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Filmwire July 2016

Filmwire July 2016

After a slightly bruising week, we hope that the contents of this email offer some balm for your soul, food for thought, or perhaps even a job…. Read more »

The Night Owl 1st Birthday

The Night Owl 1st Birthday

It’s been a year since the internet went crazy about the news of the UK’s first Northern Soul and Motown club coming soon to Birmingham. Richard Priest,… Read more »

Rofuto Japanese Restaurant Review

Rofuto Japanese Restaurant Review

There are various sushi restaurants dotted around Birmingham, the most famous locally being Sushi Passion. However, the addition of Rofuto which is situated on top of Park… Read more »

FILMWIRE Newsletter June 2016

FILMWIRE Newsletter June 2016

Welcome to a new monthly roundup of film happenings in the middle of the country. Regular Flatpack subscribers may recognise it as a descendant of the listings… Read more »

New Stax Beer Garden for The Old Crown!

New Stax Beer Garden for The Old Crown!

The Old Crown in Digbeth has a pretty impressive beer garden out back. It’s had several revamps in recent years, but the latest make-over is going to… Read more »

I Choose Live, Local Drinks Market

I Choose Live, Local Drinks Market

If you were to cast a net to a 50 mile radius of Birmingham you’d haul back a lot of stuff. Volvos, dachshunds, maybe even a fish… Read more »

The Rainbow Venues 16-Weeks of Summer!

The Rainbow Venues 16-Weeks of Summer!

The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham will launch its 16-week series of summer events taking place from Saturday, June 11th. Returning for a second year, the events will offer… Read more »

The Botanist Review by Amy Stutz

The Botanist Review by Amy Stutz

Tucked away in central Birmingham is an absolute gem of a restaurant, the Botanist is located on Temple Street and Birmingham are lucky enough to hold one… Read more »

Bitters ‘n Twisted Cocktail Trail Supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice

Bitters ‘n Twisted Cocktail Trail Supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice

Birmingham based Bitters ‘n Twisted Venues started their annual Cocktail Trail on the 28th May which will go on throughout June. With the cocktail trail now in… Read more »

Best Tapas Restaurants in Birmingham

Best Tapas Restaurants in Birmingham

Being a picky eater can be hard sometimes; like, when you go to a restaurant, what do you go for? It’s a big commitment to pick just… Read more »

Art collection celebrating Pelé’s Career!

Art collection celebrating Pelé’s Career!

An art collection celebrating Pelé’s finest moments on the pitch has been released by the UK’s leading fine art publisher, Washington Green, today (Friday 27th May). The… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday – June 2016

Digbeth First Friday – June 2016

The days are longer, the evenings are warmer – there’s no excuse not to get out and explore Digbeth’s cultural offerings for June’s First Friday! It’s another… Read more »

Help The Night Owl celebrate 1st Birthday!

Help The Night Owl celebrate 1st Birthday!

It’s been a year since the internet went crazy about the news of the UK’s first Northern Soul and Motown club coming soon to Birmingham. Richard Priest,… Read more »

Live Music Weekends at The Big Bull’s Head!

Live Music Weekends at The Big Bull’s Head!

The Big Bull’s Head joins just a small list of public houses in Birmingham that can offer a little bit of everything! Situated in the heart of… Read more »

Mama Roux Live Music & Burlesque – 21st May

Mama Roux Live Music & Burlesque – 21st May

Looking for something a bit different on a Saturday night out? Mama Roux’s was born from a love for New Orleans and Deep South America. It is… Read more »

Two ambitious women + provoking visual theatre

Two ambitious women + provoking visual theatre

Sunday 22nd May at 2pm and 5pm Tuesday 24th May at 12pm and 8pm (Matinees are baby-friendly) notnow Collective invite you to join them in probing 21st… Read more »

Nick Drake celebrated in Two Local Festivals

Nick Drake celebrated in Two Local Festivals

Nick Drake is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential musicians of all time. His Contemporary folk songs only really became popular after his death, but… Read more »

Be At One’s Five A Day Cocktails

Be At One’s Five A Day Cocktails

As the summer is approaching and a number of us are getting ‘beach body ready’ it’s refreshing to hear that the new Be At One cocktail bar,… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday May 2016

Digbeth First Friday May 2016

Digbeth First Friday presents another jam-packed evening of exhibitions, performances, screenings, frolics and food. With a diverse range of events from a pop-up café at Digbeth Community… Read more »

PEAKYS will open in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.

