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Brumbeat Gig Guide – October 2023!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this October 2023. We search high and low to bring to you the best original music Brum has to… Read more »

Halloween in Digbeth 7 exciting events to celebrate the spooky season

Halloween in Digbeth 7 exciting events to celebrate the spooky season

It’s hard to believe it’s nearly October, and with the summer behind us, as well as a surprise September heatwave, it’s already been an eventful year. But… Read more »

Square Eyes TV Festival returns to Birmingham for its third year

The line-up will take place at Midlands Arts Centre and Mockingbird Cinema from Fri 3 – Sun 12 November 2023  Square Eyes TV Festival has been commissioned… Read more »

Celebrate Halloween in Birmingham’s Creative Quarter at the Digbeth Open Day

Zellig presents in collaboration with Digbeth Estate DIGBETH HALLOWEEN OPEN DAY – showcasing everything Digbeth!  Head to Birmingham’s Creative Quarter for a day to sample a little… Read more »

£10.5 million delivered to improve and protect bus services in the West Midlands

Residents across the West Midlands will benefit from lower fares, improved reliability and better bus services as the Government delivers a further £10.5 million to support local… Read more »

Martial arts group supports mayoral community event

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street was quick on the draw when he joined in a community event in Yardley led by a popular martial arts group. The… Read more »

Birmingham Women in Hospitality Fundraiser for Burnt Chef & Anawim 29th October

Bham Women in Hospitality Fundraiser Dinner takes place on Sunday 29th October, an alliance of women from Birmingham’s diverse hospitality scene are taking over Simpsons restaurant for… Read more »

Joe Lycett & Birmingham Open Studios 2023

Popular TV presenter, comedian and painter, Joe Lycett is the Birmingham Open Studios new Ambassador for 2023. Birmingham Open Studios takes place on consecutive weekends of 23rd-24th September and Sept… Read more »

Avanti West Coast awarded long-term contract after significant improvements for passengers

Avanti West Coast awarded long-term contract after significant improvements for passengers

The Department for Transport has awarded Avanti West Coast a long-term contract which will enable them to deliver improved services for passengers, after dramatically reducing cancellations to… Read more »

Schools line up for Brummie-inspired Wizard of Oz

Schools in Birmingham will be heading along the Yellow Brick Road next Friday (September 22) for a special sold-out performance for students of a Brummie-inspired version of… Read more »

Ministry Of Justice Calls For People from Birmingham to Volunteer as Magistrates – as applications close 29 September

The Judiciary of England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice are calling on people from all walks of life in Birmingham to be part of a… Read more »

MAC announces three-year supported project with Film Hub Midlands to make cinema more accessible

Expanding the Frame will open doors and break down barriers for disabled audiences. Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) have announced a three-year project supported by Film Hub Midlands… Read more »

Moseley Record Fair Autumn 2023 Season

Moseley Record Fair Sunday 1 October 2023 Moseley All Services Club, Birmingham, B13 9EA Doors open at 12pm, ends at 4pm Cafe & DJs Free entrance… Read more »

The Lost Notes Live at the Hare & Hounds! 9.11.23

What a summer for The Lost Notes – culminating in a hugely enjoyable set at the fabulous Moseley Folk Festival.   The band are hard at work recording the… Read more »

Sonal Clare of The Wilderness, Announced As Finalist for a BIH Spotlight Award

Be Inclusive Hospitality, (BIH) a not-for-profit organisation, have announced the finalists for 2nd year of the BIH Spotlight Awards. The awards are designed to shine a light on exceptional businesses… Read more »

SHC Digital Appoints New Performance Director

Progressive Performance Agency, SHC Digital, in Birmingham, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new director. The company, which has just been shortlisted for… Read more »

Woman whose life has been shaped by grief takes support into the workplace

A woman is taking her own experience with grief into the workplace following an increased demand for fostering mental wellbeing among employees. Tracey McAtamney, who was herself… Read more »

Celebrity names support charity’s second gala dinner in memory of late son

A West Midlands mum is hoping to top previous fundraising at the second Gala Dinner she has organised in memory of her late son, in Birmingham. Sharon… Read more »

Attic Brew ‘Forward Launch Party’ at The Bun & Barrel!

