What's On West Midlands August & September 2019

What's On West Midlands August & September 2019


Our what's on West Midlands blog brings you a massive range of activities happening near you this August and September! We regularly update this blog with the latest events and activities. There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for a family-friendly activity or just want to get out and do something different!

If you're looking for more family friendly things to do over the summer holidays check out our '23 Things To Do With The Kids This Summer in the West Midlands' blog.

National trust member? We have put together a blog full of all the summer activities happening at our local National Trust Properties.

See What's On over the Bank Holiday Weekend here


What's On West Midlands August


Explore the Factory Floor at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter | Wednesday 21st August 2019

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s atmospheric Factory completely free-flow! No tours necessary!

Peppa Pig Meet & Greet at Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Wednesday 21st August 2019

Peppa Pig and George will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Dementia Friendly Tours at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery | Thursday 22nd August 2019

Enjoy History? Love Art? Want a welcoming visit to the city's Museum? If you, a friend or family member is living with dementia, Birmingham Museums would love you to join their dementia-friendly tour and activity programme!

Bath Bomb Making Workshop | Thursday 22nd August 2019

During the workshop you will learn how to create your own wonderful colourful, aromatic bath bombs using a mixture of ingredients including essential oils, herbs and flowers. All materials will be provided, however you are more than welcome to bring any essential oil or moulds you would like to use. Bath bombs also make great gifts for friends and family.

Tall Tales: Beauty and the Beast Story Tour at Aston Hall | Friday 23rd August 2019

Smell the spices traded by Beauty’s merchant father, help search for the Prince in Beauty’s dreams, and find out why roses are so important to Beauty and the Beast. Before you go, have a peek in Beauty’s enchanted mirror – a perfect opportunity for you to take a photograph of your little one, or yourself to remember your visit!

2019 Big Fun Run Birmingham | Saturday 24th August 2019

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun…just run! There’s no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. It’s all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

Vegan Baking Masterclass - Family Favourites - Beginners | Sunday 25th August 2019

Want to learn the secret of baking moist and delectable vegan cake? It's easy when you know how.

Bohemian Rhapsody with Wine | Sunday 25th August 2019

Freddie’s love of Champagne was legendary so we’ll be kicking the night off with a glass to celebrate. Tenuous links to various wines throughout the evening will add to the fun of this ‘movie and wine’ experience.

Bio Blitz at Soho House | Wednesday 28th August 2019

Become an ecologist for the day and help us to search for and identify wildlife in the grounds of Soho House.

Teddy Bears Picnic at Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Wednesday 28th August 2019

Bring the kids along to our annual Teddy Beats picnic, with plenty of fun for all the family. We will have arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, fairground games and more, as well as an opportunity to win a years free family membership to the Gardens by taking part in our Teddy Bear trail!

Wildlife Studio Macro Workshops | Thursday 29th August 2019

Using our own fully equipped studio, we will have a number of set ups for you to photograph throughout the day with the emphasis on creating natural looking habitats using studio and Speedlight controlled lighting and props. Our staff and a handler will be on hand throughout the day to offer advice on camera settings, lighting techniques, composition and depth of field control

Tall Tales: Cinderella Family Story Tour at Aston Hall | Friday 30th August 2019

Meet Cinders, see her kitchen, help us equip Cinders with everything she needs, then join in the dancing at Prince Charming’s ball. Before you go, try on Cinderella’s glass slipper – a perfect opportunity for you to take a photograph of your little one, or yourself!

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 2019 | Friday 30th - Sunday 1st September 2019

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival is set to return to the beautiful Moseley Park in 2019 from 30th August to 1st September. Every year people from across Birmingham and beyond flock to the park to witness a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental Folk, World and Roots music.

Paint Summer! Afternoon, Birmingham | Saturday 31st August 2019

PopUp Painting Invites You To Unleash Your Creativity – Wineglass In One Hand, Paintbrush In The Other! No Experience Needed.

The Gin To My Tonic Festival Birmingham 2019 | Saturday 31st August 2019

The Gin To My Tonic Festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond. Each gin stocked behind the bars has been selected based on outstanding craftsmanship, delightful flavour and the most enjoyable drinking experiences. The festival is here to take you on a journey of gin discovery! What's more, we believe gin should be served correctly which is why we offer 35ml serves (as opposed to the average 25ml) as standard!


What's On West Midlands September

Extravaganza Country Music Club 2019 | Sunday 1st September 2019

On Sunday 1st September, the Botanical Gardens will host the Rotary Club of Edgbaston Conventions 28th annual Country Music Festival and Extravaganza.

