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Please note the deadline for things to do in December is Friday 19th November 2021.
Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Thirteen things to do in Birmingham and beyond in November 2021
We are swiftly getting towards the end of 2021 and with events still happening comfortably, its been reassuring to be able to attend things in person. With that in mind, here are thirteen things to do in Birmingham and beyond in November 2021.
Vagabond Wines (opens early November)
92-98 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3BD
Describing themselves as Wine Mavericks, Vagabond offer self pouring wine dispensing plus small plates of food including Chorizo, Croquettes and Arancini plus Cheese and Cured Meat sharing plates. They have moved into the former building society on the corner of Colmore Row and Bennetts Hill ready for their November opening.
Make a booking here: vagabondwines.co.uk
Blood Brothers (2nd to 13th November)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
Very few West End shows have endured as well as Blood Brothers and with its universal themes of class, struggling and fighting through challenging times, it has drawn audiences back to the tour for many years.
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/blood-brothers-3
Scream Phone (3rd to 6th November)
The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
Scream if you want to go faster, fun in the direction of the sounds, and don’t answer the phone. Or do? This sleepover is about to get out of control!
Tickets here: oldjointstock.co.uk/whats-on/scream-phone
Ice Skate Birmingham (4th November to 9th January)
Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2ND
I’m still sulking that the old Silver Blades/Planet Ice has gone from Pershore Street and whilst I’ve been to Solihull Ice Rink many times over the years. The covered space of Ice Skate Birmingham offers a great location and fun space to skate for its sessions which start on the hour. There’s also a big wheel and a tower ride to look over the new buildings of the start of Broad Street right beside it.
Book a skate session here: iceskatebirmingham.co.uk
Groan Ups (8th to 13th November)
Wolverhampton Grand, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
“Do we ever grow up”? The team from The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong ask questions about growing up and adulting in this new touring comedy.
Book tickets here: grandtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/groan-ups
SeaView (10th to 13th November)
Belgrade Theatre, Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1GS
About this digital drama Belgrade Theatre says:
This family drama, with an unsettling supernatural element, is rooted in the experiences of working-class communities in the West Midlands. Two sides of one family struggle against the crushing pressure to escape the often brutal reality of their lives.
Book tickets for the viewings here: belgrade.co.uk/events/seaview-screenings
Leee John of Imagination (11th November)
The Jam House, 3-5 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham B3 1QU
About Lee John of Imagination’s tour his PR said:
With record sales in excess of over 30 million albums, the incomparable Leee John and his group Imagination released and successfully had so many amazing classic hits singles and platinum, gold and silver albums.
Songs such as “Just an illusion” Music and Lights” “Changes” “Flashback” “In The Heat of the Night” and many more with their perfect Brit Soul/Jazz/Funk songs establishing their position as essential 80’s crossover hit-makers and an influence for future generations in the music industry.
BEDLAM Festival (12th to 21st November)
BEDLAM Festival returns for 2021 offering both online content and in person events around Birmingham, most of the online content consists of free to view films and the in person events range from poetry, music and dance to stories and performance.
Find out more here: bedlamfestival.co.uk/about-bedlam.html
Christmas in Cathedral Square (17th November to 19th December)
Cathedral Square, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB
In an announcement about this collaboration Colmore BID:
Delivered in partnership with Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Cathedral and Danter Attractions Ltd, Christmas in Cathedral Square will offer a mixture of craft, gift and food and drink stalls including:
Beyond Skin, Burning Barn Rum, Cielo Pottery, Funny Brummie Pictures, Glassy Silver, IKIGAI, Indian Gypsy, Let It Bee and Woody Things.
Michele Wilby, CEO of Colmore BID said:
The countdown is truly on for Christmas and while some may say it’s still too early to be talking about it, we’re incredibly excited about the city’s offering this year. Christmas in Cathedral Square is a new concept for us and one we’re pleased to be bringing to the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral.
It’s great to have some of the city’s venues joining us in the festive chalets, as well as other independent businesses from across the region.
Alice in Wonderland (20th November to 17th December)
The Old Rep, 45 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY
The Old Rep theatre is one of the first venues I ever remember seeing theatre at and it is a building with bags of charm and a fantastic location right behind Birmingham New Street Station, there’s even an accessible entrance for seats on the front row from around the corner. This year, The Old Rep is bringing its very own new version of Alice in Wonderland.
The Old Rep website says:
With songs old and new, and a brand-new script with a talented cast of 25 performers, Alice in Wonderland is set to be a spectacular experience that we hope will be enjoyed.
Death Drop (23rd to 27th November)
The Alexandra, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
Take globally famous Drag Queens from Ru Paul’s Drag Race from the UK, Down Under and the USA and add a comedy-mystery and apparently you have “Rollicking Good Fun” (according to The Guardian).
Book tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/death-drop/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
Aladdin (24th November to 11th December)
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AD
The Blue Orange Panto is proud to declare itself “The Affordable Panto” with tickets starting at just £10 and plenty of schools performances. This year’s panto is Aladdin which looks to be magical.
Book here: blueorangetheatre.co.uk/project/aladdin2021
Isata Kanneh-Mason (25th November)
B: Music, Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
B: Music said:
Isata Kanneh-Mason has won a place on ECHO’s Rising Stars touring series for the 2021-22 season, during which she will showcase her talent in Birmingham and a number of other cities across the UK and Europe.
About this showcase Isata Kanneh-Mason said to Sam Moore:
I’m really looking forward to playing in Birmingham. I’m really excited about the programme it has lots of Rachmaninoff on there. I’ll also be playing two classical sonatas which I love, a Mozart and a Beethoven.
There’s also a new commission being written for the programme which I’m really excited about, because it’s always wonderful playing new music.
Book here: bmusic.co.uk/events/isata-kanneh-mason