Attic Brew ‘Forward Launch Party’ at The Bun & Barrel!

Myself and a colleague were recently invited to The Bun and Barrel for the Attic Brew Co. Forward launch party. We hope you had a great time… Read more »


Gusto Italian is a collection of 14 premium Italian restaurants predominantly located in the North West of England. In July 2022, Young Lives vs Cancer was selected… Read more »

Oktoberfest Food Fest 2023 – a Bavarian feast to get in to the Oktoberfest spirit!

Oktoberfest Food Fest 2023 – a Bavarian feast to get in to the Oktoberfest spirit!

Get ready to grab a stein and tantalise your taste buds! Birmingham Seasonal Markets proudly presents the highly anticipated Oktober Food Fest, taking place on October 7th… Read more »

The EV Network and bp pulse unveil the UK’s largest public EV charging hub at the NEC Birmingham

bp pulse, The EV Network (EVN) and NEC Group, are proud to announce the launch the UK’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging hub on the NEC Campus in the West Midlands. This… Read more »


Volunteers are being sought to take part in a truly unique and exciting heritage project. ‘The Record Store & Black Music, A UK History’ starts soon, and… Read more »

Alex’s Wish: First Miss Great Britain finalist to wear a hijab raises thousands for Duchenne charity

The support shown for Alex’s Wish by the Miss Great Britain, Ms Great Britain and Ms Great Britain Classic finalists clearly shows that their beauty extends far… Read more »

Rotarians appeal for more support to tackle Birmingham homelessness campaign

Local Rotarians are appealing for support in their heightened efforts to meet growing homelessness in the region. The fresh call follows The Rotary Club of Wylde Green’s… Read more »

Moseley Folk ends on a high / Wilco & Billy Bragg reunite

Birmingham’s Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2023 wrapped up on Sunday night (3 September) with the unexpected reunion of Wilco and Billy Bragg. The headlining Americana stars… Read more »

New figures show people in the West Midlands don’t know the signs of leukaemia

People in the West Midlands are being urged to take notice of the symptoms of leukaemia, as new research published today shows that of those who responded… Read more »

XOYO Birmingham Reveals Official Launch Details

3 sites, 2 new spaces, 1 roof garden with the best views in Birmingham. 5 standalone venues for 3000 music lovers. Watch promo video here: XOYO Birmingham… Read more »

Give a hug – Birmingham family supports new Children with Cancer UK campaign

A young cancer patient from Birmingham is supporting a brand new campaign from leading charity, Children with Cancer UK, to help raise awareness during Childhood Cancer Awareness… Read more »

Political Therapy – An Evening With David Aaronvitch

Next year will be a big one on both sides of the pond as Sunak v Starmer and Biden v Trump shape up to produce fireworks. David… Read more »

The Glee Club Birmingham – Event Listings September 2023

BIRMINGHAM COMEDY LISTINGSHighlights include: Jordan Gray, Gareth Reynolds, Robert White, Jackie FabulousFull listings here. BIRMINGHAM MUSIC LISTINGSHighlights include: This Is The Kit, Emilio Santoro, Thea GilmoreFull listings… Read more »

MAC Autumn Season Announcement

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to welcome a host new of events at MAC – from family-friendly shows, tantalising cinema screenings, exciting outdoor performances… Read more »

Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood, joined Van Morrison and Chris Farlowe to headline Pairc Festival 2023

This August Bank Holiday weekend Páirc Festival showcased performances from the biggest names and talent, including a surprise performance from Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood, who took to… Read more »

Co-Creative Jewellers Elevates the Jewellery Landscape as a Female-Led Venture

Birmingham-Based Company Revolutionises Jewellery Buying Experience While Challenging the Norms of Male-Dominated Industry. With its intricate craftsmanship and dazzling creations, the jewellery sector has traditionally been dominated… Read more »

