Forget rushing around doing the last of your Christmas shopping! Instead, take advantage of everything going on across the city this weekend, from exhibitions to carol singing.
Frost Fair | Birmingham Hippodrome | Saturday, December 16
Join Birmingham Hippodrome as it opens its doors for a day of festivities for the whole family, including craft activities, food, drinks and a variety of performances throughout the day.
‘In a Place of Hate’ by Edmund Clark | Ikon Gallery | Now – Sunday, March 11, 2018
After three years as an artist in residence at HMP Grendon, whereby group therapy, group decision making and acceptance of offences are of huge importance, Edmund Clark’s latest photography exhibition explores a prison life behind closed doors. Find out more here!
‘You Won’t Believe Your Eyes’ by Willard Wigan | Resorts World | Now – December 22
After exhibiting his works at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter earlier in the year, the Wolverhampton artist has brought his phenomenal, tiny sculptures to Resorts World Birmingham for seven weeks. The impressive sculptures, built in the eye of a needle, have seen Wigan receive an MBE, two Guinness World Records and international recognition – you won’t want to miss this! Find out more here!
The Beast | NEC Birmingham | Now – December 17
The world’s biggest inflatable course is in Birmingham for 10 days of fun. Release your inner child and let off some steam at the 272m long course, designed to challenge you and your friends. With 32 obstacles to overcome, this adult bouncy castle course is a great way to get a group together for something a little bit different. There’s also a live DJ, cocktails and street food for you to enjoy! Book your tickets to take on The Beast here!
UB40 | Genting Arena | Friday December 15
This weekend, UB40 are heading back to their hometown of Birmingham for their ‘Cities and Towns’ tour. From Red, Red Wine to Kingston Town, you can expect plenty of classic hits from the international reggae stars as they take over Genting Arena.
Christmas Singalong | The Botanist | Sunday, December 17, 4 – 7 pm
Get into the Christmas spirit at The Botanist this weekend and enjoy your favourite carols around the piano with a cocktail or two in hand. Whether you’re just going to watch and take a break from the Frankfurt Markets or singing along yourself, this is sure to get you in a festive mood.
It’s a Wonderful Life (Screening) | Birmingham Cathedral | Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December
This family favourite film is being shown in the gorgeous surroundings of Birmingham Cathedral for two nights only. Built in 1715, St Philip’s Cathedral is one of the city’s oldest buildings, making the evening that little bit more magical. With festive food, drinks and performances from Bournville Graduates Choir upon entry, you’re sure to leave feeling warm inside. Click here to find out more!