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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 »

Birmingham’s second Secret Supper to support people with Parkinson’s

Birmingham’s second Secret Supper to support people with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s UK is hosting its Secret Supper dining event in the centre of Birmingham on Tuesday 28 April. This is the second time the charity is holding… Read more »

Brooklyn’s Drag Royalty drops the red velvet curtain turning herself into the main object of art

Brooklyn’s Drag Royalty drops the red velvet curtain turning herself into the main object of art

Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, Sasha Velour, steps into UK territory in red stilettos, serving her Smoke & Mirrors extravaganza for the first time to… Read more »

Lenovo Legion Launch Event Review, Purity Bar and Kitchen

Lenovo Legion Launch Event Review, Purity Bar and Kitchen

On a dry but chilly evening at the outset of March, my son (Alex) and I were very lucky enough to be able to head inside the… Read more »

Digbeth Community Come Together to Raise Over £750 For Local Youth Charity St. Basils

Digbeth Community Come Together to Raise Over £750 For Local Youth Charity St. Basils

Valentines weekend many Digbeth businesses joined forces to help raise money for local charity St Basils, with the ‘From Digbeth With Love’ campaign. St Basils, a charity… Read more »

The Old Crown celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a week of festivities in it’s Guinness Village

The Old Crown celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a week of festivities in it’s Guinness Village

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub is bringing its St. Patrick’s Festivities back the fourth year for 2020 with a whole host of events, as part of #DigbethStPats. Situated on… Read more »

Faustus: That Damned Woman review by Emilia Antoniadou

Faustus: That Damned Woman review by Emilia Antoniadou

A destiny signed by blood as hellfire longs for her never-ending torment. A Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre co-production in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. After premiering… Read more »

Dishoom Birmingham to open 1st April – bookings open 1st March

Dishoom Birmingham to open 1st April – bookings open 1st March

Dishoom Birmingham will open on 1st April 2020 at One Chamberlain Square (part of Paradise Birmingham), where it will enjoy the company of the city’s most beautiful… Read more »

Blow Water and CHLOE Creative Collaboration – Hong Kong pop up kitchen  23rd March 2020 at Cork and Cage

Blow Water and CHLOE Creative Collaboration – Hong Kong pop up kitchen 23rd March 2020 at Cork and Cage

We are kicking off our creative collaborations with @chloequreshi – chef and founder of @wihbrum. Combining our signature dishes with Chloe’s experience, we are curating an exciting… Read more »

Birmingham Irish pub hosts St. Patrick’s celebrations

Birmingham Irish pub hosts St. Patrick’s celebrations

Much loved and traditional Irish pub D.J. Quinn’s has planned a huge celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, spanning five events with free live music. Based in Hall… Read more »

Artist Doug Hyde celebrates his tour at Whitewall Gallery Birmingham with new survey

Artist Doug Hyde celebrates his tour at Whitewall Gallery Birmingham with new survey

A bright blue sky on a sunny day, looking at old pictures and cute kittens and puppies are among the little things which make Brits feel happy…. Read more »

The Indian Streatery Express review

The Indian Streatery Express review

I arrived a little early and figured (and hoped) the The Indian Streatery Express had a license as I really fancied a beer before eating. Lucky for… Read more »

Birmingham’s exotic hidden world

Birmingham’s exotic hidden world

There’s a hidden world beneath Birmingham’s bustling China Town – and it’s changing. Walk down the steps from the award-winning Wing Wah restaurant or its adjacent sister… Read more »

The Head of Steam menu review

The Head of Steam menu review

Prior to last week, my only taste of any food at The Head of Steam on Temple Street was a bit of pizza at my Christmas gathering,… Read more »

Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold at the Alexandra theatre review

Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold at the Alexandra theatre review

As a fan of the original tv show, which first aired back in March 1995, I was excited to hear that the world stage premier of the… Read more »

New ‘Actress Live’ Music Weekends in Jewellery Quarter

New ‘Actress Live’ Music Weekends in Jewellery Quarter

A trip to St Paul’s Square is never complete without a visit to the Actress & Bishop for a pint of Guinness and a bit of live… Read more »

Digbeth Estates announces From Digbeth With Love Campaign in support of St Basil’s ahead of Valentine’s Day 2020

Digbeth Estates announces From Digbeth With Love Campaign in support of St Basil’s ahead of Valentine’s Day 2020

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, businesses of Digbeth are joining forces to help raise money for Digbeth-based charity, St Basil’s, with their campaign, ‘From Digbeth With Love’. St… Read more »

Brum’s self-love dance party just landed and it’s getting rave reviews

Brum’s self-love dance party just landed and it’s getting rave reviews

Girl Therapy is a community of self-love gravitated millennial women in Birmingham, originally put on the map with their widely read daily emails (the daily mini self-love… Read more »

1917 Review – A slice of time, where the viewer becomes the third protagonist

1917 Review – A slice of time, where the viewer becomes the third protagonist

Oscar winning director, Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, Spectre), returns to our screens with his new-born and highly acclaimed war epic, 1917. Historical War Films have always… Read more »

Discover Birmingham 2020 Genuine Panama gig review

Discover Birmingham 2020 Genuine Panama gig review

Last month Birmingham Promoters teamed up with BBC Introducing, MAS Records, Born Music and Counteract to bring together a series of live showcases from some of the… Read more »

Digbrew – Dough Pizza review

Digbrew – Dough Pizza review

Dig Brew Co. exists within a converted factory unit, which houses large vats full of delicious craft beer, served to thirsty punters from a full length bar… Read more »

