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.

Sunday Xpress at Centrala March 19th!

The nomadic Sunday Xpress event is proud to announce that it has found new accommodation at Centrala. Now in its 11th year, the Xpress is known for… Read more »

A special celebration of Irish Whiskey this St Patricks Week

Join The Old Crown Digbeth for a three hour whiskey tasting and traditional Irish meal as they taste and trace the history of the Emerald Isle. One… Read more »

Birmingham St. Patrick’s charity fun run, The Emerald Mile

Birmingham St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade really need your help! This year will see the first ever Parade Day charity fun run, The Emerald Mile. The organisers… Read more »

Swingamajig Festival 2017

Take a stroll under the railway arches of Digbeth and discover an immersive, seven stage wonderland of vintage sights and sounds. Produced by the team behind Shambala… Read more »

The Old Crown in Digbeth to celebrate St Patrick’s Day all week!

The Old Crown in Digbeth to celebrate St Patrick’s Day all week!

Birmingham’s oldest inn, The Old Crown in Digbeth High Street, (theoldcrown.com) is celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a week long program of events celebrating the best in Irish… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music Guide March 2017

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers more original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings than anywhere else online. We work with local promoters… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday March 2017

Digbeth First Friday March 2017

DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY Friday 3rd March 5pm until late Experience the incredible variety of events on offer this month, discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent… Read more »

Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary Show at Hare & Hounds – 4 June

50 advance discount tickets at only £12.50 have just been released for a unique show by the British Beatles Fan Club and John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird’s… Read more »

Louise Jordan – No Petticoats Here at The Crescent Theatre

Monday 3rd April, 7.30pm No Petticoats Here: Live Tour The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham New Forest based singer, musician and composer Louise Jordan tours with her latest project… Read more »

Watchers of the Skies – mac Birmingham

‘Watchers of the Skies’ is written and performed by storyteller Carol Florence Graham and musician Simon McCorry. It tells the story of Edna Leigh, Carol’s American grandmother,… Read more »

ROGUE ONE charity showings – with the 501st UK Garrison

The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen and The Custard Factory are pleased to announce a special day of Rogue One Star Wars screenings. The UK Garrison will be… Read more »

Supersonic Festival Present Steve Davis (DJ SET)

As part of the H&H 10th Anniversary series Supersonic Festival will be bringing Steve Davis to the Hare & Hounds for a special DJ Set on Saturday… Read more »

PMT Festival celebrating womxn launches this March

PMT (Powering the Matriarchy Together) is a day-long festival which will cover themes of love, art, body and work. This is the first of its kind for… Read more »

60s all-night jazz sessions inspire epic nocturnal pianothon

60s all-night jazz sessions inspire epic nocturnal pianothon

Imagine twenty pianists, TV star and impressionist Alistair McGowan and celebrated actor Simon Callow in an all-night musicfest, plus a pianist who cycles through the night, arrives… Read more »

Dare Devil Rides To Jarama at The MAC

It’s a strange world in which a speedway star forges a friendship with a literary critic, poet and aeronautical expert in a country miles from home. This… Read more »

Annette Pugh: Somewhere Never Travelled

“I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone” – Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca Annette Pugh paints the places she visited… Read more »

New shows on sale this week at Town Hall & Symphony Hall

New shows on sale this week at Town Hall & Symphony Hall

IMAGINED ISLE 2017 Fri 12 – Sun 14 May Town Hall https://www.thsh.co.uk/whats-on/season/imagined-isle-2017 Imagined Isle is BACK and better than ever! Featuring a specially curated line-up of nationally and… Read more »

Sunday Xpress spoken word and music showcase at Centrala

Sunday Xpress 19th of February 2016 @ 5pm – 10.30pm Price: Free The nomadic Sunday Xpress event is proud to announce that it has found new accommodation… Read more »

Birmingham Food Drive Fundraiser & Collection Gig 11th March

ART!IVST UK & Dubgasm have teamed up with Birmingham Food Drive to create an evening of poetry, live music, visual art and DJs to fundraise for Birmingham’s… Read more »

Theatre show for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Multi-sensory, immersive theatre show for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities coming to mac Birmingham as part of 59 date tour Frozen Light theatre company bring… Read more »

Shop Quality Vintage Clothing That’s Worth the Weight

It’s time for savvy shoppers to celebrate as Birmingham sees The Vintage Weigh & Pay return with their pop up event this February. The vintage shopping experience… Read more »

Birmingham Literature Festival launches Spring Edition to celebrate 20th anniversary

Birmingham Literature Festival launches Spring Edition to celebrate 20th anniversary

20th anniversary First names announced Birmingham Literature Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of a Spring Edition, in addition to its traditional October programme…. Read more »

Supersonic Festival Line Up Announcement 2017

The UK’s premier experimental music and arts event, Supersonic Festival 2017, returns this June, and we are very proud to reveal the first line up announcement, taking… Read more »

Flatpack Unveils Highlights for 11th Edition

“Joyously inventive.” The Guardian “An incredible mix of film and music for all ages.” The Times “Britain’s most exciting and innovative film festival.” Lonely Planet Birmingham’s world… Read more »

Swingamajig festival returns to Birmingham this April for it’s fifth year

Take a stroll under the railway arches of Digbeth and discover an immersive, seven stage wonderland of vintage sights and sounds. Produced by the team behind Shambala… Read more »

The British Paraorchestra & CBSO play Symphony Hall

The pioneering British Paraorchestra is to make its Birmingham debut on 18 February 2017 at Symphony Hall, as part of the THSH Birmingham Classical Season. Joining The… Read more »

