Summer may be over but fear not! We’ve got you covered with a selection of food & drink festivals, outdoor cinema screenings and booze-filled paint sessions to shake off those back-to-work blues this weekend.
Edgbaston – Sept 15 & 16
As the first of its kind, head to Edgbaston this Saturday and Sunday for an array of special events and offers during the weekend, with something for everyone in mind at Edgbaston Village Open Weekend. Explore the hidden gems of vineyards far & wide at the wine-tasting sessions held by award-winning merchant, Loki Wines, immerse in a world of children’s storytelling at Boston Tea Party, or enjoy some R&R with a complimentary facial courtesy of The Westbourne Centre. Though it’s free to attend, pre-booking may be required for a number of the activities & restaurants. To find out more click here.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Sept 13 – Sept 15
Returning to the beautiful backdrop of the Botanical Gardens, the ever-popular Cult Screens is back for another reel of movie classics showing from Thursday through to Saturday, including Leon, Pretty Woman and The Greatest Showman. Taking on a new meaning to B.Y.O.B, you can opt to bring your own beanbag (blanket is also advised) for a cheaper ticket or kick back in one of the deckchairs provided, sip on a cold craft beer and bask in the picturesque surroundings while enjoying one of these famous flicks. To find out more click here.
Lab11 – Saturday 15 September
Nostalgia is long having it’s moment, and this event is no exception. What other way to see summer out than with a throwback party to the 60s & 70s? Transforming the Custard Factory warehouse to the era of peace & love; you can expect a campervan photo booth complete with props, flower garlands and face paints; while you disco dance the night away to flashes of the past as well as the latest in hip-hop & house music. To find out more click here.
The Botanist Birmingham – Sunday 16 September
Fancy yourself a bit of a modern Claude Monet? PopUp Painting invites you to experience something a little different this coming Sunday afternoon. Taking inspiration from the iconic impressionist himself & themed around his famous Water Lillies series of works, the event will be held at The Botanist on Temple Street where you’ll explore your artistic abilities and stretch your imagination, tipped off with a glass of wine or two. All art supplies will be provided and no experience is necessary; just bring a friend, or make a new one. To find out more click here.
The Studio – Saturday 15 September
Taking place this weekend and back for the third year running, Midlands Whisky Festival will see 60 global brands at The Studio Birmingham with over 300 whiskies to sample from all corners of the world. It’s the ultimate experience for whisky-lovers to enjoy their known favourites and discover new finds; while masterclasses held by three of the world’s notable distillers – Benromach, Dalmore and Glenmorangie allows festival-goers to get up-close-and-personal. Tickets gain you access to the festival as well as a branded tasting glass, intimate talks, tastings and the opportunity to meet the makers. To find out more click here.