Tag: entertainment

1940s weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun.
Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, the Bluebird Belles and 1940's Weekendmany others.
Re-enactors from the Home Front: Peggy Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys.
Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more.
Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales.
Get your hair done 40’s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling: BOOK HERE ), try on some frocks…

Picnics welcome.
FOOD,DRINK, CAKES, ICE CREAM all on sale throughout the day
Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door.
£5

Free parking- but VERY limited.. come by bus!  x12, 94, x70,72 and 71

NB Birmingham VELO bicycle Race will severely effect  roads on SUNDAY – Access roads to the Gardens should be open by 10.30am!

See here for detailed guidance https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/

Share

1940s weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun.
Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, the Bluebird Belles and 1940's Weekendmany others.
Re-enactors from the Home Front: Peggy Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys.
Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more.
Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales.
Get your hair done 40’s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling: BOOK HERE ), try on some frocks…

Picnics welcome.
FOOD,DRINK, CAKES, ICE CREAM all on sale throughout the day
Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door.
£5

Free parking- but VERY limited.. come by bus!  x12, 94, x70,72 and 71

NB Birmingham VELO bicycle Race will severely effect  roads on SUNDAY – Access roads to the Gardens should be open by 10.30am!

See here for detailed guidance https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/

Share

All the world’s a stage

Those baroque Garden designers always emphasised bold theatricality in their layouts.

Although we are certainly not on the grand scale of Versailles or the Royal Palaces, our ‘wilderness’ areas, boxed beds and topiary are all part of that formality and dramatic approach.

We’re all the more pleased therefore, to be able to host both theatrical and musical productions in the Gardens. This year we have the Crescent Theatre celebrating Jane Austen’s anniversary with a charming rendering of Sense and Sensibility. During the school holidays Dogs don’t do Ballet (Little Blue Monster theatre) will be visiting causing exciting mayhem for the little’uns.. definitely not to be missed.

In September, on the same day as our  Heritage Open Day tours, we are lucky to have local Gilbert and Sullivan aficianadoes the Birmingham Savoyards mixing drama with music.

Music too is becoming more of a regular feature here (hoorah!). The 40s weekend had us rocking. last weekend we were smooth and mellow with the West Midlands Light Orchestra and Devon Harrison. The Central England Concert Band come in August.

In between times we have the soloists accompanying our pop-up tea and music events, various entertainments during Apple Day and Advent and we’re still holding out for an amazingly talented group who can play 17th century music with vegetables! No they can’t .. yes the can, they’re K’antu.

We are an open air site, so wind and rain are always hazards here… but, as they say, our skin is waterproof and the show… must go on.

Check out our Events calendar on this site and make sure you secure your tickets for our theatrical and  musical offerings. Not only will you have a great time, you will be helping us keep the Gardens open for more years to come.

 

 

 

Share