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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.

New Films 20th Jan 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Belfast (12A) Shot in black and white save for opening and closing contemporary… Read more »

First release out, with debut album to follow from local Psy-Fi Americana band Low Red Moon

Avant, “Psy-Fi Americana” band, Low Red Moon, have been raising the roof with live stompers around Birmingham for a few years now, collecting new band members like… Read more »

Davenports Acquire Popular Jekyll & Hyde

Despite what has been a testing couple of years for the hospitality industry, Davenports Brewery, the historic West Midlands based brewing company established in 1829, has continued… Read more »

New Films 15th Jan 2022 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Scream (18) Making its debut back in 1996, directed… Read more »

2022 is going to be a bit of a mouthful with GULP!

Coming Up… Multi Sensory Whisky Tasting, 21 and 22 January A multi sensory experience for whisky lovers wanting a unique whisky experience. Guests can book onto a 4 course lunchtime… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 15 January

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is back with the first show of the year and what a start… Read more »

Empowering Dance Classes, Strutting to Birmingham this weekend!

THE WORLD’S MOST EMPOWERING DANCE CLASSES, STRUTTING TO BIRMINGHAM THIS WEEKEND Own the dance floor like Beyoncé, Lizzo, JLo with A-list routines choreographed by Dua Lipa and… Read more »

School of Rock comes to The Alexandra Mon 31 Jan to Sat 5 Feb 2022

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST EVER TOUR OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S SMASH-HIT WEST END & BROADWAY MUSICAL A star-studded cast has been revealed ahead of School… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss launches its In-Haus Bakery in Brum city centre!

Albert’s Schloss launches its In-Haus Bakery in Brum city centre!

FRESH OUT OF THE OVEN: SAY HELLO TO ALBERT’S SCHLOSS BIRMINGHAM’S IN-HAUS BAKERY The Bavarian palace’s team of Master Bakers are set to bring sweet treats to… Read more »

Wine Freedom back open in Digbeth for 2022!

Following a short battery recharge, our Digbeth venue opens again today (Friday 14th Jan). WINE SHOP open from 12pm-5pm. WINE BAR in service Fri 14th Jan from 5pm,… Read more »

Experience what Pilates can do for you this January at Birmingham Pilates Studio

The unique studio based in Birmingham at the Custard Factory is offering you an incredible 50% discount for your First Pilates Lesson this January! Birmingham Pilates Studio,… Read more »

Upcoming Live Music with Henry’s Blues

Upcoming Live Music with Henry’s Blues

Henry’s Blues at The Bulls Head January 18th LOL GOODMAN BAND January 25th GREY GOOSE BLUES BAND February 1st SUNJAY February 8th THE SHAKEDOWN BROTHERS Brum Beat… Read more »

Isaac’s Restaurant launches menu of Veganuary specials with twist on American classics

Isaac’s Restaurant launches menu of Veganuary specials with twist on American classics

More people than ever are pledging to join Veganuary, with a whopping 582,000 opting to go plant-based in the UK last year. New York-inspired Isaac’s Restaurant is… Read more »

50% off all food Monday to Friday at Birmingham’s oldest pub!

50% off all food Monday to Friday at Birmingham’s oldest pub!

The Old Crown in Digbeth are blowing away your January blues with 50% off ALL food from the Bop Kebabs crew running until Friday 21st January! The… Read more »

Brumbeat DJ & Live Music Gig Guide Jan 2022

It’s a low-key start to 2022, with no covid restrictions in place, live music and DJ events in Birmingham begin a tentative start to the new year…. Read more »

New Films 6th Jan 2022 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Licorice Pizza (15) Loosely based on the life of… Read more »

Joanne Clifton to play Morticia Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Alexandra 18-22 January 2022

Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics are delighted to announce Joanne Clifton will play the role of Morticia Addams in the UK and Ireland tour of THE… Read more »

It’s the Return of Le Freak Soul Train!

It’s the Return of Le Freak Soul Train!

Birmingham’s most-anticipated soul night is back! The Night Owl’s disco, soul, funk & boogie dance off returns this January 28th with Le Freak: Soul Train. Get ready… Read more »

New Films Christmas 2021 Part 2 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Matrix Resurrections (15) As comic book fans will know,… Read more »

Netflix animation Robin Robin starring Birmingham rising star, Amira Macey-Michael shortlisted for animated short film at the Oscars

Birmingham-based rising star, Amira Macey-Michael, has landed a prime role in the brand-new Netflix film, Robin Robin, shortlisted for animated short film at the Oscars. This is… Read more »

Birmingham’s City Centre Bar The Pineapple Club named one of 50 best in the UK!

Birmingham’s City Centre Bar The Pineapple Club named one of 50 best in the UK!

The award winning team behind The Pineapple Club, have had it announced today that they have reached the UK’s Official Top 50 list. Last year the bar… Read more »

Ben Calvert – Christmas Single – Christingle

“The time of year has come to bear the weight of trees. And we will walk among the Christmas lights. Can you see the people all around… Read more »

St Basils’ Christmas Update

It’s that time of year when we start to reflect back on the year, and what a year it has been!  Much like for a lot of people… Read more »

New Films Christmas 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Spider-Man: No Way Home (12A) Again directed by Jon… Read more »

Auf Wiedersehen, 2021! Albert’s Schloss to host first ever New Year’s Eve party in Birmingham

The brand new Birmingham venue is throwing a Schloss soiree for guests on December 31st Following their December 6th opening at One Chamberlain Square, Albert’s Schloss will… Read more »

23 of Birmingham’s rising stars are set to appear in the West End this Christmas

Some of Birmingham’s most promising young performers will be appearing on the West End this festive season, as Stagebox members take to the stage as part of… Read more »

Winter Funland at The NEC, Birmingham is Officially Open!

