What’s on

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.

Oktoberfest at Bundobust Birmingham

Some things just work together. Indian street food and craft beer. German food and cold lagers in the lastsunny days of September. It’s time, once again, for… 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 »

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 »

New Films 15th Sept 2023 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW A Haunting In Venice (12A) Very loosely based on Hallowe’en Party, a lesser… Read more »

The Distillery launches first of many new events with a Gin & Juice Hip Hop Brunch

Birmingham’s best bar restaurant and gin distillery is set to release a whole host of events throughout Autumn kick starting with a Gin & Juice Hip Hop… Read more »

Fat Hippo X Kellogg’s is coming!

What came first, juicy, fried buttermilk chicken or crunchy, nutty cereal? All that matters is they’re around at exactly the same time for Fat Hippo, the reigning kings… 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 http://moseleyrecordfair.com/… 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 »

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 »

DEKKER — Birmingham show this November

American singer-songwriter – DEKKER – has released a brand new single “For Repair”.STREAM ON SPOTIFY HERE || APPLE MUSIC HERE Fresh off the back of a busy festival season, Brookln… 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 »

Spice up your Hen Party with The Coconut Tree – coastal Sri Lankan celebrations await! 

In a series of exciting new offers, authentic Sri Lankan restaurant group The Coconut Tree (TCT) is inviting brides-to-be to celebrate their engagement in coastal island style for the first time.  TCT is known for its… Read more »

Lobster To Release Live Studio Version of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”

Celebrating the anniversary of the release of Black Sabbath’s second album ‘Paranoid’, Lobster have recorded a live session at Blottos Studio, a hub for Birmingham’s underground and… Read more »

New Films 8th Sept 2023 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Past Lives (12A) Unfolding over 24 years, in two 12-year intervals, played out… Read more »

Madagascar The Musical at The Alexandra Birmingham from 14 to 17 March 2024

Selladoor Worldwide and Theatre Royal Plymouth are delighted to announce that popular TV Presenter, theatre performer and Strictly Finalist Karim Zeroual will lead the cast of the… Read more »

Announcing Breaking Talent Award 2023 shortlist / WMids biggest comedy prize!

Birmingham’s long-running comedy festival has finally revealed the shortlist for its prestigious 2023 award. The region’s biggest comedy prize, the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award recognises the very… Read more »

19th Nov. The Mighty Flook – Anglo/Irish Folk at The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves,… Read more »

US avant-pop artist Von Wildenhaus heading to Kitchen Garden Cafe on 14 Sept

Apocalyptic avant-pop artist – VON WILDENHAUS – has shared new single “Ketamine”, ahead of a UK tour across September.  In lieu of a traditional album release the… Read more »

Sushido X Ollie Hilton-Johnson Sake Pairing Event 5th October 2023

Sake Pairing and Japanese Cuisine event returns for the second time at Sushido, where guests will experience the celebration of Japanese Cuisine and Culture. Sushido in Sutton… Read more »

GIRL SCOUT + Coach Party bring Granny Music to BIRMINGHAM on 4 Oct

Stockholm indie/pop four-piece – GIRL SCOUT – have announced an extensive run of UK shows this Autumn. Jumping on the Coach Party bandwagon, the two bands will… Read more »

Beans on Toast – Announces Worcester & Birmingham show 

On 1st December 2023, Beans on Toast will return with an all-new studio album:  ‘The Toothpaste and the Tube’. Pre-save here. The latest Beans on Toast album… Read more »

MOBO / Mercury pianist Zoe Rahman in Birmingham

“A remarkable pianist, by any standard.” – The Observer “Her sound is drenched with originality and jazz legitimacy….a world class artist, composer and performer… Zoe shines as one of… Read more »

New Films 31st Aug 2023 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Equalizer 3 (15) Billed as the final in the series about former… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide – September 2023!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this September 2023. We search high and low to bring to you the best original music Brum has to… 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: www.instagram.com/reel/Cwk2LyzIAxD XOYO Birmingham… Read more »

Yardbirds Chicken to be an Official Vendor at The Ryder Cup 2023!

Birmingham’s very own fried chicken icons Yardbirds will be heading to Rome, Italy, to sling their juicy fried chicken at The Ryder Cup 2023, the prestigious international… Read more »

Gusto Italian serve favoured Bucatini Carbonara for only £8 on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September

The Italian restaurant will serve their favoured Bucatini Carbonara for only £8 on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September Contemporary restaurant Gusto Italian is all about ‘making… Read more »

VICTORIA CANAL – Ivor Novello winner returns to Birmingham (7 Sept)

Following a stretch of huge shows with Hozier over the Summer, singer-songwriter VICTORIA CANAL returns to the UK for a short stretch of UK headline dates. Details below.   The September tour… Read more »

Christine and the Queens: Birmingham next week [6 Sept]

Christine and the Queens will present his new album ‘PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE’ at a run of UK headline shows this September.  Out now via Because Music… Read more »

Jamaican star Skeng to perform one-off UK show in Birmingham this September

Jamaica’s hottest dancehall sensation, Skeng, returns to the UK for a one-off exclusive show on 30 September at the Forum, Birmingham.  Celebrating his global success with Nicki… 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 »

Come Sunday @artumbirmingham Sunday 3rd September 3.00pm-8.00pm  Free

Come Sunday: @artumbirmingham Sunday 3rd September 3.00pm-8.00pm  Free Birmingham’s only regular Jazz Dance session has really grown since it started in February.  DJs Jayson, Nick and Tom… 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 »

Autumn 2023 at GULP

Autumn 2023 at GULP

To celebrate heading into our second year in the Jewellery Quarter, GULP has been beautifully redecorated and has a new website listing all our events. The next… Read more »

Luna Springs, launching a custom-built scare maze this Halloween

The Digbeth based party venue, Luna Springs, will undergo a full transformation this Halloween season, with a custom-built indoor scare maze.  This adrenaline-fueled, realm of terror will… Read more »

New Films 24th Aug 2023 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Blackening (15) Taking its cue from both the self-aware send ups of… 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 »

DEKKER (Rue Royale) – Announces Birmingham Date (14 Nov)

American singer-songwriter – DEKKER – has announced details of a UK tour for November 2023, ahead of the release of his new single “For Repair” (out 8… 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 »

IRAINA MANCINI – heads to BIRMINGHAM this September

Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album – IRAINA MANCINI – will be hitting the road for an extensive run of UK shows this Autumn…. 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 »

Angelica Rockne, in Birmingham this Friday

Californian singer-songwriter Angelica Rockne will be coming to the UK this Summer for a short run of live shows.   Taking in headline dates in Nottingham, Birmingham, and London, Rockne will also… Read more »

Vagabond Launches New Rose & Small Plates Offer

Vagabond Launches New Rose & Small Plates Offer

The Birmingham wine bar now lets you sample 2 rosés before enjoying a bottle, alongside 3 small plates for just £45 Vagabond, the relaxed wine bar located… Read more »

The planet’s strongest athletes are coming to Birmingham

The planet’s strongest athletes are coming to Birmingham as the World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour visits Utilita Arena Birmingham for the first time. Giants Live is excited… Read more »

New Films 18th Aug 2023 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. Blue Beetle (12A) Although the character first appeared in 1939 and went through various… 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 »