We’re off to the Jailbird once more.
September’s networking event at the recently-opened venue on Colmore Row proved so popular that Press Club members will be back there again for October’s drop-in.
So make a note in your diary now for Thursday, 4 October. Jailbird, 130 Colmore Row, B3 3AP.
Usual time: 6 pm until 8.
Will Birmingham’s creative talent pool, thriving business community and unrivalled accessibility be enough of an incentive to attract Channel 4 to the city?
That’s the question a panel of experts will be discussing at a city centre debate - just days before the broadcaster is expected to reveal whether Birmingham. Manchester or Leeds will be the focus of its relocation plans.
Llewela Bailey, chairman of Birmingham Press Club, which is co-hosting the event in conjunction with event management company 7LOCO, said: “Plans by Channel 4 to create a new national headquarters and creative hub outside of London present genuine opportunities for Birmingham to convince those who are about to make the relocation decision that our city must be the number one choice.
We’re off to a different venue for our September drop-in event – sampling the classy delights of the latest venue from the award-winning Lasan Group.
This time, members will be meeting at Jailbird, the recently opened New York seafood & steak dining experience at 130 Colmore Row, B3 3AP, which fronts Victoria Square close to the Council House.
So come along and enjoy the Press Club’s popular networking event on Thursday, 6 September. Usual time: 6 pm until 8.
Lasan Group’s Jabbar Khan said: “Expect a cosmopolitan vibe where you can escape from the humdrum and get the New York state of mind.”
Come to the dogs… and help our Charity
40th Anniversary Journalists’ Charity Midlands Greyhound Night
Perry Barr Stadium, Birmingham
Saturday 14th October 2017
7 pm -10.30
Tickets £37 including buffet supper
(Tables available for groups of eight)
To book contact Val Deeley firstname.lastname@example.org
The next First Thursday, the Press Club’s popular networking event, takes place
on 5 October at St Paul’s Club, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1QZ (tel 0121
Members will be meeting from 5.30 pm and for the first time, in our new
location, we will be incorporating a new feature of the evening – in Conversation
with the Chairman.
Llewela Bailey will be coaxing secrets out of ITV anchorman Bob Warman, her
on-screen “husband” for many years on Central News. So that’s “secrets at six o’clock.”
It should be fun – hope you can make it!
Jim Simpson, of Birmingham Jazz Fest fame, has extended an invitation to Press Club members to attend the VIP launch of this year’s festival at the Park Regis on Friday, 14 July.
The 33rd Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival
At 12:30 on Friday 14th July 2017
Level 4, Park Regis, 160 Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1DT
Live music from The Busquitos, from Haarlem, in the Netherlands
215 performances in 99 venues with 296 musicians in 81 bands in 10 days - almost all free
Festival launch sponsored by Park Regis
Please RSVP to Sarah Yang on email@example.com or telephone 0121 454 7020
The 33rd Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival: July 14th to 23rd 2017
Birmingham Press Club’s next popular networking event takes place on Thursday, 6 July from 6 pm at Edmunds Brewhouse, 106-110 Edmund St, Birmingham, B3 2ES.
If you know of a colleague who wishes to join the Press Club, please direct them to Membership Secretary Adrian Kibbler. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opus restaurant in the Colmore business district has gathered four out of five of the candidates for West Midlands metro mayor to join in a panel debate to discuss the post and its influence on the region in March.
Candidates already confirmed include Andy Street (Conservative candidate), Beverley Nielsen (Liberal Democrat candidate), James Burn (Green Party candidate) and Pete Durnell (UKIP).
The debate will be on Tuesday 21st March from 5:30pm.
Tickets are free and can be booked on www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/opus-in-conversation-mayoral-debate-tickets-31635510664
For more information on Opus, visit www.opusrestaurant.co.uk