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Top ways to spend your week in Birmingham

By January 27, 2020 No Comments

Is your diary looking pretty clear this week? Don’t worry. From enchanting light festivals to theatre debuts, here are our top picks of what to see, do and discover across  Birmingham this week.

Festival of Light | Bullring & Grand Central | Now – Sunday

The Festival of Light. Credit: Bullring

The enchanting Festival of Light has returned to Bullring & Grand Central – and you won’t want to miss it. Transforming outdoor spaces, including Rotunda Square, St Martin’s Walk and St Martin’s Square, you’ll be able to explore five dazzling installations from 5pm daily. Festival of Light is free to attend. Click here for more information.

Asking For It | Birmingham REP | Wednesday – February 15

Listed as on WhatsOnStage’s Top 50 unmissable theatre shows to see in 2020, the stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s Asking For It will make its UK debut at Birmingham REP this Wednesday. A heart-breaking and devastating story that follows the story of a young girl who’s violently changed, you can book your tickets for Asking For It by clicking here.

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest | Town Hall | Thursday

Ed Byrne brings If I’m Honest to Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday

Ed Byrne is kicking off 2020 with a brand new show that’s coming to Town Hall this week. Following on from his previous show, Spoiler Alert!, If I’m Honest will see Ed take a long hard look at himself to see if there are, in fact, any positive traits that he can pass on to his children. Tickets are still available by clicking here.

The Old Crown Reopening | Digbeth | Friday

Credit: The Old Crown / Facebook

One of Birmingham’s oldest watering holes is reopening its doors this Friday after a fantastic makeover. With live music from Ash Sheehan, DJs, drink offers and more, The Old Crown will be celebrating its new look on Friday, and you’re invited to join in the celebrations. To get your free ticket and a free drink, click here!

Ghost Tours | Aston Hall | Saturday

Credit: Aston Hall

Back by popular demand, Aston Hall is hosting one of its Ghost Tours in one of Britain’s most haunted buildings. You’ll learn some facts about the hall’s intriguing past as you exclusively explore the dark and creepy corridors. With spooks and laughs along the way, you’ll need to book tickets ahead of the tours – which are unsuitable for under 12s – by clicking here.

Birmingham’s Vintage Flea | Custard Factory | Sunday

The Vintage Flea. Credit: Facebook

Looking to spruce up your home with a vintage touch? The Vintage Flea is back at the Custard Factory this Sunday. Filled with everything from prints to cushions, textiles to mirrors and so much more, this is your chance to pick up a bargain or two at amazing prizes. Click here for more information.