Community Events

Davenports Acquire Popular Jekyll & Hyde

Despite what has been a testing couple of years for the hospitality industry, Davenports Brewery, the historic West Midlands based brewing company established in 1829, has continued… Read more »

School of Rock comes to The Alexandra Mon 31 Jan to Sat 5 Feb 2022

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST EVER TOUR OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S SMASH-HIT WEST END & BROADWAY MUSICAL A star-studded cast has been revealed ahead of School… Read more »

Homeless sector pays tribute to Jack Dromey MP

Homeless charities and professional bodies across the country have paid tribute to the life and legacy of Jack Dromey MP after his sad passing on the 7th… Read more »

An Ode To The Tower Ballroom by Jim Simpson

The news that The Tower Ballroom in Edgbaston is about to be demolished must have provoked many a memory of Brum’s most popular 1960s dance hall. Here… Read more »

Experience what Pilates can do for you this January at Birmingham Pilates Studio

The unique studio based in Birmingham at the Custard Factory is offering you an incredible 50% discount for your First Pilates Lesson this January! Birmingham Pilates Studio,… Read more »

Brumbeat DJ & Live Music Gig Guide Jan 2022

It’s a low-key start to 2022, with no covid restrictions in place, live music and DJ events in Birmingham begin a tentative start to the new year…. Read more »

Netflix animation Robin Robin starring Birmingham rising star, Amira Macey-Michael shortlisted for animated short film at the Oscars

Birmingham-based rising star, Amira Macey-Michael, has landed a prime role in the brand-new Netflix film, Robin Robin, shortlisted for animated short film at the Oscars. This is… Read more »

St Basils’ Christmas Update

It’s that time of year when we start to reflect back on the year, and what a year it has been!  Much like for a lot of people… Read more »

23 of Birmingham’s rising stars are set to appear in the West End this Christmas

Some of Birmingham’s most promising young performers will be appearing on the West End this festive season, as Stagebox members take to the stage as part of… Read more »

Winter Funland at The NEC, Birmingham is Officially Open!

A festive spectacular, comprising a gigantic ice-skating rink, traditional circus, a full-size fairground, and Santa’s Grotto is officially open, providing the most magical Christmas event in the… Read more »

The Ultimate Brummie Gift Guide!

Birmingham: It’s Not Shit: 50 Things That Delight About Brum In this funny, revelatory and occasionally even nostalgic collection, the team behind Paradise Circus explore the places,… Read more »

Jersey Boys Review at The Alex Theatre

I love the theatre, and a great musical really is an exhilarating and magical experience from start to finish, Jersey Boys was absolutely electric & uplifted the… Read more »

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to Reopen in April 2022

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) will partially reopen on Thursday 28 April 2022. After being closed – firstly by the pandemic and then by essential electrical… Read more »

Christmas Bazaar in aid of Sifa Fireside Sunday 19th December

It’s party time at our CHRISTMAS BAZAAR!On Sunday 19th December 11am-6pm we are hosting some of our favourite Brummie Independent Businesses for Christmas shopping, wine (mulled), food & PARTY TIME at… Read more »

Viking Moses shares poignant new music video for ‘Take Tender’ ahead of UK tour with James Yorkston

Hailed as ‘The most uniquely talented American musician since Kurt Cobain’ by The Guardian, Viking Moses, aka Brendon Massei, has announced he will be joining singer-songwriter James… Read more »

Plan B: How Touchwood is keeping shoppers safe this Christmas

Following the recent government announcement to instigate the Plan B Covid strategy, Touchwood is taking every precaution to make guests feel safe this Christmas. To comply with… Read more »

A free Winter Garden is coming to The Old Crown in Digbeth this December

A free Winter Garden is coming to The Old Crown in Digbeth this December

The team at Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown are ready to get you into the festive spirit with their Winter beer gardens this December, open for… Read more »

SLT’s sub role a shot in the arm for Sandwell

Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) has been praised for its role in the borough’s COVID-19 vaccination programme success – delivering jabs for some 40% of the adults fully vaccinated… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 4 December

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel has the perfect Christmas shopping respite with great music from: Snowflake Generation BermudaOfficial… Read more »

The Old Crown is set to host Peep Show quiz

Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, will be hosting a Peep Show quiz in their decorated beer garden on Thursday 9th December. Bring your best backdrops, hire… Read more »

Brumbeat Xmas & NYE Live Music & DJ Guide 2021

Birmingham’s most extensive alternative monthly gig guide. Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for December 2021, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work… Read more »

Embracing AI leads to awards success for West Midlands marketing firm

One of the UK’s leading Google advertising specialists is celebrating after securing a string of award wins and shortlists. MCG Digital Media founder, Gez McGuire, became one… Read more »

Conservation Appeal Launched To Save Birmingham’s Star Treasures

Birmingham Museums Trust has launched a public fundraising campaign to support the conservation of two of Birmingham’s star treasures. The Star of Bethlehem and the Holy Grail… Read more »

Independent Venue Week 2022 announces partnership w/ So Young

Independent Venue Week and So Young team up to bring you three of the buzziest new bands from the UK underground scene in deep tan, DEADLETTER and… Read more »

BIRD BOX BIRMINGHAM – charity auction for Birmingham MIND is on eBay now!

BIRD BOX BIRMINGHAM – charity auction for Birmingham MIND is on eBay now!

