What’s on this weekend: August Bank Holiday special!

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Nothing makes us Brummie’s happier than a three day weekend! So we’ve rounded-up to top things to do in the city to make the most out of your August Bank Holiday.


Harry Potter Marathon | Mockingbird Cinema

Potterheads rejoice! After the first HP Marathon sold out, the lovely lot at Mockingbird Cinema decided to host the event for the second time, so there’s still a chance for you to grab some tickets and join Harry, Ron and Hermione on their epic adventures. Each film will be shown back to back, so you might as well clear your diary, this event is going to take over your entire weekend.

Get your tickets here

Bank Holiday at Jekyll & Hyde

Chin, chin, it’s time for gin! Make your way to The Jekyll & Hyde this weekend and treat yourself to a gin-based drink – or two – at one of Brum’s favourite cocktail hot spots. And, if the weather’s being kind, why not head into the beer garden to soak up some sun and give your skin that much-needed dose of vitamin C.

The Big Sleuth

If you haven’t embarked on The Big Sleuth trail yet, then you should really pop this on your to-do list for the weekend. There are so many fantastic bears spread across the city from Pigeon Park to Cadbury World waiting to be discovered. Download the app and head out on your very own bear hunt to help raise awareness and funds for the fantastic Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Don’t forget to share your photos on Twitter using #TheBigSleuth!

Discover more about The Big Sleuth here!

In the Eye of the Needle | Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
Last Supper by Willard Wigan

An exhibition that has to be seen, Wolverhampton artist Willard Wigan is currently displaying his incredible microscopic sculptures that include Ant-Man, Christ the Redeemer and the whole world sat within the eye of a needle. The exhibition features 21 of Willard’s impressive miniature works which have all been hand-crafted and seen him recognised in the Guiness Book of World Records.

Find out more here!

Outdoor Cinema | Custard Factory

From Lion King to Back to the Future, join the Custard Factory from Friday to watch some cult classic movies at its outdoor cinema hosted by Mockingbird. Take along a blanket, cushions and snacks and make yourself comfy at the pop-up garden for that summer feeling.

Find out more here!

All You Can Eat BBQ | Rub Smokehouse

How much American BBQ food can you eat? From sticky ribs to corn dogs, Rub Smokehouse & Bar are cooking up a storm this bank holiday, even if you’re a vegetarian there are delicious halloumi skewers and pulled jack fruit for you to indulge in. And, in true American style, you can take part in a corn dog eating competition and ride it out on a bucking bronco!

Grab your tickets before they’re gone!

Miss Saigon | Birmingham Hippodrome

The heat is on at Birmingham Hippodrome as Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s Olivier Award-winning Miss Saigon continues to stun its audience. The heartbreaking story follows 17-year-old Kim, who is left an orphan after her family is killed during the Vietnam war. But when she meets and falls in love with American GI Chris, her life changes forever. A unmissable show, Miss Saigon is a must-see this bank holiday. You can read what we thought of the production here!

Don’t miss the show of the season, get your tickets for Miss Saigon here!




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