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100 mile run to honour 11-year-old Alfie Baugh who raised £6,000 for a stranger

100 mile run to honour 11-year-old Alfie Baugh who raised £6,000 for a stranger

Leon Thompson, aged 7 from Codsall, lives with cerebral palsy, global development delay and sensory processing issues as well as being non-verbal. He lives with his mum… Read more »

Midlands Dad and Colleagues take on Movember for three-year- son

Midlands Dad and Colleagues take on Movember for three-year- son

A Codsall Dad and his colleagues are growing moustaches this month to help raise £50,000 for surgery and aftercare for his three-year-old son. Nick England, 41, and… Read more »

Savvy Christmas shopper? Give the Gift that keeps on Giving

Savvy Christmas shopper? Give the Gift that keeps on Giving

Looking for inspiration for Christmas presents? If classy, delicious gifts delivered to the door of the wine/spirits/beer/food lover in your life is what you need, then look… Read more »

The Night Owl Presents It’s First Comedy Night

The Night Owl Presents It’s First Comedy Night

Night Howlers’ is a brand new comedy event launching on Wednesday 4th November at The Night Owl, playing host to a handpicked selection of the best up… Read more »

The Old Crown Live Music Listings this Autumn!

The Old Crown Live Music Listings this Autumn!

Ash Sheehan live at The Old Crown Friday 30th October 18:00 – 22:00  Ash Sheehan returns to our garden on Friday 30th October performing TWO live stripped… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Louise Woodley of The Actress & Bishop Wing Walk for Charity Interview

Louise Woodley of The Actress & Bishop Wing Walk for Charity Interview

Hello Louise, I understand you have recently completed a wing walk for charity which involved being tossed around attached to the outside of a light aircraft hundreds… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Flamin’ Patties Ladypool Rd Review Sept 2020

Flamin’ Patties Ladypool Rd Review Sept 2020

Brum is home to some of the best burgers in the UK, that is a fact no one can argue with. From Original Patty Men to Indico‘s… 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 »

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 »

Dishoom Birmingham full review

Dishoom Birmingham full review

Dishoom arrived in Birmingham with terrible timing, just as lockdown was taking place, the grand launch had to be postponed. In fact, some were questioning whether the… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Last August Bank Holiday, myself and three guests made a bee-line for the Digbeth Dining Club take-over of Digbeth Arena. Digbeth Dining Club started out life in… 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 »

The Floodgate Digbeth Review

The Floodgate Digbeth Review

I’d been looking forward to checking out The Floodgate in Digbeth for quite some time, so the August Ban Holiday seemed a perfect opportunity to do just… 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 »

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 »

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 musicians and gig goers!

Birmingham musicians and gig goers!

Our PEC-funded Live Music Research project that is looking at the live music sector in Birmingham needs your help. Please do share this post (and/or the link below)… Read more »

Bank Holiday at The Night Owl

Bank Holiday at The Night Owl

The Night Owl’s Soul and Funk Brunch 29th August 12:00 – 18:00 Saturday 29th August Expect DJs playing the best in 60s and 70s soul and funk!… Read more »

Sketch helping to save Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Sketch helping to save Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

In 2016 sketch artist Carl Lavia and photographer, Lorna Le Bredonchel began their epic 69 cities project, which aims to create a portrait of the whole United… Read more »

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl August 2020

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl August 2020

Saturday 8th August: 14:00 – 00:00 Saturday 8th August Unfortunately due to recent government advice there will be no live music. But we will be open from… Read more »

Argentea Gallery re-opening exhibition

Argentea Gallery re-opening exhibition

Argentea Gallery The Writing of Stones Gin Rimmington Jones 17th Sept – 31st Oct Opens: Thursday, 17th September, midday-6pm The Writing of Stones, is a solo exhibition… Read more »

Old Crown Quizes for August 2020

Old Crown Quizes for August 2020

Peep Show quiz Cult quizzes are BACK at The Old Crown starting from 13th August with a Peep Show special! Expect questions on everything from Corfu ’06… Read more »

BBQ Is Back On The Menu In Castle Bromwich….

BBQ Is Back On The Menu In Castle Bromwich….

Saddle up folks, it’s the news we have all been waiting for. BBQ is firmly back on the menu as Hickory’s Smokehouse finally re-opens its doors on… Read more »

Global luxury restaurant and bar group D&D London to launch a rooftop restaurant at 103 Colmore Row

Global luxury restaurant and bar group D&D London to launch a rooftop restaurant at 103 Colmore Row

Sterling Property Ventures has agreed terms with global luxury restaurant and bar group D&D London to launch a rooftop restaurant at 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham’s tallest new… Read more »

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl

Saturday 8th August: 14:00 – 00:00 Saturday 8th August Unfortunately due to recent government advice there will be no live music. But we will be open from… Read more »

Roxy Ball Room Birmingham Re-Opens

Roxy Ball Room Birmingham Re-Opens

#Digbethballers can return to the site ‘full Roxy-style’ on Saturday 1st August, provided they book in advance The ‘home of competitive social gaming’, Roxy Ball Room Birmingham is re-opening on Saturday 1st August for… Read more »

Son of soul legend Jackie Wilson records video of soul classic Higher and Higher for NHS charity fundraiser