PEAKYS will open in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.

John Bright Street is revealed as the location for Birmingham’s new, anticipated venue PEAKYS. Nestled between Turtle Bay and BrewDog bar, PEAKYS will join John Bright Street’s… Read more »

Birmingham to host first major Rum Festival

Birmingham to host first major Rum Festival

Birmingham’s first full-scale festival of rum will take place on Saturday 2 July at bar and live music venue The Cuban Embassy. The all-day event will see… Read more »

Bitters N Twisted Bank Holiday Extravaganza!

Bitters N Twisted Bank Holiday Extravaganza!

The May Bank Holiday brings a host of entertainment, food and drink to the Bitters n Twisted family of bars and restaurants. We take a look at… Read more »

El Borracho Exclusive Tasting Review

El Borracho Exclusive Tasting Review

Emma Yufera-Ruiz, has a lot to celebrate this year, having successfully opened her 4th authentic Spanish restaurant in 6 years, this time in the upmarket area of… Read more »

Great Music this Friday for a Great Cause

Great Music this Friday for a Great Cause

BRIT award winners Jump the Shark are headlining a special gig to help raise money for a potentially life-changing operation for a local 10-year-old. Silvershores and Grim Disco will join them at The… Read more »

Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival 30th April!

Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival 30th April!

Pizza fans, pay attention! A festival dedicated to entirely to pizza is coming to Lab 11 Complex, in Digbeth on Saturday 30th April. Birmingham warmly welcomes Birmingham’s… Read more »

Intriguing New Botanist Cocktail Menu

Intriguing New Botanist Cocktail Menu

A new and intriguing cocktail menu has arrived at The Botanist. Operated by The New World Trading Company (NWTC), the new cocktail menu launched on the 19th… Read more »

Be At One Cocktail Bar Launches in Birmingham

Be At One Cocktail Bar Launches in Birmingham

Be At One Cocktail Bar will make its debut in Birmingham on May 12th 2016, when it opens its doors to cocktail-lovers in the Piccadilly Arcade. Be… Read more »

YMCA to open coffee shop in Erdington

YMCA to open coffee shop in Erdington

‘Eden, more than coffee’ is located within the new Chris Bryant Centre, on Reservoir Road and will be open for both YMCA Birmingham residents and members of… Read more »

Spotlight on Imagined Isle at Town Hall

Spotlight on Imagined Isle at Town Hall

We reported recently on Birmingham Town Hall’s forthcoming weekend long celebration of folk music this spring and here’s a little bit of focus on four awesome acts… Read more »

Nadafilm brings The Graduate to life with Live Music

Nadafilm brings The Graduate to life with Live Music

nada [naad]: mystic sound; subtle sound accompanied by an effulgence. Nadafilm brings live music to the world of iconic films. Seminal soundtracks are bought to life by… Read more »

Demand for Dylan’s art sees Birmingham galleries release new works

Demand for Dylan’s art sees Birmingham galleries release new works

Hand signed artwork from cultural icon Bob Dylan released at Birmingham’s two Castle Fine Art galleries Most popular artworks from ‘The Drawn Blank Series’ reimagined for new… Read more »

Young Creatives to Showcase Films on Grand Central Media Eyes

Young Creatives to Showcase Films on Grand Central Media Eyes

Birmingham, March 2016: – Six months on since the launch of Grand Central Birmingham, one of the cities most talked about developments in decades; the centre provides… Read more »

Actress & Bishop Refit & Lou Woodley Q&A

Actress & Bishop Refit & Lou Woodley Q&A

Situated in the heart of St Pauls Square in The Jewellery Quarter, The Actress & Bishop opened in 2003 and has since become one of the city’s… Read more »

Lunar Festival returns for its 3rd year this June!

Lunar Festival returns for its 3rd year this June!

Late Night Sounds announced including Psychemagik’s Magik Forest, Horse Meat Disco, Craig Charles, Magic Door and many more Headliners include Super Furry Animals, Mercury Rev, Television, Badly… Read more »

Chi Kitchen welcomes a unique Asian inspired breakfast menu to Birmingham

Chi Kitchen welcomes a unique Asian inspired breakfast menu to Birmingham

Chi Kitchen is promising the people of Birmingham a breakfast like no other with the launch of their Asian inspired breakfast menu, which explores the breakfast habits… Read more »

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE! returns to The NEC with Anita Rani, Tony Robinson and a WW2 Spitfire!

