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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 »

The Westley Arms are teaming up with The Covered Wagon for a brand new food experience

The Westley Arms are teaming up with The Covered Wagon for a brand new food experience

The Westley Arms, part of the Best Western Westley Hotel on Westley Road in Acocks Green, has teamed up with The Covered Wagon, and will soon be… Read more »

Saint Pauls House all-day menu review

Saint Pauls House all-day menu review

The St Paul’s and Jewellery Quarter district of Birmingham have always offered a more subdued eating experience than one usually encounters in the nearby busy city centre,… Read more »

Tangerine Dream to play Birmingham – almost!!!

Tangerine Dream to play Birmingham – almost!!!

Ninth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance, a… Read more »

New Birmingham venue and vinyl bar opens doors to music fans this week

New Birmingham venue and vinyl bar opens doors to music fans this week

A new Birmingham venue and ‘vinyl bar’ will open its doors to music fans this weekend with a huge four-day launch featuring 45 bands, musicians, artists and… Read more »

HOOPLA BLUE to release new single ahead of show with MAC DEMARCO

HOOPLA BLUE to release new single ahead of show with MAC DEMARCO

Birmingham’s Hoopla Blue are set to release their new single ‘Scour’ this Friday 22nd November via FOMA to coincide with their upcoming show supporting Mac DeMarco. ‘Scour’… Read more »

The Royal Hotel, now The Townhouse undergoes refurbishment to bring casual dining and entertainment – opens 28th Nov

The Royal Hotel, now The Townhouse undergoes refurbishment to bring casual dining and entertainment – opens 28th Nov

The Royal Hotel, now “The Townhouse” has undergone a major refurbishment by independently ran Suburban Inns to bring a mix of seven days a week casual dining… Read more »

Oval’s Vision for Digbeth’s Future Development

Oval’s Vision for Digbeth’s Future Development

Oval, current owners of The Custard Factory, held an exhibition on 14th November 2019 on their vision for the future of large swathes of historic Digbeth. In… Read more »

An Award Winning Year for The Night Owl

An Award Winning Year for The Night Owl

Soul and retro club The Night Owl has celebrated a successful 2019 with multiple awards for their contributions to Birmingham’s ever evolving nightlife scene. These accolades come… Read more »

UK rap queen Lady Leshurr to play intimate Birmingham show

UK rap queen Lady Leshurr to play intimate Birmingham show

UK rap queen Lady Leshurr is to play an intimate Birmingham show on Thursday 14 November as part of joint birthday celebrations for two creative city organisations…. Read more »

A Good Night’s Sleep in Bloc Hotel

A Good Night’s Sleep in Bloc Hotel

A recent Saturday night out in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter to meet a mate posed the usual conundrum, do I catch the last train home at 10pm, or… Read more »

Medicine Bakery, Cafe and Gallery review

Medicine Bakery, Cafe and Gallery review

Birmingham has been going through almost immeasurable changes in recent years. With a huge increase in large commercial chain bars and restaurants entering the city centre, many… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Bennetts Hill evening menu review

The Indian Streatery Bennetts Hill evening menu review

Last Friday, myself and a friend decided to dine out at local favourite, The Indian Streatery, on Bennett’s Hill in the city centre. This was my fourth… Read more »

Band Night and Boogie at The Night Owl review

Band Night and Boogie at The Night Owl review

The Night Owl has been drawing in punters from all over the UK since its conception in 2015. Having danced the night away on a few occasions,… Read more »

Independent Suburban Inns brings new look to Moseley’s Village bar and restaurant

Independent Suburban Inns brings new look to Moseley’s Village bar and restaurant

The Village, Moseley has undergone a major refurbishment by independently ran Suburban Inns to bring a new community bar and restaurant to Birmingham. Since taking over the… Read more »

Permanent mural celebrating future icons in the Black community gets unveiled in Digbeth

Permanent mural celebrating future icons in the Black community gets unveiled in Digbeth

Bass Festival curators Aliyah Hasinah and Rtkal have taken this years festival to another level by curating the largest permanent mural in Birmingham, celebrating Future Black icons… Read more »

Argentea Gallery Print Room Opening with Champagne

Argentea Gallery Print Room Opening with Champagne

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Print Room space in the lower ground floor of the gallery.  Opening on Saturday, 9th November, the Print… Read more »

