Community Events

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 »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 3 October

Brumophile Pete Steel is back with another 60 minutes of brilliant, new Birmingham music as he delivers to you the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List With great new music… Read more »

Quizzes at The Old Crown Digbeth this October!

Quizzes at The Old Crown Digbeth this October!

The Big Fat 90’s Quiz at The Old Crown Birmingham Thursday 15th October 18:00 – 22:00  Put your knowledge to the test of the best decade and… Read more »

Youth homelessness charity St Basils announces new Chair of Board of Directors

St Basils, the largest youth homelessness charity in the West Midlands, is delighted to announce the appointment of Feizal Hajat OBE as the new Chair of its… 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 »

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Last August Bank Holiday, myself and three guests made a bee-line for the Digbeth Dining Club take-over of Digbeth Arena. Digbeth Dining Club started out life in… 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 »

Reggae Cookout and PRINCE Brunch this September

Reggae Cookout and PRINCE Brunch this September

The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout with Joe Turner & Hayden Taylor Sunday 20th September 14:00 – 20:00  Bringing it back by popular demand… The Night Owl’s Reggae… Read more »

Henry’s Virtual Blueshouse September 2020

The latest installment of Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse saw The Frenzies living up to their name as we all got hopping to some high octane rockabilly.   Watch The… 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 »

Quiz Nights at The Old Crown this October!

It’s Always Sunny Quiz at The Old Crown Birmingham Thursday 8th October 18:00 – 22:00  Do you love Always Sunny, or are you a dumb bird? Prove… 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 »

Dead Wax Digbeth Record Fair Sunday 6th September 2020

Dead Wax Digbeth Record Fair Sunday 6th September 2020 28 Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4ED Doors open at 12pm, ends at 5pm Outdoors in rear of… 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 »

Local currency launched in Birmingham to support independent businesses

Parity is a local currency and marketplace that allows business-owners in Birmingham to trade without cash. Parity is an alternative to the pound entrepreneurs can use to… 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 »

Save Cannock Chase Litter Pick and Fire Safety Awareness Fundraiser for Local Charity

A six hour litter pick event is being held over the bank holiday weekend to raise money for Katharine House Hospice, Stafford. Organisers of Save Cannock Chase,… Read more »

Birmingham Gets Gigabit City Status Thanks To Vodafone Gigafast Broadband and 5G From Vodafone

Vodafone Gigafast Broadband now available in over 110,000 Birmingham homes from today. Gigafast broadband gives speeds of up to 900 Mbps, 14 times faster than the average… Read more »

The Yard Grand Opening at The Floodgate

The Yard Grand Opening at The Floodgate

Big Shout out to all of our Floodgater’s Its BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND people!! The sun looks like it will be a-shining (blame BBC weather if not).  This… Read more »

The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout with DJ Dekker

Saturday 6th September 14:00 – 20:00  Sunday 6th September The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout With DJ Dekker playing the best in 60s & 70s Roots Reggae, Ska… 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 »

FILMWIRE August and September 2020

FILM OF THE MONTHKoko-di Koko-da The Wikipedia entry for Johannes Nyholm’s second feature film describes it as a ‘surrealist dark fantasy psychological horror drama’. Which is another… Read more »

Dirty Bingo is a brand new night hosted by The Actress and Bishop this Autumn

Date & time of event: Launches 3rd September 2020 | 20:00 – 23:00 (Second event 1st October) Tickets: £5 via www.evebtbrite.comVenue: The Actress & Bishop, 36 Ludgate… Read more »

A New Digital Festival Celebrating Birmingham’s Unique Diversity

A New Digital Festival Celebrating Birmingham’s Unique Diversity

A unique online festival, promoting the diverse identity of Birmingham, takes place this August Bank Holiday. The festival co-ordinated by United Community Activity Network (UCAN) and partners,… Read more »

Birmingham Stories launches writing competition with Dishoom

Birmingham Stories, a campaign from the National Literacy Trust and the University of Birmingham to raise literacy levels across the city, has launched a writing competition to… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 15 August

Join Danny de Reybekill once again for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List! Danny’s on the case with new music from:  Call Me Unique // Ed Geater & ENIGMA DUBZ // Tragic Sasha // Megan Lara Mae // C R Y M S… Read more »

Overhear Presents: Statues

An online workshop with Adrian B Earle and Kibriya Mehrban responding to the statues of Birmingham. Our city is littered with commemorations and decorations celebrating histories many… Read more »

Birmingham musicians and gig goers!

Birmingham musicians and gig goers!

Our PEC-funded Live Music Research project that is looking at the live music sector in Birmingham needs your help. Please do share this post (and/or the link below)… Read more »

Bank Holiday at The Night Owl

Bank Holiday at The Night Owl

The Night Owl’s Soul and Funk Brunch 29th August 12:00 – 18:00 Saturday 29th August Expect DJs playing the best in 60s and 70s soul and funk!… Read more »

Sketch helping to save Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Sketch helping to save Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

In 2016 sketch artist Carl Lavia and photographer, Lorna Le Bredonchel began their epic 69 cities project, which aims to create a portrait of the whole United… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club returns to the open air Digbeth Arena this weekend

After a nearly 6-month wait, the popular Birmingham-based street food event, Digbeth Dining Club, are returning to Digbeth. The multi-award winning operators, who were forced to close… Read more »

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl August 2020

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl August 2020

Saturday 8th August: 14:00 – 00:00 Saturday 8th August Unfortunately due to recent government advice there will be no live music. But we will be open from… Read more »

Argentea Gallery re-opening exhibition

Argentea Gallery re-opening exhibition

Argentea Gallery The Writing of Stones Gin Rimmington Jones 17th Sept – 31st Oct Opens: Thursday, 17th September, midday-6pm The Writing of Stones, is a solo exhibition… Read more »

Old Crown Quizes for August 2020

Old Crown Quizes for August 2020

Peep Show quiz Cult quizzes are BACK at The Old Crown starting from 13th August with a Peep Show special! Expect questions on everything from Corfu ’06… Read more »

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl

Saturday 8th August: 14:00 – 00:00 Saturday 8th August Unfortunately due to recent government advice there will be no live music. But we will be open from… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 1 August 2020

August is here and Pete Steel is back in the chair with another 60 minutes of brilliant Birmingham music broadcasting out to the world, with new entries from: Shai Brides // Gaby… Read more »

Saturday Sessions with Heart & Sol & The Carlings

Saturday 8th August 14:00 – 00:00 Open from 2pm till midnight and the music will be provided by specially curated Night Owl playlists – good music only!… Read more »

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Gramophone Award

Gramophone magazine – one of classical music’s oldest and most prestigious monthly magazines – has announced the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as amongst 10 nominated ensembles… Read more »

Coming Up At Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse

Since we launched Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse at the start of the month, we’ve had such a good time listening to down home blues in the sunshine each… Read more »