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Deadline for April things to do: Friday 19th March.
Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
9 Things to do (Online) in Birmingham and beyond in March 2021
The return of Things to do (Online) ultimately means that in person events can’t be too far behind. Take a look at what is available digitally across March.
Bring on the Bollywood (Until 31st March)
Presented as an online screening Bring on the Bollywood is inspired by Indian cinema and explores British Asian heritage.
Museums on Demand (March 2021)
Birmingham Museums says:
Birmingham Museums On Demand gives you access to digital content created by our in-house experts. Each monthly pass contains links to lectures and focus talks that have been developed for this new digital package.
Get your pass here: birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/birmingham-museums-on-demand-march
Dream (12th to 20th March)
Step in to a virtual forest and join this moonlit journey at set times from 12th to 20th March with The RSC.
Book here: dream.online
UniSlam 2021 (20th and 27th March)
Birmingham Hippodrome says:
Starting as a one-off event in 2013, UniSlam has grown into an annual festival and cornerstone event of the British spoken word calendar.
Fresh, exciting talent will entertain audiences at home as Birmingham Hippodrome puts spoken word centre stage. Viewers can also expect electrifying performances from some of the most exciting poets in the UK alongside readings from high-profile judges including Inua Ellams, Mona Arshi, Paul Tran and Deanna Rodger.
The Picture of Dorian Grey (16th to 31st March)
About this online co-production, Belgrade Theatre in Coventry says:
In a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, influencer Dorian Gray makes a deal. For his social star never to fade. For the perfect self he broadcasts to the world to always remain. But as his mental health starts to decline, as corruption and murderous depravity start to creep into his world, the true and horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met.
The all-star cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Alfred Enoch, Emma McDonald, Russell Tovey, Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry as The Interviewer.
Get tickets here: belgrade.co.uk/events/the-picture-of-dorian-grey-screening
Line of Duty (21st March)
This massive tv series which isn’t at all set in Birmingham and just happens to be in a big city in the Midlands which is west of Coventry and south east of Wolverhampton, returns to our screens as AC-12 gets investigating less than perfect coppers.
I watched seasons 1-5 during the first lockdown and reviewed it (pretty much spoiler free) here: brumhour.co.uk/box-set-review-line-of-duty-bbc
Watch the boxsets ahead of Series 6 here: bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p00yzlr0/line-of-duty
Census 2021 (21st March)
Exploring past Census information online is an amazing way of exploring family history. The 2021 Census will provide a detailed study of how to budget government department spending over the forthcoming decade and beyond.
Complete the 2021 Census here: census.gov.uk
AJ Jenks and His Lost Soul Society Band (23rd March)
During lockdown Birmingham actor and musician AJ Jenks got together a band created from actors and musicians from UK tours. Recently, AJ himself played Buddy Holly in the national tour of The Buddy Holly Story.
AJ and his band are hosting an online event with Cargo Rooms to show off their music skills and new tracks.
Details here: hotvox.co.uk/event/cargo-rooms-aj-jenks
Classic Car and Restoration Show Online (27th March)
A jampacked day of events online from classic cars discovered in lockdown to restoring and building your own classic and looking forward to the return of Classic Car and Restoration Show in 2022.
Details here: necrestorationshow.com
TEDxYouth@Brum (30th March)
About TEDxYouth@Brum forthcoming event Birmingham Hippodrome said:
TEDxYouth@Brum is back again in 2021 following the successful sold-out conference in 2019 which focused on ‘An Age of Change’. TEDxYouth@Brum will capture how the spirit of innovation remains present within the city; highlighting how against the odds, young people in Birmingham are refusing to wait for the future they want and are using the power they have to transform the world as we know it today.
Hosted by Birmingham’s Yshee Black; speakers include Rakeem Omar, Casey Bailey and Cassandra Nelson with performances by Xhosa Cole, Lady Sanity and Darcy Holmes. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.
Book your free ticket here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/tedxyouthbrum-2021-insert-future-here