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6 Best Things To Do In Birmingham This August Bank Holiday

Thursday, August 15, 2019

6 Best Things To Do In Birmingham This August Bank Holiday

Digbeth, home to the Digbeth Dining Club and Glas, has become famous for its street art.

Summer might be coming to an end, but don’t let the shorter days get you down. There is still time to enjoy one last blast, thanks to the August bank holiday.

To help you make the most of the three-day break, here’s our guide to what’s on in Birmingham over the bank holiday weekend.

If you’re stuck for ways to make the most of what warm weather is left, our guide gives you a rundown of the best events and activities across the city.

Digbeth Dining Club

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Keep yourself well-fed during the long weekend and pop down to Digbeth Dining Club for a street food feast.

Only £1 entry and open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the month. Whet your appetite and check out which traders will be dishing up this bank holiday HERE.

Black Sabbath – 50 Years, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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Shaaaaaaaron! You’re gonna wanna see this. Heavy metal legends Black Sabbath are celebrating 50 years and more than 75million album sales with a major exhibition.

It tracks Ozzy Osbourne and Co’s career from 1960s Aston through to being named the Greatest Metal Band of all time by MTV. Family tickets £30 available HERE.

Sarehole Mill, Springfield

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Sarehole Mill pond, Birmingham.

The picturesque, 250-year-old Sarehole watermill was nearly demolished in the 1960s. But it was saved by locals and has now been fully restored by Birmingham Museums Trust.

Local boy JRR Tolkien used it as inspiration for the Mill at Hobbiton in Lord of the Rings. Explore the museum’s Signposts to Middle-Earth to learn more. Family tickets £16 available HERE.

10 Years of GLAS, Digbeth

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You can keep Pacha, Space and Studio 54, this year is the 10th anniversary of GLAS, Birmingham’s number one venue for right royal ravers.

So get ready for the best ever birthday bash on Sunday, August 25. The daytime party beneath Digbeth’s railway arches promises to be epic. Tickets are selling fast HERE.

Moseley Craft Beer Festival, The Dark Horse pub

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Now in its third year, Moseley Craft Beer Festival takes place throughout the bank holiday weekend at the Dark Horse pub.

There will be street food stalls, retro computer gaming, foosball, DJs til late…and of course lots of beer. Weekend £5 tickets include a free tasting glass, free entry beer and 10% off all other beers.

Grease the Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome

If Peter Andre is the one that you want, then this is your last chance to see him as Teen Angel in the Hippodrome’s critically acclaimed Grease The Musical.

The latest version of the singalong show was praised for bringing “glamour and grit” to the world’s favourite musical. Get your tickets (from £16) to enjoy the last of those summer nights HERE.

For more info on what’s on in and around Birmingham this year, visit our destinations page and enjoy a great break today.

BLOC Magazine

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As summer draws to a close, the autumn issue of our magazine looks forward to some exciting events that are taking place in our nation's capital, London and second-city, Birmingham.

London is easily accessible from our Gatwick hotel and Birmingham is soon to be home of a second BLOC. Behind the scenes, we're working hard to add other locations where you can sample our affordable luxury.

At BLOC, we have distilled the finest ingredients into a package that provides perfect, yet affordable conditions for any overnight stay in prime locations. It's about no-nonsense style and function.

BLOC magazine embraces this theme. We've curated some of the favourite things we have discovered on our travels including the wonders of the Emerald Isle, Bentley's new concept, travel tech and apps as well as food and drink destinations.

You will also find details of BLOC's new VIP Guest List - don't forget to sign up to be eligible for free room upgrades, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions.

We hope that this magazine provides you with insight and entertainment on your journey.

You can view all of the articles on this site or view an online FREE version of the magazine, here.

We’ll also be adding to and updating this site with more cool stuff that we find on our travels. Jump on board!

Your journey begins here.