Community Events

Brumbeat – Best Live Music Events in Birmingham this July!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this July. From festivals of funk to desert island disco castaways.. Brum is rockin’!… Read more »

New festival comes to Birmingham | Hot Sauce Society

Hot Sauce Society lands in Birmingham next month, bringing their inaugural Midlands festival to Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. The event will see over 25 independent hot sauce… Read more »

Walk For Wellbeing – Supporting The Hospitality Sector

Walk for Wellbeing (previously known as Walk for Calm) is officially launching on 29th June and is inviting the people of the hospitality industry to join its… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 25 June

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Never mind Glastonbury, this week Jenn Hukins is fielding BRAND NEW music from the likes… Read more »

Coming to The Alexandra Birmingham – a week of wonderful one-nighters awaits

Coming to The Alexandra Birmingham – a week of wonderful one-nighters awaits

A week of wonderful one-nighters awaits, three must-see shows arriving at The Alexandra, Birmingham w/c 4 July 2022: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY AT THE ALEXANDRA BIRMINGHAM… Read more »

The Big Birmingham Bake – NEW Commonwealth Games inspired baking theme for July revealed!

To celebrate the amazing summer of sport ahead of Birmingham this year, The Big Birmingham Bake, which offers fun, immersive baking experiences for all, has announced a… Read more »

Fashion Spies previews at Old Joint Stock Theatre before it goes up to the Edinburgh Fringe

A queer, choose-your-own, family adventure filled with deception, divas and catwalk crooks. At fashion weeks across the globe, expensive must-have items have been stolen, and every top-secret… Read more »

Uniquely Brummie welcome planned for competing athletes at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

To help provide a warm and uniquely Brummie welcome to this summer’s Commonwealth Games, a special ceremony will be performed by local students and Birmingham based theatre… Read more »

Representation in TV industry must be ‘non-negotiable’ – Lenny Henry Centre report

News release: Representation in TV industry must be ‘non-negotiable’ – Lenny Henry Centre report Research by the Birmingham City University-based Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity… Read more »

Radical, accessible, queer sober dance parties set to empower and celebrate

Building on the historical significance of dancefloors as LGBTQ+ meeting places, MOBILISE takes the form of a silent disco allowing participants to disconnect from the immediate outside… Read more »

Birmingham based company launches an app that will revolutionise wellbeing

Makemefitclub is a Birmingham based company sitting at the intersection of wellbeing and technology. Our app does not replace wellbeing professionals, it features them while taking away… Read more »

1000 young people across West Midlands offered chance to complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as part of Gen22

A thousand young people in the West Midlands will have the chance to complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) as part of the Gen22 programme, the… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 18 June

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is treating you once again to the best new music from around… Read more »

Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival Programme Launch

Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival Programme Launch

COME TO THE LAUNCH OF THE JAZZ FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AT HENRY’S BLUESHOUSE AT VELVET MUSIC ROOMS THIS TUESDAY 21st JUNE AT 7PM BE THE FIRST TO PICK… Read more »

Major new initiative tackling sexual violence in music venues and clubs launched

A new UK-wide initiative working with music venues, clubs and industry to tackle sexual violence through a framework of support, guidance and technology officially launched today. Safer… Read more »

Top Ten Activities Families Can Enjoy at The Big Bang Fair Unlocked this June!

As The Big Bang Fair prepares to come to Birmingham’s NEC on Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 June, organisers have released a sneak peak of the top… Read more »

Guys and Dolls at The Alexandra Birmingham from 28 June to 2 July

Birmingham’s award-winning musical theatre company, BMOS, are excited to announce their forthcoming production of Guys & Dolls! A fantastic and funny musical story of gambling, luck and… Read more »

Birmingham 2022 Festival and Ikon launch Foreign Exchange temporary public artwork by Hew Locke

Launched today, Birmingham’s city-centre sculpture of Queen Victoria has been reimagined by acclaimed Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke. Presented by the Birmingham 2022 Festival and commissioned by Ikon,… Read more »

BEats, cafe and eatery by BMusic, charity responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, to open in July

B:Eats, a daytime cafe and evening eatery created by BMusic, the music charity responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, is due to open in July. Set… Read more »

Slice Of The Past Brought Back to Life! – Museum Transport Team Restore Rare 1950s Electric Bread Cart

Black Country Living Museum’s transport team has successfully restored a Pedestrian-controlled Electric Vehicle back to its former glory for use around its 26-acre site during its Festival… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 11 June

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel takes you through the best of Brum and just beyond, including new… Read more »

Diversity and the city The Creative Universe & The Old Rep to Showcase Black-led theatre during the Birmingham 2022 Festival

One of Birmingham’s leading black theatre organisations, The Creative Universe, has been selected to present artistic experiences across the UK’s second city this summer, as part of… Read more »

Best Music Festivals coming to Birmingham this Summer

Best Music Festivals coming to Birmingham this Summer

MADE FESTIVAL – SAT 30TH JULY 2022 The West Midlands’ biggest and best music and arts festival returns on Saturday 30th July for a huge 8th edition… Read more »

Summer Family Fun at MAC

Get ready for a jam-packed summer this year with Midlands Arts Centre. Our selection of events range from sing-a-long cinema screenings, to critically acclaimed live theatre to… Read more »

Peaky Blinders Nights return once more for 2022 at Black Country Living Museum!

Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the 1920s at Black… Read more »

Andre Rieu concert series to be screened in cinemas across the West Midlands

Dust off those dancing shoes – after two long years, cinema’s biggest music event is back! Maestro André Rieu will present his brand-new summer concert, Happy Days… Read more »

Sport and Art combine in distinctive works full of imagination, insight and fun

As Birmingham and the West Midlands get ready for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Birmingham 2022 Festival is hosting a series of performances, films and visual… Read more »

NEC Group Arenas What’s On June 2022

UTILITA ARENA BIRMINGHAM AND RESORTS WORLD ARENA: WHAT’S ON, JUNE 2022 NB: tickets for this month’s shows are available via The Ticket Factory, the official box office… Read more »

Theatre Show at MAC In Our Skin Explores Lives of Gay Men in Birmingham & South Africa

Greg Homann: In Our Skin Fri 10 – Sat 11 June 2022 | Foyle Studio | 7pm | From £9 | 16+ A powerful verbatim-based theatre production… Read more »

Upcoming Events at 1000 Trades this June

WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE Birmingham Improv Presents: Maestro 7.30pm Birmingham Improv brings you ‘Maestro’, the exciting elimination improv game where anything can happen. Twelve intrepid improvisers face a… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 4 June

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Jenn Hukins is back to bring you a packed hour of platinum platters from… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music & DJ Guide June 2022

Welcome to our what’s on in Birmingham live music gig guide and DJ events listings for June 2022! If you are looking for a live music guide,… Read more »

Show-stopping art collection goes on show in Birmingham

A collection of artworks by some of the world’s most iconic artists is now on display at The Birmingham Contemporary art gallery. Art Vault: The Investors Collection… Read more »

Canal Square Market launching in June ahead of Commonwealth Games

A new community-focused market designed to bring neighbours together after the pandemic is launching next month. The first Canal Square Market will be held in June, with… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 28 May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. PLEASE NOTE – this is the correct newsletter for this week’s A List. Please… Read more »

Dig Brew Co planning Jubilee weekend with a difference

Dig Brew Co planning Jubilee weekend with a difference

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery is remaining faithful to its ethos and quirkiness with its plans for the Platinum Jubilee weekend (June 1-4). The brewery on River… Read more »

Bake your own Jubilee Crown Cake with The Big Bakes throughout June!

Bake your own Jubilee Crown Cake with The Big Bakes throughout June!

To celebrate the event on everyone’s lips, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, The Big Bakes has revealed its fun baking theme for its ticketed baking sessions throughout June…. Read more »

Birmingham Music Awards review

Birmingham Music Awards review

The Birmingham Music Awards VIP Reception at Millennium Point was an event that had an impact on me in a way I hadn’t expected it to. Being… Read more »

Adil Ray cutting ribbon – officially opens two Birmingham colleges

British actor, comedian and radio/television presenter, Adil Ray was in Birmingham today (Thursday 26 May) to officially open Performers Collegeand Screen and Film School, where he is Patron. The two colleges share a brand… Read more »

Jubilee Weekend at The Old Crown

The Old Crown is living up to its name with a fantastic Jubilee weekend party this June bank holiday with a cracking lineup of live acts and… Read more »

BE FESTIVAL 3-11 June – Announce full programme!

BE FESTIVAL: Birmingham European Festival of Performing Arts exists to challenge and turn the notion of theatre upside down, crossing borders, creative disciplines and blurring boundaries between… Read more »

Global Woman Club launches in Birmingham thanks to two local businesswomen

Founded by Mirela Sula, and run by a team of regional directors, each Global Woman Club blends their own personalities and experience alongside a strong character on… Read more »

The Big Bang Fair Unlocked Comes to Birmingham with an Exclusive Family Event

The Big Bang Fair Unlocked Comes to Birmingham with an Exclusive Family Event

Organisers behind The Big Bang Fair – the UK’s biggest celebration of science and engineering for young people –have announced an interactive evening event, giving families, community… Read more »

A concert for the whole family – National Open Youth Orchestra on 5 June 2022

Ground-breaking national youth orchestra where talented young disabled and non-disabled musicians play together A range of instruments you’ve never heard before: accessible and electronic instruments such as… Read more »

Commonwealth Cultures Celebrated This Summer at the Annual This Is My City Festival

Forming part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Cultural festival as part of the build up to the Birmingham 2022 games, the annual This Is My City festival,… Read more »

Key to the City – Opening Weekend Experience

For 6 weeks from 28 May anyone will be able to award the Key to the City to whomever they want, for whatever reason they want. Key… Read more »

Flatpack ft Joe Lycett & Shaun Keaveny at the Town Hall review

Flatpack ft Joe Lycett & Shaun Keaveny at the Town Hall review

I had been eagerly awaiting comedian Joe Lycett at the Town Hall for the opening of The Flatpack Festival and was delighted at how laid back and… Read more »

The Best Gaming & Activity Bars in Birmingham!

With so many new exciting places to eat and drink in Birmingham, it is sometimes difficult to know where to go for that alternative experience. One option… Read more »

New cycling facilities open at Cannock Chase Forest ahead of Birmingham 2022

Forestry Commission Chair, Sir William Worsley officially opened the impressive new cycling facilities on Friday 20 May at Forestry England Cannock Chase Forest. Showcased at the event… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 21 May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is delivering great new music this week from: Joe Peacock Certain Naomi… Read more »