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What's On Birmingham - Summer 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

What's On Birmingham - Summer 2019

Soak up the best of Birmingham this summer at the biggest and best events across the city from June to August.

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Sara Preisler Gallery, Gibb Street - to 30th Jun

Introducing 'Inspiring Spaces' Exhibition, a collection of work by upcoming designer Amber Hopkins.

Last year Amber won the accredited Sara Preisler Award for Practical Realisation of Concept whilst completing her BA in Jewellery and Related Products course at The School of Jewellery.

Amber followed a brief in taking inspiration from Birmingham's Custard Factory; her work reflects the creative quarter's structured form and bursts of colour in the very latest jewellery designs.

Showcasing her first major collection, exclusive to Sara Preisler Gallery, this work delicately connects the urban world beyond.

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22nd June

Yes, you've read it right. This is a Beer Chase – a run in Birmingham with beer along the way! Combine Fitness with Beer (or cider) in some of Birmingham's coolest places, finishing in a pub!

If you have a pair of running shoes and a thirst for beer, then "The Beer Chase" is for you. You'll cover between 5k and 10k distance but can walk, jog or run. You will follow pub clues to a Beer Related secret mission, whilst drinking beer pre, during and post race.

There are prizes for the winning team and it's a great way to combine fitness with some liquid refreshment!

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Various locations, until 31st July

Six of Birmingham’s arts organisations have joined forces to create the fifth Culture Feast menu: a joint ticket that gives access to theatre, music, visual art and spoken word events for £25 total.

This specially curated programme of cultural events allows each ticket holder access to some of the most exciting artistic happenings in the city, with the special addition of being welcomed by a member of the host’s team, and the opportunity to share thoughts with fellow Culture Feasters.

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Severn Valley Railway, 22nd - 23rd June

The Severn Valley Railway and The Little Gin Company are delighted to welcome you aboard The Gin Train!

This is a truly unique Gin tasting experience; travel through the spectacular Severn Valley in our 1936-built luxurious first class carriage (once hauled by the Flying Scotsman), whilst sipping gin cocktails and enjoying a relaxing day out with friends. A journey fit for any gin lover!

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Aston University, 3rd August

Not Another Comic-con is Birmingham's number one alternative convention, from TV, comics, gaming and cosplay they have it all.

With a wide variety of special guests, panels and competitions and a raffle with proceeds going to the Birmingham Children's hospital, this really should be on every geeks calendar. This is the convention your looking for!

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.