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Follow the latest what’s on in Birmingham news. Supplied by our guest writers, and press release contributors. From food & drink to live music, arts and culture to reviews and events.

The doors are now open at Yardbirds in Stirchley

The doors are now open at Yardbirds in Stirchley

Since 2018, Birmingham street food traders Yardbirds have been serving up American style buttermilk fried chicken at events across the UK. Their incredible fried chicken has been… Read more »

Lobster Shack Returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Lobster Shack Returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

THE SHACK IS BACK! Lobster Shack returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath on Friday 2nd December after an eighteen month break. This is the first Lobster Shack… Read more »

New Films 25th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW She Said (15) Depressingly a box office bomb in America, where it seems… Read more »

Dehd to support Dry Cleaning in Birmingham 25 February 2023

Rising Chicago alt-rockers Dehd are set to return to the UK and Ireland next year for a live run supporting post-punk four-piece Dry Cleaning.2022 has been the… Read more »

Birmingham’s Best New Year’s Eve Nights Out

Birmingham’s Best New Year’s Eve Nights Out

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and we’re all looking for the best way to celebrate and ring in 2023. Whether you want a traditional… Read more »

New festive menu at Bar + Block – quality steaks and decadent burgers!

The ho-ho-holiday season is here and to get you in the festive mood, contemporary steakhouse Bar + Block Birmingham and Leamington Spa has raised the steaks with… Read more »

Saturday Night Fever at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Saturday Night Fever, thestage musical, is a homage to the 1977 Robert Stigwood film in which John Travolta stars in possibly his most career defining role. The… Read more »

Le Freak The Get Down – Hip Hop vs Disco at The Night Owl

This Friday The Night Owl is back with another fantastic Le Freak club night! With DJs T-Bird, Disco Duffy and Ed Quigley spinning the very best old… Read more »

B’ham Bach Choir – Nine Lessons And Carols, Dec 18, B’ham FREE!

Birmingham Bach Choir return to St. Alban’s Church, Birmingham, on Sunday 18 December for a traditional Christmas service, Nine Lessons And Carols. The popular afternoon service, which is free, features a… Read more »

The Alexandra Birmingham’s Stage Experience 2023 – Bring It On – applications now open

The Alexandra’s Stage Experience is back for its 18th year, with the Birmingham premiere of Bring It On. Rising stars from across the West Midlands will have the chance… Read more »

Steel Magnolias at The Alexandra Birmingham from 21 to 25 March 2023 – casting announced

Steel Magnolias, the hilarious and heart-warming play based on a true story, which enjoyed huge global success in the hit 1989 film adaptation starring Dolly Parton and Julia… Read more »

Showhawk Duo Birmingham gig 27 Nov @ The Mill

Young British musicians Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright — known together as The Showhawk Duo —  have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the… Read more »

Italian Restaurant Tropea Set To Open For Weekend Lunch Bookings

Italian Restaurant Tropea Set To Open For Weekend Lunch Bookings

The Birmingham ‘neighbourhood restaurant’ will offer lunchtime bookings on Saturdays from 3rd December Birmingham neighbourhood Italian restaurant, Tropea, is set to open for lunch on Saturdays. Beginning… Read more »

BeauFort Spirit residency at Kong bar Stirchley this December + exclusive cocktail menu

BeauFort Spirit residency at Kong bar Stirchley this December + exclusive cocktail menu

Birmingham-based spirits brand BeauFort Spirit will be taking a month-long residency spot at Kong bar in Stirchley this December, with an exclusive cocktail menu. The pop-up menu… Read more »

Peter Gabriel- 17 June 2023- Utilita Arena Birmingham

Peter Gabriel has announced plans for his 2023 tour across the UK & Europe next spring. The tour marks his first solo shows outside of North America since… Read more »

The Harlem Globetrotters Announce 2023 World Tour

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and… Read more »

