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May – with it’s two bank holidays, a half term week for schools and the return of the increasingly popular Artisan Market, there is alot going on!!

Head down to Greenfield Crescent on Saturday 11th May 10am – 3pm – explore the new and exciting traders,  meet the makers & bakers.  For the finest  Artisan food & drink, arts & crafts, not to mention those yummy fresh farmers market items, there is something for everyone! 

Head to the Edgbaston Village Website here to find the dates for the Edgbaston Village Artisan Market for the remainder of the year, get them firmly in your diary!

Indo-Persian Style A La Carte

This will be like no other you have experienced, we guarantee!
A journey of flavours in the most exquisite surroundings.  Head down to the gastro quarter of Edgbaston Village and enter the new jewel in the crown.  Baloci; with it’s tantalising menu and imaginative dishes will blow your mind.

Baloci, 18 Highfield Road, Edgbaston

Chapter To You

Chapter has introduced a new catering service – whether it’s for a party in your home or an event you’re planning at your office. From dinner parties to drinks & canapes tell the team what you need and you’ll receive a bespoke package.

To discuss your event, give Irene a ring on 0121 200 3020 or email – summer never tasted so good!

If it’s perfect service in the perfect surroundings you crave then get down to Greenfield Crescent to experience Chapter, and with a fabulous set price menu all day & evening from noon on Tuesdays to Saturdays you don’t need to break the bank balance either!
1 course £17  |  2 courses £24  |  3 courses £31

Pop in for lunch, dinner, or somewhere in between to enjoy Chapter’s exceptionally popular Set Price Menu offered alongside a la carte.

Chapter, 5 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston


Jazzing it up

Fancy chilling to the sound of Jazz in the garden, head over to The High Field, the award-winning Gastro pub, on May 5th where you are sure to find the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine (hopefully).  They will have their head chef firing up the BBQ!

Fancy a relaxed and easy start to the week – Enjoy two gastropub classics for £25 Monday to Wednesday when you sign up to their newsletter here – it couldn’t be easier!  Take your email along with you when you visit.

The High Field, 22 Highfield Road, Edgbaston


Music to our ears

The Blue Piano invites you to join them in their monthly round-up of events which includes the following live music:

Saturday 4th of May Opening party:
Midnight City Soul Band
A ‘MUST’ for all lovers of Northern Soul & Motown groovers!
Tickets available from

Friday 10th of May:
BonnyLou & Thomas Atlas
An intimate evening with powerhouse vocalists, delivering some stunning bluesy/soulful covers..
Free Entry

Friday 17th of May: 
Jazz Night with Wayne Mathews Trio
Calling all music/jazz lovers.
Free Entry

Sunday 19th of May:
The Brum Beatles
Calling all Beatles Fans
A tasty Blues, Funk & Soul twist to some of the best known songs, of the most popular band in the history of modern music!
Tickets available at

Friday 31st of May 
Manola Bandinu Band
Modern Latin Jazz & Jazz Fusion.  Tunes you love & tunes you forgot you loved with a delicious twist-
Free entry

Jazz not your thing – we are positive their food will be – with a dish to suit everyone’s taste and a super lunch express menu on offer with two small plates for only £11.50 there is no need to watch the purse strings!  Sit in their garden and take in the sunshine or inside, where the outdoors also comes inside with a green garden feeling.

Call or email to reserve your table! 

Blue Piano, 24-26 Harborne Road, Edgbaston


Three Church Road Pan Fried Plaice

New Menu 

Summer never tasted so good.  Looking for an enticing new menu to tantalise those taste buds, a private terrace and beautifully decorated rooms throughout, Three Church Road restaurant and bistro is contemporary yet full of quintessential English charm.  With a choice of menus or perhaps a drink in the bar or on the terrace, they have all bases covered. Three Church Road, Church Road, Edgbaston

Spring at Simspons

Despite the chilly weather, Luke and his chefs have pulled out all the stops to source some sensational spring produce for the new menus. With ingredients such as Isle of White tomatoes, freshly picked wild garlic, Jersey Royals and Evesham Rhubarb, it’s time to enjoy the vibrant flavours of the season.From next week they will be serving a three course à la carte menu, including bread and snacks, priced at just £60 per person – so you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy what’s on offer. The menu is available for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Friday and for Sunday lunch.

And, if you are looking for something a little different, our head sommelier Giacomo has a fantastic wine dinner planned for next month, read on for details.

Book your table here

Dinner with the winemaker – Wednesday 8th May

Immacolata Cannavo, UK and Italy Sales manager at Gérard Bertrand, will take over the private dining room to talk guests through six captivating wines from the group’s 16 estates. Considered the king of southern France Gérard Bertrard is a pioneer of biodynamic viticulture. Its world renowned Chateau L’Hospitalet, made from the very best plots on the estate, will be one of their award-winning wines on the menu.

For £150 per person savour a six course menu, with each dish created to bring out the flavours of the fine wines.

All menu items are subject to change according to seasonality and availability.

Please note that a full deposit will be required on booking.

