Lots of events are free but please note many are ticketed, sometimes free, sometimes for a small fee.
Second Tuesday of the month 6.00pm. GAME ON. Board and card games for the beginner and expert. Free entry.
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.
First Saturday of the month 5.30pm. BIRMINGHAM HORROR GROUP. Sometimes films, sometimes talks, otherwise a get together to talk about the macabre!
Third Saturday of the month 6pm. FOOD AND DRINK. Vegan drinks (and all Two Towers Brewery ales are vegan) and a vegan street food vendor.
Monday 26 June 8pm. COMEDY: Edinburgh Festival Preview.
Laura Monmoth - LGBTQZX. How a lifelong addiction to retro gaming led to battles with demons, jealousy and breakdowns.
Welcoming to the PUNMAKERS ARMS ...
Roger Swift - Puneumatic. The UK Pun Championship finalist (2016 and 2017) and writer of one of Dave's Top 15 Jokes of the Fringe 2016 brings along, guess what?
Entry is free but space is limited so book early at Eventrbrite
Tuesday 27 June 6pm GAME ON. The Guess what I got at the UK Games Expo Second Edition! Following on from the get together earlier this month we continue our UK Games Expo catch-up. Five hours of great gaming and good company. And Beer! Delicious beer. Here's more about the Game On Players.
Tuesday 27 June 7.00pm. LOCAL HISTORY: David & Pam Humphries – A Virtual Tour of the Outer Circle. If you don’t know we’re referring to the number 11 bus route you may need to check your Brummie credentials. Pam and David accompany us on a journey around the Outer Circle, highlighting some of those secret places with hidden histories and introducing us to some of the people you might once have met along the way.
Tickets are £2 on the door but places are limited so to guarantee entry you'll need a ticket available for £1 (+66p booking fee) here: A Virtual Tour of the Outer Circle.
Thursday 29 June 8pm. KING KONG COMEDY NIGHT. Sense of humour wrung dry by warm weather? Moisten your funny with ale at an evening of jests and japes here at the Funmakers Arms. Half a dozen or so standup stand-ups join host Jonny Cocker. There are rules about heckling, talking during acts, being unseemly drunk and switching phones to silent. Entry is £1+ booking fee at this link here: Linkety-Link
Friday 30 June 6pm. MUSIC: The Dead Bandits. Live, of course! A terrific covers band described (by themselves) as ‘possibly the best rock & roll band in the Midlands’. Chuck Berry; Little Richard; The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; Muddy Waters; Status Quo; The Refreshments; T-Bone Walker; Gary Moore; Canned Heat; Dr Feelgood; The Mannish Boys. Say no more. Here's their Facebook page.
Monday 3 July 7pm. TALL TALES & REAL ALES: Watt’s the story? A night of live fiction with a scientific bent to celebrate the life and work of James Watt, inventor of the separate condenser. There will be a chance to chat with the authors and, of course, buy books! It's free but please book here so we have an idea of numbers.
Tuesday 4 July 6.30pm. PSYCHOLOGIST IN THE PUB. Dr Aaisha Farooqi, Research Fellow and Lecturer at Birmingham City University - People make mistakes ... and accidents happen. But why? Or, as the proper, non-sensational title of this talk says: Methods for the Investigation of Work and Human Errors in Rail Engineering Contexts.
Aaisha looks at how people work; how the task they're being asked to carry out, and how they're feeling about life in general (that's my take on socio-technical systems!), affects whether they do their job well, or at least not do it badly. Now then, boss, have I got this right? Or at least not got it wrong?
More info and booking details at www.meetup.com Psychologist in the Pub
Thursday 6 July 7.30pm. COMEDY. Steve Hofstetter. - the popular US stand up's fame is spreading rapidly through his tv appearances, major online presence and gruelling tour schedule which this summer takes in Europe, including Two Towers Brewery! Check out some of his videos here: Leap through hyperspace to Steve's videos!
Tickets are $20, available here: stevehofstetter.com
Tuesday 18 July 7pm. SCIENCE MAKES SENSE. Lucy Whalley, Imperial College London - Saving the world with quantum mechanics! Massive increases in computing power mean we can now apply quantum mechanics to one of the biggest challenges facing the world - climate change. Join Lucy as she reveals weird and wonderful quantum concepts, explains how supercomputers make clever approximations and describes new materials that turn sunlight into electricity.
Places are limited (we do sell out!) and tickets are £1.66 (including booking fee) available at Eventbrite.. If there are any places left it's £2 on the door.
Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 July Times TBC. BRUM VEGAN BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL: Three days dedicated to a cornucopia of delectable food and drink containing no meat, fish or dairy derived ingredients. Oh, and no eggs, either! All Two Towers Brewery ales are vegan, anyway, but we'll have a whole host of other beers, lagers and ciders, too. If you're vegan, welcome; if you've never tried vegan fare come along and try it - you'll be amazed.
Tuesday 25 July 7pm. HISTORICAL TALK: Pam & David Humphries - A History of the Birmingham Hippodrome. Bringing to life the theatre that replaced the circus which stood on land along Inge Street occupied until the 1890s by back to back housing. The Hippodrome is still there, of course.
Tickets are £2 on the door or available for £1 (+66p booking fee) here: Hippodrome History Talk. Limited to 40 places so book to guarantee entry
Sunday 30 July 11am-1pm. GUIDED TOUR. Birmingham A-B; Ian Jelf Guided Tours in association with Two Towers Brewery and the Gunmakers Arms. Discover hidden parts of Birmingham on this guided walk beginning and ending at the pub with accredited tour guide Ian Jelf. Discover places you never knew existed and history that’ll amaze you. Take a look at the following links and you’ll see why we’re very happy to team up with him: www.bluebadge.co.uk and Ian Jelf at Trip Advisor.
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.
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.
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.