Beer and Opera make Dig Brew the ‘Besse’ place for Halloween

Beer and Opera make Dig Brew the ‘Besse’ place for Halloween

Birmingham brewery and taproom Dig Brew Co has teamed up with local opera company Infinite Opera to offer a wicked concoction for Hallowe’en. Besse, the first-ever beer-themed… Read more »

Gintleman Gin Masterclass review at Selfridges

Gintleman Gin Masterclass review at Selfridges

Last week I attended a night of informative and fun, Gin themed entertainment hosted by the Midlands leading Gin raconteur ‘The Gintleman’ aka Carl Hawkins. Whilst Carl’s… Read more »

Sabbra Cadabra and Henry’s Blueshouse review

Sabbra Cadabra and Henry’s Blueshouse review

When you have a hankering for some live music, and someone invites you to attend what is reported as one of the most authentic Black Sabbath tribute… Read more »

Raja Monkey Indian restaurant and takeaway review

Raja Monkey Indian restaurant and takeaway review

I have been looking forward to sampling Raja Monkey for some time. My biggest obstacle has been its location in Hall Green, which I always assumed was… Read more »

Pride and Prejudice Sort Of review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Pride and Prejudice Sort Of review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Despite having spent many years studying English literature and the works of Jane Austen, I have never been a huge Austen enthusiast. Together, Blood of the Young,… Read more »

Midlands Fashion Awards Winners Announced at CBSO

Midlands Fashion Awards Winners Announced at CBSO

The prestigious Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) took place at the CBSO Centre, Birmingham on Friday evening. 35 finalists took part in the inaugural event, which was attended… Read more »

Super Freaks, Assassins, Gangsters and Twist Dancers

Super Freaks, Assassins, Gangsters and Twist Dancers

As the nights grow darker through October, something strange is happening in Digbeth. With the spirit of Halloween in full swing, soul and retro club and live… Read more »

An immersive Quentin Tarantino Halloween party is coming to Brum

An immersive Quentin Tarantino Halloween party is coming to Brum

Following the success of last year’s Stranger Things themed Halloween party, The Night Owl celebrates the 25th anniversary of cult classics Pulp Fiction and Natural Born Killers,… Read more »

Buffalo & Rye new menu review 2019

Buffalo & Rye new menu review 2019

Bennett’s Hill favourite, Buffalo & Rye, has a new menu so myself and two friends decided to hop along and try it out last week. This American… Read more »

Salad Box will open on Great Charles Street Queensway this October

Salad Box will open on Great Charles Street Queensway this October

A brand-new healthy fast food outlet is coming to Birmingham this month. Global franchise Salad Box will open on Great Charles Street Queensway in October, serving up… Read more »

Peruvian restaurant Chakana opens in Birmingham

Peruvian restaurant Chakana opens in Birmingham

Robert Ortiz, formerly Head Chef at renowned Fitzrovia restaurant, Lima, has launched his new restaurant, Chakana, in Birmingham. Peruvian-born Ortiz previously worked at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone and… Read more »

Fierce has announced the full programme for its 2019 festival

Fierce has announced the full programme for its 2019 festival

The UK’s leading biennial festival of live art, Fierce has announced the full programme for its 2019 festival, the second edition under Artistic Director Aaron Wright. From… Read more »

Hyatt Regency Birmingham Welcomes New General Manager

Hyatt Regency Birmingham Welcomes New General Manager

Movers and shakers in Birmingham gathered last night to welcome the new General Manager of Hyatt Regency Birmingham, Mohammad Labban. Originally, from Beirut, Lebanon, Mohammad has spent… Read more »

Asia Asia Food Hall welcomes five brand new restaurants to its Food Hall

Asia Asia Food Hall welcomes five brand new restaurants to its Food Hall

This July Asia Asia Food Hall welcomed five brand new restaurants to its Food Hall. Cuisines including such as Japanese, Korean, Malatang and Dumplings and BBQ whilst… Read more »

West Midlands Photography Collective – Free Exhibition 13 Oct – 3 Nov

West Midlands Photography Collective – Free Exhibition 13 Oct – 3 Nov

The West Midlands Photography Collective (WMPC) is holding its first public exhibition, ‘Birmingham Now, Before Then’, a photographic celebration of Birmingham’s people and places.  The event will run in… Read more »

