Lots of events are free but please note many are ticketed, sometimes free, sometimes for a small fee.


Thursday 27 April 8pm. KING KONG COMEDY NIGHT. Yes, it's the last Thursday of the month which means it's time to confront fate with fun and frivolity. Pre-book ... Wait a doggone minute! What's with this 'pre' business? 'Pre' is popping up everywhere. 'To book' means to reserve, claim, pay for in advance. You don't need the 'pre'; after all, you can't post-book. Eliminate the unnecessary 'pre' wherever you find it! Anyway, it's £1.66 (inc booking fee) and you can book here at Eventbrite.

Join in the frivolity

Saturday 29 April 8pm. FILM NIGHT: Zítra Vstanu a Opařím se Cajem (Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea). The next in our series of screen gems from Eastern Europe is a Czech SF comedy directed by Jindřich Polák and adapted from the eponymous short story by Josef Nesvadba.
Presented by Birmingham’s Czech and Slovak Clubs.


Saturday 6 May 8pm. BIRMINGHAM HORROR GROUP. If you're interested in the dark fantasy fiction of such writers as M R James, Shirley Jackson and Steven King or the films of George Romero, Sam Raimi and Guillermo Del Toro come along and join us, Birmingham Horror Group, at the Gunmakers Arms. This is a relaxed forum for all fans of the genre to discuss their favourite artists and film makers, with occasional exclusive movie screenings and special guests from leading creators. It's free but we 'd appreciate an idea of numbers so please book here.

Monday 15 May, Tuesday 16 May and Wednesday 17 May. PINT OF SCIENCE FESTIVAL. We’re delighted to be hosting the Pint of Science Festival which takes place simultaneously in cities across the world. The main aim is to bring science to the people, making even the most mind-bending recent scientific research understandable to the most unscientific amongst us. Even L Wrong Cupboard. We’ll be bringing you more details as soon as we get them.

Saturday 20 May 6pm. FOOD & DRINK: Vegan Night with food courtesy of The Real Junk Food Project and, of course, Two Towers Brewery's vegan ales. TRJFP Brum takes unwanted food from supermarkets and restaurants and creates delicious and nutritious meals for all on a Pay-as-you-feel basis.

Sunday 28 May. BIRMINGHAM FEARFEST. The convention will include guest appearances by writers, film-makers and artists, reflecting the full spectrum of the horror genre. In addition, there will be screenings, panels, workshops and dealers’ tables. More details from the organisers: Birmingham Horror Group.

Tuesday 30 May 7pm. HISTORICAL TALK: Phil Clayton - Joeys, Joshers and James; A Birmingham Canals Miscellany. Phil Clayton, from the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, delivers an illustrated talk, with songs, covering the beginnings, growth, working years, decline and revival of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. 
Tickets are £2 on the door or available for £1.66 here: Birmingham Canals Talk. Limited to 40 places so book to guarantee entry


Tuesday 25 July 7pm. HISTORICAL TALK: Pam & David Humphries - A History of the Birmingham Hippodrome. Bringing to life the theatre that replaced the circus which stood on land along Inge Street occupied until the 1890s by back to back housing. The Hippodrome is still there, of course.
Tickets are £2 on the door or available for £1.66 here: Hippodrome History Talk. Limited to 40 places so book to guarantee entry