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE! returns to The NEC with Anita Rani, Tony Robinson and a WW2 Spitfire!

The world’s largest family history show Who Do You Think You Are? Live will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the NEC in Birmingham this April (7-9) with… Read more »

The Yardbird & Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Presents Speedometer Sat April 2nd

The Yardbird & Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Presents Speedometer Sat April 2nd

The team behind the LEGENDARY Birmingham venue The Yardbird will be joining The Hare & Hounds this spring for a number of heavyweight funk sessions with the… Read more »

Rofuto brings izakaya-style dining to city’s newest Skybar

Rofuto brings izakaya-style dining to city’s newest Skybar

Renowned restaurateur, Des McDonald is set to shake up the Birmingham dining scene with his latest venture Rofuto, a restaurant set high in the City skyline at… Read more »

Birmingham’s Newest Folk Festival – Imagined Isle, 12-16 MAY

Birmingham’s Newest Folk Festival – Imagined Isle, 12-16 MAY

Town Hall is set to host a weekend long celebration of folk this spring with a wave of musical delights. Featuring a specially curated line-up of nationally… Read more »

The Pet Show teams up with The Midlands Food & Drink Festival!

The Pet Show teams up with The Midlands Food & Drink Festival!

Now in its fourth year, the annual fur filled event, The Pet Show is coming back to Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park, and this time, it’s bigger and better…. Read more »

City of Colours – Birmingham’s Free Street Art Festival Saturday 18th June, Digbeth

City of Colours – Birmingham’s Free Street Art Festival Saturday 18th June, Digbeth

On the 18th June, Digbeth will again be transformed into one of Europe’s largest outdoor art galleries, with Birmingham’s most exciting cultural event of the year –… Read more »

English Wine Takes Over Birmingham Again This May

English Wine Takes Over Birmingham Again This May

The Food & Drink Events Company are once again teaming up with a number of exciting UK vineyards to put even more English Wine on the tables… Read more »

Night & Day Markets Review & Adam Regan Interview

Night & Day Markets Review & Adam Regan Interview

Last weekend, Seasonal Markets and Leftfoot joined forces to bring The Night & Day Markets to Digbeth. This two day festival witessed a bespoke banquet of music,… Read more »

The Lord Clifden Sunday Roast Review

The Lord Clifden Sunday Roast Review

I’ve been exceedingly aware of The Lord Clifden’s reputation for good food for many years, way before the onset of sharp-witted food bloggers and self proclaimed foodologists… Read more »

Celebrate Shaanti’s Holi Rave Festival With Music, Food and Colour

Celebrate Shaanti’s Holi Rave Festival With Music, Food and Colour

It’s nearly time Birmingham, Shaanti’s Holi Rave Festival returns back for the second year to celebrate Holi, the official Hindu celebration of friendship and love – is coming to our… Read more »

Root Down Presents… Nick Pride & The Pimptones (Live)

Root Down Presents… Nick Pride & The Pimptones (Live)

Root Down’s back for our second excursion into live funk and soul grooves, from the people that brought you The Yardbird, bringing the funk back to Brum…. Read more »

Brum Radio Launch Party Wed 17th

Brum Radio Launch Party Wed 17th

For the past couple of months you may have heard whispers about a brand new radio show in Birmingham, billed as ‘The Alternative Sound Of Birmingham’, featuring all… Read more »

Exclusive Joe ‘Independent Birmingham’ Interview

Exclusive Joe ‘Independent Birmingham’ Interview

In our last Q&A session we spoke with Adam Regan on his endeavours in dance music, and a successful interview it was too. With over 160 social… Read more »

El Borracho De Oro Tapas Restaurant Review by Ken Byng

El Borracho De Oro Tapas Restaurant Review by Ken Byng

You wait years for a decent Tapas restaurant and then several come along at once… Birmingham diners in search of some Hispanic cuisine in the city centre… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday is back for 2016

Digbeth First Friday is back for 2016

Digbeth First Friday is back for 2016 with another jamboree of exhibitions, music, performance, street food and more! Start the year as you mean to go on… Read more »