The best ways to spend this weekend in Birmingham

Before you know it, it’ll be the weekend, so we take a look at the best ways to spend your time, from film screenings to vintage kilo sales.

Birmingham Literature Festival

27 – 29 April 

Taking place at four venues across the city centre, Birmingham Literature Festival is a series of screenings, workshops, talks and open discussions celebrating all things literature and this year, the focus is women. From conversations about the #MeToo movement to a Q&A with comedian, writer and broadcaster Rosie Wilby about the future of monogamy, this varied programme of events is both insightful and thought-provoking. For more information, click here.

Birmingham Vintage Kilo Sale 

28 April, Boxxed

Pick from thousands of vintage, retro brands at the UK’s first and biggest kilo sale. Returning to Boxxed on Floodgate Street this Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm, expect a huge variety of super affordable menswear and womenswear to choose from. We recommend getting down early for the best bargains.  For more information, click here.

Independent Birmingham Quiz Night – The Simpsons

26 April, Spotlight

Big fan of The Simpsons? Put your knowledge to the test in this fun quiz hosted by Independent Birmingham at Spotlight. With cocktails and street food available throughout the night, this is a great way to get a team together for something a little bit different. Prizes include tickets to The Independent Birmingham Festival At Aston Hall, bar tabs, prosecco and more! For more information, click here.

Wedding Fair

29 April, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

Whether you’re a bride, groom, maid of honour or mother of the bride, get down to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery for a wedding fair with a twist. In association with The Wedding Club, get inspired for every aspect of your special day, from finding the perfect dress to the added touches that make all the difference. To book your free place, click here or to be in with the chance of winning your own dream wedding at the museum, click here! 

Cinematic Time Machine: The Night of Hunter 

28 April, The Electric Cinema 

Step back in time with the 1955 film The Night of Hunter, which is being shown at the UK’s oldest working cinema, The Electric, this weekend. Directed by Charles Laughton, this adaption of Davis Grubb’s novel is now being hailed as a ‘masterpiece of American cinema’ despite receiving criticism when it first came out. For your chance to catch it this weekend, click here

Colette’s Sundown Club with The UAB Collective

26 April, Cafe Colette


Tucked away next to Digbeth Dining Club is Cafe Colette, the 1920’s art-deco inspired bar where the cocktails are always flowing. This Thursday, resident DJs Steve Thornton and Tom Belte will be playing all kinds of music from disco to funk so you can kick back before the weekend.

Plus, on our radar for next week…

Gentlemen’s Tailoring Evening

Reiss, Bullring

For the gents, head to the Reiss Bullring store on 3 May for an exclusive 10% discount alongside a variety of complimentary services available on the night including alterations, drinks and a Reiss gift with £150 spend. Plus, you could be in with the chance of winning a suit for every season! To check out the new S/S collection, click here.

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