Lots of events are free but please note many are ticketed, sometimes free but sometimes there's a price to pay.
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 (and 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.
Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 July. BRUM VEGAN BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL: Three days dedicated to a cornucopia of delectable food from The Real Junk Food Project on Friday and Ubuntu Bakery & Foods on Saturday. There's beer, too, of course, with ales from Two Towers Brewery along with guest ales, real ciders and a range of cans and bottles - all vegan!
ENTRANCE IS FREE!
There's a dedicated Facebook page with times etc at Brum Vegan Beer & Food Festival.
Saturday 22 July 12pm-5pm. CHARITY BIKE RIDE. Ride Bikes ... Drink Beer (Responsibly!) ... Raise Money. As part of Birmingham Beer Week we're raising funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. Together with BeerYeti.com and Cycle Birmingham we've organised a 14-mile guided cycle ride from Two Towers Brewery to Thousand Trades Brewing Co and then Birmingham Brewing Company.
Tickets cost £10 which includes the guided ride, a talk at each brewery, one half of beer at each venue plus the gratitude of the Birmingham’s Children's Hospital. Places are limited to 25 and £5.86 per ticket will be going to the Birmingham’s Children's Hospital. Tickets and more info here.
Sunday 23 July 6.30pm. LIVE MUSIC. Still Breathing. Seasoned rockers. More here on Facebook.
Monday 24 July 7pm. TALK ABOUT BEER! Birmingham's Brewery Scene Now. The brewing industry in Birmingham has been transformed in the past decade and there are now 11 other breweries in Birmingham as well as our very own Two Towers Brewery! So we thought we'd tell you about them all in this potted history as part of Birmingham Beer Week. Places are limited so you must book and there are two ticket options - the talk is free but an £11 ticket gets you some beer! Full details are here at Eventbrite - but please remember you MUST book.
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.
Thursday 27 July 5.30pm. FOOD. Vegan Cheese Night. Part of Birmingham Beer Week. Unlike dairy cheese, vegan cheese doesn't provoke dreams. Fake News Alert - that's not true; I just made it up. What is true is that no cheese encourages dreaming but eating cheese immediately prior to sleeping may lead to indigestion which might wake you up. We only remember dreams if we wake up while they're in progress. So ... Sensible words about our Vegan Cheese Night can be found over on Facebook.
Thursday 27 July 8pm. COMEDY. King Kong Comedy Club. Details here
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.
Sunday 30 July 6.30pm. LIVE MUSIC: Steve Ajao & the Blues Giants. We welcome back Steve Ajao who, according to Lenny Henry, is "the real thing", with a voice that's "a cross between Tom Waits and Howlin' Wolf". That voice, along with his guitar and sax skills show "we have it here" in Birmingham, he says. See Sir Lenny Henry's chat with Steve Ajao here: When Lenny met Steve.
Friday 4 August 6pm.LIVE MUSIC. The Dead Bandits. Skip over to our Facebook events info for more.
Sunday 6 August 6.30pm. LIVE MUSIC: The Good Fellows. They wear hats. They sing songs. They're good. Very good. Very good indeed. At wearing hats AND singing songs. Covers. Maybe something original now and then. Gaze admiringly at their hats and find out more here.
Sunday 13 August 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 13 August 6.30pm. LIVE MUSIC. Two Bob Ted. We've had them here before and they went down a storm with their original material so we're delighted to welcome them back. Find out more here.
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.
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.
Sunday 3 September 6.30pm. LIVE MUSIC. Ukelele Theatre. An incredible string band (no relation) with some highly entertaining interpretations of hits new and old. 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. LIVE MUSIC. Haunted Souls. Foot stompin' blues, folk and country. More here on Facebook.
Sunday 1 September 5pm (Note early start). LIVE MUSIC. Thirsty Work. Superlatives aren't enough so here's a hyperlative: Great music! More here on Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
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.