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.

A Look at the Midlands Fashion Awards

The Midlands Fashion awards and MFA Showcase are a staple for emerging designers in Birmingham, the Midlands and the United Kingdom. This year’s awards show is scheduled… Read more »

Itihaas Indian Restaurant and Chivas Regal Whisky launch new tasting event (23rd October)

This month Birmingham’s foodies will get the chance to experience an exclusive pairing of whisky and Indian cuisine as part of a new partnership between deluxe Scottish… Read more »

What’s on at the Leftfoot Venues in October

Welcome to the October edition of the Leftfoot Venues Newsletter, where we’ll be highlighting just some of the events and shows that will be taking place at… Read more »

Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale visits Brum (Sat 4th October)

The brainchild of Europe’s largest vintage wholesaler (Glass Onion) and Britain’s biggest vintage fair (Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair), The Vintage Kilo Sale returns this season to the… Read more »

Region’s foodies flock to first independent food fair

Region’s foodies flock to first independent food fair

Held at Millennium Point, Birmingham Independent Food Fair attracted food and drink lovers from across the West Midlands, eager to investigate the local alternatives to chain-bought produce…. Read more »

City of Colours Festival Reviewed

Local Graffiti Art fan ‘Rob Dann’ recently attended the City of Colours Street Art Festival in Digbeth and covered the story on behalf of Grapevine Birmingham. Big… Read more »

‘GEEK Birmingham’ Video Game Carnival (20th September)

Heroes and Villains arrive at the Custard Factory for a weekend of video games and play on the 20th September. Choose your battleground: Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Game… Read more »

What’s on at Eastside Projects This Autumn

Broken Ensemble: War Damaged Musical Instruments (brass section) 20 September – 6 December 2014 Eastside Projects presents a new installation by Susan Philipsz — internationally acclaimed artist,… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday returns on Friday 5th September

Digbeth celebrates its independence again on Friday 5th September when it comes alive with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, live music, street food and more. Experience culture… Read more »

What’s on at Leftfoot Venues in September 2014

Freestyle bring the Jungle Brothers to the Hare & Hounds We’re delighted to announce Freestyle returns to the Hare & Hounds and with it bring the Jungle… Read more »

Adee Phelan Opens Salon at The Custard Factory

Adee Phelan, Britain’s most famous hairdresser, has opened a brand new salon and photography studio at The Custard Factory. The new salon at The Old Bank building… Read more »

Michelin star chef to open Birmingham Independent Food Fair

Richard Turner, chef patron of the Michelin-starred Turners Restaurant, will officially open a new festival celebrating the city’s independent food and drink scene on 13 September. A… Read more »

The City of Colours Festival, Digbeth. 6th September

Over the 6th September, Digbeth will be transformed into one of the UK’s largest outdoor art galleries with an exciting new addition to Birmingham’s calendar of cultural… Read more »

Purity Brewing Company to headline sponsor Birmingham Independent Food Fair

Regional brewer Purity Brewing Company has announced a partnership with Birmingham Independent Food Fair, the new food and drink festival taking place at Millennium Point on 13… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday, 1st August Events

On Friday 1 August Digbeth will see the return of another action packed First Friday, featuring late night exhibition openings, special events, culture in unexpected places, live… Read more »

THSH presents Project SoundLounge Festival

Following the success of last year’s first ever Project SoundLounge, the festival returns on the 8th-10th August 2014 with another free weekend packed full of Birmingham’s freshest… Read more »

Musical Showcase In Support Of Women’s Aid (27th September)

On Saturday the 27th September, The Fox Bar on Lower Essex Street, near Birmingham’s infamous gay quarter, will be hosting a live, acoustic musical showcase to help… Read more »

Batman artwork donated to Birmingham Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Castle Galleries has donated a limited edition print by one of the world’s foremost comic book artists for a Batman Day fundraising event in aid of Birmingham… Read more »

Dare to be Different Birmingham Fashion Show in aid of Breast Cancer Care raise £500!

Dare to be Different Birmingham Fashion Show in aid of Breast Cancer Care raise £500!