Simpsons Restaurant, 20 Highfield Road, Edgbaston 

Wine Tasting Specials

Look no further thank Greenfield Crescent for the increasingly popular wine tasting events, kicking off with Eden Cider Tasting, May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm £25.00
Join Eleanor Leger, the owner of Eden Cider in Vermont USA, for a tasting of some of the most interesting ciders in the world. Eden makes wonderfully diverse styles from dry sparkling styles, through to super sweet natural ice ciders. We will try the range here and explore what makes these products so delicious. Forrester Tasting Dinner, Chapter, May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm £130.00
Ken Forrester needs no introduction, he is one of the true legends of South African winemaking and is known as Mr Chenin Blanc because he was the first producer to grasp that Chenin Blanc could be the perfect grape variety for high-quality South African wine. Wine Tasting May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm £40.00
Loki are unbelievably excited for this tasting! Join one of the great young winemakers in the world at the moment Federico Gambetta from Altos Las Hormigas he works on expressing the beautiful fruit Malbec offers by limiting oak usage and focusing purity on the purity of the fruit. Wine Tasting May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm £40.00
All the way from Australia Wendy Stimpson from Passel Estate from Margaret River in Australia. She will be showcasing her full range of wines. These wines have taken the world by storm, garnering lots of interest from wine critics globally, and have been listed as an estate to try by Matthew Jukes and Jancis Robinson. During the tasting you will be some of the first people in the UK to try the IWSC Margaret River trophy winning wine the 2018 Lot 71 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Loki Wine and Deli, 10 Greenfield Crescent, Edgabston 

Solo Exhibition

Lux Gallery are thrilled to announce the arrival of Charles Pedone’s Solo Exhibition at the gallery & studio.  A very special solo exhibition featuring local British-Italian abstract artist Charles Pedone – due to finish this weekend, but as it is proving very popular it might be extended!  Want to see more of his work click here.

LUX Gallery, 12 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston  

Elmhurst Ballet School present MODE

During the year in which Elmhurst Ballet School celebrates 20 years in Birmingham, its graduate year Elmhurst Ballet Company presents Mode. The young company have collaborated with established dance artists and organisations to bring Mode to the stage.

The Company performs Wayne McGregor’s FAR, which has toured the world since its premiere in 2010, picking up accolades for McGregor’s ever insightful vision. This is the sixth project between Elmhurst Ballet School and Studio Wayne McGregor. The Company will also dance one of the most celebrated pieces in all of classical ballet when they take on The Kingdom of the Shades from Marius Petipa’s La Bayadère. From the first performance in St Petersburg in 1877, the ballet was hailed by contemporary critics and audiences alike as one of Petipa’s masterpieces.

A first-time collaboration with Birmingham City University’s School of Fashion and Textiles will celebrate all things fashion and catwalks in a new work called À la Mode, choreographed by Christopher Tendai and Cris Penfold, with costumes designed and made by BCU’s Fashion Design students. The company is also showcased in an excerpt from Spartacus by Yuri Grigorovich; Keeping the Faith, a new jazz piece by Elmhurst teacher Cris Penfold; and The Invitation, a new contemporary piece by Elmhurst teacher Sandrine Monin.  New works by choreographer Michael Corder (Fête Galante), and Elmhurst Ballet Company artist Scarlett Brass (Geōmantía) complete the programme. For tickets click  17th18th May, Elmhurst Ballet School, Birmingham.

Elmhurst Ballet School, 231 Bristol Road, Edgbaston  

Jurassic Gardens Plus more

Calling all mini explorers – get ready for the return of Jurassic Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, this May Half-Term!

Roar with excitement as they welcome back the popular Velociraptor, and for the first time, a towering T-Rex, and an armoured Ankylosaurus! For more info and tickets click here.

Other events at the Gardens this month include:
International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY)  continues to be one of the world’s most respected photography competitions and exhibition, particularly within the genres of garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.
Date: 10 May – 29 June
Location: The exhibition is situated on our West Lawn
Tickets: This exhibition is free for all visitors with a valid general admission ticket to The Gardens.

Wake up with the birds this May Bank Holiday – with the first in a series of summer yoga experiences with I AM YOGI, starting with a special Dawn Chorus session.

Beginning in darkness, practise yoga as the sun rises, welcoming daybreak and soaking up those early morning rays to the beautiful backdrop of the musical feathered creatures.

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of dawn and gently awaken your body in the company of nature, as we mark this magical moment.
Date: Sunday 5 May
Time: 5am – 6.30am

For full details and to book, visit I AM YOGI’s website.
Are you a Birmingham Botanical Gardens member? You can get 10% discount off tickets to this event by using the code DAWNCHORUS10when booking via I AM YOGI online.

BBG are thrilled to announce the long-awaited return of live music to The Gardens!

On Sunday, May 12th a special launch of our ‘Live on the Bandstand’ series, as we welcome Honeyboy Hickling Blues Band and The Melvin Hancox Band* to kick off the series with promising a day filled with soulful tunes and Rock & Roll.

