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.

Vinoteca opens its doors to Birmingham

Birmingham’s newest and largest wine bar, Vinoteca, has officially arrived, with its doors opening to the public on Monday 18th July. Open seven days a week, the… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 16 July

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. The heatwave may be coming but Jenn Hukins has the coolest new music in… Read more »

UB40 Release Champion, Official Anthem of Commonwealth Games

Iconic reggae band UB40 will celebrate a momentous 45 years in the business with a brand new album ‘UB45’ and a UK and Ireland tour. The debut… Read more »

New Films 15th July 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW The Railway Children Return (PG) Released in 1970, the original film, adapted from… Read more »

Chloe Knibbs Shares Bargaining EP at Upcoming Release Gig, joined by Bethany Kay Music

Join us for the release of Chloe Knibbs’ EP, BARGAINING. Released by OddPop Records on 30th July 2022, the gig will share songs and live string duets… Read more »

Ghetto Golf  to re-open as Golf Fang after refurb

Ghetto Golf to re-open as Golf Fang after refurb

Ghetto Golf Birmingham, the Digbeth-based crazy golf venue, will be undergoing a refurbishment and rebrand this summer. Following an investment of £500k into The Big Fang Collective’s… Read more »

Dyson launches first-ever national Styling Tour, bringing must-have hair care technologies to Birmingham Bullring

Dyson has unveiled their first ever national Styling Tour, bringing must have hair care technologies to the public this summer.  Dyson is bringing its Styling Tour to… Read more »

Johannes Radebe returns to The Alexandra, Birmingham with his brand new show in May 2023

TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe is thrilled to be presenting a brand-new production Johannes Radebe: Freedom Unleashed, after the phenomenal success of his debut sell-out… Read more »

OCEAN COLOUR SCENE iconic band captured Behind The Scene in new book

Acclaimed Director/Photographer Tony Briggs is very pleased to present an exclusive insight into the world of one of Britpop’s perhaps most overlooked bands: Ocean Colour Scene. Available… Read more »

R&B Icons Tavares Return to the UK for September Greatest Hits Tour

Grammy Award-winning R&B vocal group Tavares, best known for their infectious, close-harmony sound that has spawned numerous iconic hits, will return to the UK in September 2022… Read more »

Seventh Circle – Artworks & Aesthetics Contemporary Modern Art is back in Moseley!

Seventh Circle – Artworks & Aesthetics Contemporary Modern Art is back in Moseley!

It’s certainly been a while, but Moseley has finally bagged itself a stunning, contemporary Art Gallery. Located on St. Mary’s Row, in the heart of Moseley Village,… Read more »

Pop-up Pairc festival shop with Ocean Colour Scene exhibition & more to open in Moseley!

Pairc Festival Pop-Up Shop A pop-up festival ticket shop and free entertainment hub is opening in Moseley at 10am on Friday 15th July 2022. The shop is… Read more »

Ray Richardson brings Soul Weekender Art Exhibition to Digbeth

Otherwise known as the Scorcese of the art world, Ray Richardson is an oil painter who adapts the renaissance style with a mod and soul influence. On… Read more »

Ju Ju’s Cafe launches ‘Summer in the Square’ menu inspired by Commonwealth Games

Ju Ju’s Cafe launches ‘Summer in the Square’ menu inspired by Commonwealth Games

Popular mother and daughter-run café bar, Ju Ju’s Café, has launched a new menu inspired by the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Located at Canal Square, owners Julia Pallister… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 9 July

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel has the hottest selection of new tunes from the likes of: Giant… Read more »

New campaign for Birmingham with 16 days to go until the Commonwealth Games!?

New campaign for Birmingham with 16 days to go until the Commonwealth Games!?

Tourism campaign aims to change visitors’ perceptions of West Midlands in run-up to exhilarating summer. A new campaign which aims to attract domestic leisure visitors in the… Read more »

First look at Vinoteca Birmingham

First look at Vinoteca Birmingham

The first images of Birmingham’s newest wine bar, Vinoteca, have been released ahead of its official launch on Monday 18th July. Located within the iconic Paradise development… Read more »

Birmingham’s R John Webb introduces Dandy The Vandal

After a decade on the Birmingham scene wowing audiences with Rhino & The Ranters, R. John Webb is back with a new persona and a new album.Dandy the Vandal… Read more »

FALSE HEADS Head to Birmingham this Autumn – New Single “Thick Skin” Out

Produced by Frank Turner and taken from the trio’s long-awaited new album ‘Sick Moon’ —  due 30 September 2022 via Scruff of the Neck Records — the snarling slice of garage-grunge takes aim… Read more »

East meets west for Commonwealth Games celebration

East will meet west in Yardley in a vibrant community show celebrating the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – and entrance is free. Professional local musicians, singers and… Read more »

New Films 8th July 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Thor: Love and Thunder (12A) Opening with the origin of Gorr the God… Read more »

Beth Nielsen Chapman Birmingham gig for Nashville star (21 Oct)

Two-time Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman returns with her bluesy new single “Hey Girl,” her first new music in over four years, and the first taste of her… Read more »

Peter James’ ‘Wish You Were Dead’ coming to The Alexandra Birmingham 20 to 24 June 2023

Following the critically acclaimed smash-hit primetime ITV series ‘Grace’, based on the best-selling novels by the UK’s number one crime author Peter James, producer Joshua Andrews is… Read more »

WILKO JOHNSON with special guest John Otway play BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall on Friday 22nd July 2022!

