LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND IS BACK TO TAKE OVER YOUR WEEKEND WITH MORE WINE

Living for the Weekend, Birmingham Cocktail Weekend, Birmingham Wine Weekend

After the great success of yet another Birmingham Cocktail Weekend this year, Living For The Weekend is back in the spotlight with another city favourite, Birmingham Wine Weekend. Birmingham Wine Weekend will be taking over the city for a second year from 22nd – 24th March 2019 with more special events and new wines to enjoy!  Birmingham Wine Weekend showcases hand-picked venues across the city, with some of the best wine lists in Brum. The three-day festival will see beginners and connoisseurs alike come together to enjoy the city’s favourite wines and for 2019 Living For The Weekend promises even more events and some exciting

STRETCH WITH YOUR SUPPER AS CLOSET YOGA CLUB COMES TO WORCESTERSHIRE

Closet Yoga Club

Next month, West Midlands Safari Park will play host to a special Yoga Supper Club, hosted by Herefordshire-based pop-up yoga events business, Closet Yoga Club. Taking place on Thursday 18 October, the event will bring together yogis for an evening of rejuvenation and relaxation in the surroundings of West Midlands Safari Park’s Spring Grove House and Cellarz venue. The Yoga Supper Club will begin with ashtanga flow yoga and handstand practise led by expert yoga teacher, Robin Aurora. Having practiced yoga for over 20 years, Robin is considered one of the UK’s leading instructors and he embarks on an annual

BE AT ONE SET TO SHAKE UP THE CITY WITH SECOND VENUE OPENING

Be At One, Be At One Birmingham, Be At One Brindleyplace

Brum’s favourite cocktail bar, Be At One, is opening its second site in the city, bringing double the fun and flair to Brindleyplace. The bar will be opening its doors on Friday 5October and will be its 33rd site to launch in the UK.   The latest late-spot to head to Birmingham will be located in Brindleyplace Water’s Edge and will be based at number 6. With a capacity of 150, the 1,294 sq. ft. site will have an outside terrace able to seat 30 all year round. The team is also expanding with 8 new members of staff being

MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LIGHT UP THE BOTANICAL GARDENS

Magical Lantern Festival

Magical Lantern Festival is returning to Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens later this year to light up the ponds, woodland, gardens and pathwaysat the stunning venue. Set to bring another visual spectacular to the city, the illuminating family show will reopen to the public from 23 November until 1 January. A celebration of art, heritage and culture, Magical Lantern Festival debuted in the city back in 2016, welcoming 80,000 visitorsto the gardens. The display will not only illuminate the gardens but also boast a spectacular display of artistic sculptures featuring both traditional Chinese and festive-themed Christmas designs. Guests will enter through a

ONE MONTH TO GO UNTIL HISTORIC BRUM YOUTH TRENDS SUMMIT

Brum Youth Trends, Beatfreeks Collective, Anisa Haghdadi

The young people of Birmingham have spoken and it’s almost time to hear them roar: the Brum Youth Trends Summit is taking place in just under a month and it’s set to be ground-breaking. Looking to hear from Europe’s youngest city, the Brum Youth Trends report collated the views of thousands of young people in the city. On the 10 October, the region’s policy-makers and influential young people will take to the Town Hall to debate their findings and work out what young Brum wants. Set to start a conversation around how we can engage more young people in today’s

BIRMINGHAM GETS THE SKIN HQ TREATMENT

Skin HQ, SkinHQ

Lauded by the likes of Beyonce, Britney Spears and Kate Winslet, the Hydrafacial has fast-become the beauty industry’s go-to non-surgical treatment. Men and women looking for a firmer face, fewer fine lines and a cleansed complexion can now give their skin the Hollywood treatment, after the opening of Skin HQ in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.   Now open on Caroline Street, just off St Paul’s Square, this is Skin HQ’s second venture and follows in the footsteps of its hugely successful Manchester clinic. Located on St John Street since 2017, Skin HQ is already considered one of the UK’s leading beauty

TV STARS STIR IT UP FOR BRUM CHARITY EVENT

Fresh from their recent national television appearances, two of Britain’s best loved comedians are heading to Brum for a good cause. Scottish legend Hardeep Singh Kohli and Birmingham-born Shazia Mirza will be turning funny into fundraising, by hosting Itihaas’ annual charity event on 21 September.  Only two weeks after his Celebrity Big Brothereviction, Hardeep Singh Koli will return to headline the event for the third year running. Known and loved for his dry sense of humour, which appeared on the screens in CBB, Hardeep is a TV and radio regular; as a writer, presenter, panellist, and everything in between. From

CHARITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP BIRMINGHAM ROUGH SLEEPERS

Tabor House, Tabor House Birmingham, Tabor House Digbeth

Tabor House has a desperate need for more volunteers to support guests as they strive to turn their lives around. To recruit these volunteers, the charitable project is holding an open evening on Wednesday 19 September from 6pm to 9pm at St Anne’s Catholic Church in Digbeth, near Birmingham city centre. Hospitality volunteers and shift leaders are needed to work evenings, overnights and mornings at the shelter. It also needs volunteer mentors to work one-to-one with guests using a revolutionary strengths-based approach. Full training is given. Christy Acton, Deputy Community Projects Manager at Father Hudson’s Care, said, “Tabor House is

EXPANSION PLANS SWING INTO ACTION AT DARTMOUTH GOLF COURSE

Dartmouth Golf Club, The Lewisham

West Bromwich’s esteemed Dartmouth Golf Course is set to open a brand-new restaurant on its grounds in September. Set within idyllic surroundings, the bar and restaurant, named The Lewisham, will be the latest addition to the successful, family-owned golf course, heightening the experience of the site for both members and newcomers alike. The Lewisham will be open to the public, welcoming guests and golfers for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails in the new 60 cover space. The site has been tastefully renovated and boasts stunning interiors which look onto magnificent panoramic views over the Sandwell valley, which can

THE RAMBLERS BALL MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR SEPTEMBER

Evolve, Evolve Birmingham, Evolve Cafe Birmingham, Aquarius charity

Following a successful debut event, The Ramblers Ball at Digbeth’s latest social enterprise café, Evolve, is set for a triumphant return this autumn. The open-mic poetry night will be returning on Wednesday 5 September, welcoming new headlining poets including Bethany Slinn and Mina Mekic, and returning poet, Casey Bailey. Hosting a night including a line-up of lyrical geniuses, delicious coffee and cake, and the power of the spoken word, Evolve will be hosting its second poetry night, better known as The Ramblers Ball on Wednesday 5 September, making it a firm fixture for the Digbeth social enterprise café. Evolve’s first Ramblers