A festive spectacular, comprising a gigantic ice-skating rink, traditional circus, a full-size fairground, and Santa’s Grotto is officially open, providing the most magical Christmas event in the… Read more »

The Ultimate Brummie Gift Guide!

Birmingham: It’s Not Shit: 50 Things That Delight About Brum In this funny, revelatory and occasionally even nostalgic collection, the team behind Paradise Circus explore the places,… Read more »

Jersey Boys Review at The Alex Theatre

I love the theatre, and a great musical really is an exhilarating and magical experience from start to finish, Jersey Boys was absolutely electric & uplifted the… Read more »

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to Reopen in April 2022

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) will partially reopen on Thursday 28 April 2022. After being closed – firstly by the pandemic and then by essential electrical… Read more »

Christmas Bazaar in aid of Sifa Fireside Sunday 19th December

It’s party time at our CHRISTMAS BAZAAR!On Sunday 19th December 11am-6pm we are hosting some of our favourite Brummie Independent Businesses for Christmas shopping, wine (mulled), food & PARTY TIME at… Read more »

Welcome in 2022 at The Village, Moseley with disco all night long!

Welcome in 2022 at The Village, Moseley with disco all night long!

Everybody wants to be… BOURGIE BOURGIE! And this year, to welcome in the new year, you can be! The Village will this year be saying a welcomed… Read more »

Viking Moses shares poignant new music video for ‘Take Tender’ ahead of UK tour with James Yorkston

Hailed as ‘The most uniquely talented American musician since Kurt Cobain’ by The Guardian, Viking Moses, aka Brendon Massei, has announced he will be joining singer-songwriter James… Read more »

Kodawari X Shibuya Underground at The Pineapple Club

Kodawari X Shibuya Underground at The Pineapple Club

New Japanese bar to host tasting evening with local Japanese foodies Kodawari, not to be missed for any lovers of Japan! The award winning team behind The… Read more »

Rock n roll comedian “Tom Stade” is coming to Bilston on 16 December with his “You Ain’t seen Nothing Yet” show

Hey! Comedian Tom Stade is currently on the road and nearing the end of one of his marathon tours….  As seen on Live at the Apollo (Twice), C4’s Comedy Gala, Mock… Read more »

Wunderbar! Bavarian party palace Albert’s Schloss has arrived in Birmingham

Wunderbar! Bavarian party palace Albert’s Schloss has arrived in Birmingham

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham officially opened its doors to the public on Monday December 6 £700 million Paradise Forum development is the home of the brand new ‘pleasure palace’, which… Read more »

Dishoom product launch House Chai, Cookery Hamper, Chutneys and more

Dishoom are delighted to share a range of new products arriving this December to their online store – ideally timed for Christmas gifting, but so lovely you… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham reveal their line-up of 7 days of showtime performers ahead of launch

The line-up takes in a thespian by day, burlesque dancer by night, an international lip-syncing drag performer, and a Midlands Zone Best New Cabaret finalist  Jay Andre… Read more »

A free Winter Garden is coming to The Old Crown in Digbeth this December

A free Winter Garden is coming to The Old Crown in Digbeth this December

The team at Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown are ready to get you into the festive spirit with their Winter beer gardens this December, open for… Read more »

New Films 5th Dec 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW House Of Gucci (15) In 1972, coming from humble… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 4 December

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel has the perfect Christmas shopping respite with great music from: Snowflake Generation BermudaOfficial… Read more »

The Old Crown is set to host Peep Show quiz

Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, will be hosting a Peep Show quiz in their decorated beer garden on Thursday 9th December. Bring your best backdrops, hire… Read more »

Brumbeat Xmas & NYE Live Music & DJ Guide 2021

Birmingham’s most extensive alternative monthly gig guide. Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for December 2021, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work… Read more »

The UK’s premier punks of funk Big Boss Man to play The Night Owl

The UK’s premier punks of funk, Big Boss Man, make their long-awaited return to The Night Owl on Friday 3rd December 2021 after a stellar show at… Read more »

Gulp at Christmas

It’s been a busy few months for Gulp and I’m so delighted that we were able to launch our public programme last week with international food-architect Jashan… Read more »

Conservation Appeal Launched To Save Birmingham’s Star Treasures

Birmingham Museums Trust has launched a public fundraising campaign to support the conservation of two of Birmingham’s star treasures. The Star of Bethlehem and the Holy Grail… Read more »

Independent Venue Week 2022 announces partnership w/ So Young

Independent Venue Week and So Young team up to bring you three of the buzziest new bands from the UK underground scene in deep tan, DEADLETTER and… Read more »

BIRD BOX BIRMINGHAM – charity auction for Birmingham MIND is on eBay now!

BIRD BOX BIRMINGHAM – charity auction for Birmingham MIND is on eBay now!

The @BirdBoxBirmingham eBay auctions are live! All proceeds go direct to @BirminghamMind mental health charity. Bidding starts from £1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/birdboxbirmingham/m.html The idea for Bird Box Birmingham came… Read more »

New Films 25th Nov 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Ghostbusters: Afterlife (12A) Evicted from their home, Callie (Carrie… Read more »

Sixes – the world’s first social cricket entertainment experience is coming to Birmingham!

Mark 16 December in your diaries. Sixes – the world’s first social cricket entertainment experience – is coming to Birmingham! You’ll be able to swing for the… Read more »