What's on West Midlands June & July 2019

What's on West Midlands June & July 2019

05/06/2019

Our what's on West Midlands blog brings you a massive range of activities happening near you this May and June! 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!

June


Crochet for Beginner’s 5 week course - Thursday 20th June 2019


This 5 week course will teach you all the crochet basics you need to get started. Learn a new skill which will last you a lifetime. The course will cover holding the hook and yarn, basic stitches, colour changing, working in the round and straight, reading patterns, finishing off and making up. All materials, equipment and instructions will be provided, with tea and cake too.

A Summer's Knight at the Castle: Evening Tour - Thursday 20th June 2019


Explore Weoley Castle in the evening in this guided tour and learn about the life and work of a medieval knight!

The Autism Show Birmingham - Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd June 2019


Offering over 100 hours of talks, clinics and workshops, plus hundreds of specialist products and services at each of our three locations. A visit to The Autism Show can make an immediate difference to you, and those you care, support or teach. Once inside the event, all theatre sessions, clinics and features are free to access and CPD certified for professionals.

Foodies Festival Birmingham - Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd June 2019


At Foodies Festival you will see top chefs and MasterChef winners cooking live, try sweet treats with Bake Off winners and top bakers, sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails, eat delicious street food from around the world, taste new flavours, meet artisan producers, have fun all day with chilli eating competitions and food challenges. Live performances from Scouting for Girls, Boyzlife, The Specials favourite The Neville Staple Band and Queen tribute band Flash. Plus brand new extended Kids Zone with Kids Cookery theatre, slime challenge and brand new Dog Arena.

BBQ Fest - Saturday 22nd June 2019


Fr the first time ever, Birmingham Seasonal Markets presents the BBQ Fest, with mouth-watering foods to fill your grill-loving needs. Open from 12pm-6pm for everyone to come and enjoy a BBQ day under the sun – including BBQ street food, bars, DJ's and a full market hall selling hot sauces and so much more.

National Bhangra Festival - Saturday 22nd June 2019


This entertainment extravaganza will include Live Performances, Dinner, Dance, Exhibition & Free Workshops. National Bhangra Festival represents a lifestyle, tradition and cultural values, which encompass the very soul of Asians in the UK. Bhangra fans from all communities will be united at the grand celebration, which will showcase the best artistic talent within the nation and beyond.

Dachshund Cafe Birmingham - Sunday 23rd June 2019


If you have your own Dachshund or just love our sausage friends, don't miss out on this one-off event right here in Birmingham. Treat your little bestie to a day out at the Dachshund Cafe and they'll get to meet lots of furry and fabulous friends, tuck into some delicious doggy treats, and pose for the PUParazzi (there's also a doggy photobooth for instant pics!).

Lego drop in session - Sunday 23rd June 2019


Get creative with the return of this free Lego drop in session. Build your own creation or make up a classic Lego kit. Suitable for children 3+

Wacky Scooter Races - Sunday 23rd June 2019


A bit of innocent fun racing Lambretta’s and Vespa’s around Birmingham Wheels Kart track. A family event and an opportunity for all the budding Valentino Rossis’ out there to show off with all proceeds to a well deserved local charity.

Family Picnic at Red House Park - Sunday 23rd June 2019


The Friends of Red House Park are inviting you to their first Family Picnic event. With live music supplied by Black Country Big Bank, take a picnic and enjoy a few hours in the great outdoors. Refreshments will be on sale in the Pavilion. It's free and everyone's welcome.

Wednesday Wine Club: Cheese & Wine 2 - Wednesday 26th June 2019


After the success of their first Wine Cheese tasting at Arch 13 in March, they're back for more..

Birmingham Rum Festival - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 2019


Meet the people, hear the stories and taste the rich heritage of rum at this annual summer fiesta. Discover a new menu of Signature Cocktails, munch on exotic street food and party to live Latin, Reggaeton, Salsa and Reggae music.

BBC WM Community Games - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 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 West Midlands community. FREE event.

Bournville Village Festival - Saturday 29th June 2019


The festival is hosted by Bournville Village Council and has been running every year since 1903, aside from when it was stopped during the war. Set up by the Cadbury family for the children of Bournville. With many attractions including the traditional Maypole, arena acts, a craft market, side stalls, a funfair and a spectacular firework display to close the event.

