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Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham October 2022!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this October 2022. The Night Owl The Proctors live – Fri 21st Oct… Read more »

Birmingham Music Awards review by Wallis Brown

Birmingham Music Awards review by Wallis Brown

Last week I attended the Birmingham Music Awards at The Mill, the first live, in person ceremony they have been able to put on since the pandemic… Read more »

Birmingham Platform Reshaping the Art World

Birmingham Platform Reshaping the Art World

Cosimo’s commission free model helps artists sell direct to collectors Cosimo is an online marketplace and platform which empowers emerging artists to sell their work directly to… Read more »

Fierce Festival 2022 – 11th to 16th October 2022

Fierce, the Birmingham biennial festival of international performance, has today announced the programme for 2022 – it marks the biggest programme ever for Fierce, celebrating the Festival’s… Read more »

Luna Springs to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November

Luna Springs to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November

Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs is set to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November, on 14th & 15th October, 21st & 22nd… Read more »

Death Drop – Back in the Habit at The Alexandra Birmingham 13 to 18 March 2023

Following three sold-out West End runs and a smash hit UK tour, Death Drop is back! The drag murder mystery sensation is returning with a brand-new show: Death… Read more »

Have a ghoulishly good time at Black Country Living Museum’s Halloween Nights!

Trick or treat your way around Black Country Living Museum and discover creepy creatures, spooky stories, and a devilishly good time this October. Walk in the freaky… Read more »

Beer Central Festival 2022 review by Wallis Brown

Beer Central Festival 2022 review by Wallis Brown

Beer Central Festival, an event filled with more types of beer than I thought possible. Along with cheerful crowds of enthusiasts and those who just want to… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 24 September

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. This week Pete Steel unveils mighty music from: TrueMendous The Pines SWIM DEEP  The Silver Lines… Read more »

St Basils celebrates 50th anniversary with fundraising Gala Dinner

Youth homelessness charity, St Basils, is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hosting a fundraising Gala Dinner at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. Taking place on Friday 7th October,… Read more »

Autumn Exhibitions at Ikon Gallery review by Amika

Admittedly. I was somewhat apprehensive when Grapevine asked me to do this review. But after attending this Ikon launch. I had nothing to fear but only art… Read more »

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Join us for an evening of a Halloween themed drink and draw. 🎃✨ Taking place Saturday 10th of October 7pm – 9:30pm at Ju Jus Cafe, Birmingham…. Read more »

Fisherman’s Friends at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham by Mazzy Snape

Fisherman’s Friends at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham by Mazzy Snape

Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is based on the true story of the chart-topping Cornish shanty-singing sensations and their hit 2019 film. Tuesday night’s opening performance at Birmingham’s… Read more »

Marcus Ryder – Reporting of Queen’s death has revealed serious diversity issues in UK media

UK media coverage of the Queen’s death has exposed wide-ranging systemic issues with diversity and representation in domestic news and media organisations, according to journalist and academic… Read more »

15th Oct. The Wonderful MG Boulter and his band “Clifftown” at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

James H Soars Media Services are promoting the very talented, MG Boulter’s –  Clifftown Tour, Autumn 2022. http://www.mgboulter.co.uk In 2021 songwriter and musician M G Boulter released… Read more »

High-Vis Street Art & Culture Festival returns to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September

High-Vis Festival is making its return to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September. The open-air event will take place at Digbeth’s Tea Works, just a… Read more »

J S Wright team all set for epic charity challenge

J S Wright team all set for epic charity challenge

Staff and suppliers of Birmingham building services specialist J S Wright are set to embark on an epic challenge to support a charity that cares for children… Read more »

Laura Tinald, joining Seventh Circle in the gallery on Saturday 8th October for art launch!

