Wednesday, 22 June 2011

What's on in Birmingham this summer

JUNE

Armed Forces Day

Victoria Square, city centre

11am-5pm

25 June

FREE

Show your support for our Armed Forces and enjoy history displays, military music and stalls.

Telephone: 0121 303 3008 www.armedforcesday.org.ukJULY27th Birmingham

JULY

27th Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

Venues around the city

1-10 July

Many performances

FREE

There are 200 performances to enjoy, taking place in 50 venues across the city and region.

Booking hotline: 0121 454 7020 http://www.birminghamjazzfestival.com/

AUGUST

Summer Reading Challenge

School summer holidays

Birmingham libraries across the city

FREE

The theme for this year is Circus Stars, so there will be lots of circus-themed books in your local library to inspire youngsters’ reading choices. Plus loads of fantastic fun activity sessions.

SEPTEMBER

Birmingham Eid Mela

12.30–6.30pm

4 September

Cannon Hill Park

FREE

Celebrating the diversity of the Muslim community through culture, food, sport, art and entertainment. With children's rides, a sports area hosting a Kabbadi match and weightlifting, a bazaar with clothing and jewellery, music and traditional Asian food.

ArtsFest

9-11 September

Venues around the city centre and wider city

FREE

The UK's biggest free arts festival, ArtsFest crams concerts, performances and exhibitions – many outdoors – into city venues on one action-packed weekend. The spirit of summer festivals without the mud! http://www.artsfest.org.uk/

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