Make sure you are hungry as they will also be joined by local guest food vendors ‘Smoke and Ash’ serving delicious Neapolitan style pizza!
Make a day of it, bring your blankets, picnics, and your family and friends, and enjoy a musical experience in The Gardens.

11:30am – 1:30pm The Honeyboy Hickling Band
2:30pm – 4:30pm The Melvin Hancox Band
Date: Sunday 12 May
Tickets: The performances are included with general admission to the Gardens.

Head to their website of events for details on all the above.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens,  Westbourne Road, Edgbaston  

Green Heart Books

Our Hearts Sing

Introducing Green Heart Books, a new independent bookshop in the heart of Edgbaston Village, opening Wednesday 12th June!

Run by the team behind award-winning The Bookshop on the Green, Green Heart Books will stock a range of carefully curated adult and children’s titles for a wide range of tastes and interests, as well as provide thoughtful recommendations for new and seasoned readers alike.

The shop will also feature a Poetry Coffee Bar (a relaxing space to settle down with friends or a good book!) as well as a Community Garden – perfect for those who wish to experience the joys and rewards of growth in Hidden Edgbaston.

From insightful Q&A sessions with best-selling authors to intimate poetry performances, the shop will also host a range of events, readings and workshops in collaboration with writers and publishers from across the country.

Follow Green Heart Books on Instagram (@greenheartbooksbham) and X (@greenheartbham) for updates on their progress and upcoming events.

Visit or contact for more information!

Green Heart Books, 4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston

Hay Fever Relief

When it comes to managing hay fever symptoms in children under 18, especially during exam season, parents should seek safe and effective treatment options that provide rapid relief without unwanted side effects. While antihistamines and nasal corticosteroids are commonly used, there’s a promising alternative gaining attention for its innovative approach and numerous benefits.

Yet another positive of this therapy is the lack of drowsiness it causes. It has been proven that children who are either, battling through hay fever symptoms, or managing their symptoms with antihistamines, are 40% more likely to drop a grade from their targeted predictions. With antihistamines known for their drowsiness, another option is needed to keep your child alert and their symptoms at bay during important seasons of their school life. With exams now fast approaching, there is still time to book your child in for hay fever treatment, ensuring your child is protected and able to focus on their studies.
Book a hay fever appointment today, or arrange an allergy testing appointment to discuss whether hay fever is the cause of your child’s discomfort.
For more information, reach out to Midland Health, your local experts.

Midland Health, 23 Highfield Road, Edgbaston  

All a-glow 

Westbourne Cente brings together a diverse group of clinical specialists that provide the highest quality procedures, treatments and patient experience for private, insured and NHS patients.

Experience the confidence-boosting power of a radiant smile with the Westbourne Centre’s exclusive offer during Smile month. Enjoy £50 off your initial dental consultation until the end of June. Our expert team is dedicated to ensuring your dental health and happiness. Book your appointment today by calling 0121 456 8140 and quoting Smile50. Don’t miss this opportunity to shine bright!

The Westbourne Centre, 53 Church Road, Edgbaston  

Parenthood Pathway

Care Fertility are world-leading fertility specialists on your doorstep, six simple steps to a parenthood pathway.

With decades of collective experience, their fertility experts consistently achieve excellent success rates, turning dreams of a family into reality for people from all walks of life. Care Fertility stands at the forefront of reproductive science and development, with a history of groundbreaking research since 1978.

Their dedicated scientists have pioneered innovative solutions, setting new standards in fertility care. With state-of-the-art laboratories, they are committed to introducing proven tests, treatments, and technologies that pave the way for scientific advancements, ensuring you receive exceptional and personalised fertility care every step of the way.

Care Fertility, 27 Highfield Road, Edgbaston 

Summer Fun

Circle Hospital would like to invite you along to their annual Summer Fete on Saturday 15th June 2024, 12pm to 3pm.

Join in the fun with live entertainment, dancing, food & drinks stalls, raffle & tombola, face painting, kids activities… plus so much more! Enjoy a lovely relaxed family day – bring your blankets and enjoy a picnic.

In support of two charities

Circle Rehabilitation, Pebble Mill Road,Birmingham, B5 7SA

Hidden Green Gem 

Edgbaston Croquet Club, proud to have been part of the Calthorpe Estate and operating since 1915, are offering a free trial to anyone wanting to give it a go!  Not tried it – you must, it’s a great way to get outdoors, build on a new hobby, find your inner competitive streak!   The club will be open for new visitors in a couple of weeks – they have been working hard getting their lawns pristine – which I am sure you will agree they certainly do!

The club is also open to hire for parties or team building events.

Edgbaston Croquet Club, Richmond Hill Road, Edgbaston


Work Experience 

King Edward VI Lordswood School for Girls are reaching out to all businesses for help with their year 12 students work experience.  If you can help offer a student a place for the week, Monday 1st – Friday 5th July 2024, please do get in touch.

Rose McInerney via email here or the school on T: 0121 429 2838