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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.

Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Pineapple Club create new Romeo and Juliet cocktail inspired by Romeo and Juliet season!

Fans of Birmingham Royal Ballet can enjoy a trip to a different kind of barre next month with a brand-new cocktail inspired by the Company’s Romeo and… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill 18 September

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Danny de Reybekill presents 60 fabulous minutes of West Midlands music for your discerning ears,… Read more »

Thinktank Science Museum Celebrates 20th Birthday with a Free Weekend

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum is celebrating its 20th birthday with a free weekend for all the family on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October 2021. Free tickets… Read more »

The Old Crown turns 653 years old with  a free weekend of events

The Old Crown turns 653 years old with a free weekend of events

The Old Crown, built in 1368, was the only structure left intact after the Battle of Camp Hill in 1643, and during its rich history was even… Read more »

New Films 17th Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Copshop (15) As much influenced by 70s action thrillers… Read more »

Celebrate the Great British Apple at Blakesley Hall

Do you know your Bramleys from your Pippins? Or your Galas from your Coxs? Harvest season is here and Blakesley Hall has the perfect opportunity to discover… Read more »

Starlite Campbell Band – The Language of Curiosity Tour 2021 – The Hare and Hounds, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

‘Don’t miss them! They’re terrific live!” Music News, UK Renowned for their distinctive songwriting, onstage chemistry and electrifying live shows, European and British award nominees the Starlite… Read more »

Much loved festival and club event Hott Date returns after 2 year break

Hott Date finally returns! This time at the melting pot that is Dead Wax, with a massive lineup of DJs and 12 live acts… Otherwise known as… Read more »

Silent disco Oasis v Blur Head to Head Series

The first in our Head to Head Silent Disco Series: Oasis V Blur. TWO channels to choose from as our DJ’s go head to head. Expect all… Read more »

The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s Launch Party

The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s Launch Party

Last night VIP guests from the worlds of property, art, film, fashion and television gathered to celebrate the reopening of The Grand Hotel Birmingham. The hotel recently… Read more »

Dr. PAWPAW support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dr.PAWPAW donate to Look Good Feel Better www.drpawpaw.com Dr.PAWPAW will be donating to Look Good Feel Better charity for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October (2021). Dr.PAWPAW… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 11 September

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel is back with great new music from Rosie Tee // Stone Foundation //… Read more »

New Films 10th Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (12A)… Read more »

Designer Clothing Sample Sale – end Sept at The Custard Factory!

The Designer Clothing Sample Sale is back again with our incredible Autumn Collections at up to 80% off. Featuring British menswear brands Luke 1977 and Weekend Offender,… Read more »

New Films 3rd Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Candyman (15) Released in 1992, directed by Bernard Rose,… Read more »

Daniel Nicholas Eugene embarks on UK tour

Following an in-person run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, writer and performer Daniel Nicholas’ Eugene embarks on a limited UK tour this Autumn. In the not too distant future, millionaire, inventor and… Read more »

A weekend of reggae at The Night Owl!

A weekend of reggae at The Night Owl!

On Sunday 12th September, The Reggae Cookout will be returning to The Night Owl! And with special guest, the legendary Rhoda Dakar. DJ and lead singer of… Read more »

Stackz Burger Shack permanently moving to The Flapper

This month two much-loved independent hospitality businesses are joining forces to bring epic burgers and beers to the people of Birmingham.  Stackz Burger Shack will permanently take over… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill – 28 August

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Danny de Reybekill brings you a special 60 minutes of bank holiday listening pleasure from:… Read more »

Birmingham’s second Secret Supper to support people with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s UK is hosting its Secret Supper dining event in the centre of Birmingham on 28 and 29 September 2021.  This is the second time the charity… Read more »

Dr Willard Wigan MBE microscopic art now on permanent display at The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery

Dr Willard Wigan MBE microscopic art now on permanent display at The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery

Dr Willard Wigan MBE born June 1957, is a world renowned British sculptor who makes microscopic art. His sculptures are typically placed in the eye of a needle or on the head… Read more »

First major music venue and club to launch in Birmingham city centre for a decade opens doors this week

First major music venue and club to launch in Birmingham city centre for a decade opens doors this week

Thousands of music fans, including NHS and hospitality workers from across the UK, are this week set to celebrate the opening of the first new major music… Read more »

Legal Eagles wing walk for St Basils

Legal Eagles wing walk for St Basils

Four “superheroes” are about to embark on a unique fundraising challenge to raise vital funds for the Live and Work Village, a building project in Sandwell, West… Read more »

New Films 27th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Our Ladies (15) It’s 1996 and, under the supervision… Read more »

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl this bank holiday Sunday!

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl this bank holiday Sunday!

