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Deadline for Easter things to do: Friday 5th April Noon
Deadline for May things to do: Friday 26th April Noon
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Thirteen Things to do in Birmingham in April
There’s always loads of things to do in Birmingham but here are just a few to do in April.
Within and Without: Body Image and the Self (Until 5th May)
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
Living in a city as diverse as our Birmingham means that everyone is different to you. BMAG website says:
The exhibition examines how social, historical and cultural factors affect body image and how this is expressed through objects and artworks. It explores how body image impacts on issues such as social status, gender, stage of life, health, aesthetics, religion, politics and sexuality.”
Discover more here: birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/body-image
Brave: The Girls of South Sudan (30th March to 19th May)
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
About this exhibition the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) says:
The girls of South Sudan have faced it all. Conflict, violence and hunger. And they are still just teenagers. See their lives in this powerful exhibition with photography by award-winning photographer Kate Holt.”
Find out details here: macbirmingham.co.uk/exhibition/brave-the-girls-of-south-sudan
Les Miserables (2nd April to 11th May)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
There are very very few tickets left to this huge production of Les Miserables which heads to Birmingham’s Hippodrome Theatre for a six-week run.
If you don’t mind sitting on your own there’s like five tickets left for the entire run: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/les-miserables
Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales (3rd April)
THSH Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
Start your engines. Rupaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Moonsoon is joined by Major Scales for music from their new album.
Find out more here: thsh.co.uk/event/jinkx-monsoon-major-scales-the-ginger-snapped
Collision Event (5th April to 14th June)
Library of Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
Birmingham City Council website says:
This exhibition is the second in a series of collaborations between artist Ian Andrews and particle physicist Prof Kostas Nikolopoulos.”
Mo Amer & Guz Khan (7th April)
O2 Academy Birmingham, 16-18 Horse Fair, Birmingham B1 1DB
American comedian Mo Amer is joined byMan Like Mobeen actor and comedian Guz Khan.
Emily Atack (11th April)
The Old Rep, 45 Station St, Birmingham B5 4DY
Emily Atack marks turning thirty with a UK tour stopping in Birmingham’s Old Rep Theatre for one night in April.
Trump the Musical (17th to 22nd April)
The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
Brace yourselves Birmingham!
From the perpetrators of Boris the Musical! comes a new satirical, songtastic extravaganza: Trump!
Start your campaign here: oldjointstock.co.uk/whats-on/trump-the-musical
Jekyll & Hyde (18th to 27th April)
Birmingham Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
Birmingham Rep website says:
Harriet Jekyll’s investigation into her husband’s mysterious death has taken her into a dark and dangerous world. A gothic world of science, taverns and misogyny that no decent Victorian woman has dared to enter before.”
Book your seats here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/jekyll-and-hyde.html
Batman – 1966 (19th April)
Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham B4 7XG
Geeky Brummie with Not Another Comic Con and MP Events have collaborated for this great movie event. Geeky Brummie said:
On the 80th Birthday of the Caped Crusader, enjoy the chance to see a cult classic as
the daring duo of Adam West’s Batman and Dick Grayson’s Robin, battle the arch
villains of The United Underworld!
The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin – combine forces to dispose of
Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world.”
Book tickets here: eventbrite.co.uk/e/batman-1966-film-screening-tickets-59124827952
Box of Frogs (21st April)
The Glee Club, The Arcadian, 70 Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD
Birmingham based improv Box of Frogs returns to The Glee Club for another night of crazy comedy.
Grab tickets here: glee.co.uk/performer/improv-comedy-with-box-of-frogs
The Goonies with Orchestra (28th April)
THSH Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
A chance to enjoy The Goonies for the first time with a full orchestra. A young gang of kids discover a treasure map and set off on a big adventure.
Find tickets here: thsh.co.uk/event/the-goonies-film-with-orchestra
Hair The Musical (29th April to 4th May)
The Alexandra, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
Exploring the hippie movement of the 1960s Hair The Musical celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a UK tour arriving in Birmingham at The Alexandra.