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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.

Exhibition Wavelengths – Melanie King at Argentea Gallery 5th Nov – 18th Dec

Exhibition Wavelengths – Melanie King at Argentea Gallery 5th Nov – 18th Dec

Wavelengths Melanie King 5th November – 18th December Exploring the visual representation of natural phenomena; through analogue infrared photography in the series Wavelengths and with long-exposures of… Read more »

Quizes at The Old Crown this November

Quizes at The Old Crown this November

Peep Show Quiz at The Old Crown “This is outrageous, this is contagious” The Old Crown Peep Show quiz is back in the garden on 19th November!… Read more »

Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival 2020

A chaotic few weeks – months even – for the Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival suddenly got a lot worse in the last 48 hours before… Read more »

Henry’s Blueshouse returns to the Bulls Head every Tuesday this Winter

Henry’s Blueshouse at the Bulls Head is taking one big step towards normality with the return to Tuesdays is Bluesdays next Tuesday at 7.00 pm. After two… Read more »

Vietnamese Street Kitchen to open in Bullring this November

Vietnamese Street Kitchen to open in Bullring this November

A new city centre site of popular restaurant Vietnamese Street Kitchen is due to open at Birmingham’s iconic Bullring next month.  Independently owned and family run, the new… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 17 October

It’s the triumphant return of Danny de Reybekill to the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List this week with another 60 mins of pure local talent. With tracks from: The Gorstey Lea Street… Read more »

Plant and Pulse gears up to celebrate 1st birthday

Plant and Pulse gears up to celebrate 1st birthday

A plant-based cafe in central Birmingham is gearing up to celebrate their 1st year serving hungry local by increasing their opening hours and doubling their menu. Plant… Read more »

Friday Night’s Alright this November at The Old Crown Birmingham

Friday 6th November 18:00 – 22:00  The Old Crown presents Friday Night’s Alright! 🎉  A brand new experience coming to The Old Crown on Friday 6th November… Read more »

New Film Releases Oct 15th 2020 and Where To Watch Them

New Film Releases Oct 15th 2020 and Where To Watch Them

While all Cineworld Cinemas are temporarily closed following the shifting of the Bond movie to 2021, other sites currently remain open with special safety measures in place… Read more »

Live music in Birmingham to receive just 2 Percent of Cultural Recovery Fund first round

Just three out of a potential 197 live music venues in Birmingham secured funding in CRF round one from UK Government following pandemic City music promoter says… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 10 October

Once again it’s time for your weekly 60 minute smorgasbord of the best new releases from the centre of the UK. It’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List with Pete Steel who… Read more »

Argentea Gallery Exhibitions Winter 2020

RE-OPENING EXHIBITION THE WRITING OF STONES Gin Rimmington Jones We are delighted to have been able to welcome people back to the gallery this September, re-opening with an… Read more »

Watch Foka Wolf’s interview for Birmingham Comedy Festival

Street artist Foka Wolf has been revealed as the latest addition to Birmingham Comedy Festival 2020. Responding to the current pandemic, the long-running festival has shifted its… Read more »

New Film Releases Oct 8th 2020 and Where To Watch Them

While all Cineworld Cinemas are temporarily closed following the shifting of the Bond movie to 2021, other sites currently remain open with special safety measures in place… Read more »

Weekends with The Night Owl in October

Sunday Sessions featuring Heart and Sol (live music) Heart & Sol return to The Night Owl for an afternoon of live music! Sunday 25th October Heart &… Read more »

The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino Brunch’ Saturday, Oct 31st

You went wild for our ‘Pulp Killers’ Halloween Tarantino party last year so we’ve revamped it for current times to bring you… The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino… Read more »

Wednesday night live at The Actress & Bishop Winter 2020

Wednesday night live at The Actress & Bishop Winter 2020

Date & Time of event: Every Wednesday from 14th October, 18:30 onwards! Tickets: Free entry – booking essential. Book your table via The Actress & Bishop APP… Read more »

Birmingham Producer Set To Drop The Bomb On New Release

Birmingham music producer James Mountstephens has released the stunning track Drop The Bomb under the performance name of Synyx. Fans of EDM, and progressive melodic techno pop,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 3 October

Brumophile Pete Steel is back with another 60 minutes of brilliant, new Birmingham music as he delivers to you the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List With great new music… Read more »

Film Releases and Where To Watch Them 4th Oct 2020

Cinemas are mostly now open with special safety measures in place. As such, this column will wherever possible include reviews of new releases alongside additions to new… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill

Danny de Reybekill is back in his favourite chair to bring you this week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-Listwith brand new bangers from… Molly // Cage Park // Katy Rose Bennett // Jay Tennant // George… Read more »

This Week’s Movies and where to watch them – 25th Sept 2020

Cinemas are mostly now open with special safety measures in place. As such, this column will wherever possible include reviews of new releases alongside additions to new… Read more »

Midlands Halloween DriveThru Scare Attraction!

Presenting a terrifying new type of in-car entertainment; a fully fleshed festival of fear through October and into November set in the dark heart of England, just… Read more »

This Week’s Movies and where to watch them.

Cinemas are mostly now open with special safety measures in place. As such, this column will wherever possible include reviews of new releases alongside additions to new… Read more »

Quizzes at The Old Crown Digbeth this October!

Quizzes at The Old Crown Digbeth this October!