Mum2mum Market Sutton Coldfield - Saturday 29th June 2019


30 stalls brimming with bargains. FREE goodie bag for the first 100 people through the door. Entry £2 (kids are free). Free entry for last 30 minutes. 2 for 1 entry with voucher from www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/get-free-entry

Concerts in the Park - Sunday 30th June 2019


An unforgettable weekend of music in the beautiful surroundings of Sutton Park as Concerts in the Park returns for a third year. Sunday’s family concert sees Alice in Wonderland themed family fun and games in Sutton Park, with the CBSO’s mini orchestra on the main stage and Sutton Coldfield’s local choirs and performers creating a magical community music day for families.

Pawsome Afternoon Fundraiser - Sunday 30th June 2019


Afternoon fundraiser at Kings Heath Cricket & Sports Club, hosted by Cats Protection League.

 

July


Guided Tour: Butterfly House | Thursday 4th July 2019


Find out about how we care for and look after a beautiful collection of butterflies in our ever-popular butterfly house. A treat for all ages!

Erdington - Dino Detectives with Mess Around Birmingham | Thursday 4th July 2019


Come along and have a roarsome time at our BRAND NEW messy party – it’s Dinosaur Detectives! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including jellysaurus, spaghettiraptor and fossil hunting. Or become a detective and hunt for dinosaurs amongst the swamps, deserts and volcanoes. All you need to do is come along and mess around, and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Moseley Festival | Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th July 2019


Moseley Festival returns this year on 4-7 July and features street food, independent retailers, live music, comedy, arts, crafts, performances and much more.

Colmore Food Festival | Saturday 6th - Saturday 6th July 2019


As always the Festival will be full of food, drink, music and entertainment. We will be working with First Mile to hopefully bring you our most sustainable Food Festival to date!

Summer Fayre At Hamstead Library | Saturday 6th - Saturday 6th July 2019


Copper Pipe Light Workshop | Saturday 6th July 2019


One-day workshop to design and make your own copper pipe light. You'll leave the workshop with your completely “made-by-you” copper pipe table lamp, AND the transferable skills of copper pipe plumbing soldering, and basic electrical wiring. No previous experience is necessary, and all help is on hand.

Guided Pond Dipping Sessions | Saturday 6th July 2019


Come and join us for a guided Pond Dipping session every Saturday in Spring and Summer. Our expert volunteers will be on hand to help you discover our pond minibeasts, how to identify them and the best way to use our equipment.

Mind Matters Charity Music Festival | Saturday 6th July 2019


Raising money for the "Mind" charity and helping raise awareness.Tickets are £3 per person with all proceeds going to the Mind Charity. Acts confirmed are Adam & Evil, Working Title, Conor Coley, Carrick, Charlysomething, Ste Crump, Three Knuckle Shuffle and Slim & Blade, with more to be announced.

Quinborne Open Day 2019 | Saturday 6th July 2019


Featuring fun, games and events that the whole family to take part in. A visit from Mo, from Animals In Hands who will be bringing a wide arrange of exotic creatures for you all to look at. There will also be a face painter, bouncy castle, table top sale and lots more going on.

Birmingham Gaming Market | Saturday 6th July 2019


The Birmingham Gaming Market is the latest gaming market from PLAY Expo and Video Game Market organisers Replay Events. This is the first event of its kind in Birmingham and will be held at the Digbeth Campus of the South and City College which is a short distance from the city centre, just minutes from the famous Bull Ring shopping centre and is close to train stations, coach stations and car parks.

Northfield Carnival | Saturday 6th July 2019


Travel to Stratford Upon Avon River Festival With Nash Coaches | Saturday 6th July 2019


Day excursion to Stratford upon Avon River Festival. A real treat for boat lovers, the Award-Winning River Festival is a true celebration of life on the River Avon in the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Maxstoke Summer BBQ 2019 | Saturday 6th July 2019


This years summer BBQ at Maxstoke Village Hall starts from 7pm. £5 entry and £2.50 for under 14's, including BBQ food (Burger, Sausage, Jacket Potato)

Open Air Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream | Sunday 7th July 2019


The Crescent Theatre will deliver an open air performance of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Blakesley Hall. Pre-booking essential!

Summer Fair at Hatchford Brook Golf Centre and Gym | Sunday 7th July 2019


Hatchford Broof Golf Centre's annual summer fair will include: Bouncy castle & inflatables; Go-karts & zorbing; Hot & cold food stalls; Ice cream, candy floss, sweets, popcorn & crepes; Body shop, Costco, Forever Living & Scentsy; Face painting & glitter tattoos; Tarot card readings; WIN A CAR & other competitions; Gift & craft stalls; Home ware and dog friendly stalls; Free driving range, golf activities & inflatable dinosaur; Free health check and open gym; and more!

