’ Saturday, Oct 31st

You went wild for our ‘Pulp Killers’ Halloween Tarantino party last year so we’ve revamped it for current times to bring you… The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino… Read more »