There might only be one more Bank Holiday left before Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of this week in the city.
The Great Game Treasure Hunts | All week
If you’ve ever fancied yourself an amateur detective, the Great Game Treasure Hunts is the perfect way to show off your sleuthing skills. Starting at New Street Station, the treasure hunt will take you all around the city (so make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes) before finishing at the location of the ‘treasure’. The pack supplies you with a clipboard, a compass, a map, the clues sheet, a prize sheet, a brief history of Birmingham and a pen – the rest is up to you!
The hunt can be booked for any day at whatever time is convenient for your group. Book here.
Jazz Tuesday | 29 May
The Spotted Dog
Every Tuesday, The Spotted Dog hosts a jazz night, showcasing both local talent and artists from further afield. The night starts at 9 pm, and guests can enjoy discounted drinks and the kitchen’s infamous beef burgers as they enjoy the music on offer. Each night finishes with a lively jam session to give everyone the chance to get involved with the jazzy action.
Jazz Tuesday starts at 9pm. Find out more here.
Patrick Monahan – Rewind Selector 90’s | 1 June
The Glee Club
With his new stand-up show, Patrick Monahan explores what it was like to grow up in the 90s as an Irish/Iranian immigrant. Talking about how he swapped “drink, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” for “cake, tea and R ‘n’ B”, Monahan’s humour will also compare his own adolescence with that of teenagers today, attempting to decipher dabbing, Instagram and iPhones.
Rewind Selector 90’s is on at The Glee Club on the 1st of June. Book here.
Birmingham International Dance Festival | From 1 June
For the sixth year, Birmingham International Dance Festival 2018 will be taking over the theatres and streets of the city this June, with events and activities to involve everyone – even if you have two left feet. This year’s theme is imagination, body and mindfulness, so expect to see a whole host of creative performances throughout Birmingham as the festival spreads the art of dance.
Birmingham International Dance Festival will run from 1st – 24th June. Find out more here.
Summer Market – Veggie & Vegan Festival | 2 June
The Bond Company
Taking place in Digbeth, the Summer Market promises to be a celebration of plant-based products, with plenty of food and drink on offer as well as crafts, music and over 25 exhibitors in their Indoor Market Hall. The event welcomes all and is family friendly, with children’s entertainment throughout the day to keep everyone happy in this ‘little oasis’ in the city centre.
The Summer Market will be open from 12pm – 6pm on the 2nd of June. Find out more here.
Morning Gloryville | 1 June
Victoria Square Birmingham
Following huge success all around the world, the original morning rave is heading to Birmingham as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival! From 7 am – 10 am on 1 June, get down to Victoria Square for a revitalising and energising start to the morning, jam-packed with motivational dancing, DJs, relaxing yoga, glitter, smoothies and breakfast snacks.
Tickets are required, click here to get yours now.
The Rebel Chicken Offical Launch Weekend | 1 June
The Rebel Chicken, Jewellery Quarter
Introducing Birmingham’s new casual food and drinks hangout, The Rebel Chicken. Located on Pitsford Street on the outskirts of Jewellery Quarter, the opening weekend will see a variety of DJs from Sam Redmore’s funk classics on Friday night to reggae hits and roasts on Sunday and, of course, plenty of tasty chicken dishes to indluge in with a drink in hand.
Click here to find out more.