From paranormal activities on Friday 13 to the biggest Paddy’s Day celebrations, here are the best things to see, do and discover across Birmingham this week.
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An Evening With Frankie Bridge | Town Hall | Monday
Following on from International Women’s Day on Sunday (7), former member of The Saturdays, Frankie Bridge, is heading to Town Hall in support of the release of her new book.
Open, which Frankie has published in collaboration with mental health charity, Mind, draws on Frankie’s own experience in battling anxiety, depression and panic attacks as she rose to fame in one of the biggest pop groups in the UK.
An Evening With Frankie Bridge will see Frankie speak openly about her mental health story, as well as a Q&A session and book signing. Click here to get tickets.
Free Comedy Show | The Good Intent | Tuesday
Tuesday’s don’t have to be dull, which is why The Good Intent is once again hosting its live comedy night that’s bound to put a spring in your step.
As well as enjoying a hit of stand-up comedy from local comedians, you can also sip on a few pints, where a percentage of the profit goes to a local charity. The sets will kick off at 8pm, so get there early if you want to grab a seat!
Dressed To The Nines | Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery | Now – September 4
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, maybe bring a bit of culture to your week with a trip to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
An absolute must-see for anyone interested in fashion history, Dressed to the Nines celebrates the evolution of clothing and the part in plays in dressing up and going out for a special occasion.
With pieces dating from around 1850 to the present day, you can explore a stunning range of gowns and accessories from designers including Christian Dior, as well as a collection of photographs and sketches. More details can be found here.
Fleetwood Mac vs Queen | The Old Crown | Friday
What better way could there be to start your weekend than with some of the greatest music of all time? This Friday, head to The Old Crown for an evening celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac and Queen. As well as battles between the two greats, you can also expect live acts, dancers and loads more. Costumes are encouraged – so get creative! Click here to grab tickets.
The Coffin Works Ghost Hunt | Jewellery Quarter | Friday
Feeling that Friday 13th chill? Join Haunted Evenings this week for a chilling evening at The Coffin Works. During the ghost hunt, you’ll have access to four areas in the space, where paranormal experiments will be conducted – sure to send a chill or two up your spine. Don’t miss out on a jam-packed night of ghost hunting, click here for more details and to book your tickets.
St Patrick’s Day Festival | Digbeth | Sunday
As one of the biggest celebrations in the city’s calendar, the Saint Patrick’s Day Festival returns to Digbeth this weekend. With a jam-packed list of things taking place across the city, this is where you’ll find the main party taking place.
After the main sponsors withdrew, the annual event has been saved and is once again set to welcome thousands of people to Birmingham for the parade and a host of unmissable events that are great fun for the whole family. Click here for more information.