IMMERSE YOUR SENSES WITH MARIBEL’S DINING IN THE DARK EXPRENCE

Maribel, Sense, dining in the dark

Brindleyplace-based restaurant Maribel has teamed up with national charity, Sense to host an exclusive ‘Dining in the Dark’ event for one night only. The first event of its kind in the city will be a dining experience like no other, taking guests on a journey to awaken their senses. Taking place on Friday 27 September, diners will be blindfolded as they go on a culinary adventure through three-courses designed to tantalize the tastebuds.  Joining forces with Sense, an organisation dedicated to supporting the deafblind community and those living with complex disabilities, the restaurant has worked with the charity to craft

TOP MARKS FOR JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE WITH HIGHEST EVER PASS RATE

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, A level results

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College has come top of the class once again with the highest pass rate in its history this results day. The only college to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in Birmingham and Solihull, JCC has proved its title once more, achieving an exceptional 99.4% pass rate. Added to this, nearly half of all A-level students achieved the highest A-B grades for the third year running, showing that JCC is truly a first class college. After being the only college in the region to receive an ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED-rating, Joseph Chamberlain has now announced it is accompanying this with record exam

HOTEL DU VIN BIRMINGHAM REVEALS £1MILLION ROOM REFURB

Hotel du Vin Birmingham

Hotel du Vin Birmingham has undergone a £1million investment to refurbish its suite of 66 bedrooms. Each room has been given a completely unique look to reflect this season’s latest trends. A favourite with both Colmore BID and the city’s visitors, Hotel du Vin has made its bed as one of the city’s favourite hotels and the team is confident the fresh new feel will reaffirm this. A Victorian Grade II listed landmark that was formerly home to the Birmingham Eye Hospital from 1884, Hotel du Vin has now landed its first major refurbishment since opening in 2001. It is

CIELO SERVING UP A TASTE OF ITALY WITH BRAND NEW MENU

Cielo Birmingham, Cielo Italian, Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace-based restaurant, Cielo is bringing a taste of Bologna to Birmingham this summer as the restaurant serves up a brand-new menu inspired by a true taste of Italy. The award-winning restaurant had announced a new look for its a la carte menu as well as its fixed lunch and early evening menu.  Voted the most romantic venue in the city by OpenTable, family-run Cielo has been wowing customers since it opened 15 years ago. The award-winning restaurant combines true authentic flavours and only the finest ingredients to bring a true taste of Italy to the city. Loved by locals and a firm favourite with national reviewers,

LEVEL25 HOSTS UNMISSABLE IMMERSIVE DINNER THIS WEEK

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Birmingham, The Greatest Show

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the circus is heading to Level25, bringing an all-new immersive dining experience to the city. On Friday 16 August the city will roll up, roll up for an all-singing-all-dancing dinner themed around The Greatest Showman. The Cube will be transformed into a stage for the city’s best performers, closing the summer with the ultimate finale. Guests will pull up a ringside seat and enjoy the unexpected as Level25 serve up at three-course themed dinner whilst immersed into a world of fantastical curiosities, daring acts and exotic wonders. The show will also see

MALMAISON SERVES A TASTE OF THE SEASON WITH SIZZLING SUMMER MENU

Malmaison Birmingham, brunch, bottomless brunch, Laszlo Lango

Malmaison Birmingham is spicing things up this summer, with the introduction of an indulgent ‘Liquid Brunch’ and a stunning a la carte menu. Serving up the new offerings is recently appointed restaurant manager Laszlo Lango, who is leading the taste-sensation surge. Chez Mal’s new menu offers contemporary dining to awaken the senses. Using the finest local produce, the menu experiments with a myriad of flavours and sees every dish look as good as it tastes. From a Teriyaki prime beef carpaccio starter to a classic poached salmon main accompanied by a creamy hollandaise sauce, the menu features influence from across

GAMERS DO GOOD AS INSOMNIA65 ANNOUNCES CHARITY PARTNERS

Insomnia65, Guide Dogs, charity

Insomnia, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, returns to the NEC this month and is bringing enormous heart with it. Whilst they may be head-to-head on the virtual battleground, gamers have united to raise vital funds for two very worthy causes: SpecialEffect and the UK Guide Dogs. After raising a staggering £10k at Insomnia64, the gaming festival has teamed up with the two charities in the hope that the gaming community will pull together for another successful year. SpecialEffect aims to bring fun and inclusion into the lives of those with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. The

UNMISSABLE IMMERSIVE DINNER HEADS TO LEVEL25 IN JUST OVER A WEEK

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, MPW Birmingham, Level25, The Greatest Show

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the circus is heading to Level25, bringing an all-new immersive dining experience to the city. On Friday 16 August the city will roll up, roll up for an all-singing-all-dancing dinner themed around The Greatest Showman. The Cube will be transformed into a stage for the city’s best performers, closing the summer with the ultimate finale. Guests will pull up a ringside seat and enjoy the unexpected as Level25 serve up at three-course themed dinner whilst immersed into a world of fantastical curiosities, daring acts and exotic wonders. Upon arrival, guests will have

DIGBETH CAUSES COMBINE TO TAKE HEART TO NEW HEIGHTS

Tabor House, iShelter Birmingham, Let's Feed Brum, Evolve Cafe, Evolve Birmingham, Aquarius charity

Three local causes have joined forces to host a brunch and Snowdon climb for residents of Birmingham’s first permanent night shelter. Evolve, a social enterprise café that provides work for young people facing barriers to employment, will be hosting a brunch for the residents of Tabor House, ahead of them embarking on a team climb of Mount Snowdon. What’s more, volunteers from Let’s Feed Brum will be leading the way for the trekkers as well as providing snacks and water to keep them going. The not-for-profit coffee shop, run by charity Aquarius, will be serving up a nutritious breakfast to-go

THE OXBRIDGE STUDENTS TAKING COURSES AND BACKING CAUSES

Oxbridge Home Learning

Leading distance learning college, Oxbridge, is paving the way for future heroes, by encouraging its students to use their credentials for their communities. Oxbridge has called on its learners to support local charities across the globe, using the skills they’ve learnt from their syllabus; already, over 30 students have pledged their support to causes pro-bono. One such example is Marissa Robinson, who recently completed her Mental Health Awareness Level 2 course. Whilst studying, Marissa used her skills to volunteer with charities, mentoring children and befriending families going through tough times. Marissa also started a Christmas card campaign to battle loneliness