The Big Fat 90’s Quiz at The Old Crown Birmingham Thursday 15th October 18:00 – 22:00  Put your knowledge to the test of the best decade and… Read more »

Sunday Sessions and Kaleidoscope live music September and October

Sunday Sessions and Kaleidoscope live music September and October

Sunday Sessions featuring Heart and Sol (live music) Sunday 27th September 14:00 – 20:00  After a long break we are very excited to welcome some live music… Read more »

Local band Melotone offer weekly series immersing fans in sound and vision

Melotone @ Home is the world we have brewed for ourselves amidst the music industry shutdown. Without gigs, musicians are struggling to express themselves. Our remedy is… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List with Danny de Reybekill

Swerving back into the hot seat with another swathe of local music to wrap your ears around is Danny de Reybekill who presents the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List On this… Read more »

New Socially Distanced Outdoor Festival, Little But Live in Moseley Park

Birmingham-based company, Paperback Theatre are holding an exciting and varied outdoor festival, Little But LIVE! In Moseley Parkto safely bring together Moseley residents and the wider Birmingham… Read more »

Friendly Neighbourhood Film Screenings for September

Friendly Neighbourhood Film Screenings for September

THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER Sorry To Bother You – 17:00 Goodfellas – 20:15 FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER Donnie Darko – 17:00 Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead – 20:00 SATURDAY… Read more »

Film Reviews this Autumn

Cinemas are mostly now open with special safety measures in place. As such, this column will wherever possible include reviews of new releases alongside additions to new… Read more »

Reggae Cookout and PRINCE Brunch this September

Reggae Cookout and PRINCE Brunch this September

The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout with Joe Turner & Hayden Taylor Sunday 20th September 14:00 – 20:00  Bringing it back by popular demand… The Night Owl’s Reggae… Read more »

Henry’s Virtual Blueshouse September 2020

The latest installment of Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse saw The Frenzies living up to their name as we all got hopping to some high octane rockabilly.   Watch The… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 5 September

Another lush swathe of local music to wrap your ears around presented by Danny de Reybekill on the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. On this week’s show, brand new music from: Dorcha // NeOne… Read more »

Quiz Nights at The Old Crown this October!

It’s Always Sunny Quiz at The Old Crown Birmingham Thursday 8th October 18:00 – 22:00  Do you love Always Sunny, or are you a dumb bird? Prove… Read more »

What’s On at The Night Owl this September!

The Night Owl’s Britpop Brunch Saturday 19th September 13:00 – 19:00  The Night Owl’s Britpop Brunch is back by popular demand! Saturday 19th September with DJs playing… Read more »

Dead Wax Digbeth Record Fair Sunday 6th September 2020

Dead Wax Digbeth Record Fair Sunday 6th September 2020 28 Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4ED Doors open at 12pm, ends at 5pm Outdoors in rear of… Read more »

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema – Details and September screenings

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema – Details and September screenings

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema brings cinema back to Kings Heath’s historic The Kingsway for the first time since its  closure in 1979. Hosted by new event space Kings… Read more »

D.J. Quinn’s launching a BBQ smokehouse restaurant on Friday 4th September

D.J. Quinn’s, Hall Green, will be launching a BBQ smokehouse restaurant on Friday 4th September with complimentary small plates and tasters available to guests throughout the event…. Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 29 August

It’s time for you to listen to another 60mins of beautiful, Birmingham music with the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. This week Pete Steel is in charge of all the latest… Read more »

The Yard Grand Opening at The Floodgate

The Yard Grand Opening at The Floodgate

Big Shout out to all of our Floodgater’s Its BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND people!! The sun looks like it will be a-shining (blame BBC weather if not).  This… Read more »

When Bob Marley Came To Britain: BBC2 Saturday 29th August

In the 1970s, Bob Marley rose from humble beginnings to become a global superstar. It was a journey that took place not just in his homeland of… Read more »

The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout with DJ Dekker

Saturday 6th September 14:00 – 20:00  Sunday 6th September The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout With DJ Dekker playing the best in 60s & 70s Roots Reggae, Ska… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 22 August

Join Danny de Reybekill once again for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List!  Whilst it seems Danny might be sleeping in the studio, he is simply as dedicated as ever to bring you… Read more »

FILMWIRE August and September 2020

FILM OF THE MONTHKoko-di Koko-da The Wikipedia entry for Johannes Nyholm’s second feature film describes it as a ‘surrealist dark fantasy psychological horror drama’. Which is another… Read more »

September Botanicals Bands Announced

Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse has been such a runaway success that we’ve sorted it with The Botanical Gardens to keep on presenting live music every Sunday at 2pm… Read more »

Dirty Bingo is a brand new night hosted by The Actress and Bishop this Autumn

Date & time of event: Launches 3rd September 2020 | 20:00 – 23:00 (Second event 1st October) Tickets: £5 via www.evebtbrite.comVenue: The Actress & Bishop, 36 Ludgate… Read more »

A New Digital Festival Celebrating Birmingham’s Unique Diversity

A New Digital Festival Celebrating Birmingham’s Unique Diversity

A unique online festival, promoting the diverse identity of Birmingham, takes place this August Bank Holiday. The festival co-ordinated by United Community Activity Network (UCAN) and partners,… Read more »

Birmingham Stories launches writing competition with Dishoom

Birmingham Stories, a campaign from the National Literacy Trust and the University of Birmingham to raise literacy levels across the city, has launched a writing competition to… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 15 August

Join Danny de Reybekill once again for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List! Danny’s on the case with new music from:  Call Me Unique // Ed Geater & ENIGMA DUBZ // Tragic Sasha // Megan Lara Mae // C R Y M S… Read more »