Show Me Heaven - Mind, Body & Spirit Festival | Sunday 1st September 2019

Psychic & Clairvoyant Readings with Mystic Saira | Romany Readings with Carly Gray | Tarot with Maureen Folarin

Autumn Fair 2019 | Sunday 1st - Wednesday 4th September 2019

Autumn Fair is your platform for trade and sourcing. Featuring a new layout, new sector and new outlook, Autumn Fair is truly the UK’s all-encompassing sourcing marketplace for the season.

Puppy School - Studley | Wednesday 4th September 2019

Puppy School is a set of six puppy training classes lasting one hour. The comprehensive programme has been carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics giving you a good foundation for life with your new puppy.

Dirty Dancing at Empire Cinemas | Thursday 5th September 2019

After 30 years this timeless, Oscar®* winning classic is still a phenomenally popular coming-of-age tale beloved by generations.

Alfresco Cinema at the Why Not Inn | Thursday 5th September 2019

The Why Not Inn will be erecting a giant screen in their beautiful garden so you can cosy up under the stars and watch some great films. Their brand new outside bar will be up and running along with some fantastic food to enjoy while you watch.

Still Life Oil Painting Workshop | Saturday 7th September 2019

Have fun experimenting with oils and gain the confidence and inspiration to create any still life painting.

Hospice Skydive Challenge | Saturday 7th September 2019

Unleash your inner superhero and fly for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshop | Saturday 7th September 2019

Learn how to create simple botanical images using watercolour paints, to develop fabulous flower and leaf paintings.

Sutton Coldfield Mum2mum Market | Saturday 7th September 2019

Buy top quality nearly new baby and children's goods whether it be a pushchair, preloved baby clothes, toys or other equipment.

Charity afternoon tea for dogs at The Big Pet Store | Saturday 7th September 2019

Drop in throughout the afternoon for complementary doggy cakes, biscuits, beer, dog tea (of course) pawsecco and treats!

Dont MIND Us | Saturday 7th September 2019

Dont MIND Us is a multi genre charity event to help raise money for MIND!!

Tamworth Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival | Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019

Taste the quality of local and regional products at the Tamworth Food Gusto Festival. The aim of the event is to bring the region’s best Food & Drink to one beautiful venue, along with an entertainment programme including live music, cooking and butchery demonstrations and children’s rides.

The Kings Heath Street Festival 2019 | Sunday 8th September 2019

✨ Sunday 8th September 2019 ✨ 12 Noon - 8 PM ✨York Road

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves | Sunday 8th September 2019

Award winning theatre company Illyria are bringing their action-packed production of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves to Moseley Park!

Atisan & Local Business Market | Sunday 8th September 2019

Buzzards Valley Artisan & Local Business Market : lots of tasty treats, live music and wonderful crafts.

Open Air Cinema - Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th September 2019

A fantastic line up of films all shown in high definition on our giant screen, with state of the art audio to offer you a truly cinematic experience under the stars.

Birmingham Prosecco Festival & Gin | Friday 13th September 2019

The UK's Biggest and Original festival for Prosecco Lovers is returning to the Birmingham Town Hall in BIRMINGHAM. Now featuring a handpicked selection of amazing Gins too!

St. Modwen Charity Run 2019 | Friday 13th September 2019

The Midlands’ ‘toughest 10k’ is returning for its third year to raise money to help end youth homelessness in the region.

The Cycle Show | Friday 13th - Sunday 15th September 2019

The Cycle Show is an unmissable experience for everyone who loves cycling where you can get advice from your favourite brands, try out the latest products, meet your cycling heroes and indulge in some retail therapy.

Charity Ladies Day Afternoon Tea & Races | Saturday 14th September 2019

Charity Afternoon Tea & Races £15pp in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice & West Midlands Air Ambulance

Reggae Brunch Birmingham | Saturday 14th September 2019

There'll be refreshing rum punch up for grabs that you just won't want to miss. Following all those cocktails, there will be 3 courses of Caribbean food from The One Caribbean Takeaway & Catering.

UB40 Tribute Night Halesowen | Saturday 14th September 2019

Signing Off is a result of the determination of a friendly group of musicians and UB40 fans to bring a fresh new tribute dedicated to replication of the live sound of their idols.

Midlands Whisky Festival: Birmingham 2019 | Saturday 14th September 2019

Taking place at thestudio in Birmingham on 14th September 2019, Nickolls & Perks presents the greatest whisky festival in the city for Midlands Whisky Festival: Birmingham 2019.

Funtopia at Tamworth | Saturday 14th September 2019

Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens. Filled with bouncy castles, activity inflatables, under 5's area, sumo suits and much more! The event will coincide with the We Love Tamworth summer festival and will take place on the lawn just below the Castle.

Falconry Day | Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019

See the magnificent birds of prey as they fly over the ruins of Weoley Castle!

Acocks Green Mum2mum market | Sunday 15th September 2019

Buy top quality nearly new baby and children's goods whether it be a pushchair, preloved baby clothes, toys or other equipment.

