Great days out this week in Birmingham
1 Kathe Buchler: Beyond The Battlefield: Faces Of Peace And War
This striking exhibition presents a series of black and white images by the amateur photographer made before, during and after the First World War. The Braunschweig-born creative captured images that featured members of her family, working children and a series called 'women doing men's jobs', which truly bring to life the era.
When: From Oct 20, Mon-Thu 10am-5pm, Fri 10.30am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm, ends Jan 14
Where: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands. B3 3DH
Contact: +44 (0)121 464 8887
More Details: www.1914.org/news/beyond-the-battlefields-kathe-buchlers-photographs-of-germany-in-the-great-war
2 Halloween Spooktacular At Cadbury World
There will be a host of family-friendly activities on offer throughout the popular attraction to bring the spooky season to life. Prepare for a haunted Halloween as visitors help Witchy Woo Woo and Wolfy The Wolfman to thwart the notorious villain, Franky Frankenstein.
When: Oct 21-28, 9am-4.30pm, Oct 29, 9.30am-4pm
Where: Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands. B30 1JS
Contact: +44 (0)844 880 7667
More Details: www.cadburyworld.co.uk
3 Free Tai Chi
Enjoy a light-hearted and relaxed approach to exercise and feel the benefit of better flexibility and alignment following a cost-free session. All ability and fitness levels are welcome to this introduction to tai chi and chi-kung which attempt to increase energy and balance your chi (which translates as 'energy flow').
When: Thu 10.30am
Where: Cotteridge Park, Franklin Road, Birmingham. B30 2HG
More Details: www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk/park-tai-chi-classes.php
4 Birmingham Beer And Cider Festival
This celebration of all things beer and cider - also known as the Brum Beer Fest - is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale and will be showcasing more than 200 beers, ciders and perries. Take the opportunity to try something new, pick up a few gifts and enjoy a day out in Birmingham's creative quarter.
When: Oct 26-28, 11am-10.30pm
Where: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, West Midlands. B9 4AA
Contact: +44 (0)121 224 7777
More Details: www.birminghambeerfestival.org.uk/tickets/
5 Susie Green: Pleasure Is A Weapon
In her first UK solo exhibition, contemporary artist Green presents a range of media across sculpture, performance and painting which celebrate the body as an object of pleasure and politics. Reflecting on cultural influences the exhibition aims to offer a sensual encounter between artist, object and viewer.
When: From Sep 1, Wed-Sat 12noon-5pm, ends Nov 18
Where: Grand Union, Unit 19, Fazeley Industrial Estate, Fazeley Street, Birmingham. B5 5RS
More Details: www.instagram.com/susie_green_
6 Anna Molska: The Weavers/Die Weber
Polish artist Molska explores modernist and socialist utopias through her multimedia work, which includes a 12 minute film titled The Weavers/Die Weber (2009) which is based on Gerhart Hauptmann's 1894 play inspired by the 1844 rebellion of Silesian weavers.
When: From Sep 13, Tue-Sun 11am-5pm, ends Nov 26
Where: Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, West Midlands. B1 2HS
More Details: www.ikon-gallery.org
7 Tamed: With Professor Alice Roberts
Anatomist, physical anthropologist, TV presenter and author Roberts will delve into archaeology, history and genetics in this fascinating talk. The scientist will explore how our ancestors started to domesticate wild species and how they became crucial to our own survival and success.
When: Oct 25, 7.30pm
Where: Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands. B3 3DQ
Contact: +44 (0)121 780 3333
More Details: www.alice-roberts.co.uk
8 Children's Hallowe'en Crafts
Halloween rears its frightful head once again! Artist Claire Leggett will lead a creative crafting session for children and families that will have lots of different activities set up for you to make something spooky - from bat hats and paper pumpkins to lanterns and cotton wool ghosts.
When: Oct 26, 10.30am-12noon
Where: Winterbourne Botanic Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands. B15 2RT
More Details: www.winterbourne.org.uk/booking/?2029
9 National Sea Life Centre
Located in the heart of the city, Sea Life Birmingham will transport you into an amazing underwater world. Come nose-to-nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of humble starfish, seahorses, graceful rays and other denizens of the deep. To get any closer, you'd have to get wet!
When: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, last adm 3pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm, plus peak dates, closed Dec 25
Where: National Sea Life Centre, The Waters Edge, Brindley Place, Birmingham, West Midlands. B1 2HL
Contact: +44 (0)871 423 2110
More Details: www.sealife.co.uk
10 National Trust: Birmingham Back To Backs
Step back in time in a carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard which gives an insight into the lives of ordinary people in Birmingham through the years. From the 1840s to the 1970s, these small homes were built literally back-to-back around a communal courtyard, and the impact of that close-quarters living can still be felt.
When: Apr 1-Dec 22, Tue-Sun, tour pre-booking essential, Bank Hol Mons, tour pre-booking essential
Where: National Trust: Birmingham Back To Backs, 61-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands. B5 4TE
Contact: +44 (0)121 666 7671
More Details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/birmingham-back-to-backs/
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