5 great ways to spend this week in the city

With less than a month to go until Christmas, it’s time to start getting into the festive spirit. From handmade markets to live music and theatre, here are the best things to see, do and discover this week in Birmingham.

BBC Good Food Show: Winter | NEC | Thursday – Sunday

Eat, drink and be merry this week at the BBC Good Food Show

Whether you’re starting to stock up the kitchen with luxurious festive essentials or hoping to pick up to some tips to make this Christmas the best one yet, the BBC Good Food Show: Winterhas everything you could possibly need. 

The festive favourite returns to the NEC this week, bringing a host of fantastic stalls selling a wealth of high-quality produce from chocolates to cheeses, plus, there’ll be appearances from some of your favourite chefs who will be cooking up a storm and sharing some of their top tips in live cooking demos. 

Tickets are on sale now with a range of packages available. Click here to book yours and find out more about this year’s event.

The Big Fat Quiz of The Year | The Botanist | Thursday

Put your 2019 knowledge to the test at The Botanist

From winning the cricket world cup to huge celebrity shake-ups and the unspeakable ‘B’ word, 2019 has been quite the year – but how much can you remember about what’s gone down across the globe in the last 12 months.

This Thursday, head to The Botanist and join Sphinx as it hosts its smartphone interactive Big Fat Quiz of the Year. With 80 questions to answer and some great prizes to be won, get your team together and get those cogs turning. Click here for more information and to book your team in.

Ed Geater | Sunflower Lounge | Friday

Ed Geater will perform his hometown show this Friday

Fancy a night of incredible live music? Birmingham’s own Ed Geater is returning to the Sunflower Lounge this Friday for his first hometown gig in two years. 

Having recently released his latest EP IN, which features singles including Four Sides and a Pointed Top, Ed’s certainly an artist that’s on our radar as one to watch for 2020.

He’ll be supported by Javeon, T8pes and Nath Brookes. Grab tickets here. 

Etsy Made Local | Birmingham Museum | Saturday & Sunday

Pick up some beautiful gifts from local creators at the Etsy Made Local market

If you didn’t get a chance to get down to The Paperdolls Handmade Christmas market last weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, a local team of Etsy sellers are taking over the Water Hall at Birmingham Museum for a market filled with gorgeous handmade pieces.

Entry is free and the first 25 people through the doors will receive a free goody bag! Click here for more details.

Peter Pan | Saturday – January 19

Journey to Neverland with Birmingham REP and Peter Pan

Following on from a successful season of fantastic productions, Birmingham REP opening its Christmas show this Saturday, which is putting a classic twist on a beloved children’s favourite.

Director Liam Steel is returning to the REP with a very special version of Peter Pan. Expect all the magic of this Disney classic reimagined with a modern twist as you join Peter, Wendy and her brothers on a magical journey to Neverland. 

Sure to be a fantastic show for all the family, tickets for Peter Pan are on sale now, so click here to book yours. The production will run until Running until January 19, 2020.

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