Local upcoming fashion entrepreneur, Jaspreet Thiara of Walsall, independently organised and held the non-profit Dare to be Different fashion show event in aid of Breast Cancer Care… Read more »

Still Walking Festival 2014

Birmingham’s walking festival returns this July with two summer weekends packed with fascinating and often surprising walks, tours and social gatherings which will bring Birmingham into a… Read more »

Over 40 local businesses on the menu at Birmingham Independent Food Fair

Birmingham’s vibrant independent food and drink sector is set to shine, at a new event showcasing over forty different producers, restaurants, drinks merchants and street food traders…. Read more »

The Custard Factory Hosts Secret Cellar Fair

There will be high spirits all round in Digbeth on Saturday 19th July as The Custard Factory hosts Secret Cellar Fair, a drinks festival celebrating the city’s… Read more »

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival

It’s that time of year again.. When soul, funk and jazz music drifts into Moseley Village for a whole weekend of ‘fever in the funkhouse!’ Mostly Jazz… Read more »

French Resistance Week at The Church Inn

The Church Inn is celebrating French Resistance Week on July 10th – 17th 2014! With a top week of events make sure you drop by to enjoy… Read more »

Curzon St Station plays host to Brum’s Hidden Spaces Exhibition

Associated Architects is offering the public a unique opportunity to visit the Grade I listed Curzon Street Station this month, as it opens its doors to play… Read more »

One Beat Weekender at The MAC

mac birmingham & One Beat Records presents: Sat 19 & Sun 20 Jul | 1pm | £15 day, £28 weekend | Outdoor Arena | 14+ (unless accompanied… Read more »

Are you going to Glastonbrummy?

Birmingham’s brand new alternative tribute festival launches at Alfie Birds & The Oobleck next month! Alfie Birds has risen from the ashes of what was once the… Read more »

Top chefs add special ingredient to the Birmingham Wine Festival

Birmingham’s first weekend wine festival has secured some of the region’s top chefs and restaurants to provide gastronomic delights to hundreds of wine lovers. The festival taking… Read more »

The HOLI ONE Colour festival brightens up Digbeth in June!

The Rainbow Arena in Digbeth has been announced as the venue for one of the world’s most unique, fun and exciting festival series. The HOLI ONE Colour… Read more »

Judy’s Vintage Fair comes to Custard Factory

Curators of ‘Vintage at Goodwood,’ ‘Vintage at the Southbank’ and Britain’s biggest vintage fair, Judy’s are coming to The Custard Factory this May. The UK’s largest travelling… Read more »

Birmingham Independent Food Fair to serve up the city’s finest food and drink

A new food fair will showcase the wealth of independent food and drink in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Birmingham Independent Food Fair takes place at Millennium… Read more »

Win tickets to watch Jesca Hoop at the Glee Club

Win tickets to watch Jesca Hoop at the Glee Club

If you don’t already know who Jesca Hoop is you may want to find out now, because we’re giving away two free tickets to watch this brilliant… Read more »

Win tickets for Captain America on the Giant Screen Cinema, Millennium Point

We like a competition at Grapevine Birmingham and here’s one for the film buffs out there. We’re giving away 4x pairs of cinema tickets to 4 lucky… Read more »

Best Music Events in Birmingham Feb 2014

Best Music Events in Birmingham Feb 2014

It’s time to start shaking off the winter blues ready for the year ahead, and how better to keep warm, than dance the night away to some… Read more »

The Moseley Folk Festival. 29th – 31st August

The Moseley Folk Festival just seems to get better every year. The organisers try to program a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental folk and… Read more »

The Best New Years Eve Music Events in Birmingham 2013/14

The Best New Years Eve Music Events in Birmingham 2013/14

If you’re looking for something to do this New Years Eve in Brum, we’ve had a quick scout around to find some of the best NYE music… Read more »

Grapevine Birmingham: 6 of The Best Music Events in November

Grapevine Birmingham: 6 of The Best Music Events in November

With Americans recently being told to “Forget London… visit Birmingham” instead, this second accolade from the U.S.A. media, citing the city as an alternative to London comes… Read more »

Win Two Free Tickets to Watch Joy Division “Reworked” Tour

Win Two Free Tickets to Watch Joy Division “Reworked” Tour

If you love New Order, there’s a good chance you’ll love their first incarnation ‘Joy Division’. This seminal late 70s  post-punk band from Salford were responsible for some… Read more »

Aerial Views of Birmingham & Event Video Production

Aerial Views of Birmingham & Event Video Production

Onedayinmylife offers exciting and innovative Video Productions for Businesses, Live Events & Weddings. Based in Moseley, their aerial video & photography service provides you with High Definition… Read more »

Moseley Arts Market in Birmingham

Based in the West Midlands of England, Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city. Having been known as the ‘City of 1000 trades’ and ‘Workshop of the world’… Read more »

Hidden Treasures in The Vaults

Aptly named, The Vaults Birmingham has to be one of the most atmospheric venues in the city… On descent to the subterranean bar, stepping past each of… Read more »

Paint Night – Eat! Drink! Paint!

Why limit yourself to painting the town red? Add in a few more colours of your choice and combine it with a great night out! Paint Night… Read more »

Grapevine Birmingham Has Arrived!

Grapevine Birmingham has been a long time in the making. The aim of the site is to create a platform for independent shops, music events, restaurants and… Read more »