Bank Holiday Bottomless Bingo at the Button Factory
It’s glamorous, it’s glittery, its booze is bottomless and it sounds wildly inappropriate for the day of rest, good job there’s another one the day after. Offering up fizz and fun in unlimited quantities, expect two hours of raucously competitive bingo to flow as joyously freely as the Prosecco and beer. As Alan Partridge would say: ‘full house’.
Sun 27 Aug, 2pm – 4pm, The Button Factory, 25 Frederick St Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1 3HH. £25 (£10 without alcohol)

New opening: Indian Street Food restaurant Tamatanga
We can’t get enough of Indian street food so bring on newcomer Tamatanga opening in September on Navigation Street between The Mailbox and Grand Central. They already do some tasty looking deals in their Nottingham restaurant including some fine looking thalis and specials, as well as a mean looking mango mojito. See here for details.

Street Food & Cinema goings-on continue outdoors at Regency wharf throughout August including The Big Lebowski on Fri 25 Aug  and Withnail & I Vs Original Patty Men on Sat 26 Aug. See details and win free tickets here.

Kick off your Bank Holiday weekend with Birmingham’s Big Fat Burger Festival at No.21 Digbeth on Sat 26 Aug, see full preview here

Get tickets: Gin Festival Birmingham
Get ready for a weekend ginterval – the Gin Festival is back. Boasting over 100 different gins, including some exclusive to the festival and some that are brand new, this is paradise for gin-lovers. If you want to learn more about gin rather than just sampling, there will also be gin masterclasses and you can meet gin distillers in person. With a cocktail bar as well, everything gin is covered. With live music and lots of delicious food on offer too, gin is not the only attraction – make a weekend of it. (Sairah Rehman).
Fri 1 Sep – Sun 3 Sep at The Custard Factory Market Hall, Birmingham

Cafe Colette opening night and Digbeth Dining Club’s 5th birthday happened on Fri 18 Aug on Lower Trinity Street next to Digbeth Dining Club’s home, Spotlight. The Art Deco bar will offer prohibition cocktails alongside live jazz and a summer garden, which will serve as additional seating for Digbeth Dining Club. The bar will open Fridays-Mondays. Watch this space for more.

Book now – Kaye Winwood’s Backward Running Dinner Party
‘Life is uncertain, eat the pudding first’. Following the devastatingly surreal and delicious success of Breakfast of Champions comes food provocateur Kaye Winwood & chef Chris Hughes’ latest creation. The dinner party in homage to the Jim Crace book The Devil’s Larder for Birmingham Literature Festival’s 20th anniversary. A £99 ticket includes five exquisite courses and a flight of drinks, all inspired by Jim Crace’s unforgettably sensual stories weaving delicious fictions and adventurous flavours throughout this wildly creative afternoon. The author will also read from his book at the event. Extremely limited tickets will be available from 4 August, via the festival’s website here.

Mon 21 Aug - Sun 27 Aug
Hana Borrowman
Published on:
Tue 1 Aug 2017