Rainbow food feasts at the Plough by Rhiannon Simpson

Rainbow food feasts at the Plough by Rhiannon Simpson

I am ashamed to say as an adopted Brummie, finding me laying my roots here for the last 18 years but I had never been to The… Read more »

Rico Libre tapas review by Rachael Butler

Rico Libre tapas review by Rachael Butler

It has been quite some time since I visited the Custard Factory in Birmingham, in-fact the last time was many years ago when I was with a… Read more »

The Pagans S.O.H and HUDS to play new live music night at The Bear Tavern 7th February

The Pagans S.O.H and HUDS to play new live music night at The Bear Tavern 7th February

The Pagans S.O.H (Shepherds of Humanity) and HÜDS to play new live music night at The Bear Tavern on 7th February Bearwood Promoters present the second in a series… Read more »

The Ruin Sunday Roast review

The Ruin Sunday Roast review

I have been a big fan of The Ruin in Digbeth since it re-opened as a pub back in 2016. The present building originally opened as a… Read more »

Fashion on a Different Route presents a conceptual unisex Fashion collection at Centrala

Fashion on a Different Route presents a conceptual unisex Fashion collection at Centrala

WALKING DISTANCE – Fashion on a Different Route presents otherways[project], a conceptual unisex collection project developed by Sabine Lettmann on the basis of circular design strategies. Its… Read more »

Roxy Ball Room Birmingham Opens in the heart of Digbeth

Roxy Ball Room Birmingham Opens in the heart of Digbeth

The ‘home of competitive social gaming’, Roxy Ball Room, has launched in Digbeth. The 13,000 sq ft space, which offers pool, beer pong, shuffleboard and arcade games, is the ninth venue for… Read more »

The Influence Project comes to the MAC

The Influence Project comes to the MAC

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is delighted to present The Influence Project by creative partners, photographer Alexis Chabala and curator Lorayne Crawford. The exhibition celebrates the impact that… Read more »

The Jazz Festival Exhibition of Photography until February 28th

The Jazz Festival Exhibition of Photography until February 28th

The Jazz Festival Exhibition of Photography is now on display within the Main Concourse of New Street Station. The exhibition consists of more than 50 images taken… Read more »

Listening Sessions February Showcase 2020

Listening Sessions February Showcase 2020

Listening Sessions is at the heart of the underground electronic music scene in Birmingham. These showcase events have been running monthly for over 4 years and are… Read more »

Blow Water Hong Kong pop up kitchen at Peacer

Blow Water Hong Kong pop up kitchen at Peacer

Blow Water 吹 水 Lunar New Year Edition Hong Kong pop up kitchen 10th February 2020, Monday Peacer, Moseley B13 8EJ 6pm or 8pm Due to the… Read more »

Roxy Ball Room Birmingham will be the ninth venue for Roxy Leisure

Roxy Ball Room Birmingham will be the ninth venue for Roxy Leisure

The ‘home of competitive social gaming’ Roxy Ball Room is set to open in Digbeth, Birmingham in January 2020. Offering pool, beer pong, shuffleboard and arcade games, Roxy Ball Room Birmingham will be the ninth venue for… Read more »

West Midlands Scriptwriting Competition Launched to Find New Talent

West Midlands Scriptwriting Competition Launched to Find New Talent

Enter Stage Write, an annual West Midlands scriptwriting competition, will return in 2020 for its third edition where budding writers have the incredible opportunity to see their… Read more »

NQ64 – New Arcade Bar opens this month and there are free drinks for the opening weekend!

NQ64 – New Arcade Bar opens this month and there are free drinks for the opening weekend!

A BRAND NEW ARCADE BAR FOR BIRMINGHAM OPENS FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY AND WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE DRINKS EACH DAY FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE OVER THE LAUNCH… Read more »

Art Exhibition 550 Years of Guru Nanak Dev Ji curated by Art Sikh

Art Exhibition 550 Years of Guru Nanak Dev Ji curated by Art Sikh

A new and free exhibition delivered and curated by West Midlands based organisation; ArtSikh opened on Friday 29th November at the Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square. The… Read more »

Dine In Style This Veganuary At Mailbox

Dine In Style This Veganuary At Mailbox

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat better, feel healthier and help the environment, you can enjoy a host of vegan treats at the Mailbox this… Read more »

NYE at Bitters N’ Twisted Venues

NYE at Bitters N’ Twisted Venues

The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN This year we have teamed up with ‘Sadler’s Brewery’ to deliver the ultimate Peaky Blinder experience at The… Read more »

Three New Entertainment Venues for Digbeth

Three New Entertainment Venues for Digbeth

More reasons than ever to visit Birmingham’s Creative Quarter Three new entertainment venues have launched in Birmingham’s creative quarter, Digbeth. Gaming concept Chance and Counters is based in the… Read more »

Swampmeat Family Band Release Christmas Single ‘A Present For Me’

Swampmeat Family Band Release Christmas Single ‘A Present For Me’

The Birmingham based country punk band are donating proceeds to Crisis UK. Birmingham based country punk and Americana group Swampmeat Family Band are giving an extra special… Read more »

Peter Pan at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre review

Peter Pan at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre review

This Christmas sees the story of the ‘boy who wouldn’t grow up’ brought to The REP Theatre, reinvented with a 21st century twist. Directed by Liam Steel… Read more »

Digbeth club to host official Happy Mondays after party

Digbeth club to host official Happy Mondays after party

Iconic 80s and 90s baggy Manchester band Happy Mondays are mid a comeback tour stretching across the UK, stopping at Birmingham’s The Night Owl after their O2… Read more »