We were proud to hear that Orchestra of the Swan, whom we sponsor, have reached the finals of The People's Millions with their project 'Anthony and Cleopatra - the Musical'!
'Anthony and Cleopatra - The Musical!' is a year of workshops and rehearsals involving children with physical and learning disabilities from Straford and Birmingham. It aims to help every child involved to reach their full potential. The year culminates in a final performance - an hour of spectacle and madcap humour.
If you would like to vote for the project to win or find out more, please click here
Planning on a trip to Barcelona this winter? Save up to 30% on our 39 Steps apartment.
Harvey Nichols Birmingham has launched a pop-up
cinema for Christmas!
You can enjoy a film, Harvey Nichols mince pies, mulled wine and cranberry juice at their store at The Mailbox. Tickets are completely free. However, there are only 40 seats available for each show on a first come first served basis.
The screenings include Miracle on 34th Street and The Snowman and you can see full details online.
We were pleased to host blogger Terri Lowe and her friend - and fellow blogger - Victoria at our Rotunda apartments recently. They really liked their Mini apartment with Terri writing, "..wow, just wow!! It was amazing."
You can read the full Rotunda review and more of Terri's blog online
Birmingham is in full Christmas mode ! The Christmas lights are on, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is open and the Winter Skate ice rink and big wheel are working night and day. Combine all of that with an amazing array of high street and independent shops and it's a really great time to visit the city.
The Birmingham Hippodrome is the most popular single theatre in the UK selling over half a million tickets per year. It's a beautiful theatre made for a special night out and spending the weekend in Birmingham to take in a show could be much easier on your pocket than the West End.
We are holding a flash sale in aid of the BBC's Children in Need charity. Until midnight on November 15th you can take 10% off prices at the Rotunda using code CIN2013. We will donate 5% of all sales using this code.
We love seeing films at Birmingham's independent cinema, The
Electric, and it's very close to the Rotunda.
Tickets are now on sale for the cinema's Christmas line up. The 2013 re-release of 'It's a Wonderful Life' runs from December 15th to Christmas Eve, but you can also enjoy 'Mary Poppins', 'Home Alone' and 'The Great Escape'.
Another successful proposal at the Rotunda this weekend! Congratulations to all concerned! Here's what The Independent made of romance at the Rotunda.
Details of our romantic apartment packages are here
We loved the photos on this Victoria's Vintage blog post. Great shots of a MIni apartment at the Rotunda and Halloween fancy dress!
"The New York Times recently named our second city as one of the hottest destinations for 2012...Its favourite place to stay? Staying Cool's apartments atop the Rotunda..." The Sunday Times
"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian
"Why go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham..." Red online