The Black History Expo
This is the biggest Black History and Cultural Event of 2022! Meet over 200 exhibitors, special guest speakers, watch a fashion show and much more at The New Bingley Hall. Come and learn, have fun, network and support black businesses and get your early Christmas/Kwanzaa and other gifts. You will be able to purchase all kinds of items including clothing, games, beauty products, books, food and more.
The children will be able to play in the play zone, participate in games and attend educational workshops.
Date and time: Saturday 1st October at 12 – 8pm. Price: You can still get FREE tickets up until the 31st August so you’ll need to be quick! If you miss out you can still get donation tickets instead which range from £2-£20.
Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Rave
Big Fish Little Fish are bringing their family rave to Wolverhampton just in time for Halloween! Let your little ones experience a night out clubbing at this family friendly experience. What you can expect:
- Confetti cannons
- Snow foam
- Dancing and singing
- Parachute dance finale
- Craft activity to make monster rave crowns
- Large colouring-in mural
- Drinks and snacks
Date and time: Sunday 30th October at 2 – 4:30pm. Price: Adults are £12, children are £8, under 1’s go FREE.
The Greatest Showman Performance
Back by popular demand, Austin Sports & Social Club will be showcasing The Greatest Showman again with a show that is more focused on children, and will feature a kids disco. “The show is performed by some of the UK’s most talented performers with expertly choreographed routines.”
Date and time: Saturday 8th October at 2 – 5pm. Price: Tickets start at £10. Itinerary: 1pm – doors open and DJ starts, 2pm – tribute show, 2:45pm – interval and DJ performance, 3:15 – tribute show continues, 4pm – DJ performance till 5pm.
Squish is an interactive show for young children to enjoy, featuring storytelling, magic and games. The event is designed for children aged 3-10, specifically with speech, language and communication needs.
Date and time: Saturday 15th October, 3 – 4:15pm. Price: £9.21.
Festivals of Light, a B’Opera Relaxed Concert
A musical celebration of Festivals of Light for you and your little ones to enjoy with B’Opera. You’ll find beautiful music by the likes of Handel, Dvorak, Debussy, Wolf, Jerry Bock, Gilbert and Sullivan, Beethoven, Thea Musgrave, and many more. Expect musical fireworks and maybe a pumpkin or two! The concert will last around 35-40 minutes and is followed by nursery rhymes, playtime and free tea, coffee and snacks. Learn more about who B’Opera are here.
Date and time: Saturday 29th October at 10:30 am – 12pm. Price: £17.50 for 1 adult with 2 kids FREE. Additional children are £5 on the door. The refreshments and parking are free, and after the concert there will be toys for the children to play with.
Willow Lantern Workshop
Visit The Wolseley Centre to create your own Halloween Lanterns with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. You will be using willow to create the base of your lantern, and then it is up to you to use what ever decorations you like to be as creative as possible. The event is aimed at children aged 6+ but other ages are welcome to join in.
Date and time: Wednesday 6th October at 10am – 12pm. Price: One child – £7.50. Additional children – £4.50.
Birmingham Lego Brick Festival
Showmasters will be coming to Birmingham to celebrate all things Lego with its biggest fans!
This will be a great day for families, collectors, adult builders and every other kind of LEGO fan, with lots to see and do including speed building competitions, large scale displays, activities, traders selling loose bricks, new LEGO sets, retired LEGO sets, mini figures & accessories plus a dedicated building area.Showmasters
Date and time: Sunday 16th October at 10am – 5pm. Price: Various tickets available, please check site for more info.
Birmingham Anime and Gaming Convention
This event is for people of all ages who enjoy anime and gaming. Feel free to dress up in your best cosplay for a chance to win a cash prize, alongside many other events and activities for cosplayers. You will also enjoy:
- Anime screenings
- Gaming tournaments with prizes
- Trading card tournaments
- Talent show
- The big geek quiz with a cash prize
- Live music
- Panel shows
Date and time: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd October, 11am – 11pm. Price: Just Saturday – £15, Just Sunday – £12, both days – £25.
Aston Hall Arts Club
The theme of this month’s arts club is bookmarks. The children will be making bookmarks inspired by Aston Hall’s literary history. The bookmarks will be decorated with traced designs, sequins and quilled paper.
Date and time: Saturday 1st October, 12 – 3 pm. Price: FREE.
What’s On at The Alexandra Theatre
Visit The Alexandra Theatre to see a screening of Disney’s popular film, Encanto. “Cheer on Mirabel as she tries to save the magic surrounding the Encanto. Sing your heart out with their live host, who will teach you some dance moves, help you create some magic and show you how to use your free props bag.
Those of you not familiar with Encanto, it is a tale of the Madrigals; an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift – every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.
It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. You, the audience, are the stars of the show!”
Date and time: Saturday 22nd October at 1pm. It will last 2 and a half hours. Price: Tickets start at £17.50. Age: 4+.
Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
Date and time: Sunday 30th October, for 1 hour and 35 minutes either at 11am or 2:30pm. Price: Tickets start at £20.90.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
“Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play. This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed!” “As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Can you solve this world-famous mystery for yourself?”
Date and time: Monday 31st October from 7:30pm. Price: From £13.
Sunflowers & Sheds
A heart-warming show for children and their families, meet Frank. “With Frank’s family so far away, he passes the time on his beloved allotment. When the plot next door becomes vacant, he really looks forward to meeting his new neighbour. Until she arrives that is! Isabella and her cheeky chickens soon disrupt Frank’s peaceful routine. Things come to a head when Frank discovers Isabella in his shed, but he misunderstands the reason why.”
“Staged on lovingly recreated life-size allotments, this charming tale about a lonely old man and an Eastern European girl helps us discover that, with the breaking down of barriers, friendship can grow in the most unlikely conditions.”
Date and time: Saturday 15th October, 11am and 2pm, for 50 minutes. Price: £8 for children, £10 for adults. Age: 4+.
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