Right now, Birmingham’s buzzing.
Birmingham has seen an amazing transformation in recent years and is now regarded as a world-class city to meet, eat, shop and visit. The city is buzzing and there has never been such an exciting time to visit.
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Top 10 things to do and see in Birmingham this week
Noel Fitzpatrick: Welcome To My World
The world-class veterinary surgeon from Laois, Ireland discusses his phenomenal rise to fame as the Supervet. He shares his thoughts on developing technology in the realm of animal healthcare and discusses his own practice at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Eashing, Surrey.
Kate Groobey: Pure Pleasure
Earlier this year, Kate Groobey became the first woman to win the coveted Daiwa Foundation Art Prize since it was established in 1988. The sense of elation she must have felt translates into this provocative installation, which reflects the idea of female pleasure through a video, dressed mannequin and painting. It is a joyful work, informed by Groobey's observations on art history.
Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting For The UFOs
Internationally-renowned New York-based contemporary artist Polly Apfelbaum creates large-scale installations using a variety of glazed ceramics, stained and dyed fabrics plus other high-quality craft materials. Her visually striking works challenge notions of entitlement and hierarchies in cultural practice.
Admission to this fascinating exhibition is included in the Sea Life Centre ticket price, allowing visitors to dive into a shimmering world of the most venomous creatures on the planet. The jellyfish is a fascinating and unique beast, whose strange beauty is matched only by its deadly poison. Marvel at the gelatinous shapes and learn more about their mysterious abilities.
- Tourist Attraction
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
The largest museum in Birmingham promises hours of fun for adventure-seeking families including displays of bronze buddhas, mummies, Sri Lankan masks and 9,000-year-old artefacts from the Middle East. The vast and awe-inspiring collection also includes Baroque and Renaissance works as well as one of the world's largest collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Thinktank: Birmingham Science Museum
The notion that science is stuffy and boring is quickly dispelled at the award-winning Thinktank. The museum boasts fun interactive displays and hands-on exhibits divided into 10 themed sections over four floors. Visit the Planetarium and dive into the marine world before you learn about innovative technology or the inspirational story of the Spitfire, which helped to win the Second World War.
National Trust: Birmingham Back To Backs
Carefully restored to beautifully preserve the past, the atmospheric 19th-century courtyard provides a fascinating insight into the fortunes of ordinary folk in Birmingham from the 1840s to the 1970s. These small homes were built, quite literally, back-to-back around a communal courtyard, and you can still feel the impact of close-quarters living.
- Over 50s
In The Wings: New Perspective
Taken from in the wings by two of the Company's dancers turned photographers, Tyrone Singleton and Lachlan Monaghan, this exhibition gives a unique perspective on the art of ballet and its dancers, capturing moments of preparation, performance and friendship in some of the most iconic shows.
The Last Roman
A dazzling collection of coins from the rule of Emperor Justinian I, the so-called Last Roman Emperor, who rose from humble peasant origins in Serbia to become the most powerful man on Earth. He was responsible for a daring programme of construction works as well as an overhaul of the Empire's fiscal economy.
Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market
The annual festive favourite returns, with the largest amount of traditional huts and stalls outside of Austria or Germany. Pick up seasonal gifts, beverages, decorations, toys, tasty food and much more whilst enjoying live music and family entertainment.
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