Getting creative with AR filters

As lockdown restrictions ease and our city slowly opens up again, we at Bread Birmingham are extremely excited for many of our best businesses and venues to reopen their doors to the public over the coming weeks and months.

We have therefore launched a brand new AR filter over on our Instagram page that helps you decide where the first place you visit in Birmingham will be after lockdown.

With so much choice of remarkable venues to visit, we have created this filter to show our support for our local businesses that have been forced to close due to lockdown restrictions over the course of the past 12 months, whilst also giving you inspiration for your post-lockdown ventures.

The Night Owl

The Night Owl is a Northern Soul and Motown club based in the heart of Birmingham’s cultural quarter, Digbeth. They will be opening their doors once again on 17th April, with themed brunches all the way through April and May ranging from a Ska Brunch right through to Britpop Brunch. 

Tickets have flown out like hotcakes for their April events however there are tickets remaining for a handful of brunches and indoor events throughout May and June. 

Head over to their TicketSellers page to reserve a table from an abundance of exciting, socially distanced events.

The Old Crown

Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, is well known for its magnificent beer garden and historic features, making it one of Digbeth’s best-loved hotspots throughout the week.

Their reopening roadmap recently got underway bringing good vibes into their beer garden as friends and families enjoyed a long overdue beer in the garden.

They have a series of exciting outdoor events lined up at the venue over the coming weeks, including Lockdown Bingo, Peep Show Quiz, Eurovision Quiz and more!

Head over to their website to book a table here

The Hare & Hounds

Reopening their doors to the public on Wednesday 19th May for their first night back since closure in October, Hare and Hounds are ready to be back in action. The first of many events to be executed at the popular music venue for a jam-packed 2 weeks of shows, beginning with the Heavy Beat Brass Band, a fun-filled quiz night, and DJ set from Sam Redmore on Wednesday 19th May, with many more outstanding events to follow. All tickets can be found on Skiddle.

Cadbury’s World

Nothing quite like a day trip to Bournville! it is almost time for the purple doors of Cadbury’s World to reopen for an exciting family day out, suitable for all! Cadbury’s World offers a range of interactive experiences for people of all ages, including factory tours, afternoon tea, and children’s shows. In line with government guidelines, tickets will be available to purchase for dates from Monday 17th May.


Birmingham’s favourite student night out is back on the map on Monday 17th May providing the ultimate fix for an unforgettable night out on a budget. Having closed their doors since late October, Snobs are raring to reemerge, and have exciting events planned throughout the week for their reopening, open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for their sit-down club nights. Be sure to check it out – tickets are available on Fatsoma.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Lights, camera, action! Birmingham’s iconic Hippodrome will be making its long-awaited return to the stage this summer, with plans to be back open for business by the end of June. Despite the uncertainty of when they will be able to reopen, a trip to the Hippodrome will certainly be at the top of our list for a trip out in the heart of Birmingham.

Villa Park & St. Andrews

With homegrown talents Jude Bellingham & Jack Grealish all but cementing their spots in the England squad for this summer, we truly get the feeling that our Birmingham clubs are excelling in producing the next wave of sporting talent, all behind closed doors!

Just 2 miles separates these historic stadiums, and whilst the rivalry still divides households, social groups and workspaces – both sets of fans can agree that the sooner we’re back in stadiums, the better. 

The Premier League and EFL are currently trialling the return of fans to return to stadiums safely, however, next season is being earmarked for supporters to finally be able to return to the terraces. 

Head over to our Instagram page and onto the effects panel to try the filter for yourselves – Make sure to share it to your story and tag us @breadbirmingham