What's on Birmingham - Spring 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. The best events to enjoy across Birmingham this Spring.
FLATPACK FILM FESTIVAL
Various locations, 29th Apr - 5th May
Flatpack is a festival which takes over venues across Birmingham every spring. It draws people from far and wide with a mixture of films, performances, contraptions and surprises.
Recurring themes include animation, music, artists’ film, archive discoveries, offbeat shorts for kids and live cinema. Flatpack explores the fertile territory where film bumps up against other art forms, and shows people things they might not otherwise have seen
THE ORIGINAL HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
Arena Birmingham, 2nd May
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to Birmingham, as part of their world tour.
The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequalled fan interaction.
LEONARDO DA VINCI: A LIFE IN DRAWING
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, until 6th May 19
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 12 of the Renaissance master's drawings from the Royal Collection will go on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, as part of 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist, with 144 of his greatest drawings from the Royal Collection forming the 12 exhibitions.
As the only venue in the Midlands, visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) will see the intricacy of Leonardo's work through 12 works never seen in the city before.
YONEX ALL ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Arena Birmingham, 6th - 10th Mar
Badminton royalty Peter Gade makes a welcome return to Arena Birmingham - the scene of his most heralded victory - this coming March as VIP guest of honour at the 2019 YONEX All England.
Gade’s return to Birmingham celebrates 20 years after he lifted the YONEX All England trophy in 1999 in the city – and the record books show he remains the last European male to do so.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR AND OTHER TALES
Midlands Arts Centre, 2 - 4th May
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.
Eric’s well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colourful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself.
The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.
BLOC Hotels Birmingham
The BLOC philosophy is new to the UK. The concept is called pared-down chic and is based on ideas we’ve adapted from the best designers around the world. By injecting a little British creativity, we have been pushing the boundaries of hotel design. From the build right down to the finishes in each room, we work with cutting-edge materials and innovative thinkers whose mantra really is, small is beautiful.
The idea is to build very cleverly using the very best materials whilst still making it as cost-effective as possible. And that means we can offer our guests really chic rooms in prime city centre locations at very, very good prices.