Top 5 things to do next week!

We’ve finally reached the end of the longest month in human history! Now its time for the month of love, happiness, and, hopefully, less rain! Why not spend this first week of February out and about savouring the evenings becoming brighter and brighter? This week there are new things to try for babies to grown-ups and everyone in between.

1Bring Your Own Baby Comedy!

On Wednesday 5th February from 12.00-1.15pm Symphony Hall return with their successful comedy show for parents and their babies. The comedy is for the adults, but this is a space your babies will love too.

They provide soft flooring, toys, buggy parking, and baby changing. If you need to whip out a boob or a bottle feel free and the comics are very prepared for heckles from the younger members of the crowd. This event is for babies under 15 months as the comics will be doing their normal material and maybe saying words unsuitable for a baby who is just learning to repeat things…

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2Dressing Up, Coming Out: Fashion in the LGBTQ+ Community

Hosted by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery this evening discussion considers the role and importance of dressing up within the LGBTQ+ community from a variety of perspectives. The event will be Thursday 6th February from 6.30-8.30pm.

The panel includes:

Dr Shaun Cole, Associate Professor in Fashion and Chair of ‘Intersectionalities: politics, identities, cultures’ research group at Winchester School of Art. They specialise in sexuality and fashion. Lacey Lou, performance artist, event manager and costume maker. One of her costumes is currently on display in the Dressed to the Nines exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Roy Kearney, an independent curator, writer, and researcher.

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3Bull Ring Vegan Market

Come along to Rotunda Square on Friday 7th February from 10.00am – 6.00pm for a fantastic vegan market! The market will be packed with over forty stalls selling a huge variety of vegan products from local businesses.

Products include mouth-watering food stalls, eye-opening lifestyle brands, luxury cosmetics, ethical clothing, and interesting charities to become involved with. If you are doing Veganuary this is a great way to meet like-minded people!

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4Harry Potter Party

If you have a child that absolutely loves Harry Potter then this is the place to be! Sutton Coldfield Library and FOLIO Sutton Coldfield are hosting the best ever Harry Potter Party on Saturday 8th February from 2.00-3.30pm.

A free, family-friendly afternoon making Harry Potter themed crafts and playing games inspired by Hogwarts! A brilliant way to create with the children in your life, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the popularity of this event it now requires booking a free ticket to allow the library to manage numbers.

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5Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Following a sell-out 2018 tour and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil Wang is back on tour with a new show! A regular fixture on TV including Task Master, Hypothetical, and Have I Got News For You, he is one to watch.

Coming to The Old Rep Sunday 9th February at 8.00pm. Phil will be exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage. A smart and silly show! ‘This is intoxicating stuff’ Telegraph; ‘Stand-up dreamland’ Guardian.

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