What's On West Midlands September & October 2019

What's On West Midlands September & October 2019

01/09/2019

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

 

What's On West Midlands September

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.

 

What's On West Midlands October

Macmillan Coffee Morning | Halesowen | Tuesday 1st October 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning at The Why Not Inn to raise funds for a brilliant charity, why not come and pop along to help raise money.

Autumn Wreath Making Workshop | Birmingham | Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Join experienced florist Caroline of Flowerology Birmingham for a fun and informative night learning wreath making techniques.

Paint Starry Night! | Harborne | Thursday 3rd October 2019

PopUp Painting invites you to sip and paint in Birmingham. Unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paint brush in the other. No experience needed!

Birmingham Comedy Festival | Birmingham | Friday 4th - Sunday 13th October 2019

This year's festival sees over 80 performances including James Acaster, The Last Leg's Josh Widdicombe, Henning Wehn, Reginald D Hunter and Comedy Central's Impractical Jokers.

Stargazing at Kingsbury Water Park | Sutton Coldfield | Friday 4th October 2019

An evening talk then view the nightime sky (weather permitting) with local experts, tea, coffee and biscuits provided. In conjunction with Heart of England Astronomical Society.

Mum2mum Market | Sandwell | Saturday 5th October 2019

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

1940' Dance Evening | Tamworth | Saturday 5th October 2019

Travel to the ballroom in style by steam train and then be entertained by one of the best swing and 1940s bands the Kalamazoo Dance Band, take to the floor and dance to the nostalgic sounds of 1940s music.

Black History Activity Book Launch 2.0 | Birmingham | Saturday 5th October 2019

Due to the huge success of the first Black History Activity Book Launch on Sunday the 7th October 2018, we are back by popular demand!

How to take better photos of your children | Sutton Coldfield | Saturday 5th October 2019

Come and learn some tricks of the trade for taking better photos of your children/grandchildren at this free photography workshop.

Mum2mum Market | Coleshill | Sunday 6th October 2019

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

Wedding Fair | Moseley | Sunday 6th October 2019

Join us again for our popular wedding fair. You will be able to view this beautiful building and gather ideas for your forthcoming wedding. There will be a variety of suppliers exhibiting, supported by bridal fashion shows.

Tamworth 10k | Tamworth | Sunday 6th October 2019

Starting and finishing in the beautiful grounds surrounding Tamworth Castle, the race will wind its way out into the town before following a section along the canal in Fazeley.

Mum2mum Market | Kenilworth | Sunday 6th October 2019

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

Ladies Fashion Show and Pop-Up Shop | Sutton Coldfield | Wednesday 9th October 2019

Wednesday 9th October, doors open 6.30pm, show starts 7.00pm. Shop your favourite high street brands at 50% off or more!

Tranky Do workshop | Moseley | Saturday 12th October 2019

The Tranky Do is one of the main jazz routines that's danced in the Lindy Hop scene (see brief history below). The difficulty is medium, so appropriate for confident Level 2 student and up, who have already learned the Shim Sham or another jazz routine.

Mum2mum Market | Redditch | Saturday 12th October 2019

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

Vintage, Retro & Craft Fayre: live music, dancing, afternoon tea | Birmingham | Saturday 12th October 2019

Live music and dancing with the fabulous Reza Farrell, plus the fantastic Lily's Tea Parlour will be providing gorgeous afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes!

Burger Fest 2019 | Birmingham | Saturday 12th October 2019

In 2018, we hosted the first Seasonal Markets Burger Fest, and it's safe to say that it went down a storm. After such success, we are bringing it back this year for round 2. Get yourself ready for some of the most succulent and filthy burgers that Birmingham and beyond have to offer.

International Dumpling Festival | Birmingham | Saturday 12th October 2019

The UK’s First International Dumpling Festival Returns Back To Digbeth For The Second Year.

Dog First Aid | Solihull | Saturday 12th October 2019

A fun and interactive half day of CPD accredited Dog First Aid training. Essential skills for dog owners and dog care professionals alike!

Walking Out Of Darkness in Birmingham | Birmingham | Sunday 13th October 2019

Walking Out Of Darkness in Birmingham is a 10km stroll through the city centre streets and canals to share the message of ‘Mental Health Equality for All’ whilst enjoying fabulous shops and restaurants; plus a fun fair in Victoria Square, inflatable cinema and so much more.