Dog First Aid Course - Coleshill | Sunday 7th July 2019


A fun and interactive half day of CPD accredited Dog First Aid training. Learn how to act with confidence in doggy first aid emergencies.

Oliver! Performed by Script Youth Musical Theatre Company | Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th July 2019


Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love.

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Selly Manor | Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th July 2019


This outdoor performance in the stunning surroundings of the Selly Manor garden, is a hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.

Craft in the Cafe | Friday 12th July 2019


Are you looking to meet new friends? Do you enjoy crafting? Are you a cake lover? If you answered yes to the above questions, then Kiss Me Cupcakes has the group for you.

Corner to Corner Class | Saturday 13th July 2019


Crochet is a simple and versatile craft, easy to pick up and easy to adapt in order to create anything your heart could desire. Learn the noble art of crochet with the Birmingham Crochet Club in a warm cafe venue.

Monyhull Community Day 2019 | Saturday 13th July 2019


A great free day for all the family! Bouncy castles, face painting, crafts, sports - and a whole lot more.

Unicorn And Prosecco Festival | Saturday 13th July 2019


We welcome you to the ultimate combination of magic and happiness (and everyone's favourite bubbly). Prepare to be transported to the most mythical and colourful experience in the land at The Mill, where you will be free to release your inner unicorn!

Birmingham Vintage Kilo Sale | Saturday 13th July 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!

Family Craft Session | Saturday 13th July 2019


Bring children along to the library to get creative making a variety of simple, themed crafts to take home.

Pype Hayes URC Summer Fayre | Saturday 13th July 2019


Come and join us for refreshments, stalls, raffle, tombola etc.

SBS Concert: An evening of dances | Saturday 13th July 2019


The concert features a selection of 20 different dances; from the fast and frenetic tarantella and czardas to the slow and stately bolero and waltz.

Coleshill’s Food & Drink Festival | Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2019


COLESHILL’S FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL will be back again after a huge success last year! This will be a free public event across two days with a fantastic variety of street food and drink from around the world. There will also be some great activities for all ages with excellent music throughout the event from local artists!

Sutton Coldfield Community Games 2019 | Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2019


The formula established over the last six Sutton Games will remain, so expect enormous amounts of fun with over 70 different sports and activities to try, live music and dance acts, and children’s entertainment.

Summer Fete at Blakesley Hall | Sunday 14th July 2019


Join us for the first Summer Fete at Blakesley Hall – bouncy castle and inflatable slide, face painting, Punch and Judy show and games and activity stalls.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark at Selly Manor | Sunday 14th July 2019


The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark encourages children to be conquerors, is guaranteed to raise a smile, and will calm the biggest fears. This outdoor performance in the beautiful surroundings of the Selly Manor garden, is sure to be a special summer treat for all the family.

Great Barr - Dino Detectives with Mess Around Birmingham | Monday 15th July 2019


Come along and have a roarsome time at our BRAND NEW messy party – it’s Dinosaur Detectives! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including jellysaurus, spaghettiraptor and fossil hunting. Or become a detective and hunt for dinosaurs amongst the swamps, deserts and volcanoes. All you need to do is come along and mess around, and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Redditch - Dino Detectives with Mess Around Birmingham | Tuesday 16th July 2019


Come along and have a roarsome time at our BRAND NEW messy party – it’s Dinosaur Detectives! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including jellysaurus, spaghettiraptor and fossil hunting. Or become a detective and hunt for dinosaurs amongst the swamps, deserts and volcanoes. All you need to do is come along and mess around, and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Stable Cider Awards Free Tasting Session @ The Birmingham Stable | Thursday 18th July 2019


10 ciders. 1 winner. You decide. Sip on 10 of the best ciders known to man, and cast your vote for this years CIDER OF THE YEAR

Painting & Prosecco! Birmingham | Friday 19th July 2019


PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed.

