5 great things to do this week in Birmingham

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Stuck for ways to fill your diary? From theatre shows to the world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course, here are the best ways to spend your week in Birmingham!

Grease the Musical | Birmingham Hippodrome | Tuesday – Saturday, August 24

Grease is the word this week as the hit musical returns to Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its current UK tour. Following its sell-out run at Leicester Curve, the hit production will return to the Hippodrome with a cast starring Peter Andre*, Strictly champion Ore Oduba as Teen Angel.

Expect to hear all the hits you know and love from Grease’s unforgettable score as you follow the unforgettable journey of Danny and Girl-next-door Sandy as they are one again reunited after their summer whirlwind romance.

Grease the Musical runs at the Hippodrome until Saturday, August 23, so gather your Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys and get ready to experience the stage version of one of the most iconic movies of all time. Click here to book your tickets. *Please note that Peter Andre will only be appearing in select performances.

The Monster | NEC | Friday – Tuesday 

Here’s something a little different. This week sees the return of The Monster, the world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course designed especially for adults. After selling out its runs in the city over the last few years, the giant, bouncy challenge is once again taking over the NEC from Friday through to next Tuesday.

At 300metres long, The Monster is packed with over 40 challenges including two brand new additions for 2019 – the Exterminator and the House of Hell. And when you’ve defeated The Monster, you can then enjoy delicious street food and cocktails, before diving into the Unicorn and flamingo ball pit, have a game of boozy bingo and even catch a round of drag race karaoke.

Tickets for this one are selling out fast. So click here to book yours now!

Open Air Cinema | Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Thursday – Saturday 

Grab the popcorn, the Open Air Cinema is back at Birmingham Botanical Gardens for three days this week, bringing some huge blockbuster movies back to the big screen. Brought to the city by Summer Screens, the Open Air Cinema has been a really popular annual event in the city’s entertainment calendar. Team Style even went a few years ago to catch Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet, because who can say no to Leonardo DiCaprio in his 20’s, right?

There are three showings taking place this week, including Grease, Jurassic Park and A Star Is Born. You’ll even be able to enjoy food and drinks from the bar, but you’re more than welcome to bring along your own drinks and snacks. We’d recommend wrapping up, too. It can get pretty chilly! Tickets start at £15, click here to book yours.

Painting & Prosecco | Ju Ju’s Café | Friday 

Want to get a little creative? PopUp Painting is holding a painting session at Ju Ju’s Café where you can design your own masterpiece with a glass of wine in hand. You don’t have to be a master painter to get involved, who knows, maybe you could be Birmingham’s version of Banksy?

You’ll be guided by a practising artist who will help you pick up new skills to make a fantastic piece of art that might just even be good enough to hang up on your living room wall for all your friends and family to admire! The session includes all materials and one glass of Prosecco, so get those creative juices flowing and book your space here.

The Indian Streatery x The Highfield | The High Field, Edgbaston | Saturday 

The High Field Bar

We love it when Birmingham’s food scene teams up, so we’re super excited to see that The Indian Streatery will be popping up in the garden of The High Field, serving up some of the delicious food that you can also enjoy in their restaurant on Bennetts Hill.

If the weather’s being kind, make sure you sit outside in The High Field’s beautiful garden and soak up some sun with a drink in hand to wash down your tasty meal from The Indian Streatery. More info can be found here.

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