The Night Owl are getting ready to welcome all Night Owls to one of their biggest events of the year… A day of peace and music paying… Read more »

New Films 20th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Nowhere Special (12A) A tattooed, thirty-something window cleaner in… Read more »

Birmingham City University partners with NASA for global hackathon event

Birmingham City University is to partner with NASA and a host of international space agencies on global ‘hackathon’ event, which will see data from the US space… Read more »

Eat with a beat this bank holiday as steakhouse Bar + Block

Eat with a beat this bank holiday as steakhouse Bar + Block in Birmingham unveils its musical line-up, serving up four days of live music that can… Read more »

The Engine Room’s Digbeth Sessions kicks off August Bank Holiday!

The Engine Room in Digbeth is gearing up for a new era in entertainment, featuring some of the city’s best DJs. This cool, retro style mini-warehouse, with… Read more »

Millions of revolutions, one common cause RoSPA and See Sense study helps cycling turn a corner

Millions of revolutions, one common cause: RoSPA and See.Sense study helps cycling turn a corner. Ground-breaking research study conducted over thousands of ridden miles reveals untapped potential… Read more »

Little But Live in Moseley Park, Returns to Celebrate Creativity and Connection

Little But Live in Moseley Park, Returns to Celebrate Creativity and Connection

Birmingham-based company Paperback Theatre are returning to Moseley Park, Birmingham, with their exciting and varied outdoor festival, Little But LIVE! in Moseley Park, to safely bring together… Read more »

The Specials on tour 2021 and new album!

The Specials who enjoyed a triumphant 2019 with the release of the critically acclaimed “Encore”, their first ever number 1 album, coming 40 years after they exploded… Read more »

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl!

After such a wonderful celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock back in 2019, we’re really pleased to be bringing Owlstock back to The Night Owl this… Read more »

The Magpies Transatlantic Folk tour!

It has only been a short space of time since The Magpies burst onto the UK folk scene, but they have already made a huge impact with… Read more »

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music Number Ten

Members of Gary Numan’s ‘Tubeway Army’ (Dramatis) return to the live arena! Tenth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free… Read more »

New Films 13th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Free Guy (12A) Every day, Guy (Ryan Reynolds) wakes… Read more »

Birmingham Heritage Week Returns Revealing The City’s Hidden Stories and Historical Secrets

The #BHeritageWeek programme is now available atbirminghamheritageweek.co.uk Hundreds of Birmingham’s buildings and spaces, many of which are usually closed to the public, will be opening their doors… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill – 7 August

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Danny de Reybekill brings you an Olympian music selection for your listening pleasure, including: R… Read more »

The Breakfast Club is coming to The Night Owl!

A brand new brunch is coming to The Night Owl… Head down to Digbeths favourite soul and retro club for all things 80s and to release your… Read more »

Henry’s Blueshouse Summer gigs at Bulls Head 2021

Henry’s Blueshouse, the legendary Birmingham Blues Club which was, 53 years ago, the birthplace of that most influential of all rock bands, Black Sabbath, has this week… Read more »

The Migrant Festival 19 – 22 August 2021

Ikon presents the third annual Migrant Festival. A four day programme mixing visual art, music, film and performance, it celebrates the contribution made by refugees and migrants to… Read more »

Bottomless Bop at The Old Crown ever Friday!

EVERY FRIDAY –  BOPOTTOMLESS Unlimited Bottled Beer or Fizz (90 mins only) + BOP Main Meal of Your Choice Bop Kebabs will be cooking up kebabs, bowls,… Read more »

New Films 7th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Stillwater (15) Directed by Tom McCarthy, written by Thomas… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss is coming to Birmingham this November!

Albert’s Schloss is coming to Birmingham this November!

ALBERT’S SCHLOSS BIER PALACE AND COOK HAUS TO OPEN IN PARADISE FORUM, BIRMINGHAM, THIS NOVEMBER Further to opening the original Albert’s Schloss in Manchester 6 years ago,… Read more »

Meet  the creator  of  the  Pornstar Martini  at  a  Bottomless Brunch in Birmingham!

Meet the creator of the Pornstar Martini at a Bottomless Brunch in Birmingham!

The award winning team behind The Pineapple Club, Birmingham and soon to open Shibuya Underground are bringing the world famous creator of the Pornstar Martini Douglas Ankrah… Read more »

Dishoom launches Home Feast Kit!

Dishoom are delighted to announce the launch of the Dishoom Home Feast, a brand-new meal kit containing a generous selection of Dishoom’s most-loved dishes for at-home enjoyment…. Read more »

Birmingham Comedy Festival returns Friday 1 to Sunday 10 October 2021

After a year online, Birmingham Comedy Festival is back in the room for 2021. Running from Friday 1 to Sunday 10 October 2021, the popular arts festival… Read more »

DJ Jools Belgium (SWEAT) back at The Night Owl and Attic Brew!

DJ Jools Belgium (SWEAT) back at The Night Owl and Attic Brew!

DJ Jools Belgium’s: Vinyl Sessions at Attic Brew The Legend Jools Belgium is making a long awaited come back to the Attic. Strictly Vinyl from the 60’s,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List for 31 July

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel is back on Brum Radio A-List duties with an hour of ALL NEW… Read more »

New Films 31st July 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Suicide Squad (15) With its opening credits spelled… Read more »