PopUp painting, ghetto putting and imprisoned puzzling: 5 activities you may never had tried in Birmingham!

Go to BMAG

The ground-breaking, free exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) ‘Sexuality, Gender and Identity’ is running through to April 2018.The exhibition features 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists such as Andy Warhol & Grayson Perry, who explore themes of gender, sexuality, and identity in art. It marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act), revealing new research in to LGBT history and visual culture, making it well worth a visit.

 

Go to Ghetto Golf

A crazy golf experience like no other, head down to Digbeth and uncover the UV graffiti explosion that is Ghetto Golf. If you’re joining the masses and avoiding your poison for dry Jan, the mouth-watering street food on offer from Slim’s BBQ express will certainly keep you distracted. An art-infused environment with 18 holes to complete, clear up the January Blues for yourself and your pals and get your competitive golfing cap on.

 

Go to PopUp Painting

Master the techniques of renowned artists such as Banksy, Van Gogh and Monet at PopUp Painting, a relaxing event where you can explore the realms of artistic expression with a glass of vino firmly in your hand. With varying venues such as The Canal House and The Rose Villa Tavern, check out their website  to see where you may or may not discover a talent like the greats.

 

Go to Escape Live

Feeling weary after an over-indulgent Christmas full of food, alcohol and TV? Kick back in to action and put your mind to the test at Escape Live this January. Locked in a room of your choice, whether it’s The Lab, Room 13, Time Machine or Doctor Wilson’s office, yourself and your teammates have 60 minutes to follow clues, solve riddles and escape the room. If you don’t make it out in time…. well then at least you won’t have to worry about January blues next year. See more on their website here.

 

Go to The Electric Cinema

The oldest working cinema in the UK, make headway for the comfy couches housed at the back of the cinema and watch the latest films, both mainstream and independent as well as all kinds of classics & cult favourites. We’re noting the luxury sofa seating at the back, as here you can make full use of the “Text Waiter Service”, order a cookie here and a tipple there, without missing any of the film! What a treat! See their website for booking and to see what's on, here.

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