Peter Kay Announces Return to Stand-up with First Live Tour in Twelve Years

“It’s good to get back to what I love doing best, stand-up comedy and if there’s ever a time people need a laugh it’s now” “And with… Read more »

Disney 100-The Concert – 6th June 2023 – Resorts World Arena

A brand new concert will tour UK arenas in 2023, in celebration of 100 years of Disney!  Presented in the UK by Senbla and produced by Semmel… Read more »

Seventh Circle Launch – Introducing Daniel Lopez

Seventh Circle Launch – Introducing Daniel Lopez

Daniel López Villacañas often sees beauty where others may not, and he has even used the British rain to fuel his creativity. Originally from Andalusia, Spain, he… Read more »

Birmingham DJs Bring Stylish Cocktail Bar to the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham DJs Bring Stylish Cocktail Bar to the Jewellery Quarter

Two of Birmingham’s notable DJ’s are set to make the already bustling nightlife scene in the second city even more fabulous, with the opening of an elegant… Read more »

The New Consistent new EP (ffo Loyle Carner, Jesse James Solomon and Verb T)

‘The thing I love about TNC, is his detailed lyrical images which give such a vivid picture of the world he inhabits’ – BBC 6 Music Since his… Read more »

Home I’m Darling at The Alexandra Birmingham from 25 to 29 April 2023

Bill Kenwright presents a Theatr Clwyd / National Theatre production of Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling, winner of the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and directed… Read more »

CHARLIE CLARK – Astrid frontman plots Birmingham date – 24 Nov

Ahead of a stretch of UK shows – CHARLIE CLARK – is pleased to present the new single: “No Big Deal”. The inspiration for Charlie’s indie imprint… Read more »

New Films 18th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Menu (15) Chef Slowick (Ralph Fiennes) runs an exclusive island restaurant called… Read more »

Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Live in Concert at The Alexandra Birmingham 13 February 2023

To celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, the multi-million-selling and multi-award-winning album will be performed live in concert at The Alexandra Birmingham on Monday… Read more »

MOHO Festive Events 2022!

MOHO Festive Events 2022!

MOHO: THE CHRISTMAS PARTY The Moho Christmas Party is back! Celebrating the festive season accordingly with a big Christmas party at Deadwax Digbeth on December 3rd! Expect… Read more »

Iconic grassroots music venue The Sunflower Lounge unveils 60s-influenced art refit

Iconic grassroots music venue The Sunflower Lounge unveils 60s-influenced art refit

The Sunflower Lounge, a staple independent venue on the Birmingham music scene, has recently undergone a refit with a new 60s-inspired, Op Art installation. The venue, which… Read more »

Swim Deep return to the homeland for their only Birmingham show this year

Brummie icons Swim Deep are set to headline at independent venue, The Castle & Falcon on Tuesday 22nd November. Support on the night comes from Devon’s Pale… Read more »

Beauty into Beast Monsters Season at The Electric Birmingham

Modern & Classic Horror at The Electric Birmingham,Screening as Part of the BFI’s In Dreams are Monsters SeasonThe Electric, Station Street, BirminghamSunday 13th November – Sunday 4th… Read more »

BERRIES head to Birmingham 24 Nov @ O2 Academy 2

Gritty garage-punk trio BERRIES pack a punch with debut album ‘How We Function’, out today via Xtra Mile Recordings.Through tight, crunchy guitar lines and puncturing melodies, BERRIES… Read more »

New Opening – North Taproom Snow Hill to open Friday 25th November

New Opening – North Taproom Snow Hill to open Friday 25th November

The doors to North’s newest taproom are set to open this month – bringing beers, wines, cocktails, banging bao, and a bit of Northern hospitality to the… Read more »

Dreamgirls at The Alexandra Birmingham from 6 to 31 December 2022

Sonia Friedman Productions’ dazzling, multiple-award winning musical Dreamgirls, has been receiving five-star critical acclaim and standing ovations in cities throughout the U.K. as part of its first ever… Read more »

