5 of the best ways to fill your week in Birmingham

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Get ready for a brand new week filled with fantastic events taking place across the city. Alongside live music from Bloc Party and a Murder Mystery dinner at Ju Ju’s Cafe, here are five fantastic events that you simply won’t want to miss.

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend | Across the City | Thursday – Sunday

Got that midweek blues? Get ready to shake things up as Birmingham Cocktail Weekend returns this week – and this year it’s bigger and better than ever before!

Running from Wednesday until Sunday, BCW will be taking over 50 venues across the city centre that will all be serving up a signature cocktail. And with drinks capped at £4, you can enjoy a day/night out in the city that won’t break the bank.

Alongside signature tipples, workshops and masterclasses will also be running at participating venues throughout the week, so you can learn more about your signature spirit or how to mix up your favourite drink at home.

Wristbands are priced at £10 and can be collected from this year’s Maker’s Mark Hub at the Mailbox, where you can also pick up your guide which will help you make the most of BCW19!

Click here to find out more about participating venues, events and to buy those all-important wristbands.

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival | Moseley Park | Friday – Sunday

Fancy a weekend filled with live music and delicious food? Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival is back for its 10th anniversary from Friday until Sunday.

This year’s stellar lineup includes headline performances from The Jacksons and Burt Bacharach, alongside appearances from festival favourite Craig Charlies, Renegade Brass Band, Alice Auer and loads more.

You’ll also be able to enjoy food and drink from local bars and restaurants including Original Patty Men, Sabai Sabai and Bournville Waffles. Plus, there will be plenty of places to grab a drink or two in the sun.

Tickets for Sunday and weekend tickets are still up for grabs over on the Mostly Jazz website. Click here to get yours now!

The Vintage Kilo Sale | Custard Factory | Saturday

Who doesn’t love a vintage kilo sale? If you want to get your hands on some new bits for your wardrobe, make sure you head down to the Custard Factory, roll up your sleeves and dig deep to find yourself a vintage bargain!

The Vintage Kilo is also celebrating its 10th anniversary, so if you’re a regular to this shopping event then make sure you’re there to celebrate. And with no minimum spend limit, you could end up paying as little as 50p for one item!

Entry is £1.50 on the door where you’ll be able to get in from 12pm. Further ticket info can be found here – happy shopping!

Wimbledon Grand Final | Brindleyplace |Saturday – Sunday

Want to catch the live action from Wimbledon on the big screen? Ahead of the Film Festival next weekend, Brindleyplace is putting its big screen up that little bit earlier for the Ladies’ Singles Final, Gentlemen’s Doubles Final, Ladies’ Doubles Final, Gentlemen’s Singles Final and Mixed Doubles Final.

With coverage on Saturday and Sunday, head to one of the surrounding bars and restaurants, grab yourself a drink and a bite to eat as you watch the Wimbledon 2019 champions lift the trophies in style.

Summer in Southside | Birmingham Hippodrome | Saturday & Sunday

Looking for something that all the family can enjoy? Birmingham Hippodrome’s free summer festival returns this weekend and it’s got a jam–packed programme filled with plenty of events, workshops and live entertainment to suit all ages.

This year’s festival will celebrate 50 years since the first moon landings which will see the streets out Southside transformed into a lunar landscape. It will also be teaming up with Summer in the City, where Bullring and GrandCentral will be transformed into a launchpad for the weekend.

Want to know more about this year’s festival? Just click here.

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