Top 5 weekend picks

Here we are folks, it's our weekly top 5 weekend picks for Birmingham and the region...

1. Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival

The 5th annual Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival will take place this weekend in the idyllic setting of Moseley Park.

Mostly Jazz Funk & soul is well known for bringing some of the best artists from the Jazz, Funk & Soul world to Birmingham and this year is no different! 

Friday night headliner - Fun Lovin' Ciminals

Saturday night headliner - Mavis Staples 

Sunday Night headliner - Earth, Wind and Fire experience featuring Al Mckay 

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2. Music for Youth Festival, 8-12 July

MFY National Festival - celebrating 10 years in Birmingham

With 8,000 talented young musicians descending upon Birmingham from 8-12 July, the eclectic mix of music on offer features something for everyone. From pop and rock through to western classical and jazz, you can hear new material and old favourites. Our Festival Fringe comprises pop-up performances around the city every day and you have your chance to make some noise with hands-on musical activities throughout the week.

Don’t miss our “10 year” celebrations with special Ten Past Twoperformances from the professionals… artists to be announced each day! Everyone welcome.

Day tickets available at

Box Office 0121 345 0600

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3. The Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival, 7-13 July

The Brindleyplace Film Festival will be returning to an estate near you soon!

Open to everyone, the Outdoor Film Festival will showcase a total of nine films, all suitable for family viewing, with the evening films screened at 6pm and two films shown on both Saturday and Sunday, the first at 11am and the second at 2pm.

A limited number of seat pads and blankets will be available during the Film Festival, provided by Brindleyplace. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own picnic blankets and arrive early to secure the best seating places.

The take-away menu for the Film Festival includes mini hotdogs from Café Opus, burritos, nachos and tortilla chips and dips from Chillacas, burgers from Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Thai green curry, satay chicken and spring rolls from Thai Edge.

Everyone attending the Film Festival is encouraged to check the schedule and film ratings before attending the event, to avoid disappointment and ensure suitability.

The Schedule

Following a record number of over 3,500 votes, it has been revealed that the Film Festival – which this year boasts a theme of 80s vs 90s – will kick off with Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic E.T. Other films on the schedule include Top Gun, Mrs Doubtfire, Aladdin and Dirty Dancing. 




Monday 7 July



Tuesday 8 July


Mrs Doubtfire

Wednesday 9 July


Top Gun

Thursday 10 July


Dirty Dancing

Friday 11 July



Saturday 12 July


Toy Story 2

Saturday 12 July


Indiana Jones

Sunday 13 July



Sunday 13 July


Three Men and a Baby



4. Wicked, 9 July - 6 September

Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences of all ages across the world for a decade, and flies into Birmingham Hippodrome this summer!

Based on Gregory Maguire’s acclaimed novel, Wicked brilliantly re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, to tell the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story, and show-stopping songs (by multi GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is not to be missed.

Discover more about The Hippodrome in Southside.

To get your tickets to this amazing show see here.

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5. Meet The Makers at Selfridges, from 30 June

Ever wondered where our produce comes from? Join Selfridges Birmingham from 30 June as they hero the makers and producers behind the fabulous food found at Selfridges - in their new summer campaign, Meet the Makers.

From tantalising demonstrations with top chefs to culinary master classes, Selfridges will play host to an eight week celebration of our country’s favourite foodie artisans.

Come in store for live demonstrations, tip from the experts, sampling and Q&A sessions!

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