The best ways to spend your weekend in Birmingham

From music and theatre to fashion, here are the best ways to make the most of your time off this weekend.

Becky Hill

O2 Institute, Friday 12 Oct
6pm to 10pm – £15.00

Following successful collaborations with the likes of Wilkinson and Rudimental, local girl Becky Hill is going it alone and performing in her own headline show. Kickstart your weekend on Friday evening by singing out some pop belters.

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War Horse

Birmingham Hippodrome, Wednesday 10 Oct to Saturday 3rd November
Tickets from £29.50

After eight record-breaking years in London’s West End, this acclaimed play has returned to the city in all its glory. Based on the much-loved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving piece of theatre is an emotional rollercoaster, making it an unforgettable theatrical event. Animals throughout the play are brought to life by captivating life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, as the story follows Albert Narracott and his beloved horse Joey, who steals the hearts of the audience. Just make sure you bring your tissues!

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The Midlands Fashion Awards

CBSO Centre, Friday 12 Oct
6:30 to 10pm – Tickets £25.00 to £35.00

If you’re looking for something more creative this weekend then Midlands Fashion Awards is the place to be. From stylists to makeup artists to photographers, the annual event celebrates some of the best up and coming creatives in the city.

As well as an inspiring catwalk show, guests will be able to browse numerous pop-ups, inclduing accessory and jewellery designers. It’s the perfect place for a night of glitz and glamour.

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The Music of Harry Potter

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Friday 12 Oct
7:30pm – Tickets from £13.00 to £52.00


In need of some magic this weekend? Then board the Hogwarts Express for an evening of musical adventure at Birmingham Symphony Hall. Maestro Michael Seal and the full CBSO will be creating an evening of spelbinding wizardry in a concert devoted to the music of all eight Harry Potter films.

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Mystery Horror Movie Marathon

Mockingbird Cinema, Sunday 14 Oct
4 to 10pm – £7.00 (Over 18’s Only)

Get spooky in the lead up to Halloween with the screening of 3 mystery horror movies at the Mockingbird Theatre in Digbeth. The movies will remain a surprise until the event, so be prepared to be scared!

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Oxjam Brum

Digbeth: The Mockingbird Theatre, Suki10c, Dig Brew Co and The Engine Room
Saturday 13 Oct
1 to 11pm – £15.00

Celebrating the very best of Birmingham’s diverse and talented music scene, Oxjam Brum is the music festival that’s all in the name of charity. With an extensive range of musicians and venues to choose from, there’s something to suit all music tastes – and you never know, you might discover something new.

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Freedom: The Black History Experience 2018 by A.M Productions

The H Suite, 100 Icknield Port Road, Birmingham
Sunday 14 Oct
5 to 9pm – Tickets from £16.76 to £32.93

This annual event is a celebration of black culture and entertainment suitable for all the family. Expect a variety of creative arts to commemorate black events and achievements over the centuries, including singers, dancers, musicians, poets and more!

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Brunch & Laughter Meets Comedy Brunch

Mama Roux’s, Sunday 14 Oct
1 – 7pm, Tickets from £11.37 – £27.54

Expect food, drink, music and inevitable laughter at Mama Roux’s this Sunday. This brunch will keep you entertained with some of the best comedians in the UK and music from some of the top DJs. As part of Birmingham’s comedy festival there will be games including Lip Sync Battle and Dance Dance Dance.

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Coffee Tasting

200 Degrees Coffee, Saturday 13 Oct
1:30 to 3pm – £9.95

200 Degrees on Colmore Row will be hosting a coffee tasting session where you will be guided through 4 to 5 coffees and shown how to taste them like a professional. Throughout the afternoon you’ll be invited to learn about the origin, processes and coffee evaluation, and you won’t be leaving empty handed, with a sample bag of beans to take away!

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