Easter in the Colmore Business District

26 March 2024

Looking for things to do in Birmingham this Easter? Look no further. The Colmore Business District is just the place to sprinkle some of that Easter magic across your holidays. Hop on over and make this Easter one to remember – right here in the heart of Brum.

Birmingham Cathedral: The Cathedral Church of St Philip

All are welcome to worship at St Philip’s Cathedral during Holy Week and Easter.

Holy Week started on Palm Sunday (Sunday 24 March), marking the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem. The week then follows his journey to the cross and finally his resurrection on Easter Sunday (Sunday 31 March). All are welcome at the Cathedral during this important time, to worship and reflect, at any of the public services.

Most of the daily services will continue as normal during Holy Week, with some evening services to mark key days during this time. More information about worshipping at the Cathedral can be found in the Worship section of the Cathedral’s website: https://birminghamcathedral.com/worship-and-music/

The Lost Forest at the Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre

Join Indigo Moon Theatre as they present The Lost Forest at the Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre, a mesmerising performance of puppetry and digital projection for young children and families. Discover a tale of climate change and deforestation as small creatures flee the destruction of their natural habitats.

This popular, long running show is timelessly relevant, taking environmental concerns and weaving a fun and dynamic show around them.

Integrating the age-old tradition of Wayang Golek colourful rod puppets from West Java, Indonesia, stunning rainforest projections, shadow puppet theatre and original musical score, the show embraces innovative and interactive approaches to storytelling. Aimed at younger audiences with lessons for us all to think about nature and the world in which we live.

Thursday 4 April, 1pm and 4pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available from: https://www.oldjointstock.co.uk/whats-on/the-lost-forest

Victorian Radicals exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

There’s no better time than the long Easter weekend to get your tickets for Victorian Radicals in the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and see the exhibition that has been thrilling audiences and critics alike!

Victorian Radicals gives visitors the chance to discover the story of the Pre-Raphaelites – Britain’s first modern art movement – and their influence on artists and makers well into the 20th century. The exhibition also highlights the role played by female artists and how Birmingham became the centre of the Arts and Crafts movement. The Guardian called it a “riveting rethink for the trippy, cosplaying pre-Raphaelites”. Get your tickets now to find out what everybody is talking about!

This exhibition is the first stage in a phased reopening of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Find out more and book here: https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/

Street Art vs Fine Art exhibition at Colley Ison Gallery

Easter Sunday is your last chance to see this latest collection which brings together stunning works by Keith Haring, Goldie, Reuben Colley and Rick Garland.

In more recent years, street art has started to appear in major galleries and institutions across the world, hanging alongside works of fine art.

Keith Haring and Goldie’s street art inspired works hang comfortably next to stunning paintings by Reuben Colley and Rick Garland, who have both included references to graffiti in the composition of some of their most stunning urban landscape originals and signed editions.

Colley Ison Gallery are also proud to announce that we are now the worldwide representative of graffiti and drum ‘n’ bass legend Goldie for his amazing artworks.

Don’t miss your chance to see this stunning exhibition: https://www.colleyisongallery.com/

Dirty Martini Easter Weekender:

Get ready to confess your sins with the most incredible Easter weekend holiday blow-out Dirty Martini has ever seen from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April. They’re throwing Martini Brunches ALL weekend with non-stop DJs, live sax players, and happy hours to boot. 

And did we mention their Easter choctails?  Dirty Martini have partnered with Kahlua to create three deliciously chocolatey cocktails this Easter: the Salted Caramel Espresso Martini (Absolut Hunni, Kahlua, Monin Caramel, and Coffee); the Cinnamon Mocha Manhattan (Jameson Whiskey, Martini Rubino, Kahlua, Monin Speculoos Syrup, Cocoa Bitters, garnished with a Maraschino Cherry); and the Iced Banana Frappucino (Martel VS Cognac, Kahlua, Monin Banana Syrup, Coffee, Milk, Whipped Cream, and Chocolate Flakes).

Celebrate the long weekend in style: https://dirtymartini.uk.com/bars/birmingham/

Bottomless Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt at Gusto Italian

Gusto Italian, the home of special occasions, will be celebrating the Easter Bank Holiday with a weekend of bottomless brunches and an Easter egg hunt. 

The contemporary restaurant on Colmore Row will be extending their bottomless brunch offering from Fridays and Saturdays to Friday to Sunday, for one weekend only, in celebration of the bank holiday. 

Guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive Saturday bottomless brunch on Saturday 30 March- the £37 bottomless brunch includes Gusto’s signature Gusto Dough Petals™, followed by a main course and unlimited Aperol Spritz, Passion Fruit Spritz, Prosecco or Limoncello Sangria for 90 minutes. 

Gusto Italian will also be hosting an Easter Egg hunt on Sunday 31st March, where guests are invited to find 11 hidden eggs around the restaurant, to be in with a chance of taking home their own chocolate Easter egg.

Hotel Du Vin Easter Feast:

Why not celebrate the start of Spring and Easter with Hotel du Vin? It is such a special time of year, the perfect opportunity for family and friends to come together and enjoy quality time together over the extended weekend. And of course, there is generally the added bonus of lashings of chocolate!

Whether you are a regular at Hotel Du Vin or it is your first time, there is no better way to come together with your loved ones than over the sumptuous Sunday Lunch. One of the jewels in the crown in Bistro du Vin is the French Market Table, with a delicious array of appetisers for you to choose from before you enjoy the ultimate comfort food ~ the great British roast with all the trimmings! The challenge is saving space for one of the mouthwatering desserts! As well as all of this, little ones can look forward to chocolate eggs… but they may need to hunt for them!

If you prefer something daintier, the afternoon tea is also a wonderful way to while away an afternoon with loved ones: https://www.hotelduvin.com/food-drink/easter/