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17 Things to do in
Birmingham in September
“When did you say the kids go back?”
From Birmingham Heritage Week to musicals from global female recording artists and a Fashion Extravaganza debut. Here are things to do in Birmingham in September:
Thoughts on Portraiture (Until 18th November)
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH
This FREE exhibition features artwork that has never been on public display before. See this quirky installation throughout September and October including works by Pablo Picasso, Frank Auerbach, Francis Newton Souza and Man and his Sheep by Ana Maria Pacheco.
The Hound of the Baskervilles – The Hit Farce (2nd to 14th September)
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street B18 6AD
Expect puns galore in this Sherlock Holmes based farce which features a cast of characters played by just two actors.
On your Feet! (3rd to 7th September)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
The lives of international artist Gloria Estefan and husband Emilio becomes the story of On your Feet. Featuring the music of Gloria Estefan including; Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Don’t Want To Lose You Now and of course Get on your Feet.
Get tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/on-your-feet
9 to 5 The Musical (6th to 14th September)
The Alexandra, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
Featuring the music of the force of nature that is Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 The Musical comes direct from the West End to Birmingham with Amber Davies as Judy. Here’s the West End trailer introduced by Ms Dolly Parton herself:
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The Lovely Bones (6th to 21st September)
Birmingham Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
The Lovely Bones deals with a tough and incredibly sensitive set of issues with care, passion and creativity. This production returns to Birmingham Rep for 2019 exploring life after the death of young teenager Susie Salmon.
See this beautifully staged production here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-lovely-bones.html
Malorie Blackman (7th September)
THSH Birmingham, Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
Malorie Blackman continues her best-selling young adult fiction series Noughts & Crosses with the recently published Crossfire. This event gives the Birmingham audience a chance to hear from Malorie herself on the Birmingham Town Hall stage.
Book tickets here: thsh.co.uk/event/malorie-blackman-in-conversation
Stuart Whipps: The Kipper and The Corpse (11th to 15th September)
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS
Stuart Whipps latest work examines the closure of Longbridge motor works in Birmingham with the restoration of a 1979 Mini. This project is part of Stuart Whipps’ long term art project The Kipper and The Corpse.
Details here: ikon-gallery.org/event/stuartwhipps
Birmingham Heritage Week (12th to 22nd September)
This year’s Birmingham Heritage Week is eleven days of walks, talks, quizzes, plus virtual tours exploring the buildings that have survived the unique growth and development of Birmingham as a city.
Find out more here: birminghamheritageweek.co.uk
Rep to Rep Tour (14th September)
The Old Rep, 45 Station Street, B5 4DY
Explore the interconnected heritage of Birmingham Rep and The Old Rep founded as the world’s first purpose-built repertory theatre in 1913. This three-hour tour which includes a walk between both theatres takes guests behind the scenes to explore this history further. (Part of Birmingham Heritage Week.)
The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival (14th and 15th September)
Hot on the heels of Series Five of Birmingham-based Peaky Blinders which is on BBC One on Sundays at 9pm (And Bank Holiday Monday also), The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival offers a fan-filled chance to meet cast and crew, and style it out in Digbeth.
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ThreadBare by Imogen Morris (14th September to 8th October)
Digbeth Arts Space, Zellig, Gibb Street, B9 4AT
Look out for this new exhibition by artist Imogen Morris at Digbeth Arts Space which is part of Digbeth Arts Market.
Chicago (17th to 22nd September)
The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West B2 5NY
I could tell you that this is your chance to see Chicago in a fantastically intimate fringe-style setting, but this eight-show production is already SOLD OUT!
Tickets are SOLD OUT but check the link here: oldjointstock.co.uk/whats-on/chicago
Bradley Wiggins (20th September)
THSH Birmingham, Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B1 2EA
Ahead of the November release of his book Icons, five-time Gold medal-winning Olympian and Tour De France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins will be discussing the influencers on his life both professionally and personally.
Book tickets here: thsh.co.uk/event/bradley-wiggins-an-evening-with
A Place in the Sun Live (20th to 22nd September)
The NEC, North Avenue, Marston Green, B40 1NT
The hit Channel 4 tv show is back for three days of helping visitors plan their own Place in the Sun as the exhibition returns to The NEC. See your favourite presenters and listen to real experiences from those who have already purchased their dream getaway home abroad.
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Car Free Day Birmingham (22nd September)
A38 Aston Expressway.
A one-mile section of Aston Expressway is to become a paved park for a day as part of International Car Free Day. Look out for further details to be announced via Birmingham City Council.
See the announcement here: birmingham.gov.uk/news/article/427/section_of_a38_aston_expressway_to_become_paved_park_for_car_free_day
Rosie Kay’s Fantasia (25th and 26th September)
The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, B5 4TB
From large scale global broadcasts to intimate productions exploring conspiracy theories choreographer Rosie Kay knows how to challenge an audience and their expectations. Fantasia explores pleasure and fulfilment with three dancers.
Get tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/rosie-kay-fantasia
Birmingham Fashion Extravaganza (29th September)
Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, B2 4JQ,
This new fashion event supporting Mind debuts at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, featuring dance, international designers and homegrown talent with the theme of Masquerade.
Book tickets and find out more here: birminghamfashionex.com