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Eleven (Socially Distanced) Things to do in Birmingham and beyond in August 2020
Normally this monthly list contains theatre, arts and performances from Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Rep, Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), THSH Birmingham The Old Rep but all of these venues either find themselves entering redundancy consultations for at least half of their staff or in extended temporary closure periods due to the impact of Covid-19. Whilst this website and indeed #BrumHour’s networking focuses on positive images of Birmingham it can be difficult in such challenging times. Please do support these venues in whatever way you can.
RBSA 20th Anniversary Exhibition (Until 5th September)
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham B3 1SA and online
Formed in 1821 The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists celebrates 20 years at its current location in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter,
Details here: rbsagallery.blog/2020/07/28/rbsa-anniversary-exhibition
West Midland Safari Park (Daily)
West Midland Safari Park, Spring Grove Road, Bewdley, DY12 1LF
It has been many years since I’ve been here myself but I can tell you that driving through a Safari park seeing animals roam more freely is a great experience. This features Tigers, African Elephants, Rhinos and more!
Pre-booking is essential here: wmsp.co.uk
Black Country Living Museum (From 1st August)
Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ
From washing your donnies (That’s your hands), to wearing a facemask in the gift shop, Black Country Living Museum is back from 1st August to help you learn about the history of working communities in its own unique style.
Book is essential here: bclm.co.uk
Flight Club Darts (from 1st August)
Flight Club, 13 Temple Street, Birmingham B2 5BN
A cross between The Rover’s Return and a fairground, Flight Club offers darts and food in a central Birmingham location, this great experience works best with four people but you can book in pairs also.
Book here: flightclubdarts.com/birmingham
Kitty Cafe – £10 August deal (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August)
Kitty Cafe, Grand Central, Stephenson Place, Birmingham B2 4BF
So let’s get this out of the way, I’m fairly allergic to cats and they don’t like me!
This things to do preview doesn’t normally focus on a business that doesn’t follow BrumHour back on Twitter but Kitty Cafe does such a good job of managing cats and then rehoming them that this is an exception.
August offer is: “A drink, a main, a side AND a cake! And a bunch of cute cats for a whole hour!”
Call 0121 389 8587 to book and don’t forget to get a Kitty Cafe Cat Mask from their shop: kittycafeshop.co.uk/item/cat-themed-face-masks—12-styles (That’s a mask for you with a cat on it, not a mask for your cat…)
Strictly Sherlock with Coffin Works (8th August)
Coffin Works website says:
After the terrific success of The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, we return with this follow-up stage play. Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases, The Sussex Vampire, The Creeping Man and The Devil’s Foot!
Tickets are just £5. Funds will go towards supporting Don’t Go Into The Cellar and The Coffin Works Museum through this financially turbulent time”
Get tickets here: coffinworks.org/coffinworks/strictly-sherlock
Belgrade Summer School (10th to 13th August)
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Belgrade Theatre website says:
Summer School consists of four practical, fun-filled days for young people aged 8-16 years. During these popular workshops we keep young people entertained, nurture their curiosity and help them to develop new skills and meet new friends.
Book a place here: belgrade.co.uk/events/summer-school-2020-group-1
Community Spirit Online with THSH Birmingham (15th August)
Black Voices, a THSH Birmingham Associate Artist run this regular event which has moved online during lockdown and while social distancing continues.
Details here: thsh.co.uk/event/community-spirit-online
TECHOODLE! Virtual Summer Camp with BOMLab (17th to 21st August)
A week-long programme of guided virtual workshops for children and young people. In these workshops, participants will develop creative digital skills and try their hand at becoming a digital artist!
Details here: bom.org.uk/event/techoodle-virtual-summer-camp
Wind in the Willows Outdoor Theatre (23rd August)
Aston Hall, Trinity Rd, Birmingham B6 6JD
Bring a picnic and book tickets to see The Wind in the Willows socially distanced outdoor performance.
Book tickets here: birminghammuseums.org.uk/aston/whats-on/wind-in-the-willows-outdoor-theatre
This is My City Birmingham (29th to 31st August)
This is my City Birmingham is an online 2020 festival endorsed by Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. This years festival is fully online and features food, music and sports from Europe, Asia the Caribbean and Africa.
BrumHour is very proud to announce its media partnership with This is my City Birmingham look out for further content from BrumHour during August.
See more details here: thisismycitybham.org