What's on in Birmingham this weekend?

Credit: Helen Murray
Helen Murray

From art exhibitions to vintage kilo sales, we round up the best the city has to offer this weekend.

#StartTheSwedishWay Rekorderlig Lagom Tour
High Street, Birmingham
Saturday 24 June, 12 pm -6 pm

The simple and stylish Rekorderlig sampling vehicle will be visiting a number of cities in the UK, including Birmingham this Saturday 24 June, where guests will be able to immerse themselves in Scandinavian style, drink, and culture. Spot the Swedish style wooden holiday hut-styled van in your local city, and lose yourself in it’s backdrop of a beautiful Swedish vista, decorated in flowers. The tour will offer guests a chance to enjoy the relaxed, altruistic Swedish lifestyle while enjoying the refreshingly balanced flavours of Rekorderlig.

To be in with the chance of winning £250 worth of Rekorderlig cider, click here!

Sheela Gowda
IKON Gallery, Brindleyplace
Friday 16 June – Sunday 3 September

Sheela Gowda, It Stands Fallen (2015). Installation Fabric, metal, cotton rope. Image courtesy the artist.

Part of Utsav 2017 – Birmingham’s Celebration of South Asian Culture, Ikon presents an exhibition of new installation works by Indian artist Sheela Gowda in response to Ikon’s gallery space, inspired by her observations and experiences living in Bangalore.

Silver Pendant Jewellery Workshop
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
Saturday 24 June

A workshop for adults only, join designer and jewellery maker Grace Page to create your very own stylish and unique pendant using simple jewellery making techniques. Tickets cost £50 including materials and refreshments and booking is essential. To secure your spot click here or call 0121 348 8263.

 

 

Dragonboat Race
Brindleyplace
Saturday 24 June

Dragonboat Race

Now in its 18th year, the annual Dragonboat Race will take over the canals through Brindleyplace for a great day out suitable for the whole family. As a variety of Birmingham businesses come together to battle it out in fancy dress, Brindleyplace will also play host to a variety of live entertainment and activities. Grab some food from some of the amazing restaurants or enjoy a tipple in the surrounding bars and make the most of the sunshine this weekend.

Tickets aren’t required for this free event, simply head down and enjoy!

Bullring’s Breakfast Club with Mind
Browns Bar and Brasserie, Bullring
Sunday 25 June, 10 am – 11:30 am

With mental health issues growing rapidly, in particular amongst men, Browns are hosting a one-off breakfast with speakers to help combat the stigma that surrounds mental health, allowing people to open up about issues they may be facing. Working in collaboration with mental health charity Mind, this will be a relaxed event, featuring talks from Free Radio’s Sparky and MC Josh Smiffy who will be answering questions and opening discussions.

This is a free event but to book your ticket, click here

Off the Scale Vintage Kilo Sale
The Old Crown, Digbeth
Saturday 24 June

The converted bus will be rocking up to take over Birmingham’s oldest pub with a huge selection of vintage clothes for you to get your hands on, at discount prices. With free entry and clothes priced at £16 a kilo, get ready to rummage and discover some vintage gems.

The Play That Goes Wrong
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Monday 19 June – Saturday 24 June

Credit: Helen Murray

Winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards, The Play That Goes Wrong is coming to Birmingham for one weekend only. Guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter, this hilarious production is a must-see!

Click here to get tickets

Birmingham Foodies Festival
Canon Hill Park
Friday 23 – Sunday 24 June

The biggest food festival is returning to Canon Hill Park from Friday to Sunday. Feast on some mouth-watering street food, watch The Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Candice Brown baking some sweet treats in The Cakes & Desserts Theatre or catch Birmingham’s own Michelin starred Chefs Brad Carter, Richard Turner and Nathan Eades cook their signature dishes. Click here to find out more!