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Spring into summer! From culinary delights and cultural treasures to musical spectacles and theatrical masterpieces, there’s no shortage of reasons to celebrate the season in style.

All Things Beauty at Harvey Nichols:

Indulge in an evening of luxury at the Harvey Nichols Birmingham store. Discover expert makeup tips, summer skincare secrets, and fashion styling for your next getaway. Enjoy complimentary on-counter beauty treatments, mini makeovers, fizz, music, and much more! Don’t miss out—grab your tickets here

All Things Beauty at Harvey Nichols, Thursday May 16, 6pm-9pm

Step into a world of the Pre-Raphaelites:

Fresh from its acclaimed tour of the US, Victorian Radicals at Gas Hall features paintings, jewellery, glassware, textiles and metalwork from those who revolutionised the art world in the latter half of the 19th century. On show until the end of October, the exhibition explores the richness and diversity of Birmingham’s remarkable Pre-Raphaelite collection. For ticket information click here

Victorian Radicals at Gas Hall Birmingham until 31 October

Experience the Ultimate 80s Nostalgia at the Dirty Dancing Bottomless Brunch:

Sip bottomless Prosecco and watch a classic film screenings on Birmingham’s largest screen at Millennium Point on Saturday May 25 from 1pm. Delight in 90 minutes of Prosecco and customise your own tasty burgers followed by ‘Dirty Dancing’. Tickets £35pp (plus booking fee). Don’t miss this unforgettable experience! Click here for more information and tickets

The Dirty Dancing Bottomless Brunch is on Saturday, May 25th, starting at 1 pm

Experience the Phenomenon:

Hamilton Comes to Birmingham Hippodrome! Don’t miss the UK tour debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed musical Hamilton at Birmingham Hippodrome from June 25 to August 31, 2024. This groundbreaking production tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s Founding Fathers, through a captivating blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway. Winner of numerous awards including 11 Tonys and a Pulitzer Prize, Hamilton promises an unforgettable theatrical experience. For ticket information click here

June 25 to August 31, 2024

Let The Music Play:

Experience the triumphant return of Take That’s This Life on Tour at Utilita Arena Birmingham from May 14-15 and 17-20. They’ll be joined by Olly Murs with a show bursting at the seams timeless hits and brand-new material from two of the UK’s biggest music acts. Take advantage of Amplify VIP Hospitality packages, offering exclusive access to pre-show dining, private lounges and premium balcony seating. For ticket information click here

Take That, 14 & 15, 17-20 May 2024

Elmhurst Ballet Company Takes Center Stage:

On the 17th and 18th of May, Elmhurst Ballet School’s graduate year takes centre stage, as the Elmhurst Ballet Company celebrates 20 glorious years in Birmingham with their enthralling production, Mode. Notably, all of the striking costumes were created by Birmingham City University Fashion student. Collaborating with seasoned choreographers, dance luminaries, and prestigious organisations, this vibrant ensemble will bring a eclectic blend of dance to the floor. For more information and tickets click here

‘Mode’ at Elmhurst Ballet School on May, 17 & 18

Blossom Season flourishes at Tattu:

The contemporary Chinese dining destination, presents its new spring/summer menu amidst captivating floral displays. Embrace the season’s vibrant energy with enticing dishes including Crispy Kataifi King Prawns and Salt & Pepper Monkfish. Vegetarian delights abound with options like Kung Po Tofu, plus meat lovers can savour Char Siu Pork Two Ways and Black Pepper Beef Fillet. Explore the new Taste of Tattu daytime menu or the Imperial Sunday Roast. For reservations click here

The new Taste of Tattu daytime menu

Love Unlimited:

Join one of the world’s best-loved dance music brands and an elite acapella vocal ensemble for a live celebration of uplifting soulful house classics at Hockley Social Club in Birmingham on Thursday May 23rd. The Bond Street Singers, a collaboration between Miss Moneypenny’s founding DJ and producer Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan and Shereece Storrod, artistic director of Europe’s finest female acapella quintet Black Voices, deliver a joyful evening of reimagined soul, house and dance music, featuring reworkings of songs by Aretha Franklin and Ce Ce Peniston, as well as certified dancefloor gold, accompanied by award-winning cocktails and exceptional street food. For ticket information click here