LAURA TINALD – ARTIST APPEARANCE Saturday, October 8, 2022 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Local artist, Laura Tinald, will be joining Seventh Circle in the gallery on Saturday 8th… Read more »

Turtle Bay Celebrates Countdown to Brindleyplace Opening with FREE Food, Beer and Cocktails in Birmingham

Turtle Bay Celebrates Countdown to Brindleyplace Opening with FREE Food, Beer and Cocktails in Birmingham

The countdown is on for Turtle Bay’s newest venue to throw open the doors to its stunning bar and restaurant – and to celebrate, the team will… Read more »

Stories from Stourbridge Glassworks (LP+gig) / Dan Whitehouse

Dan Whitehouse Voices From The Cones A song cycle (with narration). Stories from Stourbridge Glassworks. Album released Friday 30 September 2022 Album launch gig: Friday 21 October,… Read more »

Crazy Pedro’s to donate pizza sales to Hospitality Action

Crazy Pedro’s, the Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham based pizzeria, have announced that a pizza from their menu will be used to support of Walk For Wellbeing (previously… Read more »

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival Review 2022 by Ken Byng

Having lived just a stone’s throw from Moseley for over 20 years now, I am embarrassed to say it took me a good 10 years to find… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio List – 10 September

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. This week with Pete Steel presenting for your listening pleasure: Paradise Circus  ELT Laurence Jones Thomas… Read more »

Little but LIVE! Festival 2022 in Moseley Park and Pool

Little but LIVE! returns to Moseley Park for a celebration of creativity, community and the very best that Birmingham artists have to offer. Birmingham-based company Paperback Theatre… Read more »

Other Isles II. Art & Culture from Cypriot & Maltese Diaspora – 17th Sept, Centrala, Digbeth

Other Isles is a celebration of creatives, artists and culture from the Cypriot and Maltese diaspora. After the success of the first Other Isles event at The… Read more »

Upcoming Exhibition at the RBSA Gallery

The annual RBSA Prize Exhibition is open to all artists to enter (in the UK and internationally). The exhibition was independently selected, this year by: Diana Ali,… Read more »

Birmingham 2022 Batonbearers to be given a commemorative Baton to remember the Queen’s Baton Relay

Batonbearers who took part in the English leg of the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will be gifted a souvenir Baton in celebration of their involvement. Key… Read more »

West Midlands tech businesses offered access to region’s largest business, professional and financial services firms

Seven senior leaders from major financial, legal and property firms in the West Midlands are offering 42 hours of one-on-one support to the region’s growing tech businesses…. Read more »

Demon Dentist at The Alexandra Birmingham from 28 June 2023 – on sale now

The bestselling children’s author David Walliams and the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company have teamed up for a brand-new production of Demon Dentist. This is their latest collaboration after Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, both of… Read more »

The UK harpist offers a fresh, innovative yet familiar version of Vivaldi’s masterwork with her solo harp arrangement

Keziah Thomas is releasing the first ever complete arrangement of Vivaldi’s much-loved The Four Seasons for solo harp, with Convivium Records on 10 June 2022. In tandem… Read more »

Moseley Folk 2022 – festival report & photos!

Moseley Folk 2022 – festival report & photos!

Birmingham’s Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2022 concluded on Sunday night (4 September) after a weekend of outstanding performances and unexpected surprises, including a marriage proposal, a belated wedding party, and a sudden announcement from Supergrass…. Read more »

A celebration to the diverse, creative community of Balsall Heath

Free showcase on Saturday 10 September 2022, 2-4pm at The Old Print Works, B12 9AH Exhibition, pop-up portrait studio, tile making and screen printing tasters, soft refreshments…. Read more »

No Borders, an art installation by Hilary Jack featuring a quote from feminist icon, Amelia Earhart, arrives in Digbeth

No Borders, an art installation by Hilary Jack featuring a quote from feminist icon, Amelia Earhart, arrives in Digbeth

The Digbeth Estate is the new home of ‘No Borders’, a neon art piece by artist and activist Hilary Jack. ‘No Borders’ is now displayed on the… Read more »

