Summer is in full swing, and we’ve got a packed month in the Heath ahead! From festivals and music markets to new openings a sad goodbye, check out what’s on…
There’s still time to enter the SUMMER Capture Kings Heath Competition! Simply email your best photos of sunny Kings Heath to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 13th July 2017 and you could be in with a chance of winning TWO cash prizes of £75! The winners will be chosen by an expert judging panel and a public Facebook vote, and will be announced on Thursday 27th July. To find out more about the competition click here.
Kings Heath Arts Crafts & Antiques Market | Saturday 15th July | Village Square | 10am-4pm
As well as the usual huge array of stunning handmade crafts, rare antiques and local artwork on offer for us to browse, each month the arts market now celebrates a different concept as part of the day. Last month, we enjoyed some written word, and this month it’s music!
There’ll be free performances from local musicians and bands to entertain us all afternoon, plus free children’s entertainment to keep the kids busy! Find out more here.
KHARNIVAL | Sunday 30th July | Highbury Park | 1pm-4pm
Kings Heath Action for Refugees are teaming up with Highbury Orchard Community for an afternoon of Summer fun in the park! There’ll be music, storytelling, food, craft and woodland fun, and all money raised will go towards Aegean Solidarity Network, supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the city. Entry is a suggested donation of £5 for adults and £3 for children, or £10 for a family ticket. Find out more here.
Bloom | Poplar Road
If there’s one place to eat out at this month, it’s Kings Heath new kids on the block – Bloom! Serving amazing coffee, brunch and lunch from their quaint cafe on Poplar Road from Wednesday to Sunday, they have already made a name for themselves among the locals. Of duck hash for breakfast and braised lamb for lunch sounds like your idea of foodie heaven, pay them a visit! For more, follow them on Twitter for all of the latest updates.
Togademus Big Sale | Poplar Road
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our favourite indie businesses, Togademus, this month, as they close their doors for good at the end of July. With only four weeks of trading left here in the Heath, they’re holding a HUGE sale to clear their stock, so show them your support and bag a bargain with discounts across all brands and collections as big as 50% off. They’ll be holding a leaving party at the end of July, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details.
ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE//
Fake Festival | Saturday 1st July | Kings Heath Park | 12.30pm
Festival season is here, so let’s kick off our month in true Summer style at the first EVER Kings Heath Fake Festival! With a line-up featuring some of the best cover bands in the UK, including Oasis, Blondie and Green Day, plus performances from five local bands, it’s going to be a big day! For more information click here.
Open Mic Night | Thursday 6th July | Black Lab | 8pm
It’s that time again! On the first Thursday of every month, Owen De Visser hosts an open mic night at Black Lab, featuring some of the finest up and coming performers in the Heath! Come along and enjoy the music with a craft beer or cocktail, or take to the stage yourself! Last month, there were so many talented artists performing that they filled every slot, so make sure you pre-book your slot online here to avoid disappointment.
Hot Ginger’s Sensational Summer Shindig | Friday 14th July | Hare & Hounds | 8pm
It’s that time of year again…Hot Ginger are back for their annual unmissable Summer shindig! Dig out your Hawaiian shirts and hula skirts and get ready for an evening of retro dancing to some of the hottest swing tunes from the ‘20’s.Tickets £7 available here.
Poetry Bites | Tuesday 25th July | Kitchen Garden Cafe | 6.30pm
For all of the literature lovers among you, Poetry Bites is back this month! Performing their work this time around we have guests Laurence Inman and Brian McInally, as well as floor spots available for members of the audience to share their own work. Entry £5. Find out more here.
The Platform at the Station | Thursday 27th July | The Station | 8pm
On the last Thursday of every month, the Station host it’s very own mini festival in the back room of the pub! See out the month with a line-up of local musicians performing throughout the evening and a few cheeky pints. Follow the event on Facebook for this month’s line-up.