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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 Melon Ground Sessions Continue!

The Melon Ground Sessions Continue!

The Melon Ground sessions at Castle Bromwich Gardens bring soulful live music to the historic gardens on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, hosted by guitarist Vo Fletcher… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 12 June

Every Saturday at 2pm is the time for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. This week Danny de Reybekill is the man bringing you the best tracks in town. He has sparkling… Read more »

First of its kind 4D virtual reality experience launches in Digbeth

First of its kind 4D virtual reality experience launches in Digbeth

Tickets for Digbeth, Birmingham based In A Box, In A Box, In A Box go on sale today Hollywood screenwriter, Jeremy Drysdale penned the script for the… Read more »

New Films 10th June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Father (12A) Co-writer Florian Zeller makes his directorial… Read more »

‘Lockdown FM Broadcasting In a Pandemic’ by Gilles Peterson.

‘Lockdown FM Broadcasting In a Pandemic’ by Gilles Peterson.

Lockdown FM: Broadcasting In a Pandemic is a 600+ page cultural documentation of a year in lockdown. Densely populated and rich in imagery, it records the response of London based DJ and… Read more »

One of Birmingham’s Most Iconic Buildings Set to Welcome Visitors

Aston Hall, one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings, is set to welcome visitors as it reopens on 7 July after being closed for more than a year…. Read more »

Disco Brunch at The Night Owl with Joel and Buck – Saturday 12th June

The Night Owl’s Disco Brunch is finally back by popular demand! We’re so happy to be back with both our indoor and outdoor seating areas in sunny… Read more »

Gladys Knight Announces 2022 UK Tour Including date at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tickets On-Sale: Friday June 11th 2021 The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last 50… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 5 June

Pete Steel is back in the OFFICAL Brum Radio A-List hot-seat (and it is red-hot) with new music to chill out to including from: Katherine Priddy // The Novus // SIPHO // T8PES // Kate B’mand // Jack… Read more »

New Films 4th June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW A Quiet Place: Part II (15) Three years ago,… Read more »

Birmingham theatre group to host summer school at Kingsbury Theatre Tamworth for children from West Mids interested in acting, singing, dancing and comedy

Calling all Midlands performers! Round Midnight Ltd, the Birmingham based theatre group, is offering children aged between 6-11 years of age, the chance to go to summer… Read more »

This Is My City festival to take place on June 12th to 13th

This Is My City festival to take place on June 12th to 13th

The annual festival celebrating the diverse communities of Birmingham, ‘This Is My City’, will take place on June 12th – 13th and this year will welcome a… Read more »

Summer schedule of pop-up events announced to welcome people back to Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace is set to go pop this summer after announcing a series of events to be held at a brand new pop-up garden which will be located… Read more »

MeetspaceVR Gaming Arena Review

MeetspaceVR Gaming Arena Review

As a home computer gamer of the 1980s, i’ve seen a lot of change over the years, i was an avid C64 gamer and wasted way too… Read more »

Birmingham Museum Full of Smiles as Thinktank Opens To Visitors

Birmingham Museum Full of Smiles as Thinktank Opens To Visitors Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum finally opens to visitors after 432 days of closure. With reduced capacity in… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 29th May 2021

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List This week Danny de Reybekill takes the lid off a jam-packed hour of new Birmingham… Read more »

New Films 1st June 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Cruella (12A) Having given Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent a sympathetic… Read more »

Luna Springs Brings Two New Exciting Events to Brum for First Time!

Luna Springs Brings Two New Exciting Events to Brum for First Time!

As restrictions lift on the 21st June, the outdoor venue will stage a series of large-scale events and parties  This summer Luna Springs is bringing a series of… Read more »

Jazz Trumpet Legend Coming To Birmingham

Summer 2021 marks the UK tour of Portrait: Reflections On Belonging, the new and much anticipated album from innovative UK trumpeter Byron Wallen. Having been struck by… Read more »

Dirty Bingo at Actress and Bishop Thursday June 3, 2021

Join us for our one of a kind fortnightly event – DIRTY BINGO – rude, crude and not for the faint-hearted!This is so much more than dabbers… Read more »

Join a walk for Parkinson’s UK near you or take part virtually – the choice is yours!

Every pound raised, matched by the Frank and Evelyn Brake Connect Fund, will help transform information and support services for people affected by Parkinson’s  People in Birmingham… Read more »

Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse Rides Again

Dateline Sunday 2pm: The first performance of the 2021 season of Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse. The Nitecrawlers opened their show precisely on time. So did the rain, but… Read more »

The Brum Radio A List – 22 May

Pete Steel is back downtown with a whole host of new music from uptown. This week he has brand new bangers from: William William Rodgers & Piera Onacko // Alex-is Music // The Silver… Read more »

Freedom 50 – New Outdoor Exhibition Opens in Birmingham’s Centenary Square

A new outdoor exhibition showcasing photographs taken over the last five decades will open in Birmingham’s Centenary Square tomorrow, Saturday 22 May. Organised by Legacy West Midlands… Read more »

BINITBAB brings together the local community to clean up Digbeth

BAB MAG & Shiny People Events are launching the scheme in an effort to cut down on the rise in litter as Birmingham has emerged from lockdown… Read more »

