Free Birmingham Events: Who will WINbledon?

Via Nikita at Brindleyplace

Who will WINbledon?

This weekend Brindleyplace is encouraging Birmingham to come along and cheer on the finalists at Brindleyplace’s Central Square. Both the women’s and men’s singles finals will be shown at the weekend on Brindleyplace’s outdoor screen from 1pm on Saturday and 1.50pm on Sunday.

When Andy Murray last reached the Wimbledon finals in 2013, thousands of people packed into Brindleyplace’s Central Square to watch him end Britain’s 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men’s singles champion against Novak Djokovic. This year, organisers are encouraging the city’s community to come together, once again, to enjoy the free screenings.

The big screen at Brindleyplace
The big screen at Brindleyplace

Ben Ashby, Marketing Manager at Brindleyplace said: “If you can’t make it to Wimbledon then why not find yourself a spot on our very own answer to Wimbledon’s Murray Mound, the Brindley Bump in Central Square. You can also grab a bite to eat from one of our many on-site restaurants or cafés and enjoy the electrifying atmosphere alongside all the other tennis fans.”

Founded in 1868 as ‘The All England Croquet Club’ before becoming ‘All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club’ and known as the most prestigious tennis event in the world, Wimbledon remains one of the most exciting annual summer sporting events. Last year, the Wimbledon’s men’s singles final was watched by over 10 million viewers.

Ben, said: “We’re geared up for a spectacular weekend of tennis and are all set for the women’s finals on Saturday with Garbine Muguruza and Serena Williams and Sunday’s men’s final with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.”

The live screening of the Wimbledon finals will be followed by the annual Brindleyplace Film Festival which is celebrating its 20th anniversary and will show a total of nine films, all of which were released during the past two decades and selected in a public vote by local people. The screenings, which will include Clueless, Frozen and The Theory of Everything, will take place between Tuesday 14 July and Thursday 23 July 2015 and are free for the general public to attend.

For more information about the summer events at Brindleyplace, visit brindleyplace.com

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