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Twelve things to do in Birmingham and beyond in July 2021
From FREE (pre-booked) things to do to paid events here are a range of things to do in Birmingham and beyond in July 2021.
A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s (18th June to 30th August)
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Birmingham B1 2HS
Ikon Gallery says:
This exhibition is a review of the 1990s. It comprises work by 40 artists who featured in exhibitions at our venue in John Bright Street during 1990-1997, and at Ikon’s current premises in Brindleyplace until 1999.
Details here: ikon-gallery.org/event/ikon-in-the-1990s
Caroline Walker: Women’s Work (Until 5th September)
Midlands Arts Centre, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH
Midlands Arts Centre says:
Women’s Work is Caroline Walker’s most comprehensive exhibition to date. It examines the often unseen jobs performed by women, such as tailors and chambermaids and viewed from the side lines in their otherwise invisible worlds.
Find out more here: macbirmingham.co.uk/exhibition/womens-work
Squidge (3rd July – Public performance 6th and 7th July – Schools performance)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
Birmingham Hippodrome says:
Squidge is a fun interactive dance show with live music and digital projection, which takes a light-hearted look at our sense of touch and how it influences our everyday lives. At the heart of the piece is a tale of friendship, compromise and how each and every one of us needs touch to make us feel alive!
Book here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/squidge
Pygmalion (3rd to 25th July)
Locations around Birmingham
Presented by The Crescent Theatre Company, George Bernard Shaw’s comedy heads to Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, Ron Barber Studio at Crescent Theatre, Selly Manor in Bournville, Harvington Hall in Kidderminster and Blakesley Hall.
Book here: crescent-theatre.co.uk/whats-on
Miss Julie (8th to 10th July)
Belgrade Theatre, Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1GS
From the team behind Under the Umbrella comes Miss Julie exploring lives of those in 1940s Hong Kong. See the trailer below:
Book here: belgrade.co.uk/events/miss-julie
Tilt Festival (12th to 23rd July)
Tea Works, 15 New Canal Street, Birmingham B5 5RB and Online
A brand new venue Tea Works in Digbeth comes alive to herald the return of Birmingham’s aerial and physical theatre festival for Summer 2021, with elements to watch across the globe online.
See the website here: tiltfestival.com
Birmingham Fest (14th to 31st July)
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AD and Crescent Theatre, 20 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE
The annual performing arts festival returns. Improv, poetry, Dickens and Bronte are just some of the elements in this 2021 edition.
See the full programme here: birminghamfest.co.uk/events
Rambert Summer Live Stream 21 (15th to 17th July)
Online with Birmingham Hippodrome
Streamed live from Rambert Home Studio, this online double bill broadcast features dance including; Eye Candy from Marne van Opstal and Imre van Opstal, and Rouge choreographed by Marion Motin.
Free live music at Symphony Hall (16th to 18th July)
Symphony Hall, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
Check out the newly upgraded entrance at B: Music’s Symphony Hall which is actually now a performance space with bar area across several levels.
The weekend features some local and homegrown talent including Poet Casey Bailey, The Night Owl, Relley C, Namywa, Felix Shepherd, Sohan Kailey, Katherine Priddy and Black Voices UK.
See the full line up via B:Music here: https://bmusic.co.uk/whats-on/season/free-live-music-in-transformed-spaces-at-symphony-hall
Blakesley Hall (Reopens 21st July)
Blakesley Hall, Blakesley Rd, Birmingham B25 8RN
One of Birmingham’s oldest and most historically significant buildings, Blakesley Hall, which was built over 430 years ago, will reopen to visitors on 21 July in time for the summer holidays.
Laura Cox, Museum Team Manager at Blakesley Hall said:
While travel and holidays might still be limited, we hope that people from across Birmingham and the West Midlands will discover this rich, historic, experience on their doorstep. We can’t wait to give a big, warm Blakesley welcome!
Blakesley Hall is open 11am to 4pm Wednesdays to Sundays from 21st July. Timed entry tickets must be pre-booked here: birminghammuseums.org.uk/blakesley
Frank Skinner: Showbiz (22nd and 23rd July)
The Alexandra, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
Back on home turf as part of a UK Tour, Frank Skinner returns to Birmingham with Showbiz.
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Avenue Q (27th July to 21st August)
The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
Enter the world of college graduate Princeton as he moves into Avenue Q and the quirky neighbours in a musical comedy that isn’t at all totally inspired by Sesame Street.
Book here: oldjointstock.co.uk/whats-on/avenue-q