Following a remarkable recovery from a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Wilko Johnson the original Dr Feelgood guitarist, actor (Game of Thrones character Ser ilyn Payne) and all… Read more »

Shibuya Underground – Japanese Fried Chicken Night

Having opened its doors earlier this year, Shibuya Underground has been the first of its kind in Birmingham, offering customers one of a kind, six course tasting… Read more »

The Pineapple Club – Commonwealth Games Specials

Having opened its doors in September 2020, The Pineapple Club has fast become a name that is putting Birmingham on the map. After quickly hitting the UK’s… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 2 July

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel has the hottest new tunes from: SANITY Wurlitzer Gabriella Jones Henry Liggins… Read more »

Selfridges joins Fierce’s Healing Gardens of Bab to curate in-store performances for customers

Selfridges Birmingham has teamed up with Fierce, Birmingham’s internationally acclaimed bi-annual festival of new international theatre, performance and experiences, to curate an events programme and in-store art… Read more »

What’s On at The Rainbow Digbeth this July & August!

What’s On at The Rainbow Digbeth this July & August!

JULY RAINBOW BASEMENT SAT 2 – LANDEL (+ open mic and after party) 9pm-2am SUN 3 – FEMUR / CHERRY DREAM / DEAD HAPPY / SHIPZY 7-11pm… Read more »

HIS LORDSHIP live in Birmingham on July 11th

His Lordship, the new project from from guitarist James Walbourne and drummer Kristoffer Sonne announce their rescheduled headline tour of the UK, including London’s legendary 100 Club… Read more »

What’s on at The Night Owl, The Old Crown & DJ Quinns, Birmingham this July!

The Night Owl Oasis Maybe (live Oasis tribute) Friday 1st July 8pm – 11pm Come Together (Indie & Britpop club night) Friday 1st July 11pm – 4am… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Live Music Events in Birmingham this July!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this July. From festivals of funk to desert island disco castaways.. Brum is rockin’!… Read more »

New Films 30th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Nitram (15) For the follow-up to The True History Of The Kelly Gang,… Read more »

Fisherman’s Friends at The Alexandra Birmingham 13 to 17 September – principal casting announced

The producers of the world premiere production of FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL are delighted to announce principal cast members setting sail from 13 September 2022 at The… Read more »

New festival comes to Birmingham | Hot Sauce Society

Hot Sauce Society lands in Birmingham next month, bringing their inaugural Midlands festival to Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. The event will see over 25 independent hot sauce… Read more »

Walk For Wellbeing – Supporting The Hospitality Sector

Walk for Wellbeing (previously known as Walk for Calm) is officially launching on 29th June and is inviting the people of the hospitality industry to join its… Read more »

New Films 24th June 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Elvis (12A) As highly melodramatic as it is stylised, Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 25 June

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Never mind Glastonbury, this week Jenn Hukins is fielding BRAND NEW music from the likes… Read more »

Coming to The Alexandra Birmingham – a week of wonderful one-nighters awaits

Coming to The Alexandra Birmingham – a week of wonderful one-nighters awaits

A week of wonderful one-nighters awaits, three must-see shows arriving at The Alexandra, Birmingham w/c 4 July 2022: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY AT THE ALEXANDRA BIRMINGHAM… Read more »

The Big Birmingham Bake – NEW Commonwealth Games inspired baking theme for July revealed!

To celebrate the amazing summer of sport ahead of Birmingham this year, The Big Birmingham Bake, which offers fun, immersive baking experiences for all, has announced a… Read more »

O’Neill’s relaunch with a brand new look on Broad Street, Birmingham

Legendary Birmingham sports bar and live music venue, O’Neill’s on Broad Street, closed its doors at the end of May for a full refurbishment and is now… Read more »

Fashion Spies previews at Old Joint Stock Theatre before it goes up to the Edinburgh Fringe

A queer, choose-your-own, family adventure filled with deception, divas and catwalk crooks. At fashion weeks across the globe, expensive must-have items have been stolen, and every top-secret… Read more »

Uniquely Brummie welcome planned for competing athletes at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

To help provide a warm and uniquely Brummie welcome to this summer’s Commonwealth Games, a special ceremony will be performed by local students and Birmingham based theatre… Read more »

The Mousetrap at The Alexandra Birmingham from 31 October – casting announcement

Agatha Christie’s iconic thriller will arrive at The Alexandra Birmingham on Monday 31 October to Saturday 5 November 2022. Initial casting is announced for the 70th Anniversary… Read more »

Radical, accessible, queer sober dance parties set to empower and celebrate

Building on the historical significance of dancefloors as LGBTQ+ meeting places, MOBILISE takes the form of a silent disco allowing participants to disconnect from the immediate outside… Read more »

Burger Fest is back for 2022!

Slingin’ Burgers your way on the 16th July 2022 at Aston Hall in Birmingham. Get ready to wrap your mouth around some of the most exciting and… Read more »

Birmingham’s Biggest Wine Bar Announces It’s Opening Date

The latest addition to Paradise Birmingham’s food and drink scene, Vinoteca, has announced it will be opening its doors to the public on Monday 18th July. Located… Read more »

Tropea Reopens for Summer following refurb!

Tropea Reopens for Summer following refurb!

The restaurant are back with a new al fresco terrace and summer menu Italian restaurant Tropea are officially back open with a brand new summer menu following… Read more »

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

A recent invite to check out the new Crazy Pedro’s pizza bar in the Custard Factory sparked my interest, as I know this venue very well but… Read more »

KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar launches new afternoon tea

Award-winning KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar unveils a new afternoon tea menu with a Japanese twist. Launching on 20th June, the menu will feature a range of… Read more »