Best things to do this week in Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing

In the week where couples celebrate the most romantic day of the year, there are some of us who just aren’t as involved in buying gifts for significant others, or maybe you’re too focused on living your single life with not a care in the world.

Whatever you’re reasoning is, we’ve rounded-up the top things to see, do and discover this week if Valentine’s Day just isn’t your cup of tea.

*If you do want some seriously good Valentine’s plans, click here!

Living Well UK | The Good Intent | Now – March 4

Living Well is hosting free workshops at The Good Intent

If you feel like you’re getting a little caught up in your day-to-day life, then you might want to take a trip to Living Well UK. The pop-up, which has taken over the top floor of The Good Intent in Great Western Arcade, aims to deliver free workshops from yoga to fitness sessions and one-on-one therapy for those who need a little bit of support. Workshops are running now until March 4. Click here to view the full timetable.

Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold | The Alexandra | Monday – Saturday

Cast of Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold

There’s plenty of theatre happening in Birmingham this week. First up is Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold which is at The Alexandra from today (Monday) until Saturday (15). The stage show of this captivating ITV drama follows the story of a group of women who battle to survive while working in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Book tickets here.

The Red Shoes | Birmingham Hippodrome | Tuesday – Saturday

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The Red Shoes. Credit: Johan Persson

Speaking of theatre, Sir Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is returning for what is sure to be an unmissable run at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday. Hailed by critics across the globe, this Olivier Award-winning production by Bourne’s New Adventures follows the life of ballet dancer Vicky Page, who’s passion for dance is challenged when she falls in love with composer of The Red Shoes, Julian Craster. Click here to get your tickets.

We caught up with Sir Matthew Bourne ahead of the show heading to the Hippodrome. Click here to read our interview.

Plant Watercolour Workshop | Folk Like These, Moseley, Wednesday

Credit: Fraser McGee Photo. Folk Like These, Moseley

If you fancy venturing outside of the city centre, this week Folk Like These is hosting a Plant Watercolour Shop for budding painters. Located in its adorable shop in the heart of Moseley, you’ll learn how to mix colours, work with tone and use your brush to create a beautiful painting. Tickets cost £16 and include all materials and one hot drink. Click here to reserve your spot.

Gavin & Stacey Pub Quiz | Dig Brew Co | Thursday

Credit: Dig Bew Co / Facebook

Fans of the hit BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey have the chance to put their knowledge to the test this Thursday. Dig Brew Co is hosting a quiz themed entirely on the show, so if you think you know everything there is to know about Barry Island’s favourite residents – apart from what happened on the fishing trip – grab your pals and click here to get your tickets. Tidy.

Free Meals for Third Wheels | Brew Dog | Friday

Third wheels can enjoy a free pizza or burger at Brew Dog

Sometimes being the spare part in a group has its perks, which is why Brew Dog is celebrating singletons this Valentine’s Day by offering free meals for third wheels. This Friday, couples who take their single pal for dinner will get a free pizza or burger on Brew Dog. Sounds pretty good, right? Click here to find out more.

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