Guinness World Record Attempt | Redditch | Sunday 13th October 2019

Be part of something amazing and help set a new Guinness World Record. Join this community event at Arrow Valley Park and help make history!

Sunday Night Jazz | Halesowen | Sunday 13th October 2019

A variety of top quality Jazz Bands performing throughout the winter season. See the photo for specific dates and bands. £5 admission on the door

Autumn Wedding Open Day at the Ramada | Solihull | Sunday 13th October 2019

Join us on the 13th October 2019 for our Autumn Wedding Open Day, you will be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco or bucks fizz when you arrive.

Sound Bath | Redditch | Friday 18th October 2019

Come and relax with us on a Friday night, for most of you - at the end of your working week. Lay down, snuggled in blankets (and whatever you need to make yourself comfortable) and be immersed in a melange of sounds including gongs, singing bowls, drums and light percussion. Let this sound take you on a deep inner relaxing journey

Stirchley Foraging Walk | Stirchley | Saturday 19th October 2019

Join us for a casual stroll enjoying the natural green spaces of Birmingham and learning a little more about plants including funghi, fruit, nuts, leaves, roots and more as you go along!

Paint Street Art! | Harborne | Saturday 19th October 2019

PopUp Painting invites you to sip and paint in Birmingham. Unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paint brush in the other. No experience needed!

Mum2mum Market | Solihull | Saturday 19th October 2019

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

The Limes Autumn Wedding Fayre | Solihull | Saturday 19th October 2019

Join us for our Annual Autumn Wedding Fayre on the 19th of October. This is your opportunity to view The Limes and the facilities we have to offer for your big day. Our specially selected local suppliers will also be showcasing their wedding services from 11.30am till 3.00pm.

Mean Girls Brunch | Birmingham | Saturday 19th October 2019

“You can’t sit with us!” but you can definitely brunch with us! Live performances of high school hits, games and quizzes will accompany bottomless brunch, because when it comes to mimosas, “the limit does not exist.” Grab your fellow plastics, wear something pink (even if it isn’t Wednesday) and join us for a teen-tastic time! It’s gonna be “so fetch!”

Haden Hill Hall Ghost Hunt | Halesowen | Saturday 19th October 2019

Haden Hill Hall is exclusive only to Haunted Houses Events and is limited to just four investigations per year. Embark on a ghost hunt to discover the dark secrets of this building with a trap door leading down to its passageways, an entombed Monk, ghostly females and children seen and heard, this location has lots of ghost stories and with limited access permitted here, this is not one to miss.

Wedding Fayre | Redditch | Sunday 20th October 2019

You'll have the opportunity to chat to our events team, view our reception and ceremony suites, and explore our grounds and gardens. You'll also be able to meet with over 20 local suppliers including florists, photographers, and cake makers from across the Midlands.

Quiz Night | Solihull | Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Test your trivia, have a laugh and help local older people at Age UK Solihull's Quiz Night on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Jewellery Quarter Ghost Walk | Birmingham | Friday 25th October 2019

A tour of all things grim and macabre around Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, but only if you dare!

Peaky Blinders Tribute Night | Redditch | Friday 25th October 2019

Savour a delicious three-course 'Peaky Themed' dinner and then be dazzled with a spectacular live music performance from band 'Reservoir 6' that showcases tracks from Peaky Blinders and also cult classic films such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Snatch, Good Fellas, Layer Cake and Kill Bill to name but a few!

Murder Mystery Evening | Sutton Coldfield | Friday 25th October 2019

Join Sherlock Holmes for the engagement party of Dr John Watson and Mary Morstan and enjoy an evening of murder, mystery and intrigue.

Halloween Outdoor Cinema | Solihull | Friday 25th October 2019

Hocus Pocus is 26 years old this year! Can you believe that? This is the first time we are screening this favourite on the BIG SCREEN OUTDOORS.

Hocus Pocus Afternoon Tea | Northfield | Saturday 26th October 2019

Kiss Me Cupcakes presents Hocus Pocus Afternoon Tea with a spellbinding menu.

October Moseley Arts Market | Moseley | Saturday 26th October 2019

We’ll be in Moseley on the last Saturday of each month between March and November.

Walkies and Wellies | Birmingham | Saturday 26th October 2019

This autumn we’re introducing a fun and fur-filled sponsored dog walk that’s guaranteed to set tails wagging.

