JQ Festival and Open Studios – this weekend

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Adrienne from We are Frilly alerted us to these events happening in the Jewellery Quarter this weekend: Jewellery Quarter Festival Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July Starting Friday 22 July at 4pm with an after work party, this three-day festival celebrates the unique blend of heritage and thriving creative innovation in this quirky corner of Birmingham. The weekend will … [Read more…]

Summer in Southside

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With suitable weather upon us, this weekend Summer in Southside brings the seaside to the city. Over the weekend, experience a vibrant carnival atmosphere where Hurst Street will be transformed with seaside sights, sounds and silliness. Be swept away by nautical encounters from a cod choir, deep-sea divers and even some pirates. Play on wooden street … [Read more…]

Hidden Spaces


Hidden Spaces runs until the end of the month offering opportunities to explore buildings in Birmingham that aren’t always open to the public, interesting architectural tours and events. This year’s festival features: An open day at Moseley Road Baths. Tours of the Gun Barrel Proof House. Tolkien Tour of Birmingham with Two Towers Brewery. City … [Read more…]

City Camp


Running until Saturday 18 June, City Camp is a festival exploring the theme of city futures and the future of Birmingham. It is an open festival – anyone can pitch an idea to be part of the programme, thus recognising that we all have a role to play in feeding into the city’s dialogue and … [Read more…]

Live Nights


International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) takes place across the city until 22 May. From Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 May, head to Centenary Square for Live Nights – four nights of free spectacular performances. Performances will start at 6pm and Digbeth Dining Club will also be offering food. Each night will culminate in a perfomance … [Read more…]

Art SOAK 2016!

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Arts Forum Selly Oak’s annual festival Art SOAK returns to the Selly Oak district with a programme of performances, walks and workshops. We’re opening with a bang in the shiny new Stirchley Baths with Pilot Nights – an evening of new work by theatre makers from across the country.  It promises to be fun! We have … [Read more…]