13 Things to do in Birmingham in August

by Dave Massey twitter.com/brumhour featuring content via the linked websites:

13 Things to do in Birmingham in August

Because you will have to get bored of all that sunshine at some point.

Summer Holiday Family activities (Until 24th August)

Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Birmingham, B5 7UG

Summer Holiday Family activities
Summer Holiday Family activities

Family Fun Fridays take place at Martineau Gardens on Fridays across August (Including one in July) they are:

  • Medieval Day Friday 27th July
  • Buzzy Bees Friday 10th August
  • Senses Safari Friday 17th August
  • Dinosaur Discovery Friday 24th August

Other activities include:

  • Pirate Adventure! Tuesday 31 July
  • Plant Professor Tuesday 7 August
  • Minibeast Safari Tuesday 14 August

Book tickets here: martineau-gardens.org.uk/event/summer-holiday-family-activities-2

Madagascar The Musical (31st July-4th August)

New Alexandra Theatre, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS

The 2005 film comes to life as a musical with X Factor Winner Matt Terry as Alex. (Matt Terry isn’t appearing in the show on 3rd/4th August).

“This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.”

Madagascar the Musical
Madagascar the Musical

Tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/madagascar-the-musical/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/

British Transplant Games (2nd-5th August)

Venues across Birmingham.

“More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant.” which is a pretty big statistic. The 41st Westfield Health British Transplant Games return to Birmingham for the start of August at venues across the city including, Symphony Hall, The ICC, Alexander Stadium and University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre.

British Transplant Games
British Transplant Games

Find out more about the games here: britishtransplantgames.co.uk

Taste of the Mailbox (3rd-5th August)

Mailbox7 Commercial St, Birmingham B1 1RS

David Pardoe, head of marketing, retail and tenant engagement at the Mailbox said: “We’re thrilled that Taste of the Mailbox will return again this summer after the success of last year’s festival.

“With our wonderful al fresco canalside bars and restaurants, plus delicious offerings from Tom’s Kitchen, Malmaison and Harvey Nichols, there’s no better time to experience a taste of what the Mailbox has to offer.

“This year’s festival has even more events and offers scheduled across the weekend, making it our biggest Taste of the Mailbox yet. From masterclasses, to pop-up demonstrations and complimentary food sampling, there truly is something to suit everybody across the weekend, whether you’re a novice or a self-confessed foodie.”

Taste of the Mailbox
Taste of the Mailbox

Find out more about this returning event on the Mailbox Birmingham website: mailboxlife.com/event/experience-a-taste-of-the-mailbox-2018

Blyth Farm Feast (5th August)

Blyth Hall Farm, Blythe Road, Coleshill, B46 2AF

The Deckerdence bus is #BrumHour’s favourite bus! Imagine a bus with a downstairs bar bus and a 360 degree tent which reaches below the upstairs windows, meaning the seating upstairs has views of outside rather than also being in the tent.

Blyth Farm Fest

This one day Feast features street food, ale, cocktails and more with Seasonal Markets. Find out more: seasonalmarkets.co.uk

Gabrielle (8th August)

O2 Institute, 78 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY

Gabrielle is back with a brand new album, Under my Skin and is heading to Birmingham for the first of just five dates promoting this album.


Book tickets here: academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham/events/1164215/gabrielle-tickets

The Full Monty (8th August-1st September)

The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY

Based on the American musical of the English film, The Full Monty: The Musical tells the story of six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York who decide to create a strip show after seeing their wives enthusiasm for the Chippendales.

The Full Monty The Musical
The Full Monty The Musical

Book tickets here: oldjointstock.co.uk/whats-on/the-full-monty

Lost & Found: Mischief And Mystery In Moomin Valley (10th-11th August)

mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH

With six shows over two days this 50 minute adventure for 4-7 years olds is bound to be enchanting and delightful. Follow Snufkin and Moomintroll on a lost and found journey.

Book tickets here: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/the-moomins-mischief-and-mystery-in-moomin-valley

SoundLounge Festival 2018 (18th August)

Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ

Each year young people from in and around Birmingham curate and create a festival as part of Project Soundlounge.

Via THSH website: This year’s SoundLounge festival will focus on raising awareness of homelessness in our city through collaboration with the charity Crisis.

SoundLounge festival
SoundLounge festival

Tickets are FREE and seating unreserved. Book here: thsh.co.uk/event/soundlounge-festival

Birmingham Hippodrome Musical Theatre Summer School (20th-24th August)

Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB

From Birmingham Hippodrome website: “This is a unique opportunity to work with theatre professionals from Birmingham Hippodrome and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to devise a new musical from scratch based on a Roald Dahl story. Work with a director, choreographer and musical director to develop musical theatre skills, watch the matinée performance of the RSC’s Matilda, and share your scratch performance with an invited audience in our Patrick Studio at the end of the week.”

Birmingham Hippodrome Musical Theatre Summer School
Birmingham Hippodrome Musical Theatre Summer School

Places can be booked here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/birmingham-hippodrome-musical-theatre-summer-school

Boogie Nights (22nd-25th August)

New Alexandra Theatre, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS

The New Alexandra Theatre annual Stage Experience is back for 2018 and it is getting groovy with Boogie Nights, featuring the night that Elvis died and the impact it has on Roddy O’Neil, his friends, their lives.

Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights

Get your groovy tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/boogie-nights/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham

Latrice Royale (22nd August)

Glee Club Birmingham, The Arcadian, 70 Hurst St, Birmingham, B5 4TD

Star of Rupaul’s Drag Race, Latrice Royale brings her US sellout tour to the UK, packed full of songs and storytelling.

Latrice Royale

Book tickets here: glee.co.uk/performer/latrice-royale

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (23rd August-8th September)

Birmingham Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

From the creators of The Play that Goes Wrong comes, The Comedy about a Bank Robbery. “A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the  security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go horribly wrong?”

Book your tickets here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-comedy-about-a-bank-robbery

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