Deacon Blue- 20 September 2023- Utilita Arena Birmingham

20 September 2023 – Utilita Arena Birmingham Tickets on sale from theticketfactory.com, 9am Friday 18th November 2022 Thirty-five years since their debut single, Dignity, and millions of… Read more »

New Films 12th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (12A) When Chadwick Boseman tragically died two years, not… Read more »

Tim Vine ‘Breeeep!’ at The Alexandra Birmingham on 1 June 2023

Tim Vine returns with his brand new stand-up show Breeeep!, prompting The Times newspaper to ask: “Is there a more ludicrous comedian in Britain than Tim Vine?” Arriving at The… Read more »

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

RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar Jujubee will be joining the cast of Death Drop: Back in Habit UK tour, playing Sister Maria Julie Andrews at The Alexandra, Birmingham from 13… Read more »

The Flapper launches ‘Shop Small’ community project with new winter market

The Flapper launches ‘Shop Small’ community project with new winter market

A festive market is coming to The Flapper at the end of this month, as part of a campaign to encourage people to ‘shop small’ this Christmas… Read more »

Luna Springs Announces Winter Events Schedule

Luna Springs Announces Winter Events Schedule

The Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs will be hosting a wild Christmas season, with an entertainment line-up including a Mariah vs Buble brunch, Massaoke Christmas and a… Read more »

New Years cinema event – Andre Rieu in Dublin – coming to Birmingham Cinemas 7th & 8th Jan 2023

Kick off 2023 in style with André Rieu in Dublin – André’s celebratory concert is exclusive to cinemas across the UK and is the only way to start the new year with… Read more »

The Christmas Feast at The Bond Company, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

The Christmas Feast at The Bond Company, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

We are finishing 2022 off with a bang, returning to a beloved venue, for our final event of the year…  THE CHRISTMAS FEAST  So you better wrap… Read more »

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alex review by Wallis Brown

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alex review by Wallis Brown

The Alexandra Theatre welcomed us in the from the cold, dreary weather of a Monday evening with their exemplary hospitality and the promise of talent and the… Read more »

Vital Signs – complex networks, meshes and entanglements in a new solo show from artist Judith Alder

Judith Alder’s Vital Signs reflects the milieu of science fact, science fiction, and some of life’s big questions; ‘where we come from and what we’re made of, and what… Read more »

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at The Alexandra Birmingham – casting announced

Simon Friend Entertainment is delighted to announce the full cast for Deborah Moggach’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which opens at The Alexandra Birmingham on 21 February 2023. Joining… Read more »

Come and celebrate Christmas at The Plough Harborne

We’re busy getting ready to make sure that we bring boundless festive joy to everyone who walks through our doors this season. We know how special those… Read more »

New Films 4th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Living (12A) An English language remake of Kurosawa’s 1952 masterpiece Ikiru about a… Read more »

Burt Kreischer at The Alexandra Birmingham on 29 January – limited availability

Renowned comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer announced his Tops Off World Tourwhere he will perform at The Alexandra, Birmingham on Sunday 29 January 2023. Wrapping up The Berty Boy… Read more »

Winter Funland is Offering 2,000 Tickets to Registered 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 make an application to attend its VIP… Read more »

Local band Solar Eyes release new EP and ready to play London and Birmingham this November!

Alcatraz comes hot on the heels of their Dreaming of the Moon EP that was released earlier this year. They returned in August with title track Alcatraz,… Read more »

Singer-songwriter behind some of TV’s biggest hits, Jill Andrews, headlining in Birmingham this month

Jill Andrews, an acclaimed multi-genre singer-songwriter, who is behind some of TV’s biggest hits, will be playing a headline show in Birmingham this month at Hare &… Read more »

B Eats, the cafe created by music charity B Music, will launch their new daytime menu on 3rd November

B Eats, the cafe created by music charity B Music, will launch their new daytime menu on 3rd November

B:Eats, a daytime cafe and evening eatery created by BMusic, the music charity responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, is due to launch a new brunch… Read more »