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  • Colmore Cinema Club

    Celebrating the Home of Metal exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Colmore Cinema Club presents the cult classic ‘mockumentary’ comedy This is Spinal Tap. Based on the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap’s ill-fated 1982 US tour and filmed in a fly-on-the wall documentary style, This is Spinal Tap presents a behind-the-scenes exposé of artistry, egos and infighting. Running time: 1hr 22m Doors open at 6pm and the film will begin at 7pm. There will be a 20…
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    17 Sep

    18:00

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  • History of Colmore in Three Drinks

    Since the eighteenth century, the Colmore area in Birmingham has gone from lush green fields to upmarket Georgian suburb and Victorian centre of medical excellence before evolving into the thriving, commercial district it is today. Discover the fascinating story of Colmore’s transformation during this walk and talk tour of the area, which includes drinks at three of its finest hospitality establishments. Tickets, which cost  £7 and includes three drinks, can be booked via this Eventbrite link.
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    18 Sep

    18:00

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  • Historical Buildings Talk and Tour

    Join Colmore BID consultant, civil engineer, and art history enthusiast Mike Mounfield for a FREE 30 minute walk and talk tour of the Colmore Business District’s buildings, uncovering the story behind the bricks and mortar. Following a gentle stroll filled with interesting facts laced with Mike’s trademark humour, drinks and nibbles will be served up in the relaxed surroundings of Reuben Colley Fine Art Gallery on Colmore Row. The event is free to attend but tour spaces are limited and…
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    19 Sep

    17:30

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  • Birmingham Heritage Week 2019 – History of Colmore Tour

    Local history enthusiast Richard Trengrouse leads this lunchtime tour, uncovering the fascinating past and stories of lives once lived in what is now the bustling commercial centre of Birmingham known as the Colmore Business District. The tour is FREE to attend but places are limited so must be booked in advance at this Eventbrite link. The meeting point for the start of the tour is at the top of the Christchurch steps (at the corner of Waterloo Street/Victoria Square).
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    20 Sep

    12:30

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  • Evensong for the business community

    Enjoy choral evensong, canapés and champagne while networking with fellow workers across the District. Birmingham Cathedral is running a Choral Evensong for the Business Community event on Tuesday 24 September. The Cathedral Choir will be singing traditional choral music during the half hour service from 5.45pm until 6.15pm, after which there will be an opportunity to have a look around the cathedral while drinks and canapés are being served. Choral Evensong for the Business Community provides the perfect chance to…
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    24 Sep

    17:30

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  • Colmore Cinema Club

    Celebrating the Home of Metal exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Colmore Cinema Club presents Bohemian Rhapsody. Oscar winner Rami Malek delivers a stellar performance as Freddie Mercury, lead singer of legendary rock band Queen, in this celebratory and moving portrayal of one of rock music’s most flamboyant frontmen. Running time: 134m Doors open 6pm with the film beginning at 7pm. There will be a 20 minute interval for food and drink to be purchased. This screening is FREE…
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    26 Sep

    18:00

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  • Self-defence session

    Internationally acclaimed martial artist and teacher Fay Goodman is offering self-defence training for Colmore BID members. Under Fay’s expert tuition, participants learn will learn simple but effective personal saftey skills and techniques, combining verbal and physical strengths to help manage potential conflict. Sessions last for 90 minutes and are FREE to attend but places must be booked in advance. To reserve a place on this session please email Colmore BID’s Street Operations Manager John-Jo Von Johnson (see below).
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    2 Oct

    17:30

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  • BMAG will be hosting a series of free drop-in arts sessions for adults. Taking part in creative activities has been shown to improve wellbeing, so these new sessions will encourage everyone to make a little space for creativity in their lives. Cost: £3 per adult  
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    5 Oct

    11:30

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  • October is Black History Month

    As part of the nationwide celebration of Black History, arts and culture, on Saturday 12 October BMAG is hosting a day of storytelling, poetry and music celebrating and exploring the experiences and resilience of African people as they have journeyed to the Caribbean and the UK. One One Coco Full Basket, named after a Caribbean proverb, this event is in partnership with Black and Gold, Wellbeing 24/7 and The Red Earth Collective. This is a Free Event
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    12 Oct

    11:00

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  • Das Rhein Gold 150th Anniversary

    2019 is the 150th anniversary of the first performance of Richard Wagner’s opera, Das Rheingold (22nd September 1869) – the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing the opera in a concert performance on 13th October 2019 in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. Das Rheingold is the first opera in Wagner’s epic music drama, Der Ring des Nibelungen; it forms the prologue to the Ring Cycle and is performed in a single act. The story of Das Rheingold is contained within the single…
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    13 Oct

    15:00

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  • Hate Awareness Crime Event

    Saturday 12th October 2019 marks the start of this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week and is an opportunity for Colmore BID to raise awareness of what hate crime is and support those affected by it. This year, we are particularly focussing on hate incidents and hate crimes associated with licensed premises and hospitality venues. Bars, restaurants and coffee shops are traditional hubs for various groups of people to meet up and socialise but unfortunately, they also present an increased…
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    15 Oct

    14:00

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  • Fierce Festival

    Fierce Festival is back celebrating international art, performance and experiences and BMAG is proud to be hosting the grand opening event on Wednesday 16 October. Join us from 7-9pm for performances around the museum, DJs and drinks, all hosted by the raucous and hilarious Ginny Lemon. This is a FREE event
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    16 Oct

    19:00

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