The events you won’t want to miss in Birmingham this week

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From ground-breaking exhibitions to nights out celebrating the best of the 70s music scene, here’s a round up of the events you won’t want to miss in Birmingham this week.

Being Somewhere Else | Ikon Gallery

6 June – 29 June

Birmingham-born fashion designer Osman Yousefzada’s first solo exhibition is now open at the Ikon Gallery; featuring a social commentary by the self-proclaimed “product of multi-cultural England”. Combining art, fashion, haute couture techniques and modern textiles, the exhibition charters relationships between both the designer and his work.

Find out more here.

ABBA Night | Hare & Hounds King’s Heath

16 June

With the countdown to Mamma Mia 2 well and truly underway, Vice City are hosting a two room takeover of the Hare & Hounds, featuring your favourite ABBA hits as well as music from Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, and Human League. Get that retro feel at the ultimate 70s/80s night in Birmingham!

Purchase tickets here.

Lindy Hop Dance Lessons | The Swing Era Digbeth

Until 30 July

The Swing Era are offering drop in sessions every Monday throughout June and July for anyone interested in learning the authentic Lindy Hop. With classes catering for everyone from absolute beginners to intermediate dancers, there’s no reason why you should give these taster sessions a miss!

Find out more here.

100 Years, So What? | Centrala

From 13 June

With 2018 marking the centenary of women gaining the vote in many countries including the UK and Poland, Centrala presents a group exhibition by Polish multimedia artists, discussing the impact of the centenary on women today. The exhibition aims to redefine women’s rights, and to reflect on the achievements of the women in the past 100 years.

Find out more here.

The Breakfast Club Outdoor Screening | Archway Digbeth

16 June

Birmingham’s newest cinema venue has landed in Digbeth, providing outdoor screenings of films from every genre, including Romeo and Juliet, The Greatest Showman, Die Hard and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This weekend, kick back and enjoy street food and drinks at your seat, whilst enjoying timeless classic The Breakfast Club.

Find out more here.

Adult Painting Course | Barber Institute

Saturday 16, 23, and 30 June

Throughout June, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is running three-day courses which will focus on the post-industrial urban landscape of Birmingham, led by artist-tutor Adrian Clamp. With the first day spent drawing on location in Central Birmingham, the second and third days will involve you being in the studio creating an acrylic painting from your photographs and drawings.

Book your place here.

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