YOUR MONTHLY TOP PICKS: MAY 2017
It’s May already! And with two Bank Holiday weekends lined up and Summer on the horizon, we’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a good month...
Moseley & Kings Heath Shed Family Fun Day | Saturday 6th | Village Square | All day
Sponsored by Kings Heath’s Santander, Moseley and Kings Heath Shed are holding a whole day of family fun from 11am! Kicking off on the Village Square, there’ll be bouncy castles, face painting, craft stalls, kids activities, and lots more entertainment all day, as well as the Kings Heath Farmers’ Market, followed by a family disco with food and a bar at All Saints Centre from 6pm-10pm. Tickets for the disco start from just £2.50. Find out more here.
Kings Court Family Fun Day | Saturday 13th | Kings Court | 9am-5pm
To celebrate the amazing independent businesses we have hidden down Kings Court off the High Street, they’re teaming up to throw the ultimate family fun day! Amongst the great offers on the day, there’ll be 10% off clothing at Simply Chic, 10% off milkshakes at Brian’s Juice and Bites, £15 piercings at Spartan Ink, as well as kids face painting, best dressed superhero competition, music, superhero characters, and much more! Come down and discover what this street has to offer! Find out more here.
Kings Heath Dining Club | Sunday 14th | 11am-6pm
Digbeth Dining Club and Hare & Hounds are teaming up again for our second instalment of the Kings Heath Dining Club! Taking over York Road this month, we’ve got foodie delights from Victoria Creperie, Street Slouvaki, Low N Slow, Platinum Pancakes, Smoqued, Pietanic, Canoodle, Holy Moly Macaroni, Flying Cows and Indian Rasoi, plus some of Brum’s finest makers and creators from Digbeth Arts Market, and music courtesy of Leftfoot DJs. Fingers crossed for another sunny one! Find out more here.
Bike Pro Racing | High Street
The weather is taking a turn for the better, so now is the perfect time to upgrade your set of wheels and head out for a cycle! Bike Pro Racing is Birmingham’s largest independent bicycle store, and specialise in a huge range of models to suit every price range and ability, plus accessories and clothing. They also offer services in store, too, so if your bike is in need of some TLC book them in! Find out more here.
The People Shop | Poplar Road
With Summer just around the corner, we think it’s time to put the woolies away and spruce up our wardrobes! Recently crowned Best Independent Retailer in Brum at the Readers’ Choice Awards, there’s only one place to refresh our look this season, with their rails stocked up with lots of lovely Spring pieces handmade by Mr C in store. We love the sage green poncho, perfect for when the weather can’t quite make up its mind! Visit their website here.
Coffee #1 | High Street
If you haven’t already been to visit new coffee shop, Coffee #1, make sure you do this month! Located right at the top of the High Street, Coffee #1 serve up a huge range of delicious coffees, cakes, savoury snacks and salads, and have lots of comfy corners for you to spend hours relaxing. Find them on Facebook here.
Punjabi Dahaba Grill | Poplar Road
It’s National Vegetarian Week from 15th-21st May, so if you’re on the lookout for some delicious veggie dishes visit new restaurant Punjabi Dahaba Grill. As well as meat and fish dishes, they also serve an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu, with everything from saag spinach soya, tarka daal, and chilli panneer. Book your table or order by calling 0121 439 0624 or order online here.
Entertainment & Nightlife//
Low Key | Thursday 4th | Loco Lounge | High Street | 7.30pm
Loco Lounge present the first of their brand new monthly music nights - Low Key! A laid-back, low pressure evening of music, this month featuring Arwen Free entry! Find out more over on Facebook.
Walk Of Fame presents Out Of The Shadows | Sunday 7th | Fletchers Bar | York Road | 3pm
See out your weekend with three hours of entertainment from the award-winning Out Of The Shadows! Expect to hear some of the greatest rock & roll hits from the 50’s, with everything from Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues through to Dire Straits' Walk Of Life as well as a few of The Shadows' greatest instrumental hits....and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tickets £4 available online or at Kitchen Garden Cafe. Find out more here.
Storytelling Cafe | Wednesday 17th | Kitchen Garden | York Road | 7.30pm
At this month’s storytelling cafe, Kitchen Garden explore how we treat people who have escaped torn lands through music, story and song. Guest artists Layla Tutt and David Benjamin Blower tell the astonishing tale of Jonah and Ninevah, modern day Mosul, and refugee tellers, making an unmissable evening of art and harrowing storytelling. Find out more here.
Disc Selecta | Sunday 21st | Fletchers Bar | York Road | 6pm
Mod, Metal, Motown....Pop, Punk, Psych....Calypso, Country or Cool Jazz? You got it....You bring it....You play it. Dive into 15 minutes of fame at the decks. No experience necessary! If it’s Vinyl on 45 or 33 rpm, then you can be your own DJ. F
Funk and Soul All Dayer with Craig Charles | Sunday 28th | Hare & Hounds | High St | 6pm
Another Bank Holiday weekend is waiting for us at the end of the month (collective cheers!), and Hare & Hounds have got a very special funk and soul all dayer lined up to celebrate! As part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations, we’ve got a whole day with DJ sets from Craig Charles, Sam Redmore and Tom Mason, and live performances from Heavy Beat Brass Band and Three Step Manovere. Tickets £15 available here. Find out more here.