Cool events in Birmingham this week

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West End shows, annual parades and concerts from chart-topping acts – here’s your weekly round-up of all the very best events happening across the city that you won’t want to miss!

The Life I Lead | Birmingham REP | Monday – Wednesday

Actor David Tomlinson was best known for portraying Mr Bank’s in Disney’s Mary Poppins, but there was more to his life than the magic of the movies.

The Life I Lead is a rich and comic play that delves deep into the life of a man who appeared in some of the most magical childhood movies of all time.

Performed by stand-up comedian, Miles Jupp, this wonderful production of love, loss and discovery is one that shouldn’t be missed when it comes to the REP for three nights this week.

You can grab tickets here.

Mid-Week Movies | Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen | All Week

Nothing quite beats a night at the movies. So if you’re looking for something to do this week that won’t break the bank, then why not head down to Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen?

Throughout the week you can catch some of the biggest movies of the year including the BAFTA nominated If Beale Street Could Talk, crime/drama Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy, or, catch the latest Marvel flick Captain Marvel ahead of the release of Avengers: End Game next month.

With the cheapest cinema tickets in the city and some great food and drink, you can check out the full listings at Mockingbird here.

Kinky Boots | Birmingham Hippodrome | March 11 – 23

It’s time to paint the town red this week as Birmingham’s about to get kinky!

Inspired by true events, the smash-hit West End and Broadway musical Kinky Boots is heading to Birmingham Hippodrome, and trust us when we say it’s a show that you simply cannot miss.

With music from the legendary Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots follows the life of shoe factory worker, Charlie Price, who’s struggling to make ends meet when he takes over the family business.

But when he bumps into the mysterious and glamours drag queen, Lola, they embark on a business adventure that takes Prince & Sons to new heights.

What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now!

Blue Planet II Live | Resorts World Arena | Saturday

Blue Planet II captivated thousands of viewers across the country when it first aired on the BBC in 2017.

And this Saturday, fans of the BAFTA Award-winning documentary series will be able to experince this simply stunning show like never before.

Presented by Anita Rani, Blue Plant II – Live in Concert will show highlights from the series on a huge state-of-the-art 4K Ultra HD screen, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra.

Tickets cost between £35.10 – £69, plus a £2.55 fulfilment fee. You can grab yours here.

St Patricks Day Parade | Digbeth | Sunday

As well as being home to the Balti Triangle, Birmingham is also home to the third biggest St Patrick’s Day parade in the world, second to New York, and, of course, Dublin.

Attracting around 90,000 people to the city, this Sunday, Birmingham will turn into a sea of green as part of the annual celebrations.

With some great events taking place in the Irish Quarter, down in Digbeth, there’s also the Emerald Mile fun run, live music and performances, plus plenty of places to grab a Guinness.

You can find out everything that’s happening throughout the day here.

George Ezra | Resorts World Arena | Sunday

Fresh after winning a BRIT Award last month, George Ezra’s been riding Shotgun ever since he released his incredible second album, Staying at Tamara’s.

He’s bringing his first ever arena tour to Resorts World Arena – formerly Genting Arena – this Sunday, and despite the gig selling out just minutes after it went on sale, some extra last-minute seated tickets are now up for grabs!

So if you fancy singing along with thousands of Pretty Shining People then this gig will be absolute Paradise for you! Click here to grab your tickets now!

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