A Very Special Place Ikon in the 1990s, 18th June – 30 August 2021

Ikon presents A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s, an exhibition featuring 40 artists from the gallery’s 1990s programme. It comprises work by those who featured… Read more »

New Films 20th May 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Those Who Wish Me Dead (15) Having writtenSicario, Hell… Read more »

Dig Brew Co unveils first home-grown American craft beer

Dig Brew Co unveils first home-grown American craft beer

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery is all pumped up after launching what it believes to be the first American-style craft beer to be made exclusively with British… Read more »

Brand new comedy night launches at The Night Owl this month

Brand new comedy night launches at The Night Owl this month

Head to The Night Owl for a night of live comedy on Thursday 27th May, The Night Owl & James Cook present THE HOOT COMEDY NIGHT Introducing… Read more »

Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse, Aaron Neville Quits and Jazz Gillum

The Blues are back at Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse It seems a lot more than just a few months since Birmingham had its last shot of The Blues… Read more »

Moms in the West Midlands

Because it takes a village…  The Moms in the West Midlands Instagram page is a community page for mothers and families in the West Midlands area. It… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 15th May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the one and only OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List This week Danny de Reybekill takes the lid off a jam-packed hour… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 28

Cinemas reopen from May 17, and this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Godzilla vs Kong (12A) A thundering welcome… Read more »

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena returns 17th May 2021!

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena returns 17th May 2021!

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena is now the biggest VR Park in Europe at over 15,000 sq ft. Having opened two weeks before lock down the team are ready to… Read more »

Live music returns to The Actress and Bishop for May 2021

Live music returns home as one of Birmingham’s original and best live music venues, The Actress & Bishop, relaunch with another show stopping live music line up…. Read more »

Toy Story in Concert 2022 Tour Announced Film to Be Performed Live with Orchestra for First Time in UK

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in 2022 with a nationwide tour. Toy Story in… Read more »

Dinosaurs return to the UK – taking over parks in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow this year

Britain’s outdoor spaces are set to become Jurassic Parks, as DINOSAURS roam free once more. Jurassic Encounter – an unmissable, family-friendly event – makes its UK debut,… Read more »

A Thousand Fallen Blossoms Aliki Braine Extended until 29th May at Argentea Gallery

Inspired by a trip to Tokyo and Kyoto during the Sakura cherry blossom season, Braine has created extraordinary images that offer a fresh sense of awe and… Read more »

Designer Clothing Sample Sale May 27-29 at Custard Factory!

Sample Sale Brum are a pop up sale and hold sample sales a couple of times a year at the Custard Factory, Digbeth. They’ve been holding them… Read more »

Descend 100ft down the city’s iconic Custard Factory to help transform the lives of people with Parkinson’s

Daredevils in Birmingham and across the West Midlands can now sign up to take on an abseil for charity Parkinson’s UK. The abseil down Birmingham’s iconic Custard… Read more »

Quiz events taking place at The Old Crown Digbeth June 2021

Quiz events taking place at The Old Crown Digbeth June 2021

The Game Of Thrones Quiz Wednesday 2nd June 2021 – 18:30 – 22:00 Game Of Thrones has finished! So if you think you’re fan enough and want… Read more »

Actor, comedian, radio and television presenter Adil Ray OBE has become the first Patron of Screen and Film School Birmingham

The new college, which opens its doors in September 2021, will also be introducing the Adil Ray OBE Scholarship worth £30,000and implementing a Fair Access Fundto ensure students are supported during… Read more »

The Wicked Lady at The Blue Orange Theatre 28 September – 10 October 2021

Look over your shoulder as you try to sever the grip of The Wicked Lady Birmingham, brace yourself for the ghost story experience of the year… The… Read more »

The New Consistent – new single

Effortlessly capturing the incoming optimism and care-free feeling of a sunny summer’s day, emerging West Midlands rapper The New Consistent today unveils his new single, ‘All That… Read more »

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

Birmingham festival goers have had a tough 2020, with most festivals cancelled or taken place online virtually due to the pandemic, but 2021, brings hope with large… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 8 May

This week the captain of the good ship A List is Danny de Reybekill whose cargo includes new music from: Holly Fitzgerald // YIKES // Katherine Priddy // The New Consistent There’s a track from… Read more »

Rugby club launches football and women’s rugby college courses for teens

To go alongside its already popular men’s rugby college course, Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club’s academy has introduced football and women’s rugby courses for local teens aged 16+…. Read more »

Alex Westwood first release Clouds

Alex Westwood first release Clouds

Alex Westwood is a 19 year-old, midlands-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer who independently conjures up creative, experimental and organic music which distorts the definition of genre,… Read more »

MAC Welcomes Back Visitors on May 24th 2021 and Celebrates with New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

MAC Welcomes Back Visitors on May 24th 2021 and Celebrates with New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is launching a brand new café and restaurant, KILN, on Monday 24th May 2021, situated in the heart of one of the U.K.’s… Read more »

UB40 Launch Vegan and Organic ‘Red Red Wine’ to Celebrate 2021 Tour

Ali Campbell spent his adolescence harvesting grapes in Bordeaux and had always longed to launch a UB40 wine with fellow founding member and wine enthusiast, Astro. Eminent… Read more »