Everything you can do in Birmingham this weekend

From vintage shopping to a wine, cheese and chocolate festival, there’s something to entertain everyone this weekend.

Earth Oven Baking Course

Martineau Gardens, Saturday 20 Oct
10am to 3pm – £5

Enjoy a day of baking and eating outdoors within the charming location of Martineau Gardens. The day will be lead by expert Earth Oven builder and chef, Lizzy Bean who encourages the use of local and seasonal produce. You’ll be taught how to build and stoke the fire, how to prepare for outdoor cooking, whilst baking bread rolls with homemade rosemary-infused olive oil.

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Birmingham Photography Festival

Birmingham & Midland Institute, Saturday 20 Oct
10 to 4pm – £11

The first Birmingham Photography Festival will take place in the heart of the city centre, featuring a series of inspirational and educational talks, discussions and even an interactive session. There will be plenty of opportunities to put in your questions and gain extra insight of industry experts. And at the end of the day, you’ll be invited to a get together over a drink at All Bar One to socialise with likeminded individuals.

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Moon Magick Workshop

Zen at Moseley, Saturday 20 Oct
1 to 2:30pm – £16.76

Looking for something more spiritual this weekend? This interactive workshop will allow you to explore the power of the moon and how it can affect our daily lives. This informative session has been created to give you a deeper insight into the moon by learning practical ways of working with the natural cycles to help enhance your life. Throughout the afternoon you’ll discover the four primary phases of the moon, take part in a guided demonstration of a tried and tested moon ritual and learn the different ways to work with the moon on a daily basis by creating your own personal oils and moon alters.

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Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival Birmingham

The H Suite, 100 Icknield Port Road B16 0AA, Saturday 20 Oct
5:30 to 10pm – £14.50

What’s a better combination than wine, cheese and chocolate? Celebrating the very best in British Artisan Suppliers, this event invites you to a day of wine tasting, cheese gorging and chocolate worshipping.

Top UK specialists will give talks and demos throughout the day, as well as a variety of stalls and samples. Live music and performances will keep you entertained and you’ll also receive a branded cotton bag to collect your goodies throughout the day.

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Behind Bars: Ghosts of The Lock-Up

The Lock-Up, Friday 19 to Sunday 21 Oct
2 to 3pm – £5 (12-16 years) / £10 (adult)

By Andy Mabbett – Own work

Get in the mood for Halloween by visiting a favourite location of ghost hunters – Birmingham’s Victorian Lock-Up. The venue will be resurrecting the spirits of the past with a three day event that will take you on a theatrical journey through the cells, corridors and stairways of the Grade II listed prison.

Since 1892, thousands of people have passed through the doors of the Lock-Up on their way to court, prison or the noose. Eight of the region’s leading writers will be exploring the ghosts’ past as they encounter real characters from robbers to murderers. The show, produced by Boldtext Playwrights, will last around an hour and runs several times a day between the 19-21 October.

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Vintage, Retro and Craft Fair

The Custard Factory, Sunday 21 Oct
11 to 4pm – £2 (Under 12’s free)

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair will be taking over the Custard Factory this weekend with over 40 vintage traders and some of the Midlands’ best street food. Judy’s handpicked vintage traders will showcase a diverse and affordable shopping experience for all, with items ranging from the 1940s – 1990s. If you’re looking for something different to your usual high-street picks, this is definitely worth checking out.

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Home at Mailbox

Mailbox, Friday 19 to Sunday 21 Oct

Celebrate one year of home at Mailbox with exclusive discounts and prizes. Head to Level 1 to browse the best in furniture, lighting, kitchens and accessories whilst enjoying live entertainment and a complimentary glass of Prosecco courtesy of Tom’s Kitchen.

Expect a selection of exclusive in-store discounts from the biggest retailers in interior design, including £50 off purchases over £500 at MADE, 10% off at Heal’s, 15% off at BoConcept and Calligaris and an additional 5% off existing autumn promotions with free delivery at Wesley Barrell. 

You’ll also get the chance to enter Home at Mailbox’s first ever present hunt, with a selection of prizes on offer up to the value of £199, featuring elegant Italian vases, scented candles and stylish bespoke cushions. To enter, simply take a photo when you discover the hidden products and upload the image to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MailboxPresentHunt.

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Discovering Birmingham- A Walk and More

Library of Birmingham, Sunday 21 Oct
1:30 to 3:15pm – £10.60

Learn how Birmingham has changed over time and explore the roots of the city’s past. Starting and ending at the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square, the walk will cover  everything from medieval origins, Georgian entrepreneurs and Victorian idealists. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to explore the hidden historical gems of Birmingham that you probably didn’t even know about!

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