Selly Oak - Dino Detectives with Mess Around Birmingham | Friday 19th July 2019


Come along and have a roarsome time at our BRAND NEW messy party – it’s Dinosaur Detectives! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including jellysaurus, spaghettiraptor and fossil hunting. Or become a detective and hunt for dinosaurs amongst the swamps, deserts and volcanoes. All you need to do is come along and mess around, and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Summer Fayre in Cathedral Square | Friday 19th July 2019


Join the Cathedral Community Committee for a fabulous and fun summer fayre. Stalls, crafts, games, food and lots, lots more will be set up in Cathedral Square.

Musical Theatre Open Mic Night | Saturday 20th July 2019


You are invited to an evening of Musical Theatre presented by YOU! Come along to the Old Joint Stock’s intimate Theatre and strut your stuff to anything and everything Musical Theatre!

DIY Food Wraps | Saturday 20th July 2019


Would you like to learn how to make a sustainable alternative to plastic cling wrap? Come along to the workshop to learn how to make your own Food Wraps.

Bubble Rush - Birmingham 2019 | Saturday 20th July 2019


Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference - lots of coloured bubbles! You'll start in a sea of foam and then take on four different coloured bubble stations around the course where foam canons will be pumping out masses of colourful bubbles.

Reaching for the Moon Party | Saturday 20th July 2019


Join us at this FREE party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon with family science activities and space snacks!  No booking necessary

Disney Magic - Summer Garden Fete 2019 | Saturday 20th July 2019


St Mary & St Margaret's annual Summer Garden Fete returns on Saturday 20th July 2019 with a Disney inspired magical theme. Featuring themed activities, games, entertainment and special guests this is a day of fun for all ages!

Birmingham Wildlife Festival 2019 | Saturday 20th July 2019


Celebrating and promoting the well-being of wildlife and raising awareness of the many issues that some of our species face in today’s climate. A day of fun and information with full stage programme of high profile speakers, and a plethora of music and entertainment from around the country, Plenty of stalls to browse and lots of vegan street food.

Family Fun Day & Dog Show | Saturday 20th July 2019


Lots to see and do from FREE children play area, Fun Dog Show, Shopping Stalls, BBQ, Refreshments, Tombola, Raffle, West Midlands Police Dog Display Team, Special Guests, Fundraising Trailer for items for yourselves and your four-legged friends, Pet Pawtraits from Jennifer Jefferies Pet Photography, Award winning coffee from Cafe2U UK | Solihull and much much more.

Beer Festival at The Duke Inn - Sutton Coldfield | Saturday 20th July 2019


Back by popular demand we will be hosting the annual Beer Festival again this year. Bringing you some great ales, tasty food and LIVE music

The Independent Birmingham Festival At Aston Hall | Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019


Mouth-watering food, delicious cocktails, natural wine and craft beer, a roster of the city’s finest independent retailers, artists, designers and makers, and local bands rocking out on our main stage - sounds like an incredible event to us

Ola Birmingham Mela | Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019


Ola Sandwell & Birmingham Mela is the biggest Asian music festival in Europe. Music, dance, food and traditional arts and crafts bring the sights, sounds and spicy aromas of South Asia to Victoria Park, Smethwick

Kings Norton - Dino Detectives with Mess Around Birmingham | Sunday 21st July 2019


Come along and have a roarsome time at our BRAND NEW messy party – it’s Dinosaur Detectives! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including jellysaurus, spaghettiraptor and fossil hunting. Or become a detective and hunt for dinosaurs amongst the swamps, deserts and volcanoes. All you need to do is come along and mess around, and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Summer Craft Fair at Sarehole Mill | Sunday 21st July 2019


Outdoor craft market with a variety of crafts and gifts to buy. Entrance to craft fair is free. Half price admission into the Mill on this day: Adult £3, Child £1.50, Concession £2 - online booking available.

Party in the Park - Selly Park | Sunday 21st July 2019


Come along and party to live music from local bands, enjoy delicious street food from Digbeth Dining Club, browse arts and crafts stalls from local independents, or simply sit back and take it all in with a tasty ice cream.

Marston Green - Dino Detectives with Mess Around Birmingham | Tuesday 23rd July 2019


Come along and have a roarsome time at our BRAND NEW messy party – it’s Dinosaur Detectives! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including jellysaurus, spaghettiraptor and fossil hunting. Or become a detective and hunt for dinosaurs amongst the swamps, deserts and volcanoes. All you need to do is come along and mess around, and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Mr Magnolia - outdoor theatre at Martineau Gardens | Tuesday 23rd July 2019


Join Mr Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre’s bold characters, live music, puppetry and audience interaction, it’s a day out not to be missed! Based on the book by Quentin Blake.

