Celebrate Summer Birmingham – Win a VIP evening with the CBSO and overnight stay at the iconic Staying Cool apartments

3rd July 2017

To celebrate our continuing partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Staying Cool iconic apartments we are delighted to offer one lucky winner a fabulous opportunity to Celebrate Summer Birmingham. The winner will enjoy a VIP evening on Sunday, 20th August  at 7.30pm. listening to CBSO’s  Beethoven’s Fifth at the Symphony Hall conducted by the critically-acclaimed Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla followed by an an overnight stay in a one bedroom Clubman Suite at the iconic Staying Cool apartments in the landmark Rotunda.

“An ecstatic performance” was how The Times described Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Fifth earlier this year. If you missed it then, don’t worry because this repeat performance – coupled with two powerful masterpieces by Beethoven and Stravinsky – should be even more thrilling, especially with VIP treatment.

The prize includes TWO VIP tickets, which include reserved seats, pre-concert and interval drinks, complimentary programmes and an opportunity to meet the world class CBSO Musicians.


  • Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – Conductor
  • Leila Josefowicz – Violin


  • Beethoven Overture Leonore No. 3 , 13′
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto , 22′
  • Beethoven  Symphony No. 5, 36′

Read the full CBSO programme for 2017/18 here

You can then relax in the comfort of the iconic Staying Cool apartments housed in the landmark Rotunda.

Staying Cool,  Birmingham apartment hotel blends boutique hotel comfort with the space and freedom of an apartment. Stay in style at the top of the Rotunda – an iconic, Grade-II Listed building with everything Birmingham has to offer, for business or pleasure, on your doorstep.

Don’t just take our word for it…

“The New York Times’ favourite place to stay in Birmingham? Staying Cool’s serviced apartments atop the Rotunda”

The Sunday Times

Book  direct via StayingCool.com and use promo code: GASTRO2017 to save 10% off your stay each night

You and your guest will stay in a one bedroom Clubman apartment.

The Clubman is special inside and out. A bank of floor-to-ceiling windows looks out over a spectacular cityscape. Lie in bed and enjoy the view. Chill out in the spacious living area on bespoke British furniture.

  • One bedroom and a generous-sized bathroom with a shower and bath – big enough for two
  • There’s also a stylish kitchen and dining area
  • We don’t want to come over all feng shui but we do think the Clubman layout has a great flow. The apartment offers you a peaceful, private place to stay
  • Our team will jump through hoops to offer you great service
  • We’ve also developed a package of optional extras from beauty treatments to food and drink. Everything listed here has been selected to meet our (very high!) standards

The Clubman – a good wedge of Staying Cool.

Officially Five star

Things that guests love about the Clubman

  • huge windows that open onto spectacular views
  • separate en suite bathroom
  • generous living space
  • choice of a bath or shower

You will of course also receive a 12 month Gastro Card to enjoy eating out throughout the year.

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For your chance to win this great prize, simply Retweet and Follow us all @thegastrocard @TheCBSO @staying_cool using the hashtag #CelebrateSummerBirmingham by the closing date of 11th August at 5pm. 

If you wish to enter by email, use the subject heading #CelebrateSummerBirmingham  and email sallyb@gastrocard.co.uk by the closing date.

Terms and Conditions: One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all entries, after the closing date.

The prize is to be taken on 20th August 2017 and there is no cash alternative.

By entering this competition, you agree to receive occasional details of offers and promotions from Gastro Card or the competition promoters.