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May Highlights

Looking for activities and events in Birmingham this May 2022?  Check out our top 7 guide:


Free Family Saturday at the Ikon Gallery: Crivelli Fruit Salad

Saturday 7 May 2022 11.00am–3.00pm

Join artist Polly Brant to create colourful paper garlands inspired by Carlo Crivelli’s exhibition Shadows on the Sky. Using drawing and collaging techniques, families can produce their own hanging fruit garlands in response to the symbolic fruits and use of illusionism in Crivelli’s paintings.  

For more information follow the link.


Free Family Jam at Symphony Hall

Saturday 7th May 2022 10:30am

Are you ready to make instant music? Warm up your voice and grab an instrument! This session is about exploring the aural skills that Jazz and Folk musicians share across the globe.  No previous experience required – bring an acoustic instrument if you have one – perfect for the whole family.

For more information follow the link.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet - Family Music And Dance

Friday 13 May–Saturday 14 May 2022

A perfect introduction to ballet and the orchestra for everyone aged 4+.  Host Shireenah Ingram and conductor Phil Ellis invite you to meet the instruments of the 60-strong Royal Ballet Sinfonia – and greet BRB’s brilliant dancers, who’ll be performing some of ballet’s biggest hits.  You’ll meet Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother, as Cinders takes her incredible journey from rags to riches. And you’ll enjoy pocket-sized performances of classic moments from The Sleeping Beauty, La Fille mal gardée, Mother Goose and other world-famous ballets – all mixed in with plenty of fun and games for ballet fans of all ages!

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Oi Frog & Friends! Theatre Production at the Hippodrome

Saturday 21 May – Sunday 29 May

It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen when FROG is in charge?

Join FROG, CAT and DOG in this Olivier Award nominated action-packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling books. Expect songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at.

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Alice in Wonderland Outdoor Theatre at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Friday 27th May 6:30pm

You are invited on a trip into this well-loved tale, based upon the original novels written by Lewis Carroll and specially adapted for the stage. With live music and characters you won’t forget, Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland will engage and delight audiences of all ages.

For more information follow the link.

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Cheese Fest at Aston Hall

28 May - 12.00pm - 8.30pm

A celebration of the best independent street food – and cheese – all hosted by the Seasonal Markets.  Seasonal Markets create events that champions the best of Birmingham’s independent Street Food traders, bars, DJ’s, live music as well as local artists, food producers and designers.  For more information follow the link.


Creature Feature! A B'Opera Relaxed Concert

Saturday 28th May 10:30-11:30

Meet the creatures from B'Opera shows at this Relaxed Concert filled with animal magic for you and your little ones age 0-5.  An interactive, multi-sensory concert of music by Mendelssohn, Saint Saens, Schubert, Rossini, B'Opera's own Phil and more, all in the amazing acoustics of St George's Church. Expect encounters with giant elephants, buzzing bees, jumping fleas, competitive cats, yoga-loving fish and more!  

For more information follow the link.

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