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Eleven (Socially Distanced) things to do in Birmingham in October 2020
Even with extra measures in place, there are still socially distanced things to do in Birmingham even without proper theatre, actual late nights and everyone being soo testy.
Winterbourne Gardens, Tearoom and Shop (Open Daily)
Winterbourne House and Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RT
Having been closed since March, the gardens at Winterbourne are now back open with pre-booking. The house remains closed for the moment.
Find out more about admission and booking a ticket here: winterbourne.org.uk
The Jam House (Fridays and Saturdays during October)
The Jam House, 3-5 St Pauls Square, Birmingham B3 1QU
With ten different FREE socially distanced nights out to choose from, The Jam House is back with its own special brand of entertainment,
Discover more here: thejamhouse.com/birmingham/whats-on
Bald Black Girl(s) – Ruth Sutoyé (Until 17th October)
Ort Gallery, Moseley Community Hub at The School of Art, 496 Moseley Road Birmingham B12 9AH
Black History Month will undeniably have an even larger impact on culture during 2020 with Black Lives Matter having created such a massive conversation this summer. As an annual focus on Black culture, Black History Month takes place all over the UK and there are over 30 events listed for Birmingham on the main Black History Month website: blackhistorymonth.org.uk/listings/region/west-midlands/birmingham
Bald Black Girl(s) by Ruth Sutoyé explores women who shave their head, hosted by Ort Gallery whose website says:
The work explores perceptions of masculinity, femininity and androgyny, how women navigate barbershop dynamics and sexuality”
See more details and book a 45-minute viewing slot here: ortgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/bald-black-girls
Birmingham Literature Festival 2020 – Digital Festival (From 1st October)
2020 sees the Digital Festival version of Birmingham Literature Festival guest curated by award-winning author Kit de Waal, featuring workshops, podcasts and poetry to coincide with National Poetry Day on 1st October.
Book tickets and see the full list of events here: birminghamliteraturefestival.org/2020-digital-festival
Klub Kids UK presents The Vivienne and Baga Chipz Show (4th October)
Nightingale Club, 18 Kent Street, Birmingham B5 6RD
West Brom’s naughtiest export Baga Chipz and Drag Race UK Season One Winner The Vivienne are excited to be back on the road for a short UK socially distanced tour.
Book tickets via Eventbrite here: eventbrite.com/e/klub-kids-birmingham-presents-the-vivienne-baga-chipz-show-ages-18-tickets-89848032885
Visit Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (From 7th October)
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
BM&AG has been closed since mid-March and its particular setup has meant it was unable to open until October. The main level two floor will be opened for socially-distanced pre-booked visitors, while the level three galleries are viewable virtually online.
Book your free socially distanced timed visit here and please consider a donation: birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/visit
Van Gogh Alive – The Experience (8th October to 31st December)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
On 16th March 2020 the theatre industry closed for an unknown and extended period, and Birmingham Hippodrome found its doors closed through no fault of its own.
Now with social distancing at the forefront, Birmingham Hippodrome returns with a very different visual arts experience and marks the first time this Van Gogh Alive experience from Grande Exhibitions comes to the UK.
Book tickets to this experience here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/van-gogh-alive-the-experience
OneBrum Half Marathon with LoveBrum (11th October)
Wherever you are.
Run 13.1 miles (21K) by yourself or divide it into a virtual relay, the choices are yours and get running and donate £20 to help support LoveBrum, the Birmingham based charity that supports other charities and causes.
Sign up here: lovebrum.org.uk/event/onebrum-half-marathon
Birmingham Wine Weekend Staycation (17th October)
Staying Cool, Rotunda, 150 New Street, Birmingham B2 4PA
A night with a view across Birmingham from the top of the iconic Rotunda above Bullring, wine delivered from Arch 13 and a zoom call hosted by Tony Elvin with Nigel Wilkinson wine ambassador from Boutinot to discuss each specially chosen wine.
Book your room here: stayingcool.com/blog/birmingham-wine-weekend/
Cadbury World’s Halloween Spooktacular (17th October to 1st November)
Cadbury World, Linden Road, Birmingham B30 1JR
Cadbury World says:
Visitors to Cadbury World can expect no tricks and plenty of treats as the attraction launches its fang-tastic Halloween Spooktacular, every day from Saturday 17th October to Sunday 1st November.
Children are encouraged to don their creepiest costume and get into the spooky spirit as they walk round Cadbury World’s self-guided tour. They can catch the talented chocolatiers in action and take a delicious taster for themselves in the Chocolate Making zone, before practising their piping skills by drawing their name in chocolate in the Have A Go zone.
Book tickets here: cadburyworld.co.uk/en
Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lazuli Sky (22nd to 24th October)
Birmingham Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
Birmingham Rep’s website says:
The first one-act ballet commissioned and presented by Carlos Acosta as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Will Tuckett’s Lazuli Sky is inspired by ideas of ‘social distancing’.
Tickets are SOLD OUT but check out Birmingham Reo’s website for more details: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/birmingham-royal-ballet-lazuli-sky.html