Offal Club versus Billy Whizz in aid of Kings Heath Food Bank

Offal-ly Generous: Offal Club and Billy Whizz Unite in Aid of Kings Heath Food Bank! Get ready for an entertaining evening of punk-pop, alternative, and indie as… Read more »

A Birmingham Bank Holiday Bonanza! Four Amazing Events to enjoy this August

Owlstock, Birmingham’s Woodstock-inspired festival, returns to The Night Owl on Sunday 27th August for its fourth instalment. With live performances from tribute acts and local favourites, DJs… Read more »

The Alexandra Birmingham’s Heritage Open Day on Saturday 9 September 2023

On Saturday 9 September 2023, from midday until 4pm, visitors will be welcomed at The Alexandra for a day of ‘unwrapping creativity’ at one of the second… Read more »

Conor McGregor announces first ever Forged Irish Stout VIP Bar in the UK at Pairc Festival

Conor McGregor, MMA champion and owner of the award-winning Black Forge Inn pub in Dublin, has announced that the first ever Forged Irish Stout VIP Bar in… Read more »

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema @ Ryemarket

Independent Stourbridge pop-up Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema is taking over a shop at the Ryemarket Shopping Centre for BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND ONLY. Screening a varied programme of family… Read more »

Last chance to catch Birmingham Phoenix in action at Edgbaston this summer

Birmingham Phoenix’s men’s and women’s teams will be back in action at Edgbaston for one final action-packed home fixture next week, as part of The Hundred. The… Read more »

Conference Aston repurposes and donates event stage and hotel blankets as part of its environmental responsibility scheme

Birmingham’s leading residential events venue, Conference Aston, showed its support for a local school in the city in a continued push to meet sustainability objectives with two useful donations…. Read more »

British Basketball League Trophy Finals – Utilita Arena Birmingham – 27-28 January 2024

The British Basketball League is excited to renew its partnership with Utilita Arena Birmingham, bringing joy to thousands of fans during the 2024 British Basketball League Trophy… Read more »

The Countdown is on Only a Matter Of Days Until Pairc Festival comes to Birmingham UK

Páirc Festival is set to bring the biggest names and best talent from Birmingham and Ireland to the outdoor grounds of the former Stadium Club, the New… Read more »

Romain Virgo to tour UK with a stop in Birmingham this October

Reggae star Romain Virgo announces a UK tour this Autumn, visiting Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, London and Leicester in October with a full live band. Tickets are on-sale… Read more »

The Old Crown turns 655 years old and celebrates it’s landmark birthday!

The oldest pub in Birmingham, The Old Crown, turns 655 this September, and this year’s birthday party is set to be bigger and better than ever… The… Read more »

Rock n roll remembered as Museum holds brand-new 1950s event

Black Country Living Museum will be hosting ‘Rockin’ and Rollin’: A 1950s Evening’ on Saturday 9 September, packed full with toe-tapping live music, exciting performers and a… Read more »

Local Birmingham Ice cream maker Odi + Moo pops up in Selfridges.

Local Birmingham Ice cream maker Odi + Moo pops up in Selfridges.

For a limited time you’ll be able to try the delicious locally handmade ice cream from Odi + Moo, in Selfridges Birmingham.. Could this be the best… Read more »

Midlands is home to the UK’s best burger

Burger innovators, The Beefy Boys, are set to conquer yet another TV milestone. After their recent appearance on BBC Two’s The Hidden World of Hospitality with Tom… Read more »

Chicken Fest 2023 – Seasonal Markets presents their first-ever Chicken Fest!

Chicken Fest 2023 – Seasonal Markets presents their first-ever Chicken Fest!

Seasonal Markets is excited to present their first-ever Chicken Fest at The Bond, Digbeth on September 2nd, 2023. This event promises to be a finger-lickin’ experience for… Read more »

Summer campaign reminds people that Homelessness Doesn’t Take a Holiday

It’s a sad truth that while the festive season often inspires acts of kindness towards vulnerable people, the same cannot always be said for the warmer months…. Read more »