GVNMNT – Birmingham streetwear label releases new seasonal collection

GVNMNT – Birmingham streetwear label releases new seasonal collection

GVNMNT has always been known for quality – the brand’s trademark sweats were responsible for its initial mass success. But now the Birmingham label is switching things… Read more »

The Ramada Resort Park Hall Hotel cordially invites you all to its Wedding Fayre

The Ramada Resort Park Hall Hotel cordially invites you all to its Wedding Fayre

The stunning Ramada Resort Park Hall Hotel on Park Drive in Wolverhampton is hosting a Wedding Fayre on Sunday 29th September and free entry is from 11am to… Read more »

Marmalade at The Birmingham REP review

Marmalade at The Birmingham REP review

Marmalade has set itself up as an easy choice for diners before events at the Rep, ICC and other surrounding venues. It delivers a satisfying pre-theatre experience… Read more »

Return of the App, Overhear Partners Birmingham Literature Festival

Return of the App, Overhear Partners Birmingham Literature Festival

Overhear is delighted to announce a partnership with Birmingham Literature Festival, running across the city from 3rd to 13th October. Newly commissioned poems and prose will be… Read more »

One of Birmingham’s favourite restaurants, Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

One of Birmingham’s favourite restaurants, Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

Two of Birmingham’s biggest independent restaurant brands are joining forces to provide a fresh new evening offer for the hippest and most thriving part of Birmingham, Digbeth…. Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s oldest pub is getting ready to celebrate turning 651 years old. The Old Crown, established in 1368, was the only building left standing after the Battle… Read more »

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt Regency Birmingham

A Sunday well spent is one with plenty of good food, friends and time to chill-out. The talented chefs at Aria, Hyatt Regency Birmingham’s signature restaurant, are… Read more »

Treasure hunt across Birmingham to be held to raise funds for much-needed primary school in Rwanda

Treasure hunt across Birmingham to be held to raise funds for much-needed primary school in Rwanda

Property and construction consultancy Gleeds Birmingham is holding a treasure hunt with a twist this September – aiming to raise over £2,000 for UK-based charity Fields of… Read more »

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

A recent visit to Asia Asia food Hall was a real treat and one that I was looking forward to after their bloggers banquet which I attended… Read more »

Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

Tapas bar Rico Libre moves to street food brunch & lunch spot, Kanteen for a new evening dining experience. Two of Birmingham’s biggest independent restaurant brands are… Read more »

Peacer Brings a Slice of New York City to Moseley

Peacer Brings a Slice of New York City to Moseley

Peacer is now open in Moseley, Birmingham. Inspired by the grab and go pizzerias of New York City, Peacer serves a carefully curated menu of pizzas alongside… Read more »

The App That Will Help You To Support Local Independent Businesses

The App That Will Help You To Support Local Independent Businesses

Six years ago, a little-known project called Independent Birmingham was born. Initially a website designed to shine a light on Birmingham’s marvellous independent culture, and champion the… Read more »

Dine Like it’s 1989 at Cafe Rouge Bullring, Mailbox and Brindley Place this August Bank Holiday

Dine Like it’s 1989 at Cafe Rouge Bullring, Mailbox and Brindley Place this August Bank Holiday

Iconic French bistro, Café Rouge, has turned the big 3-0 this year. To celebrate, the restaurant will be rolling back the years and prices, inviting bank holiday… Read more »

Perishing Shrines Lisa Ross at Argentea Gallery 21st September – 2nd November

Perishing Shrines Lisa Ross at Argentea Gallery 21st September – 2nd November

Argentea Gallery is extremely proud to present Perishing Shrines, an exhibition of photographs by Lisa Ross from her Living Shrines project. Since 2002 New York based artist… Read more »

Michelin Starred-Chef Robert Ortiz to open First Solo Restaurant in Birmingham

Michelin Starred-Chef Robert Ortiz to open First Solo Restaurant in Birmingham

Ahead of its launch at the end of September, Robert Ortiz’s new restaurant, Chakana, has released interior visuals of its newly designed bar and restaurant. Peruvian born… Read more »

Digbeth  Dining Club to host first street party in over 3 years

Digbeth Dining Club to host first street party in over 3 years

For the first time in over 3 years, one of the UK’s most popular street food destinations, Digbeth Dining Club, are bringing back their famous street closure… Read more »