Here’s how you should spend your week in Birmingham

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Another month has been and gone and what better way could there be to kick-start August than with a whole week jam-packed with fantastic events. From live music to alternative nights out – here are the top ways to spend your week in Birmingham.

British Gin Masterclass | Pinchos | Monday

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*** PINCHOS PRESENTS *** Are you a Gin fan? Pinchos Cafe & Tapas Bar invites you for a British Gin Masterclass event Monday 5th of August from 17:30 until 19:00h. Join us on an evening of learning and enjoy a fantastic masterclass where we will review five different Gin from two of the famous British Gin distilleries. The event ticket includes Plymouth Original, Plymouth Sloe Gin, Beefeater 24, Beefeater Pink and Beefeater Blood orange as a Welcome drink. Do not miss it!. Please purchase the tickets in advance, contact us for any inquiries. • • • #gin #gintasting #beefeater #plymouthgin #lovegin #loveevents #lovetasting #colmorerow #summerdays #mondaymotivation #britishgin #drinks🍹

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We all love a gin – or two – so if you’re stuck for plans on Monday, why not join Pinchos for a British Gin Masterclass that will see you well on your way to becoming a connoisseur of your favourite tipple.

Running from 5.30pm until 7pm, you’ll have the chance to sample five different gins from two famous distilleries. Sounds like a great to kick-start your week if you ask us. All you need to do is contact Pinchos to secure your slot.

Once you’re done with the tasting masterclass, why not stay for a bite to eat? Pinchos is one of our go-to places for tapas in the city centre. Trust us, it’s delicious. Click here for more info.

Joe Dolman | The Sunflower Lounge | Tuesday 

Who doesn’t love a night of live music? This week, our favourite indie music venue, The Sunflower Lounge, is welcoming Joe Dolman, a 22-year-old singer/songwriter whose voice we’ve grown to love here in the Style HQ.

Joe’s last tour completely sold out, and he’s certainly one to watch having made appearances at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend and festivals including The Great Escape and Wilderness Festival. He’ll be joined at his intimate gig by Will Naisbitt and Birmingham-based singer Ellie Poole.

Tickets for the gig are £8.50, so go along and check out these incredible emerging performers while supporting one of the city’s independent venues.

Enjoy Some Darts | Flight Club | All Week!

If you thought that darts was a sport that belonged in slightly run-down pubs, think again. Birmingham recently welcomed Flight Club, a brand new addition to the ever-growing nightlife scene on Temple Street, and it’s rapidly becoming our new favourite alternative night out in the city.

The ‘Social Darts’ bar has brought the sport up-to-date with incredible technology that keeps a track of your score so you can enjoy some drinks with you pals without having to worry about clocking up the points on a chalkboard. Plus, there a range of games to choose from that are guaranteed to bring out the competitive side in even the most relaxed people.

It’s super stylish, offers delicious food and drink – all of which can be ordered from your independent oche at the push of a button – and is already proving to be a huge hit just a few weeks after opening its doors.

So if you fancy a night – or afternoon – out on in the town with a twist, gather your friends and head down to Flight Club for a few games, or enjoy a drink in the bar area. Click here to for more info and to book an oche.

Solve Along Murder, She Wrote | Mama Roux’s | Thursday

Murder, She Wrote – Jessica Behind Bars

Do you see yourself as a bit of a detective? This Thursday, head to Mama Roux’s and engage in an interactive screening of Murder, She Wrote.

Hosted by Murder, She Wrote super-fan, Tim Benzie, the evening will include a screening of the classic episode Jessica Behind Bars, where it will be a race for you to solve the crime. Plus, it’ll feature a host of games, prizes and audience participation. So if you fancy celebrating one of the greatest Whodunnit shows of the 80s, grab your tickets now!

The Jerk Festival | Quantum, Upper Trinity Street | Saturday 

What’s a week in the city without some delicious food and drink? On Saturday, the mighty Taste and Liquor are back with a brand new foodie event for you to sink your teeth into, as they bring a taste of the Caribbean to the Second City with Birmingham’s very first Jerk Festival.

Throughout the day you can indulge in a range of Jamaican culinary delights including barbecued chicken and pork, rice and peas, vanilla-infused dumplings, all washed down with a rum cocktail. Plus, there will be live music from The Shabba Sound System, 80s retro games and so much more! Tickets are still up for grabs, so click here to book yours.

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