Paint and sip

Things to do in Birmingham in April


Last updated on Wednesday 27 March 2024


As April graces the streets of Birmingham with a gentle warmth, it's almost as though the city is emerging from a winter slumber to reveal a tapestry of delights waiting to be explored for the spring.

From lush green parks to cultural hotspots buzzing with activity, Birmingham is a vibrant playground for residents and visitors alike to enjoy – so come and take a look at some of our favourite experiences happening in Birmingham this month. 

What's on in Birmingham in April

From intimate piano concerts to gin themed booze cruises, we've got plenty of activities for you to enjoy this month. 

Intimate Piano Concert: Tribute to Studio Ghibli 

Fall in love with the whimsical, magical heart of Studio Ghibli in this intimate live concert experience. 

Spend an evening with renowned pianist Nicolas Horvath as he pays tribute to some of the most heartfelt compositions in cinema history, celebrating the imaginary worlds of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli with the music of Joe Hisaishi.

🎹 Tribute to Studio Ghibli - £25 per person

 

Make a Terrarium Ecosystem Workshop

Make your very own miniature botanical ecosystem enclosed in a glass terrarium in this mindful and hands-on terrarium making workshop with gardening expert Martha who runs a Garden Club!

Plant your own terrarium to take home with a selection of plants that will thrive happily in their new home. You'll learn about the best plants to use, how to set up your ecosystem, and how to make your terrarium gorgeous.

🌿 Make a Terrarium Ecosystem - £47 per person

Wine and cheese flight at kilo ziro

Wine and Cheese Flight

Experience Kilo Ziro’s range of organic, biodynamic and artisan wines at the heart of the city centre’s art and culture neighbourhood, Digbeth.

This wine and cheese flight is in the UK's first zero-waste cafe bar & refill taproom and all of the wines you will be tasting sustainable wines that come in 20.5L refilled steel kegs - good for both the tastebuds and the planet!

In this gorgeous Art Deco-style bar you'll be given a board of locally produced cheeses to match your three sustainable wines.

🍷 Wine and Cheese Flight - £20 per person

 

Beginner Friendly Lino Printing Workshop

Learn how to lino print and make cards, wrapping paper, or pictures in this hands-on lino printing workshop at Kitchen Garden Cafe. You'll spend time learning how lino printing works before taking your wonderful creations 

🎨 Lino Printing Workshop - £35 per person

 

Paint Social Sundays at Qavali Bar and Restaurant

Keen for a fun afternoon out with family and friends? With some music, drinks and a splash of paint thrown into the mix? It's time to roll out the red carpet for Artsy Party Brum's PVC Sundays - Paint. Vibe. Chill.

This is one of the best ways to enjoy a chilled and laidback afternoon out with family and friends. You might even want to rock up solo and make some new friends. Leave feeling inspired by your painting adventure and all the interesting people you've met!

🧑🏻‍🎨 Paint Social - £24 per person

Wire sculpting workshop

Introduction to Wire Sculpting

Twist and turn your own wire sculpture in this relaxed and hands-on wire-working workshop at the Kitchen Garden Cafe! You will create a unique creature, flower, or object to take home to display in your home or garden. Past students have made birds, dragonflies, and even flower arrangements.

You'll learn how to manipulate wire using basic wire sculpting techniques like looping, braiding, weaving, and coiling. You'll be given all the necessary tools and learn which tools are best for each of the techniques!

🌷 Introduction to Wire Sculpting - £26.25 per person

 

Amuse Booze Cruise: Drinks Tasting Canal Cruise

Take a 90-minute boat cruise along Birmingham's waterways and learn about five different categories of spirits. Your guide will provide you with a fun and engaging bite-sized insight into the history, production and tasting notes of each spirit style and learn about their extended families.

Each brand featured is matched with its perfect mixer and paired with a selection of nibbles to complement the experience.

Your tasting spirits will come from all over the world and you may try unique styles of rum, tequila, mezcal, bourbon, flavoured Moonshine, or boutique G&T. Your host may even throw a wildcard spirit into mix- that’s all part of your spiritual adventure! Don't worry, there's alcohol free tipples too.

🍸 Amuze Booze Cruise - £55 per person

 

Heritage Walk: Discover Birmingham's Catacombs

Join your host, Kevin, for this fascinating tour of the Birmingham Catacombs. On this heritage walk you will step away from the busy streets and into a hidden world not seen by the average eye!

Prepare to be guided on this intriguing tour where you will visit unique graves and discover the interesting facts behind many of Birmingham's famous residents. Did you know this graveyard has a fascinating connection to the Titanic?

This tour from Birmingham Heritage Walks takes around two hours. Sturdy footwear and comfortable clothes are recommended!

🚶🏻Discover Birmingham's Catacombs - £15 per person

 

House Of Mama Cabaret Show & Two Cocktails

Give in to the little devil on your shoulder who can’t quite wait until Friday and get the weekend antics started with two cocktails AND a cabaret performance nicely bundled up for the weekend. Join the girls at the House Of Mama for the hottest cabaret night in Birmingham! Strip teases, live vocals, fire performers, angle grinding, comedy and tons of Prosecco, literally anything goes...

💋 House of Mama Cabaret Show - £15 per adult

Looking for more fun and fabulous things to do in Birmingham? Take a look at our other experiences.


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