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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 »

Suki10c Presents The Virtual Festival

Suki10c Presents The Virtual Festival

Over the course of 8th, 9th and 10th May Birmingham venue Suki10c has pulled together more than 80 performing artists to livestream a total of 11 rooms in… Read more »

Mad O’Rourke’s Pie Factory Launches Takeaway Service

Mad O’Rourke’s Pie Factory Launches Takeaway Service

Lovers of hearty traditional pub food will benefit from the launch of a new takeaway service by a famous Midlands pie maker. Mad O’Rourke’s Pie Factory, regarded… Read more »

Limited Edition Isolate Zine calls on creatives to capture life in Isolation

Limited Edition Isolate Zine calls on creatives to capture life in Isolation

A new Zine, launched by three UK based creatives (Adison Clark, Birmingham UK, Ray Phan, London UK and David Brown, London UK), have called upon amateur and… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Stream and New Release Guide May 2020

Brumbeat Live Stream and New Release Guide May 2020

The Lock Down continues, and so does Birmingham’s music scene albeit on a much smaller scale without the live venues sadly. We provide another little round up… Read more »

Altern 8 Remix and Release Hit Single For NHS Charity

Altern 8 Remix and Release Hit Single For NHS Charity

Midland’s most iconic label Network Records has long been hailed as a launchpad for many now legendary songs and artists from both Techno and House scenes. Thankfully… Read more »

Launch of The REP’S REP RELOADED to provide pioneering digital engagement for young people

Launch of The REP’S REP RELOADED to provide pioneering digital engagement for young people

Birmingham Repertory Theatre has built a trailblazing national reputation for its innovative engagement projects, including city-wide Youth Theatre groups and creative learning in schools across the region…. Read more »

Dig Brew Co Launches Pioneering Home Delivery Service

Dig Brew Co Launches Pioneering Home Delivery Service

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery has entered the home deliveries market after launching its first Imperial Stout through a new online shop. The award-winning craft brewery on… Read more »

The Night Owl Launches a Crowd funder for support during COVID-19

The Night Owl Launches a Crowd funder for support during COVID-19

The current COVID19 pandemic has led to a necessary Lock Down which has resulted in some very difficult times for the nightlife industry and all of the… Read more »

Help save a unique glimpse of Birmingham’s industrial history – The Pen Museum

Help save a unique glimpse of Birmingham’s industrial history – The Pen Museum

The Pen Museum is unique being the world’s only museum dedicated to honouring and celebrating the important legacy of Birmingham’s 19th Century steel pen trade and is… Read more »

Lycio Birmingham Visual for track ‘Nightfall’

Lycio Birmingham Visual for track ‘Nightfall’

Birmingham alt-pop trio Lycio have announced the release of their next single, ‘Nightfall’ on 3rd April via Lycio Records. The band have previously performed as the headlining… Read more »

Birmingham’s Friendly Fire Band release LUV SONG RIDDIM

Birmingham’s Friendly Fire Band release LUV SONG RIDDIM

Luv Song Riddim is the latest riddim by Friendly Fire Band, after Myki Tuff’s lead cut, appropriately aiming to spread and epidemic of love, which has been… Read more »

PAPER BUOYS to release new single LIAA

PAPER BUOYS to release new single LIAA

Birmingham Indie Rockers, PAPER BUOYS, have announced details of their first release of 2020. LIAA (Love Is All Around) will be released on all major digital platforms… Read more »

The Bull’s Head Brum review

The Bull’s Head Brum review

Thinking of drinking on Broad Street always gives me a little shiver, it’s just not my thing and though I’m no bar snob, I’d always rather opt… Read more »

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