Love Unlimited, Hockley Social Club, May 23rd (Pictured: Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan)

The Ivy Welcomes Katherine Jenkins’ Cygnet Gin:

Raise a glass to warmer weather (fingers crossed) as The Ivy launches it new cocktail menu in collaboration with Cygnet Gin, founded by Katherine Jenkins OBE and distilled in South Wales. Enjoy a blend of smooth flavours with notes of orange, vanilla and Manuka honey in Cygnet 22; or for a new take on the classic G&T, there’s Grand Grapefruit Twist with Cygnet Dry Gin, Grand Marnier, lemon and grapefruit. For restaurant information click here

Cygnet Gin at The Ivy, founded by Katherine Jenkins OBE

Get Ready to Shake Up Your Summer:

Celebrating its 10th year, Birmingham Cocktail Weekend returns, running from July 11 to 14, 2024. Festival-goers can enjoy £5 signature cocktails, £4 mocktails, enticing food deals, and access to exclusive tastings and events. Don’t miss out—grab your tickets now and sip your way around Birmingham’s finest venues! For more information and tickets click here

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend returns, from July 11 to 14, 2024

It’s Time To Get Creative:

Immerse yourself in 100 Days of Creativity, a celebration of the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Kicking off on May 19, experience a whirlwind of creativity with an array of events and activities, showcasing the talents of local artists and creatives. The celebrations commence with the Flatpack Film Festival and conclude with Birmingham Weekender. You can explore the full line-up here

Get Your Flag Out For Birmingham Pride:

Paint the town every colour of the rainbow as Birmingham Pride returns on May 25 and 26. This celebration of love, diversity and equality comes alive as thousands of revellers join in the vibrant display.

From dazzling parades and electrifying performances to thought-provoking discussions and community outreach initiatives, you can march in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community and bask in the joyous atmosphere. So don your boldest attire, dust down your dancing shoes and hoist your rainbow flags high. For more information click here

Birmingham Pride, May 25 and 26

Go Beyond The Catwalk:

Step into the vibrant world of fashion as Birmingham City University presents – 1000 Threads, supported by STYLE Birmingham. Designed to act as a cultural bridge, the event aims to link the creative vision of graduating students with the essence of the city. The immersive experience sees innovation, diversity and style converge on June 18 at the picturesque Oozells Square from 6.30pm to showcase the creative skills of BA students in fashion, jewellery and textiles. Look out for more updates here soon!

BCU Presents – 1000 Threads, Oozells Square, Brindleyplace on June 18

A Slice Of The Big Apple:

Six by Nico is cooking up a culinary journey with its latest menu that takes inspiration from the vibrant streets of New York. The six-course taster captures the essence of the Big Apple, from the classic New Yorker Slice, an homage to Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village, to the indulgent Pastrami Sandwich inspired by Katz Deli in Lower East Side. Priced at £42 per person, the menu launches on April 8 and is available through to May 19. For booking information click here


Introducing The School for Scandal:

Enter the scandalous realm of 1770s London aristocracy with this biting comedy of manners by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Immerse yourself in the intricate web of deceit and desire woven by Lady Sneerwell, promising uproarious laughter in this exuberant production directed by Tinuke Craig. With lavish period flair and witty dialogue, it’s a theatrical feast not to be missed from 02 July to 06 September 2024 at stunning Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon. For ticket information click here

The School of Scandal, 02 July – 06 September 2024

Get Your Giggles At The Castle:

The Midlands’ biggest open-air comedy festival returns to Warwick Castle from May 24-26. Set within the historic grounds, the three-day events features the likes of Simon Amstell, Nina Conti, Rory Bremner and Gary Delaney. Street food and bars will be provided by Digbeth Dining Club. For more information and tickets click here

Comedy at the Castle, May 24-26