What’s on this weekend in Birmingham?

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Take a look at some of our favourite weekend plans, from film festivals to port tasting.

Featured illustration: Victoria Brown

Flatpack Film Festival

Set across a variety of interesting venues across the city, Flatpack Film Festival spans far and wide to bring you a collection of screenings, performance and events for 10 days of the year. From Macbeth at The Patrick Centre to Ghost Streets of Balsall Heath at Ort Gallery, there’s something for every type of person, so if you’re looking for a bit of a culture fix or curious about exploring new venues within the city, this is the perfect way to open your eyes.

Our Friends Are Eclectic Present: Desert Island Discs | 1000 Trades 

Inspired by the Radio 4 Desert Island Discs show, 1000 Trades invites you to hand over your eight favourite song suggestions as they’re played throughout the afternoon and into the evening, from 12 pm – 8 pm. The perfect excuse to get some friends together, sit back and enjoy a pint or two in comfortable surroundings.

The Art of Style | Bullring & Grand Central

From Monday 9 April – Sunday 15 April, Bullring & Grand Central will be transformed into The Art of Style, a creative hub of all things art, fashion and beauty for a whole week. Visitors will be invited to take a stroll around the contemporary art gallery which will be popping up on Lower Mall at Bullring.

Birmingham Vegan Festival | Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Taking place just outside the city centre at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham Vegan Festival is run by Fireplace Animal Rescue, with a variety of delicious foods including chocolate, burgers and pancakes (all vegan, of course). Browse the stalls and eat as you go! Tickets are £3 on the door or you can buy them here!

Pass the Port | Edgbaston Cricket Ground

For something a little bit different, The Whisky Club is hosting a port tasting evening. From 7 pm – 9 pm, you’ll be talked through six fine ports from an expert – the perfect idea for a civilised date night.

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