An evening of World Music with Mendi Singh and Friends

Soulful moody melodies and distinctive flavours of Irish, jazz, world and folk music join the mix as leading Tabla maestro Mendi Singh weaves his magic along with… Read more »

New Shows on sale at Town Hall & Symphony Hall

RUSSELL BRAND – RE:BIRTH Tue 5 December, 8pm Symphony Hall https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/russell-brand-rebirth “Once you’ve had a baby you’re a parent and immediately you go from being a madman… Read more »

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Bitters N Twisted

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Bitters N Twisted

Be spoilt for choice this Valentines Day at Bitters ‘N Twisted venues. Below is a round up of what’s on offer this February 14th.  Jekyll and Hyde – Seasonal Menu and… Read more »

Cirque Du Surreal live music, poetry, theatre, visuals, DJs

Cirque Du Surreal is extremely pleased to present its first ever offering at Suki 10c. Live music, theatre, visuals, poetry, DJ’s and guest compere. LIVE MUSIC… Horse… Read more »

Pasta Di Piazza celebrates National Pizza Day with half price pizzas all day!

Counting down the hours until Friday? Worry not, because we’re about to make your Thursday that little bit more interesting with Pasta Di Piazza’s National Pizza Day… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club get set for Brum Radio Takeover

Birmingham’s favourite street food destination, Digbeth Dining Club, is gearing up for an 11-hour takeover of discussions, live music and beats in aid of independent radio station,… Read more »

KAYE WINWOOD Upcoming Projects 2017

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year of projects, commissions, residencies and research. To whet your appetite, here are a few highlights about what’s coming… Read more »

Ronnie Wood takes the stage with Private Collection

After launching the concept of The Private Collection last April, Ronnie Wood returns to the art scene with a selection of his most rare and popular works… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music Guide Feb 2017

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers more original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings than anywhere else online. We work with local promoters… Read more »

Shakin’off the January Blues at The Lord Clifden this Feb

Shakin’off the January Blues at The Lord Clifden this Feb

Shakin’off the January Blues at The Lord Clifden this Feb. Saturdays Outside are TLC with Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith & guests Fridays Fri 3rd Feb – Loose Joints… Read more »

Birmingham Rum Festival returns in 2017 as city’s love for the spirit grows

Birmingham Rum Festival returns to an increasingly rum-loving city on Saturday 1 July, after a sellout first year. The event is ‘a celebration of the summertime spirit… Read more »

Birmingham Vinyl Record Fair – March 18th

The best selection of rare vinyl records in the UK is back! FREE ENTRY AT 1PM Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to browse through Birmingham’s… Read more »

Vintage Kilo Sale – March 11th

Vintage fans listen up… PICK & MIX FROM 1000’S OF MENS AND WOMENS VINTAGE ITEMS – BUY YOUR VINTAGE BY WEIGHT – PAY ONLY £15 PER KILO… Read more »

JQ Fusions event brings local businesses together in perfect union

Love is in the air for the Jewellery Quarter, as local businesses Wedding Quarter and Quarter Workshop unite in the first JQ Fusions event of 2017. On… Read more »

Made in the Middle: Major Contemporary Craft Exhibition opens

Made in the Middle: Major Contemporary Craft Exhibition opens

Craftspace present a wealth of talented makers from across the Midlands. On the 6th March 2017, Craftspace’s contemporary craft exhibition Made in the Middle, will be on… Read more »

Valentine’s Day at Bitters N Twisted

Valentine’s Day at Bitters N Twisted

Valentine’s Day  New Inn –3 Course Menu available Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th February. Add a bottle of prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries… Read more »

Exciting developments from Digbeth Dining Club for 2017

Exciting developments from Digbeth Dining Club for 2017

Exciting developments for Birmingham’s award winning street food event coming in 2017. 2016 was the year that Birmingham’s street food scene was truly put on the map… Read more »

Burns Night – Bitter’s N Twisted venues

Burns Night – Bitter’s N Twisted venues

From Saturday 21st January, join Bitters n Twisted as The New Inn, The Victoria and Buffalo & Rye will be celebrating Burns Night with some Scottish specials,… Read more »

Nicholson’s Pubs Celebrate Scotland with Burns Night and their Whisky Showcase

Nicholson’s Pubs Celebrate Scotland with Burns Night and their Whisky Showcase

From Monday 23rd January, food and drink lovers in Birmingham are in for a treat as Nicholson’s pubs including Bacchus Bar, The Old Contemptibles and The Shakespeare… Read more »

Wrecking Ball Tour comes to The Birmingham Rep

Wrecking Ball a play by performance duo Action Hero, which is being performed at the Birmingham Rep 2nd – 4th February. Cult performance artists Action Hero’s new… Read more »

Team behind Taste and Liquor & 21 Milk Street launch new venue!

The “new hub for global street food, diverse arts and culture” is located in Digbeth Opening later this month, the team behind Taste and Liquor with the… Read more »

Join The Botanist for Gin Sense Tasting with a Difference

The Botanist Birmingham is offering something a little different this Wednesday! Gin Sense is gin tasting with a difference- gin tasting playing on all the senses. Guests… Read more »

Foodies in for a treat with upcoming events at Town Hall

In Partnership with the bookselling mini-chain Foyles, Town Hall Symphony Hall has already hosted several successful events at the iconic Town Hall, including Graham Norton and Alan… Read more »

Oscar Winning Producer Praises New Birmingham Women’s Film Festival

The inaugural edition of 6 of the Best Fest is a celebration of new films by 6 UK women filmmakers at the Mockingbird Cinema, Birmingham, UK on… Read more »