What's going on in Birmingham this October?

Author: Claire Middleton
Published: 26th September 2019

What's on in the city this autumn?

Well that’s it, summer is officially over and autumn has begun. Without the sun and the light nights, it’s going to take more than BBQs and beer gardens to keep ourselves occupied. Anyway, fear not, I’ve put together this small list to give you a hand if you’re stuck for ideas...

The academic year starts this month for most of the city’s universities, meaning there are lots of 'Freshers' events coming up. The best way to make sure you don’t miss out on any of these is to get yourself a Freshers 2019 wristband. This will give you entry to some of the biggest events in Brum, including ‘Work It, with B Young’, live at PRYZM on Tuesday 1st October. Visit https://www.yourfreshersguide.com/birmingham-freshers-2019 for more information.

The Birmingham Weekender, one of Birmingham’s favourite additions to the social calendar, returns this October with a weekend full of free performances. Catch everything from music, dance, theatre, exhibitions and other activities, which are taking place in a range of venues across Digbeth, including galleries, bars, outdoors spaces and cafes. This takes place from 4th – 6th October, and it’s not to be missed!

Of course, October wouldn’t be the same without Oktoberfest. Back in Birmingham for the fifth year running, 2019 is expected to be its best year to date. Taking place at a new venue in Hockley on 18th and 19th October, the festival will be everything you expect and more, with German beers, gins, wines and Oktoberfest-themed cocktails. Visit https://www.designmynight.com/birmingham/whats-on/food-drink/oktoberfest-2019 to find out more.

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s an abundance of spooky-themed events taking place across the city towards the end of October. The Birmingham Town Hall is hosting a Halloween silent movie special on the 31st, showing The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This is bound to be an atmospheric experience against the backdrop of the stunning town hall and the sound of the historic organ! Visit https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/halloween-silent-movie-special-2 for more information.

So, whatever you decide to do in the city this autumn, there's bound to be something for you to enjoy!

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