Thanks to Liam O'Brien of Barcelona for sharing these shots of Birmingham with us. They feature our 'corner shop' (aka Selfridges), the Rotunda and the city's eighteenth century square built around St Paul's Church.
The Birmingham International Food Fair returns to the city next week. Over 120 stalls will showcase food from around the world and you will also be able to enjoy the best of local food and drink.
The festival runs between the 14th-26th August from 10am -9.30pm.
Fascinated by science? Get down to Cafe Scientifique in Birmingham and learn about/debate the hottest contemporary issues on the first Tuesday of every month. Tonight, nuclear is on the menu.
You can enjoy a Dram Fine Summer courtesy of the Birmingham Whisky Club.
Heading for the Big Smoke? Chiltern Railways are offering 30% off 'walk up' fares from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone until September 1st. You can download the voucher required from the Chiltern website.
We're pleased to say that that the new season for performances by Orchestra of the Swan has been published and you can see it online here.
We sponsor OOTS (as we like to call them) and sometimes have tickets available for events. Please watch this space if that is of interest.
Are you travelling to Birmimgham on business? If so, you can
save 10% on your booking at one of our Rotunda apartments and enjoy
benefits such as our concierge service, free printing and 100%
free, good quality Wi-Fi.
Our serviced apartments - ranging from two-bed penthouse to studios - all offer the space to hold meetings for between 2-8 people.
Full details are available on our website.
Major celebrations are being planned to mark the opening of Birmingham's new library in September.
The 4 Squares Weekender will will feature free outdoor performances in and around four of the city's major squares including performances by the CBSO, aerial and acrobatics by NoFit State Circus and appearances by Birmingham Royal Ballet.
It will take place from September 6th-8th, 2013.
Lobster is one of the key tastes of a British summer. You can enjoy a whole native 'sweet' lobster with salad or fries at Opus in Cornwall Street for only £15. The offer ends on August 17th. Full details here.
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out
""The Week's Best Deals: Birmingham's Staying Cool at the Rotunda is enticing 'time flexible' guests to its chic, 60s-inspired self-catering apartments with discounted stays on Monday and Sunday nights..." " The Observer Magazine
"There are no bellhops nor a gym...instead you get a Mac Mini, free Wi-Fi, an espresso machine and a juicer (oranges included)." The New York Times