Quality Hotel Birmingham South NEC
47-49 Sherbourne Road
Birmingham, EN B27 6DX
Phone: (44) 121 706-5900
Fax: (44) 121 624-5900
Bingo is among Britain's most popular leisure activities. This Mecca club is a large, modern building with comfortable surroundings and a licensed bar. Players can win loads with national games linking hundreds of clubs, or much lesser prizes (which are still satisfying to win). Mecca Acocks Green is open to members only and their guests.
Offering a range of family shows and plays, Hall Green Little Theater is made up of what is actually a fairly large theater, studio and bar and was established in 1950. If you want to get involved in acting, backstage activities or join the youth theater, then you can become a member for a little amount. Seat prices are usually under a fiver. Any support will be greatly appreciated and new members are warmly welcomed.
Catch the latest Hollywood and Bollywood hits at the Piccadilly Cinema – Birmingham.
The Birmingham City Football Club calls St Andrew's Ground their home. The ground has been around since 1906 and is a key site for UK football fans. St Andrew's also hosts numerous events including sporting dinners, rock concerts, corporate meetings and kids birthday parties. But the main attraction here is the regional and national football matches, bringing out spectators from around the UK and Europe. For more details, call ahead on the toll free number +44 844 557 1875
Located within the concrete jungle of the city you may be surprised to come across this expanse of grass. Managed by the Birmingham City Council, Billesley Common is the city's public recreational space. Featuring a number of football and rugby pitches, the grounds are also home to the Moseley Rugby Club, and the Billesley indoor and outdoor tennis centre. Apart from serving as a venue for recreational sports, the grounds are also frequented by dog-walkers and joggers, making this a great place to get some exercise.
The Loft Moseley brings quality live acts to the quaint suburb of Birmingham. Equipped with a good sound and light system, it hosts local, regional and national artists. It is also available on rent for private functions and parties. Some of their previous listings are Capital Sun, The Samuel Rogers Band, Gucci Pimp and Tom Hingley.
This Cineworld Solihull has multiple screens for your entertainment. A very popular destination, you are guaranteed fun and entertainment out here. There are large digital screens and disabled access is permitted. So sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website or call +44 871 200 2000.
Rainbow, the old Victorian pub-turned music venue is drenched with charm and character. A variety of your favorite underground acts perform here each year, giving it an eclectic and truly original vibe. Aside from the music rooms, the Rainbow also has a beautiful courtyard area. It's the perfect place to head to on a mild summers might with a pint and a group of friends. It has a gritty, urban feel to it as the run-down walls are covered in artistic graffiti, but in an odd sort of way, you'll feel at home. This venue is loved and respected by visitors and residents alike. So if you're in the mood to dance to some spectacular underground hits, this is the place to head to.
Solihull Arts Complex comprises the borough's central library and theater as well as an art gallery and displays of local archaeological finds. The gallery is contemporary and has exhibitions, mainly consisting of offerings from local art societies. There are display cases that feature ceramics and pottery, much of which was unearthed locally, and a fine collection of 18th Century lustreware.
Formerly known as The Sanctuary and the Digbeth Institute, The Institute was once a grand Methodist chapel which opened for the first time in 1908. Over the years, it evolved into a cultural hub, until finally shutting down in 2008. A million pound revitalization program and take over by MAMA & Co. led to its re-opening in the fall of 2010. Despite refurbishment, this building restores its ornate facade and commitment to great music. With three venues and a capacity of 2,900, it hosts some of the best concerts and live entertainment in town.
Well-known as a music venue, the Hare & Hounds regularly plays host to bands of various styles in the upstairs room. Although no food is available, there is a wide selection of wines and spirits and a choice of lagers. Kings Heath is becoming more and more popular with young people, and as a consequence more and more new and brash bars are opening. However, this spot is refreshingly traditional and the locals are friendly. The pub also features comic turns on an irregular basis.
Looking more like a warehouse than the cultural hub of the Irish scene in Birmingham, the Irish Club was established in 1967 and is slap-bang in the middle of the Irish Quarter. There's obviously good Guinness to be had here, but it's worth visiting for the live music played every week, Thursday to Sunday. Other events take place on a regular basis; check with the box office beforehand or just turn up and enjoy the craic.