WHAT'S ON?

Facebook icon Twitter icon

Lots of events are free but please note many are ticketed, sometimes free but sometimes there's a price to pay.


REGULAR EVENTS

FREE LIVE MUSIC: Every Sunday 6.30pm (check back here to confirm details) Revive your flagging weekend with the best of Birmingham’s bands here at the Gunmakers Arms. FREE!

Second Tuesday of the month 6.00pm. GAME ON: Board and card games for the beginner and expert. Free.

Last Thursday of the month 8.00pm. COMEDY: The Gunmakers Arms hosts the King Kong Comedy Club. £2 on the door or £1.66 (inc booking fee) - booking details under the entry below.

Third Saturday of the month 6pm. FOOD AND DRINK. Vegan drinks (all Two Towers Brewery ales are vegan) and a vegan street food vendor.

Second Sunday of the month 2pm. GUIDED TOUR. Birmingham's Ghost Signs - those traces of history you sometimes see painted on walls. Very popular so book up quickly.


AUGUST

Tuesday 15 August 6pm GAME ON. National Day of Relaxation! Some take-it-easy games for this day. Like Take It Easy for starters. Laid back and chilled out games will be on the menu. Five hours of good gaming and good company. And Beer! Delicious beer. Here's more about the Game On Players.

Saturday 19 August 6pm VEGAN MEET UP. This month with Vegan Vybes.

Sunday 20 August 6.30pm. FREE LIVE MUSIC. Martian Social Club. Music and mayhem with the men from Mars. Event info here. If you’re curious about the band follow this link.

Thursday 24 August 8pm. COMEDY. King Kong Comedy Club. Details here

Saturday 26 August, Time TBC. BIRMINGHAM SUPERPRIX. Everyone had such a good time at our Birmingham Superprix event last year that we’ve been asked to host it again this year. The organisers, The Birmingham Superprix Film & Archive Project, continue to work towards a documentary film about the race and will again be mounting an exhibition of memorabilia, rare photos and other material they’ve acquired for the archive. There will also be rarely screened footage from the races along with trailers from the documentary-in-progress. We’ll let you know more closer to the date. In the meantime keep up-to-date here on social media.

Sunday 27 August 6.30pm. LIVE MUSIC. Peaky Blonder. An ear-grabbing duo from the West Midlands; expect indie, blues, soft rock, rockabilly, soul.Take a decca here for our Facebook info. And here's their website: Peaky Blonder

Tuesday 29 August 6pm GAME ON. It's National Chop Suey Day! So how about games inspired by the Orient at this one? Lots to choose from here. There’s Sun Tzu, for example, and you’re very welcome to bring along your own. Anyone for Tokkaido? Five hours of good gaming and good company. And Beer! Delicious beer. Here's more about the Game On Players.

Tuesday 29 August 7pm. LOCAL HISTORY. Mark Davies - Chance Glassworks Heritage Trust. On the Birmingham-Halesowen border, Chance Glassworks supplied the glass for the Crystal Palace and the glass that focussed the light for the vast majority of the world’s life-saving lighthouses. From around 1830 to the middle of the Twentieth Century it was one of the most important industrial employers in the Midlands. Mark Davies, chair of the Chance Glassworks Heritage Trust, gives an insight into the history of Chance Glassworks and the work of the trust.
Please book here (£1.66 inc booking fee) Chance Glassworks talk.

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 3 September 6.30pm. FREE LIVE MUSIC. Ukelele Theatre. An incredible string band (no relation) with some highly entertaining interpretations of hits new and old. Definitely NOT George Formby! More here on Facebook.

Sunday 10 September 2pm. GUIDED TOUR. Birmingham's Ghost Signs. These walks around some of those traces of history found on the city's walls are so popular that the first three are fully booked. To find out about availability and more pop over to Facebook for more.

Sunday 10 September 6.30pm. FREE LIVE MUSIC. Haunted Souls. Foot stompin' blues, folk and country. Here's their website: thehauntedsouls.co.uk. And here's our Facebook events page.

Sunday 17 September 5pm (Note early start -two sets!). FREE LIVE MUSIC. Thirsty Work. Superlatives aren't enough so here's a hyperlative: Great music! More here on Facebook.

Sunday 24 September 6.30pm. FREE LIVE MUSIC. The Good Water. A "unique psychedelic-soaked style of contemporary rock 'n' roll". Words copied from their website which is here: The Good Water. And here's: The Good Water at the Gunmakers Arms Facebook page.

Tuesday 26 September 7pm. HISTORICAL TALK: Kevin Thomas - History from the 50. A photographic celebration of the number 50 bus route (which boasts the most frequent buses in Europe!). Photographer Kevin Thomas talks us through the images of cultural and architectural heritage he's captured on the 50 route. More info, including booking details here.

OCTOBER

Sunday 1 October 6.30pm. FREE LIVE MUSIC. Peaky Blonder. A return visit for the ear-grabbing duo; expect indie, blues, soft rock, rockabilly, soul.Take a decca here for our Facebook info. And here's their website: Peaky Blonder.

Sunday 8 October 2pm. GUIDED TOUR. Birmingham's Ghost Signs. These walks around some of those traces of history found on the city's walls are so popular that the first three are fully booked. To find out about availability and more pop over to Facebook for more.

Wednesday 25 October 7pm. HISTORICAL TALK: Corinne Brazier and Steve Rice - A Fair Cop. The first women police officers in the West Midlands were appointed 100 years ago in 1917. Corinne Brazier and Steve Rice are the authors of A Fair Cop which celebrates the centenary. More info, including booking details here.

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 28 November 7pm. LOCAL HISTORY. Fiona Joseph - The role of Cadbury women workers during World War One. Join Birmingham author and speaker Fiona Joseph as she delves into the Cadbury Archives to uncover the real life stories of the factory women at Bournville during war-time, and how their efforts on the Home Front inspired her novel, Comforts for the Troops. Fiona is also the author of Beatrice; the Cadbury heiress who gave away her fortune. You can find out more about Fiona and her books at fionajoseph.com.
Please book here (£1.66 inc booking fee): Not just chocolate bars and knitted socks.

Sunday 12 November 2pm. GUIDED TOUR. Birmingham's Ghost Signs. These walks around some of those traces of history found on the city's walls are so popular that the first three were fully booked in days. To find out about availability and more pop over to Facebook for more.

DECEMBER

Sunday 10 December 2pm. GUIDED TOUR. Birmingham's Ghost Signs. These walks around some of those traces of history found on the city's walls are so popular that the first three were fully booked in days. To find out about availability and more pop over to Facebook for more.