Peaky Blinders: The Legitimate Festival | Sunday 15th September 2019

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival will bring together immersive theatre, live music and fashion inspired by the series, a cinema showing, a museum, food, drink, poetry and more.

The Handsworth Park 10k Fun Run 2019 | Sunday 15th September 2019

This is a community organised event with and in support of the British Heart Foundation. All proceeds go directly to the charity.

African Drumming Workshop, Redditch | Friday 20th September 2019

Experience the joy of playing drums with the inspirational Sarah Westwood of PrimalSound. You will get expert tuition - and lots of laughs. Drumming is accessible, loud and extremely uplifting. You will learn traditional West African rhythms on Djembe hand drums and Dundun bass drums, building up the elements to create an exhilarating piece of music.

Solihull Mum2mum market | Saturday 21st September 2019

Buy top quality nearly new baby and children's goods whether it be a pushchair, preloved baby clothes, toys or other equipment.

Guided Tour of St Paul's Church | Saturday 21st September 2019

Discover the story and learn more about the unique historic features of this Grade I Listed Building dating from 1779. Including the enameled stain-glass window, box pews and bell tower.

Birmingham Vintage Kilo Sale | Saturday 21st September 2019

Supplied by Europe's LARGEST vintage wholesaler, The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale lets you pick from thousands of vintage, retro and branded items from 70s – early 00's! Roll up your sleeves and rummage through tonnes of clothing and save ££'s!

Vintage Hair Self Styling Class - Birmingham | Saturday 21st September 2019

Join Le Keux Vintage Salon owner, Lynsey for a 1.5 hour tutorial on self styling vintage hair.

Tamworth Community Games 2019 | Saturday 21st September 2019

This fun-filled & interactive afternoon will give children, young people and adults a FANTASTIC opportunity to try their hand at the huge variety of sports and activities available in the Tamworth community

Tamworth Samaritans Bike Ride 2019 | Sunday 22nd September 2019

The Tamworth Samaritans Bike Ride 2019 will be held on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 10.00am and will run from St Edithas Church in Tamworth Town Centre to Lichfield Cathedral and back again! With only a £10 entry

fee, this really is a fantastic event to take part in.

Harvest Food & Drink Market | Sunday 22nd September 2019

A Harvest Festival style Country Food and Drink Fair in the grounds of the beautiful Middleton Hall & Gardens.

First Aid for Babies and Children | Sunday 22nd September 2019

Instructor: Holly Leathem of HL Therapy. £30pp. 3 hour workshop. Absolutely anyone welcome. Perfect for parents, grandparents, babysitters etc.

All Aboard for Autism | Sunday 22nd September 2019

All Aboard for Autism is the National Autistic Society’s inclusive, family-fun sponsored walk at Drayton Manor Theme Park. You and your family can have fun in a safe and welcoming environment and be part of a special day with other families in a non-judgmental space.

Birmingham Careers Fair | 27th September 2019

Looking for the right career can often be time-consuming and frustrating. The Birmingham Careers Fair will offer candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education level the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers, all in one place.

Tamworth Street Eats and Beats | Friday 27th September 2019

Last Friday of the month we play host to savoury and dessert world street food traders, Bars, cocktails bar, local musicians & resident dj. Friendly atmosphere, meeting place, everyone welcome dogs on leads v welcome.

A night of Motown Favorites | Friday 27th September 2019

An evening of swinging Motown and a three course dinner. £25.00 per person

Autumn Craft Afternoon | Saturday 28th September 2019

Learn all about textures, about colour mixing whilst painting beautiful shades of autumn leaves and about layering artwork to create a truly 3d scene.

Reggae Brunch Birmingham | Saturday 28th September 2019

There'll be refreshing rum punch up for grabs that you just won't want to miss. Following all those cocktails, there will be 3 courses of Caribbean food from The One Caribbean Takeaway & Catering.

The Big Abseil Challenge | Saturday 28th September 2019

Fancy experiencing the thrill of abseiling from a tall building right here in Birmingham? Look no further than the hospital charity's Big Abseil Challenge!

Dirty Dancing Brunch - with bottomless prosecco | Saturday 28th September 2019

The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen brings you the Dirty Dancing BRUNCH again!

Redditch 10k & 7k | Saturday 28th September 2019

Join in the fun and take on either the 10k or 7k route running along footpaths, fields and pathways. Earn yourself a new medal for 2019 and celebrate with tea, coffee and cake when you cross the finish line.

Forge Mill Ghost Hunt | Saturday 28th September 2019

Fright Nights Worcestershire are excited to announce that we return to Forge Mill for another investigation at what is undoubtedly one of the most haunted locations in the county!

Dudley Mum2mum Market | Sunday 29th September 2019

Buy top quality nearly new baby and children's goods whether it be a pushchair, preloved baby clothes, toys or other equipment.

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