All-new Hot Wheels heading to Birmingham for 2023

The newly launched Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party will light up Birmingham in 2023.  Fans of all ages will be dazzled as they watch the iconic… Read more »

Home Alone in Concert with Orchestra for Christmas.. Birmingham Show

The iconic Christmas family film Home Alone will be brought to life this festive period, when it is toured across the UK for the first time accompanied by a… Read more »

Saturday Night Fever at The Alexandra Birmingham from 22 to 26 November 2022 – casting announced

Direct from the West End, Bill Kenwright’s production of Saturday Night Fever returns to The Alexandra Birmingham from 22 -26 November, allowing audiences a chance to experience the best-selling Bee… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham September 2022!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this September 2022. Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 2022 Ft Supergrass, Kurt Vile, Seasick… Read more »

The World’s Smallest Cocktail Bar opens in Birmingham

Ahead of their September launch, The Cocktail Club have launched a three-day pop up inside Temple Phone Box on Temple Row in Birmingham. ‘The World’s Smallest Cocktail… Read more »

Cinematic icon Pam Grier comes to Birmingham and joins MAC in special screenings + live Q&A

Live onstage Q&A with Pam Grier as part of BFI Southbank season Pam Grier: Foxy, Fierce and Fearless MAC will screen cult classics Coffy with a live… Read more »

Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2022 Shortlist

The West Midlands’ biggest comedy prize is set to return this autumn after a two yearhiatus. The Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award recognises the very best new and emerging comedy talent from… Read more »

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2022 this weekend!

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022, Moseley Park, Birmingham Jethro Tull The Coral John Cooper Clarke Midlake Simon Armitage More big names have been added to… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 27 August

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. On this week’s show Pete Steel has a bank holiday bonanza of new music from: Chris… Read more »

Coming This Halloween – Hocus Pocus In Concert – Film with Live Orchestra UK Tour – October

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 »

Beer Central Festival Birmingham 16th & 17th September 2022 at Typhoo Wharf

Beer Central Festival Birmingham 16th & 17th September 2022 at Typhoo Wharf

Festival goers will also be able to enjoy food from Andrew Sheridan, Andy Low N Slow and a special menu from Live Fire Cooking served around fire pits…. Read more »

Wonderland Miniatures – Miniature Birmingham Cinemas

Wonderland Miniatures – Miniature Birmingham Cinemas

Grab yourself a slice of Birmingham’s cinema history with a brand-new miniature sculpture series from local makers Spaceplay, commissioned by Flatpack. Flatpack and Spaceplay’s Wonderland Miniatures collection is a series… Read more »

BBC Midlands HQ to come to Digbeth + new apprenticeship centre, The&Academy, and cocktail bar Passing Fancies to open

BBC Midlands HQ to come to Digbeth + new apprenticeship centre, The&Academy, and cocktail bar Passing Fancies to open

Digbeth’s creative quarter has secured a trio of business announcements: the area will be home to the new BBC Midlands headquarters from 2026, as well as the Digbeth Estate… Read more »

Crowdfunded concert series, noisenights, will make its debut appearance in Birmingham this Autumn

After a run of sold-out London shows, through the noise today announced that their crowdfunded concert series, noisenights, will make its debut appearance in Birmingham this Autumn…. Read more »

The Old Crown’s 654th Birthday

The Old Crown’s 654th Birthday

Brum’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, is getting ready to host its 654th birthday this September, with an events programme that’s bigger and better than ever before…. Read more »

Kantha Katha-K at Birmingham Hippodrome 20-21 September 2022

Kantha Katha-K – The stories of local women shared in traditional Kantha embroidery retold as Kathak dance by Amina Khayyam. Kantha Katha-K is a unique dance performance and installation narrating… Read more »

Reasons To Visit Selfridges Birmingham – What’s On Late August

Reasons To Visit Selfridges Birmingham – What’s On Late August

Selfridges Birmingham invites customers to experience a series of interactive activities, events and unique launches available to explore and experience instore. This August, Selfridges Birmingham has curated… Read more »