Watt the World Needs Now | Tuesday 23rd July 2019


Be inspired by the genius of James Watt. Bring the family along to Nettlefold Garden and create just the invention that you think the world needs now ... "Watt" everybody wants! This event is part of the programme of events and activities to mark James Watt's bicentenary. Contact 0121 426 2908 for more details.

Wild Craft Tuesdays at RSPB Sandwell Valley | Tuesday 23rd July 2019


Every Tuesday during school holidays we will be holding our wild craft days, pick up some skills for camping trips and days outdoors. We will be learning how to light fires, shelter building, campfire cooking and more

Gin Tasting with Whitley Neill Cambridge | Tuesday 23rd July 2019


This gin tasting is a chance to learn how gin is made, and how Whitley Neill differ from other distillers, and not forgetting the most important part... to taste a range of their delicious gins, and leave Pint Shop a little squiffy!

Alice in Wonderland at Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Thursday 25th July 2019


Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family.

Tall Tales: Sleeping Beauty Family Storytelling Tour | Friday 26th July 2019


Join us at 11am to make your own crown to wear to the party to celebrate the birth of the Princess before we explore Aston Hall between 11.30am and 12.15pm. Or alternatively join us at 1pm until 2.15pm, when the event will be repeated. Make sure to select your preferred time slot when booking and that your ticket states that it is for the Tall Tales: Sleeping Beauty Family Storytelling Tour.

Live Jazz at The Physician | Friday 26th July 2019


Live jazz on our terrace from The Hot Club. No tickets required. No charge on the door! Just come along and have some fun!

Tasting Event: An Evening of Bourbon with Rob Ball | Friday 26th July 2019


The Birmingham Whisky Club presents an evening with Rob Ball, local bourbon enthusiast and member of The Whisky Club, who'll be joining us on the 26th July to guide you through a selection of his 6 recommended bourbons in this unique one off event.

The Rainbow Fish at Midlands Arts Centre | Saturday 27th July 2019


The Rainbow Fish is a modern classic storybook, and a delightful tale. With its universal message about making friends, and sharing.

Gin Fields 2019 | Saturday 27th July 2019


Are you ready for a more grown up kind of festival? The High Field presents Gin Fields. The BBQ will be fired up, our very own DJ will be spinning the decks & of course there'll be Gin, lots of Gin!

Shirley - Dino Detectives with Mess Around Birmingham | Sunday 28th July 2019


Come along and have a roarsome time at our BRAND NEW messy party – it’s Dinosaur Detectives! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including jellysaurus, spaghettiraptor and fossil hunting. Or become a detective and hunt for dinosaurs amongst the swamps, deserts and volcanoes. All you need to do is come along and mess around, and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Medieval Open Day at Weoley Castle | Sunday 28th July 2019


Come and celebrate all things medieval with us! There will be lots of different activities to take part in including a craft activity, a family friendly trail, re-enactors who will show you what life was like in medieval times, our friendly volunteers will be on hand to share the history of the site and you can also meet real archaeologists!

Kings Heath Earth Market | Sunday 28th July 2019


Our Earth market is a monthly event that takes place in the heart of the Kings Heath community. Our aim is to bring awareness to cruelty-free and plant-based living through trade, education, interaction and hospitality. We welcome everyone to this free event.

Harborne - Dino Detectives with Mess Around Birmingham | Tuesday 30th July 2019


Come along and have a roarsome time at our BRAND NEW messy party – it’s Dinosaur Detectives! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including jellysaurus, spaghettiraptor and fossil hunting. Or become a detective and hunt for dinosaurs amongst the swamps, deserts and volcanoes. All you need to do is come along and mess around, and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Paint Monet! Birmingham | Tuesday 30th July 2019


PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed.

Falconry Day at Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Wednesday 31st July 2019


Get up close and personal with these magnificent birds amongst 15 acres of beautiful scenery, which include falcons, owls, hawks and eagles. There will also be flight displays at intervals throughout the day.

In the Night Garden Live | Wednesday 31st July 2019


You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and it’s a completely new production for the very first In the Night Garden Live UK theatre tour.

Acoustic Cafe 29 | Wednesday 31st July 2019


Acoustic Cafe is a fun “open-mic” evening which features "flexible" folk, acoustic-”rock” and blues by performers who are mainly local amateurs, semi-professionals and occasionally professionals.

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