Introducing you to Birmingham, the city we call home…
#WhenInBrum is for the curious explorers amongst you who are looking to discover the city’s independents, cultural hideaways and local haunts.
Led by three of Birmingham’s most long-standing independent festivals for film, music and performance; Flatpack Festival (30 April – 5 May), BE FESTIVAL (3 – 7 July) and Supersonic Festival (19 – 21 July), #WhenInBrum is here to highlight our favourite places to eat, drink, sleep and do.
The campaign will be popping up all over the UK so when you see it, tag us and use the hashtag #WhenInBrum to spread the word.
This work is supported by the West Midlands Growth Company and is part of a Cultural Destinations project.
Below you can find a list of places to stay with, eat & drink with, explore with and connect with.
EAT & DRINK WITH
Some of our favourite places to refuel…
Faculty Coffee, Piccadilly Arcade
There’s plenty of places to fill your boots here… We recommend starting your day at Café Artum; sip some coffee whilst you rifle through their top vinyl collection all homed in one of Birmingham’s most beautiful buildings. Take a short walk down Corporation Street and you’ll find an abundance of city centre haunts. There is Medicine Bakery and their stunning array of tasty treats (you have to try their Cronuts!), Faculty with their top-notch coffee and Cherry Reds, who have a sizeable, scrumptious menu alongside many a beer to try.
Closer to our Supersonic home in Digbeth, we suggest grabbing a bite with the Original Patty Men – burgers galore! But for the veggies among you, we highly recommend The Warehouse Café, it’s a long-standing favourite for our green friends. No better place to wash it all down, than with a pint at DigBrew, a brewery hidden amongst the Digbeth warehouses.
A list of venues, art galleries and festivals to connect with year round…
Home of Metal, Black Sabbath Exhibition June 26 – Sept 29 2019 at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Birmingham has so much to offer, so we recommend starting with the Birmingham Art Map; designed for you to discover the great art, ideas and culture being made in the city (its listings often include lots of free events to go along to!) If you want to delve deep into some of Birmingham’s rich musical heritage, head along to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for the Black Sabbath, Home of Metal Exhibition happening between June 26 – Sept 29 2019. Need to kick up your feet? Head over to UK’s oldest working cinema, The Electric, to watch anything from old classics and foreign film to the big blockbusters.
Fancy something a bit off the beaten track? Check out BOM, a centre for art, technology and science dedicated to creative innovation with purpose. Located in central Birmingham, less than one minute’s walk from New Street Station, this gallery is free to enter and presents cutting edge digital artworks and exhibitions that spark debate about technology and scientific progress.
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH
Stay up to date with what’s going on across Birmingham…
Our friends at Counteract are first to tell you about the city’s happenings, packed with reviews and recommendations. If you spot one, pick up a copy of Bab Mag – produced by local Birmingham creatives, this magazine champions local talent and documents subcultures. For full listings of independents truly worth celebrating in Birmingham check out Independent Birmingham.