Son of soul legend Jackie Wilson records video of soul classic Higher and Higher for NHS charity fundraiser

The video was premiered at virtual festival ‘The Night Owl & NHS Joint Birthday Shindig’ on Saturday 11th July raising money for NHS charities On Saturday, July… Read more »

The Floodgate Re-Opens + Free Game of Pit Pat for NHS Staff

The Floodgate Re-Opens + Free Game of Pit Pat for NHS Staff

GAME ON! The Floodgate broke-free from lockdown on 4th July. Their booking system is NOW OPEN: https://bit.ly/TheFloodgateBookNow The Floodgate team have worked hard to put safe and… Read more »

Kristof Kintera: THE END OF FUN! 16 Sep – 22 Nov 2020

Kristof Kintera: THE END OF FUN! 16 Sep – 22 Nov 2020

Ikon announces the most comprehensive UK exhibition of work by Czech artist Krištof Kintera (b. 1973, Prague). Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with… Read more »

Bars and Restaurants Re-Opening in Birmingham on 4th July 2020

Bars and Restaurants Re-Opening in Birmingham on 4th July 2020

It’s been a very long wait for us all, and whilst COVID-19 is still a real threat to life, the UK Government has paved the way for… Read more »

CitySocializer invites Birmingham locals to Afternoon at the Races virtual Zoom event

CitySocializer invites Birmingham locals to Afternoon at the Races virtual Zoom event

Afternoon at the Races hosted on Zoom on the site CitySocializer, and just £3 to attend, is perfect for those of us who aren’t ready to go outside… Read more »

Supporting local businesses in Digbeth with unique Father’s Day Gifts

Supporting local businesses in Digbeth with unique Father’s Day Gifts

Throughout lockdown, many businesses have had to adapt to Covid-19 – those who used to pull pints are now turning to unique gifts, and the places we… Read more »

Kray Treadwell to open 670 Grams Restaurant in Digbeth offering an unpretentious and accessible menu.

Kray Treadwell to open 670 Grams Restaurant in Digbeth offering an unpretentious and accessible menu.

Great British Menu finalist, Kray Treadwell has announced plans to open his first restaurant in Digbeth, Birmingham. Named after the weight of his daughter when she was… Read more »

Exclusive 10% Grapevine Discount for MY Flamingos Mobile Cocktails

Exclusive 10% Grapevine Discount for MY Flamingos Mobile Cocktails

Get the cocktails delivered while staying in. MY Flamingos Mobile Bar offers cocktail delivery service in Birmingham. Their creative & classic cocktails are made with fresh ingredients… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Stream Guide June 2020

Brumbeat Live Stream Guide June 2020

The Night Owl The Night Owl are holding regular live stream DJ sets and colourful cool Cocktail Classes online, so keep checking their Facebook page each week… Read more »

From 49’ers, West End Bar & Notes to The Night Owl, Hare & Hounds & Attic Brew Co. – A Vinyl Journey by Jools Belgium

From 49’ers, West End Bar & Notes to The Night Owl, Hare & Hounds & Attic Brew Co. – A Vinyl Journey by Jools Belgium

Jools Belgium, better known to friends and family as Steve, has been milling around on the Brum music scene since the 1970s. We asked Steve to take… Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub launches online store during Covid-19

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub launches online store during Covid-19

Birmingham’s oldest and award winning pub The Old Crown has launched an online shop, to bring some of the best in Birmingham to your doorstep during Covid-19…. Read more »

What’s on at The Night Owl this weekend?

What’s on at The Night Owl this weekend?

Finish off May with a bit of soul, ska, mod, psych and more retro tunes courtesy of The Night Owl! Friday 29th May Event Name: Dig? With… Read more »

200 Degrees reopens Birmingham Colmore Row shop for takeaway service

200 Degrees reopens Birmingham Colmore Row shop for takeaway service

Coffee lovers can pick up freshly roasted coffee, other hot and cold drinks, and cakes to go at 200 Degrees Coffee’s Colmore Row shop in Birmingham city… Read more »

Live From The Night Owl this May!

Live From The Night Owl this May!

Thursday 21st May Event Name: Liamosino (Kaleidoscope/Brain Food) Event Location: Night Owl Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thenightowlbham/ Event Time:  18:00 – 19:00 Description Liam McKeown from Brain Food and… Read more »

The Plough Harborne back in action!

The Plough Harborne back in action!

For those who have missed their fix of The Plough Harborne during the lockdown, fear not, The Plough has reopened with an amazing Click & Collect option… Read more »

Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Pioneering Lightpost Theatre Company appoints new Artistic Leaders

Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Pioneering Lightpost Theatre Company appoints new Artistic Leaders

Mathias Andre and CJ Webley, two previous members of Lightpost Theatre Company, have now successfully been employed in leadership roles. In 2015, Birmingham Repertory Theatre took part… Read more »

Midlands based Greek Taverna launches delivery service and supports Acorns Hospice during Covid19 Pandemic

Midlands based Greek Taverna launches delivery service and supports Acorns Hospice during Covid19 Pandemic

Midlands based Greek Taverna launches home delivery service to raise funds for charity during Covid19 pandemic   Lakis Greek Kitchen is an annual Greek Taverna based in… Read more »