The @BirdBoxBirmingham eBay auctions are live! All proceeds go direct to @BirminghamMind mental health charity. Bidding starts from £1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/birdboxbirmingham/m.html The idea for Bird Box Birmingham came… Read more »

Touchwood Solihull offering extra touch of magic with launch of annual Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Post Train

Touchwood Solihull is getting ready to give families an extra touch of magic with the launch of its annual Santa’s Grotto and new Christmas Post Train this… Read more »

Forward Programme 2022-23 at Ikon

Ikon is delighted to announce plans for 2022-23 including exhibitions, off-site projects and events.  The year commences with solo exhibitions by Midlands-based painter Betsy Bradley and Taiwanese-American filmmaker James T.Hong…. Read more »

Christmas at MAC One Snowy Night by Slot Machine Theatre

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is delighted to announce that our Christmas show by Slot Machine Theatre, One Snowy Night, opens next week. Join us from Tue 16… Read more »

The Birmingham Contemporary Art gallery to launch Colin Fisher solo art exhibition MADE IN BRUM 1st December

The Birmingham Contemporary Art gallery is delighted to announce the launch of Colin Fisher’s solo art exhibition ‘MADE IN BRUM’ on 1st December 2021 6-9pm. Born and… Read more »

Local community groups awarded over £70,000 to take on low carbon projects across Birmingham

Seven groups across the Birmingham area will receive £10k each to support climate action projects across the city and surrounding area. This unique initiative uses data to… Read more »

Local Entrepreneur launches children’s book to help children recognise and support mental health

Local entrepreneur, Lucy Cole from Sutton Coldfield has published a children’s book called Faythe & The Fearstone, which is designed to help children express their feelings and… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Sprinkles Some Festive Magic

Birmingham Museums will be pulling out all the stops this festive season with a magical programme of events. In the weeks running up to Christmas there will… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 6 November

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel presents BRAND NEW music from:  Sam Redmore Overpass Heart Machine Matt Ryder… Read more »

From Stunning Art Prints to Stocking Fillers – Perfect Presents for Christmas from Birmingham Museums

Embrace the festive spirit and bring joy this winter with Birmingham Museums online shop. From Brummie inspired gifts and stunning art prints to statement jewellery and stocking… Read more »

Hanal Pixan immersive-dining theatre experience 26 Nov and 3rd Dec at The Edge

Hanal Pixan immersive-dining theatre experience 26 Nov and 3rd Dec at The Edge

Dress in your finest attire for this immersive Day of the Dead celebration here in Birmingham!  No need to travel 8000 kilometers to live an authentic Mexican… Read more »

Actor with Incurable Cancer – The Glad Game – MAC Birmingham

Diagnosed with an incurable cancer at the age of 26, Phoebe Frances Brown tells her story of finding gladness in the saddest of times. Written and performed… Read more »

A Squid Game Quiz is coming to Birmingham!

A Squid Game Quiz is coming to Birmingham!

If you’re anything like the rest of us, you’ll have binge watched the most recent Netflix hit, Squid Game. A dark tale of survival breaking streaming records… Read more »

Food, Drink and Live Music comes to the Kingsway this Winter and Christmas!

Food, Drink and Live Music comes to the Kingsway this Winter and Christmas!

Brand new to the Kingsway will be Thursday Night Christmas Markets to coincide with Kings Heath late night shopping.  Now covered and heated Full Bar and food traders. Mulled wines… Read more »

Operation Santa Delivering hope at Christmas

Operation Santa Delivering hope at Christmas

The Night Owl will be hosting a fundraiser for Operation Santa this year, on Sunday 14th November with Judy D, Jason Ensa and the Lobsters of Freedom,… Read more »

Winter Funland is Giving Away 2000 Tickets to Local Charities to Attend VIP Opening

Winter Funland, the UK’s biggest Christmas indoor event, which is launching at the NEC Birmingham this December, is inviting local charities to attend its VIP event. Taking place on… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 30 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel makes your hair stand on end this spooky weekend with lots of new names… Read more »

Smethwick man’s book on family’s experience of Parkinson’s raises over £4000 for Parkinson’s UK

A Smethwick man has raised over £4,000 for Parkinson’s UK through sales of his book. Mark Lanyon, 58, from Bearwood, donated his June and July earnings from… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide November 2021

After a 16 month hiatus, Birmingham’s most extensive alternative eclectic regular gig guide is back (established 2006 on Myspace). With lock-downs and social distancing a thing of… Read more »

Let Her – The Postcard Project Giving Power To Women

In a month where news headlines have sadly been full of harrowing stories of violence and sexual abuse against women, a powerful art project is being launched… Read more »

Betsy Bradley – Chasing Rainbows at Ikon Gallery

Ikon presents the first major solo exhibition by Midlands-based artist Betsy Bradley, Chasing Rainbows, running 3 December 2021 — 13 February 2022. A significant achievement for the… Read more »

Digbeth ice rink – the first ice rink to open in Birmingham this Christmas

Digbeth ice rink – the first ice rink to open in Birmingham this Christmas

A 20m x 10m ice rink will be installed at the Luna Springs site on Lower Trinity Street Festive entertainment schedule will take in a Santa Jazz… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 23 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel cooks up a smorgasbord of brand new music from in and around… Read more »

Halloween in Brum!

Halloween in Brum!

There are lots of exciting things going on in and around Birmingham this year for the spooky season…. The Night Owl Friday 29th October – Le Freak:… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Showcases Bangladeshi Artist in Outdoor Exhibition

A new outdoor exhibition in Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square is marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. Lost Memory Eternalised showcases artworks and writing by artist Mustafa Zaman… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 16 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel has your weekly hour of beautiful, Brum-based music from the likes of: Stone… Read more »