July 11, 2021

Walk for Parkinsons

People in Birmingham can now sign up to Walk for Parkinson’s to help fund vital support for people affected by the condition – and this year, you can also take part virtually.

Charity Parkinson’s UK has launched its annual Walk for Parkinson’s series, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This year, there are three ways to take part:

Join our socially distanced organised walk in Sutton Park on Sunday 11th July

Walk for Parkinson’s 66 mile challenge: complete 66 miles of walking in July

Walk for Parkinson’s Your Way: walk 2 or 6 miles wherever you are over 25 and 26 September.

The money raised by Walk for Parkinson’s will help transform the way the charity provides information and support to people with Parkinson’s, and the people in their lives. This year, thanks to the Frank and Evelyn Brake Connect Fund, sponsorship will be matched pound for pound, doubling the impact for people affected by Parkinson’s.

If you know 66 people, chances are you know someone who knows Parkinson’s. So why not take on Walk for Parkinson’s 66 by walking 66 miles throughout July?  How you want to complete this challenge is up to you. Whether it’s alone or socially distanced, all you have to do is reach the target of 66 miles by the end of the month.

With Walk for Parkinson’s Your Way, you choose your own course, when you do it and who you walk with over the weekend of 25 and 26 September. Participants can choose from two distances – 2 or 6 miles – depending on what suits you best.

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. In the UK, there are around 145,000 people already living with Parkinson’s, including approximately 12,329 in the West Midlands. There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson’s from tremor and pain to anxiety, but the condition affects everyone differently.

To take part in Walk for Parkinson’s, visit: www.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/walk-parkinsons

Date: July 11, 2021
Venue: Sutton Park or Walk Your Way wherever you are
United Kingdom

June 10, 2021

In Conversation with the Sopranos

Get the real story behind what Vanity Fair called “the greatest pop-culture masterpiece of its day” when three of the Sopranos’ most iconic cast members – Steven Schirripa (Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccalieri), Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Vincent Pastore (‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero) – take us behind the scenes of the legendary show.

Visit thsh.co.uk

Date: June 10, 2021
Venue: Symphony Hall
Phone: 0121 780 3333
Broad St, Birmingham , B1 2EA, United Kingdom

June 6, 2021


The National Metro & Mini Show is the main event of the year Metros, classic Minis and modern MINIs to come together. A great day out for families and enthusiasts with hundreds of models on display including ‘621 AOK’, the first Mini produced and the Monte Carlo Rally winning Mini’s of the 196Os. You can enter your vehicle for just £9, or come along as a visitor to enjoy the show and the Museum for normal museum entrance fee, pre-booking essential.

Find out more at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/national-metro-and-mini-show

Date: June 6, 2021
Venue: British Motor Museum
Banbury Road, Gaydon,, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ, United Kingdom

May 29, 2021


Join the British Motor Museum this May half-term as it celebrates the 60th Birthday of the ‘Most Beautiful Car in the World!’ - the Jaguar E-type. Meet Dotty or Dougie, the costumed characters from the swinging ’60s and explore the new Jaguar E-type exhibition. You can even take home your own E-type! Yes really … ok so it’s a cardboard cut-out for you to make and decorate at home. If you’re not able to visit the Museum you can still join in the Birthday celebrations with their on-line activities.

For more information visit

The Museum reopens on Monday 17 May, pre-booking essential.

Family annual pass just £40 (T’s & C’s apply).

Start: May 29, 2021
End: June 6, 2021
Venue: British Motor Museum
Banbury Road, Gaydon, , Lighthorne Heath, Warwick , CV35 0BJ, United Kingdom

May 28, 2021

Ben Goldscheider

Virtual Barber Concerts return this spring with a number of special and free lunchtime performances as part of their 75th anniversary concert season. Funded by the Henry Barber Trust, the series includes a performance from this horn-playing European Concert Halls Organisation Rising Star and previous BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist.


Date: May 28, 2021
Venue: Virtual event
barber.org.uk/concerts/, United Kingdom

May 17, 2021

Ikon for Artists: Art Sale

To coincide with the ending of lockdown, this exhibition features the work of more than 250 Birmingham artists with 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales going directly to the artists. A fantastic way to support a hard-hit sector and acquire some incredible works of art.

Start: May 17, 2021
End: May 31, 2021
Venue: Ikon Gallery
Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS, United Kingdom


Celebrate a motoring icon in this temporary exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Jaguar E-type. Uncover the story of the evolution of the E-type from the racing C and D-types of the 1950s to its launch in 1961 and subsequent successful racing V12s from the 1970s. See a special selection of cars, including the E2A Prototype as well as a number of rarely seen Jaguar-related documents, advertisements, artworks and artefacts to accompany the stunning vehicles.

Find out more at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk, pre-booking essential.

Start: May 17, 2021
End: June 30, 2021
Venue: British Motor Museum
Banbury Road, Gaydon,, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ, United Kingdom

May 8, 2021

Luke Jerram’s In Memoriam

This special installation, in partnership with BrumYODO and part of the Matter of Life & Death Festival, is a spectacular temporary memorial for all those we have lost from the Covid-19 pandemic and also a tribute to all the NHS health and care workers who have been risking their lives during the crisis.

Visit birminghamhippodrome.com

Start: May 8, 2021
End: May 16, 2021
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst St, Birmingham , B5 4TB, United Kingdom

April 23, 2021

The Parking Lot Social

This special springtime drive-in extravaganza comes to Birmingham bringing a selection of drive-in movies, live entertainment, comedy and more – all broadcast straight from the stage to the comfort and safety of your own car. Who said social distancing had to be dull.

Visit theparkinglotsocial.co.uk

Start: April 23, 2021
End: April 25, 2021
Venue: Eboot Car Boot Sale Site
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

April 14, 2021

Aliki Braine, A Thousand Fallen Blossoms

Inspired by a trip to Tokyo and Kyoto during the Sakura cherry blossom season, this exhibition brings elements of Japan to Birmingham through a series of uniquely crafted photographs.

Visit argenteagallery.com

Twelve Pieces of Sky
Start: April 14, 2021
End: May 14, 2021
Venue: Argenta Gallery
28 St Paul's Square , Birmingham, B3 1RB, United Kingdom