What’s on in Birmingham this bank holiday?

Come rain or shine, this bank holiday weekend is set to be a good one with a whole host of events happening throughout the city.

From gin and prosecco to athletics and ballet, there is something for everyone in Birmingham this long weekend.

Birmingham pride

Right in the heart of Birmingham’s gay village, this year’s pride festival is set to be city’s best yet. With performances from the likes of Years and Years, the Human League and Mabel, this isn’t one to be missed.

Tickets start at just £39.60 for adults and you can buy yours here.

prosecco & gin festival

If you want to step away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre over Pride weekend, head down to the Custard Factory for the Prosecco & Gin festival on May 25. Tickets for the family-run event start at just £14 and include a drinks token, a branded event glass and a tasting booklet.

To find out more, visit http://proseccoandginfestival.co.uk.


The great birmingham 10k

If you’re trying to give your liver a break over the bank holiday weekend, what better way to do it than by running 10K? The race, starting at Colmore Row on May 26, costs £33 to enter and when you sign up, you’ll get £10 off your next entry.

Click here for more information and to enter.

Ballet black’s ingoma

Choreographed by Mthuthuzeli November, ballet black’s Ingoma follows the story of 60,000 mistreated black miners in 1946. The show will be playing at Birmingham Hippodrome on May 23 and 24 with tickets starting at just £8. Buy yours here.

Severn valley cocktail express

Let yourself get transported back in time with the Severn Valley Railway. For £50, you can travel in a luxurious, 1936-built, first-class carriage. You’ll receive four cocktails, accompanied with nibbles and expert advice from professional tasting staff. The trains will run 4 times a day on both May 25 & 26.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
skyline symphonica

Head to the 25th floor of The Cube this bank holiday Sunday to get transported to Ibiza. Balearic beats, house and disco are at the forefront of this unique dining experience, which features a 25-piece orchestra, complete with vocals. The party’s on until 1AM, so you have plenty of time to break in your dancing shoes.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
The BLoc & the electric

If it’s a couple’s retreat you’re looking for this bank holiday weekend, this one’s for you. For just £75, you can get a vista room at the Jewellery Quarter’s Bloc hotel. The fee also includes 2 tickets to Birmingham’s oldest film theatre, The Electric, a £10 bar tab and a taxi from the hotel to the theatre. To snap up this bank holiday bargain, head to https://www.blochotels.com/electric.

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