Top 5 things to do next week!

February is here and this month is jam-packed with loads of things to do. To all those who successfully powered through dry Jan, Veganuary, those who are smashing it with their New Year’s Resolutions and to anyone that even gave it a go. Now is the time to praise yourself, get out and have fun!

Watch The Red Shoes at The Hippodrome

If you love dance and performance then this show will one just for you! Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film The Red Shoes, returns to Birmingham Hippodrome, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics across the UK and the USA. A sell-out before its world première tour opened in 2016! 

The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Based on the classic Powell and Pressburger film and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, and set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.

Where: Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
When: 11th – 15th Feb | 2:00pm, 7:30pm
How: Ride with Ola
Price: Tickets from £22
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Volunteer at The Centre of the Earth

Been wanting to give back? To continue to love and support the wildlife. The Centre of the Earth does volunteering afternoons on Tuesdays for anyone who wants to support them. Volunteers are given the opportunity to get involved in a variety of practical conservation tasks and ecological surveys to conserve the reserve for wildlife and people.

It’s a great way to meet new people, explore and expand your knowledge on wildlife and the support that can be given. You will gain practical habitat management skills, spend time outdoors and be able to discover the wildlife in your local greenspace. You don’t need to have any prior experience of this type of volunteering as training will be given by the staff at the centre. All tools and equipment will be provided along with refreshments! They recommend you take your own lunch with you. Go and get that packed lunch ready!

Volunteers are advised to wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear including walking boots, wellington boots or ideally steel-toe capped boots. The Centre of the Earth is the Wildlife Trust’s purpose-built environmental centre in Winson Green – just 1.5 km from Birmingham City centre. Join the movement.

Where: The Centre of the Earth, 42 Norman Street, Birmingham, B18 7EP
When: Tuesdays | 1pm
How: Ride with Ola
Price: Free to volunteer
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Bakehouse at Sarehole Mill Free entry, 15 Feb

The Bakehouse at Sarehole Mill is having a special launch event to celebrate their brand new restored bakehouse and newly built bakery. If you want to be one of the first to try their delicious treats freshly baked in their new on-site bakery, this ones for you.

Last month they completed the restoration of Sarehole Mill’s historic bakehouse. Not only did they restore the existing bakehouse to its former glory but have also developed a modern-day bakery in the neighbouring building. The work will be completely finished this month so to celebrate they are offering FREE ACCESS to the Mill all day long. The perfect excuse to visit this charming historic property with friends and family. There will be plenty to do on the day from a gingerbread themed trail to wonderful craft activities. You could even make a day of it and take some time out to explore the grounds and try their brand new menu in the Millers Tea Room for lunch.

Where: Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, B13 0BD
When: Sat 15th Feb | 11am – 4pm.
How: Ride with Ola
Price: Free Entry
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Project Popups: Romantic Day – The Notebook 

Valentine’s day is coming and you still can’t decide on what to do? You know all the restaurants will be choco block but you want something nice to do?

Project Popups: are bringing the classic ‘The Notebook’ to brum! If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m shocked. I’m not going to give the movie away but if you know you know. You will be able to sit back and relax whilst enjoying the company of your loved ones. Grab yourself refreshments and popcorn and enjoy the day!

Where: Secret Location (Bham)
When: Sat 15th Feb | various times between 12pm – 7.30pm
How: Ride with Ola
Price: From £9.99
Tickets: Click here

Birmingham’s Craft & Flea

If you are an arts and crafts fan, this one will be perfect for you. This is a great opportunity to snap up those unique and quirky gifts for friends and family who deserve to be treated, or even just for yourself! Decorate your rooms with an authentic crafty twist with some of the collectables that local makers, designers, artists have sculptured.  They state “Celebrating everything local, crafty, quirky, handmade and eco-friendly, we pride ourselves in finding the unsung independent heroes of your city!”. You can even refresh yourself with street food and delicious homemade goods.

If supporting independents is your thing, what are you waiting for?

Where: The Custard Factory, GIBB STREET DIGBETH, B9 4AA
When: Sun 16th Feb | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
How: Ride with Ola
Price: £2 Entry all day, Under 12’s – FREE
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