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Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
11 Things to do in Birmingham in August 2021
As mentioned in July’s things to do, Avenue Q is at The Old Joint Stock until 21st August, please note that some events are subject to VERY short notice changes or cancellations.
Keith Piper – A Ship Called Jesus (Redux) (20th July to 30th August)
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Birmingham B1 2HS
Head to the tower room at Ikon Gallery to see this 8-minute digital video part of A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s.
The Hundred (Until 21st August)
Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU
A 100-ball cricket tournament with to attract new audience to cricket. The event features Birmingham Phoenix at Edgbaston Stadium taking on visiting teams from across the UK.
Find out more and book here: thehundred.com/fixtures
Mockingbird Cinema’s Big Screen Film Season at Millennium Point (Until 28th August)
Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
Featuring newer films such as In the Heights, The Greatest Showman plus older films including Blade Runner, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Sister Act and erm Spice World, Digbeth’s Mockingbird finds an even bigger screen to bring its unique curated range to summer holiday audiences.
Discover more and book here: millenniumpoint.org.uk/mp-presents
Summer Soundscapes (3rd to 31st August)
Online with Midlands Arts Centre
Featuring three online music-making sessions, join professional musician IRIDIS and record your own session, using the themes of Summer Holidays (3rd August), Gaming! (17th August) and Imagine a Story (31st August).
Find out more here: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/mac-makes-music-summer-soundscapes
The Dinosaur Show (4th to 29th August)
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AD
About this family show, the Blue Orange Theatre says:
The Dinosaur Show brings a host of pre-historic creatures to life and the opportunity for you to see them up close, but beware there might be a T-Rex on the loose!
Birmingham Cocktail Weekend (6th to 8th August)
Across central Birmingham
Over thirty cocktails over three days in venues across central Birmingham. Each special cocktail is priced at £5 just show your wristband to the talented Birmingham bar staff and enjoy.
Birmingham Cocktail Weekend creator Alex Nicholson-Evans said:
I am so excited for the return of Birmingham Cocktail Weekend for it’s seventh year. The quality and imagination that has gone into this year’s signature cocktails is extraordinary, you’re going to love the 2021 drinks line up!’
Get your wristband here: birminghamcocktailweekend.co.uk
Birmingham Design Festival: BDF Conference 2021 (16th to 20th August)
Online and at Factory Works, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA
Exploring the theme of Colour, Birmingham Design Festival features an in person exhibition and online events with over 100 of the regions “illustrators, designers, typographers, printmakers and artists”.
See the website here: birminghamdesignfestival.org.uk/whats-on
Jazz Fest B:Music (23rd to 28th August)
Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
B: Music, the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall will produce Jazz Fest, in partnership with Jazz FM. On their website they said:
Jazz Fest will showcase the full spectrum of jazz and includes performances from international touring artists to local community bands.
Find out more and book tickets here: bmusic.co.uk/whats-on/season/jazz-fest
Birmingham Weekender (27th to 29th August)
Locations around central Birmingham
Birmingham Hippodrome’s website says:
Birmingham Weekender is back this August with over 100 free events to enjoy.
This year, all the action will take place at Bullring and Grand Central, Birmingham New Street Station concourse, Birmingham Markets and a space called 1000 Trades Square.
Discover more here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/birmingham-weekender-2
BBC Gardeners’ World Live: Special Edition (26th to 29th August)
The NEC, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT
After a break in 2020 BBC Gardeners’ World returns with a special late summer edition, and brings more gardening hints and tips, famous faces and plants galore, you might need to bring one of those collapsible shopping baskets to wheel your plants home in.
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The Covid 19 Variations (27th to 28th August)
Birmingham Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
Birmingham Rep says:
A unique theatrical event opening The REP’s 50th anniversary season and powerful and entertaining take on the last 18 months, The Covid-19 Variations: A Piano Drama is a unique and outrageously funny film and concert in one.
Starring everyone from Donald Trump and Elton John to Kanye West and even the Royal Family – because everyone has lived through Covid.”