The Drum is hotting up next month with a huge range of events on offer.
From Monday August 29 to Friday October 28, running 10am-6pm daily, is a major exhibition of photographs, text and video entitled Burning Images.
The exhibition serves as a visual backdrop to the Handsworth Evolution programme - a series of critical and cultural events taking place, exploring the impact of the 1985 Handsworth Riots.
The exhibition captures the sights and sounds of Lozells and Handsworth during and in the aftermath of the events in September 1985.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
Qari Waheed Chishti takes to the stage on Friday September 2 at 7.30pm
He is recognised as one of Pakistan's most prolific and promising Qawwali singers.
Already proving to be a master of Sufi devotional music his style is invigorated by the spirit and energy of a new generation. Admission to the evening is £8 (£6).
All that Jazz presents Delano Mills on Saturday September 3 at 9pm. Guitarist and bass man Delano Mills has emerged as one of the key figures in the Midlands' music scene.
Musically influenced by the great Stanley Clarke and having just completed a world tour with Apache Indian, Delano brings new arrangements to classic jazz and funk numbers. His style is a mixture of the funk of the 70s and 80s, fused with a hint of gospel. Admission to the evening is £5.
Sunday September 4 sees Andy Hamilton & The Blue Notes take to the stage.
Legendary jazz saxophonist Andy Hamilton has been a regular visitor to The Drum and his popular lunchtime sessions are back and will continue one Sunday every month.
Starting at 12.30pm, admission is free, so why not drop in, relax, chill out and tune into the laid back sounds of Andy Hamilton playing alongside some of Birmingham's freshest new talent.
On Friday September 9 Centenary Square will be rocking to the sounds of reggae in a free open air concert presented by The Drum and Symphony Hall.
Featured will be Steel Pulse, The Beat, Birmingham Young Reggae All Stars, Gabbidon and many more.
Major players past and present come together for a joyous celebration of Birmingham's unique place in the history of UK reggae.
Samba Encountre take the stage on Saturday September 10 presented by UKSA in partnership with The Drum.
Drawing on their influences from Brazil, Cuba and Africa, En Masse fuse the ritual drum, dance and song elements from Candomble and Santeria into a unique and dynamic set of visual entertainment.
Singers, dancers and musicians make up this 14-piece ensemble to produce a highly energetic music and dance for the stage.
Admission to the evening which starts at 8pm costs £10.
Saturday September 17 offers the African Jazz All Stars at 8pm, admission is £9 (£7).
Africa's leading jazz orchestra, successfully fuse township rhythms with a range of African jazz styles including afrobeat, soukous, andmbalax (polyrhythmic percussion and dramatic vocal harmonies).
This explosive outfit effortlessly intergrate the roots of many African cultures with jazz vernacular to create a sound that sizzles like the african sun.
Diaspora featuring Oojami take to the stage on Saturday September 24 at 8pm.
Oojami fuses Turkish elements with a myriad of cultural traditions, providing a whirling dervish cyclone of sound with an uncompromising attitude towards musical freedom of expression.
Oojami combines male and female belly dancers with mesmerising Sufi dancing, providing a vivid musical experience.
The evening will cost £8 (£6).
Saturday September 24 will see The Well Gospel Showcase at The Drum.
Birmingham's leading gospel music promoter, The Well, returns with an enticing Autumn programme.
This showcase features some of the finest local talent appearing alongside national artists.
Together, they promise to create an inspirational, soul-stirring evening.
The event which will be hosted by established radio presenters cost £9 (£7).
Sunday September 25 sees the launch of the new season of Live Box featuring Soweto Kinch.
This spectacular musician and his band are some of the brightest stars on the British jazz scene. Expect a memorable evening from one of the country's finest saxophonists who will be performing material from his new album. Admission is £5 (£3)
And finally to round off an action-packed September at The Drum, Thursday September 29 will see HKB Finn take to the stage.
An inspirational trueskool rapper and spoken word griot, he believes in the attitude of Hip Hop and the intelligence of the written word.
This evening is a total interaction of multidisciplinary art form and media centrally threaded together by the power of the spoken word.
The evening starts at 7.30pm and will cost £4.50 (£2).