August 2019 Featured Events

Posted on 30-07-2019 by Maria Hughes

Journey Film Club: Film Choice Meeting

Thursday 1st August, from 7.30pm

The Dragon Inn, Arcadian, Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TD

All welcome

Want to help us decide which films to screen next? If so, come along to our Film Choice Meeting! We will be meeting at The Dragon Inn (Wetherspoons).

Not able to attend? Send us a message with your suggestion and we will consider it at the meeting:


NEW: Birmingham Lgbtq+ Writers

Saturday 3rd August, 1pm – 3pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE to LGBTQIA+ adults

For our first session, we’ll have a chat about one of the cornerstones of writing – character.

How do writers develop characters? What makes them feel real? What characters pop up again and again in fiction, and what would you like to see represented more?

If you have any examples of really good characters in fiction or non-fiction, feel free to bring them along. Then, we’ll do a 15-20 minute writing session, using a prompt to get things going.

After a short break for tea and coffee (or to keep writing, if you’ve struck gold) there will be time to share bits we’ve written.

Good to know:

  • Everything is optional, there’s no obligation to share or to stay for the whole thing, and if you want you can just turn up and write.
  • This is a creative session, so the aim is to generate new ideas and get some writing done, rather than to critique work.
  • The session is free to attend and open to LGBTQIA+ adults.
  • Basic refreshments will be available for a donation, & you’re welcome to bring your own snacks.
  • Accessibility: entry is through the LGBT centre. All toilets are gender-neutral and there is a ground floor disabled toilet.

No need to book – just turn up and write! Or RSVP here:

or join the Meetup group:


NEW: Dance at PWM

Thursdays 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August, 7.30pm – 9pm

‘Apache’, 190 Corporation Street, B4 6QD

FREE for LGBT + allies

Come and learn to dance for free at PWM every Thursday. Lessons will initially be jazz/ tap, and suitable for all ages and abilities. Be prompt and bring loose fitting clothing and suitable footwear. It will be a easy going and fun environment and an enjoyable way to get some exercise.

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Brum Bi Group AGM

Tuesday 13th August, 7pm – 9pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for Bi + allies from 18+

Brum Bi Group Needs You!

Time for us to be business bis and get our lovely bi house in order. We will be making lots of important decisions about the future of Brum Bi Group and could do with lots of support for this event. You can stand for roles and vote via email or message if you can’t be there in person.

All roles are open and they are: Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, IT, Networking Lead, BiCamp Lead, Pride Lead, Membership Tsar, Publicity and Social Media Team, (Annual) Events Team

Full agenda to follow, and see:


Kindness Café

Saturday 17th August, 2pm – 5pm

Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB


Join us at Birmingham Hippodrome for an afternoon of queer reminiscence, art, tea and coffee during our Kindness Café. Inspired by the work of artist Ryan Kerney we will be combining queer archival materials from the theatre with artwork as we map the site of the old Nightingale and what it was like. We’ll also be airing our laundry in a drop-in art activity, drawing on and decorating underwear to add to our washing line (all pants provided and unused we promise!)

Tea, coffee, biscuits aplenty and relaxed company as we explore queer Birmingham history. Anything you make will support the exhibition launch and inspire performances on the night, so a great opportunity to shape new queer arts in the city.

Good company, showtunes, yummy treats and a safe and inclusive environment in the heart of the village. You don’t need to book – just drop in at any time.


NEW: ‘Wheels of Pride’ lesbian cycling group

Sunday 18th August from 11am

Pype Hayes Park, Chester Rd, Birmingham B24 0NR

FREE for lesbians of all ages

A new group for lesbians who like to cycle is setting off on its first ride from Pype Hayes Park car park, to New Hall Valley Country Park where there is a rainbow garden, then back again. It’s a steady five-mile ride, mostly on cycle paths, suitable for women who don’t have a lot of confidence on the road, and there is the option of visiting The Digby Pub at the end.

Cyclists will need to bring their own cycles, water and possibly a snack. Wearing a helmet is recommended.

It is planned to repeat this ride again on 22nd September, taking in the New Hall Water Mill Open Day.

If you are interested, please contact Amanda McAvoy on 07806 828 818.


“Make Someone’s Day” launch event

Wednesday 14th August, 12pm – 3.30pm

Outside OIKOS Café, 58 High St, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6RH


Make Someone’s Day is a new campaign from Ageing Better in Birmingham, launching in Erdington, around how making a habit of having conversations with those around us can make a difference to our lives now and in the future.

Come and introduce yourself to a neighbour. Start a conversation with someone you don’t already know, and help make Erdington the best place to grow older!

Find out more: