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What's on Birmingham - Spring 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

What's on Birmingham - Spring 2019

Rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. The best events to enjoy across Birmingham this Spring.

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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

flatpackfestival.org.uk

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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.

www.harlemglobetrotters.com

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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.

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag

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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.

www.allenglandbadminton.com

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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.

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/the-very-hungry-caterpillar

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.

Looking for some staycation inspiration? Check out Things to do in Birmingham and start planning your next adventure with BLOC.

BLOC Hotels Birmingham

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.