03. 07. 11. 11:02 am

Sound Bar Website

03. 08. 11. 11:29 am

Birmingham Town Hall

Victoria Square, Birmingham

Recognised as one of the most impressive examples ofRoman Revival civic architecture, the style of Town Hall is based upon the Roman Temple of Castor and Pollux.

It was designed by Joseph Aloyisus Hansom, who is better known as the creator of the famous ‘Hansom cab’. Naively agreeing to underwrite the cost of the project resulted in the bankruptcy and financial ruin of the 27-year-old.

Built in a period when Birmingham rallied at the forefront of the protests for national democratic reform, Town Hall provided citizens with a forum for political debate as well as an important symbol of their, and the town’s, purpose and aspirations. It was the meeting place for local government until the Council House opened in the 1870s, Town Hall continued as a forum for debate and speech-making through the 20th century. Since its opening, practically every prime minister and politician of note has spoken there; with notable speakers including Joseph Chamberlain, William Gladstone, David Lloyd George, Neville Chamberlain, Clement Atlee, Neil Kinnock and Margaret Thatcher.

Town Hall was, and will be again, an internationally recognised venue for music, in particular the Triennial Music Festivals (between 1834 and 1912). Home to the CBSObetween 1926 and 1991, the Hall has showcased many premieres and reverberated to every type of music from Elgar to the Rolling Stones, Mendelssohn to The Beatles and Count Basie to Black Sabbath.

It has also hosted a wide variety of events including wrestling matches, Charles Dickens’ reading of A Christmas Carol, graduation ceremonies and craft fairs! Closed in 1996 on health and safety grounds and concerns over structural stability, Town Hall has undergone numerous alterations and changes to reflect the needs of users and performers of the time; the 21st-century redevelopment was the next stage in that process.

03. 09. 11. 01:13 pm
Gatecrasher
A club for over 16s that features many leading DJs and artists from the world of house, electro, trance, alternative and RnB.
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Gatecrasher

A club for over 16s that features many leading DJs and artists from the world of house, electro, trance, alternative and RnB.


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Sound Bar - what’s it like?

If you love your indie rock then Sound bar is the place for you. Hosting many live music nights and regular DJs playing an eclectic mix, makes it a popular and sociable bar.


03. 09. 11. 01:09 pm
The n.i.a. 
National Indoor Arena holds different types of events. Hosts big names from Comedy, music, sports and entertainment.  High-res

The n.i.a. 

National Indoor Arena holds different types of events. Hosts big names from Comedy, music, sports and entertainment. 

03. 16. 11. 01:59 pm

Gambole (indie) Bar

The Gambole Bar is situated in Selly Oak opposite Aldi supermarket. More commonly known as Indie Lounge, the Gambole is a great place to hang out, have a drink and also have small gigs from small Birmingham bands, such as, Second City Sons. They also have acoustic nights where people can go on the stage and sing or play, sometimes open mic nights are run too.