Spooky Welly Walk | Cannon Hill Park | Saturday 26th October 2019

Join in the Halloween fun with Spooky Welly Walk, a 1.2 mile family-friendly walk through Cannon Hill Park, with plenty of tricks and treats along the way.

Queen Tribute | Tamworth | Saturday 26th October 2019

Pure Magic a tribute to Queen & Freddie Mercury, Mark has been captivating audiences with his breath taking tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Halloween Trick or Treat Fright Nights | Bromsgrove | Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2019

If you dare to follow the route around our grounds and buildings by moonlight, who knows who, or what you might meet in the dark! Join in a night of macabre goings on as groups of visitors tour the darkest depths of the Museum, on the hunt for treats – but watch out for tricks!

Halloween Steam & Scream! | Tamworth | Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2019

You will start your evening as you climb aboard our SCREAM TRAIN from Statfold Junction which will take you on a journey round the railway to HANGMANS CREEK where you will ride past our SPOOKY PIRATE SHIP. Following this you will be transported to Oaktree Junction where we have fun & entertainment

Beginners Guide to Canine Massage Workshop | Bromsgrove | Sunday 27th October 2019

This 1 Day Workshop is the perfect introduction into how dog massage can significantly benefit your best friends health and is a great way for you to double your value to your dog!

Bolehall Manor Club Winter Wedding Showcase | Tamworth | Sunday 27th October 2019

A Wedding Showcase with over 20 local suppliers to the wedding industry on hand to help turn your dream wedding day into a reality

Halloween Party | Sutton Coldfield | Sunday 27th October 2019

Eat, drink and be scary at our Halloween party with a two course hot and cold buffet and disco. Plus prizes to be won for the best dressed.

Sunday Night Jazz | Halesowen | Sunday 27th October 2019

A variety of top quality Jazz Bands performing throughout the winter season. See the photo for specific dates and bands. £5 admission on the door

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure | Sutton Coldfield | Tuesday 29th October - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Sutton Coldfield Musical Youth Theatre return to Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, their home venue, with their next production, Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure!

Halloween at the Hall | Tamworth | Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st October 2019

Are you ready for spine-chilling mayhem at Middleton Hall this Halloween? Beware of unearthly beings crossing your path as you wander through our candlelit old buildings and prepare to hear their stories from centuries gone by.

Greatest showman Halloween special | Kitts Green | Thursday 31st October 2019

Greatest showman musical with a Halloween twist. Fire breathers. Musicians magicians with a few scary treats

Halloween Trick or Treat Fright Nights | Bromsgrove | Thursday 31st October 2019

If you dare to follow the route around our grounds and buildings by moonlight, who knows who, or what you might meet in the dark! Join in a night of macabre goings on as groups of visitors tour the darkest depths of the Museum, on the hunt for treats – but watch out for tricks!

Murder Mystery Dinner | Edgbaston | Thursday 31st October 2019

Guests will have a chance to play detective alongside a 3-course dinner in the elegant surroundings of the Loudon Suite. You visit the scene and examine the body, collect the clues and interrogate your colleagues

Halloween Quiz | Halesowen | Thursday 31st October 2019

Annual Halloween quiz with Tracey!?  Prize for best dressed team!?

Ghost Search | Tamworth | Thursday 31st October 2019

A night with a difference on our ghost walk around the Medieval Castle, with vigils conducted in reputedly haunted rooms. Cameras or camcorders can be used, and we advise warm clothing and rugs or cushions for use during the vigils as rooms can be chilly!

Aston Hall’oween | Birmingham | Thursday 31st October 2019

Frighteningly good fun for families! See the Hall transformed into a haunted mansion.

Witches & Wizards Academy | Sutton Coldfield | Thursday 31st October 2019

Witches, wizards, mums and dads are invited to join us for a special afternoon tea on Halloween. Dress in your best spooky outfit and join us for: Afternoon Tea, Potion class, Wand class and Flying lessons.

Wicked Workshop & Terror Trail | Solihull | Thursday 31st October 2019

Both events are organised by Solihull MB Council, and include a creepy craft activity, fancy dress competition and terrifying trail! ?

 

Looking to fill up the half term holidays!? Look no further. With our October Half Term in the West Midlands blog you wont have time to be bored!

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