Here are the best ways to spend your week in Birmingham

Did someone say four-day week? We may have said goodbye to the last bank holiday of 2019, but don’t let it get you down. From gin festivals to show-stopping theatre productions, here are the best ways to spend this week in Birmingham.

The Gin To My Tonic Festival | Custard Factory | Saturday

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What better way could there be to kick off the weekend than with a gin and tonic festival? Taking over the Custard Factory for one day only, The Gin To My Tonic Festival will feature more than 100 gins from across the UK and beyond.

With two sessions running throughout the day, tickets for the festival cost £13.50 per person and include a bag of goodies filled with a gin explorer guide, a gin copa glass, stainless steel straw. You’ll also be able to enjoy samplers, indulge at the food stall, live entertainment and plenty more. Click here to book your tickets.

West Side Story | Birmingham Hippodrome | Thursday – Saturday

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As part of its 120th anniversary celebrations, this week, Birmingham Hippodrome is welcoming a very special production of West Side Story. Running from Thursday until Saturday, this is the Hippodrome’s first home-grown youth production to ever take place on the main stage.

With a superb cast formed from some of the greatest emerging talent from across the region, West Side Story follows the teen love story of Tony and Maria, who find themselves caught between feuding communities, the ‘American’ Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes to the streets and is transported to New York City.

An exciting, fresh production that is one not to be missed, you can book tickets here.

Birmingham Oktoberfest | Floodgate Street, Digbeth | Friday – Saturday

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Oktoberfest is back in Birmingham for 2019, bringing a weekend of celebrations filled with plenty of beers and bratwursts right into the heart of Digbeth. Featuring live entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere, there are a range of ticket prices available to suit you whether you’re planning to go along with friends or work colleagues. So if you fancy stepping into Munich, you can grab your tickets and find out more information by clicking here.

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival | Moseley Park | Friday – Sunday

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If three days of live music, entertainment and delicious food sound like the perfect way to weekend, then Moseley Folk & Arts Festival might be a great option. Held annually in Moseley Park, this year’s lineup includes performances from Lucy Rose, The Zutons, Jake Bugg and a headline slot from Don McLean.

Alongside the live music, you can also take part in Q&A sessions, catch live comedy at the Glee Club stage, take part in sculpture workshops and so much more. Tickets are still available for a fantastic weekend in the city, so if you fancy going along, click here to book your tickets now.

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