The coolest ways to spend your week in Birmingham

According to our calendar, this is the last full week in July, and if we’re being honest, we’re not too sure where the month’s gone.

But it’s not quite over yet, there are still plenty of super cool events yet to come including a food market, a free festival and an alternative night out in the city.

Here are the five best things to fill your week with in Birmingham.

Amélie the Musical | The Alexandra Theatre | Monday – Saturday

Amelie the Musical

We know we always say how much we love theatre here at Style, so here’s the latest show on our radar. Alongside the hit musical Annie, which is heading to the Hippodrome from Tuesday until Sunday, the delightful Amélie the Musical opens at The Alexandra Theatre as part of its UK tour.

Based on the five-time Oscar®-nominated film, Amélie the Musical follows the life of an astonishing young woman who lives very quietly in her day-to-day world, but very loudly in her own mind. But when she finds love blocking her path, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.

Starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Danny Mac and Audrey Brisson, Amélie the Musical runs from Monday until Saturday. Click here to book your tickets.

Summer Produce Markets | Brindleyplace | Friday

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Brindleyplace’s Summer Produce Markets return this Friday (and the last Friday of every month until September) where you can browse a fantastic range of quality produce and delicious food from local businesses.

As well as filling up your bags to cook up something special in the kitchen for the weekend, there will also be plenty of traders who will be dishing out everything from savoury meals perfect for your lunch break and even tempting sweet treats. You can check out all the traders that will be at the markets here.

The Commonwealth Social | Centenary Square | Saturday

Commonwealth Social

The festival season continues in Birmingham this weekend with a host of unmissable events including the Commonwealth Social.

With just under three years to go until our wonderful city hosts the Commonwealth Games in 2020, this Saturday you can head to the newly-renovated Centenary Square for a host of fantastic entertainment from live music, delicious food and plenty of mouthwatering food and drink from some of Digbeth Dining Club’s finest traders.

Taking place from 12pm – 7pm, you can find out more information about the Commonwealth Social here.

Bongo’s Bingo | The River, Digbeth | Friday & Saturday

Bongo’s Bingo

Oh, we don’t know about you, but we’re so glad to hear that Bongo’s Bingo is back in town – and it’s got a brand new home, too!

Possibly one of the funnest and energetic alternative nights out in the city – tried and tested by us – Bongo’s Bingo takes the traditional game to a whole new level where you can walk away with prizes ranging from a Henry Hoover, to cold cash!

Bongo’s has announced a string of shows in Birmingham for July and August, kicking off this Friday at its new venue, The River in Digbeth. Grab your pals and grab tickets, trust us, you won’t want to miss out! Click here for dates and more info.

MADE Festival | Perry Park | Saturday

MADE Festival

Commonwealth Social isn’t the only festival happening in Birmingham this weekend. MADE Festival returns to Perry Park on Saturday, where some of the biggest House, Drum n Bass, Tech House, Grime, Bass Music and UK Garage acts will be performing throughout the day.

You can catch sets from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, alongside Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Andy C, Lethal Bizzle and tonnes more – we rounded-up our top acts to see across the day here. Plus, there’s a fun fair, street food, live street artists – what’s not to love? You can check out the final line-up and grab tickets here.

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