Social Events in Birmingham, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Birmingham, UK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Birmingham where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Birmingham

Power hour at the Library of Birmingham

Power hour at the Library of Birmingham

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Library of Birmingham

Are you struggling with procrastination? Do you need motivation to get things done? Join our meeting and surround yourself with like-minded individuals who inspire action.

For those who struggle with procrastination, we will be meeting on a Monday every fortnight for a power hour at the Library of Birmingham.

This meeting is for anyone who tends to daydream or get distracted when working from ho(…)

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OWASP Bham Chapter Meetup May 2024!

OWASP Bham Chapter Meetup May 2024!

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 1 Colmore Square

Welcome from OWASP Birmingham our first Meetup of 2024

Once again we’ll be @Hays at One Colmore Square Thursday 23rd May for two great Infosec talks

5.45pm – Doors open
6.15pm – Welcome and Food
6.30pm – “**Post-Quantum Cryptography**”

Speaker: Charlie Anglin

Synopsis : Quantum computers are here and research is advancing every day. Boffins tell us that the rise of quantum computing will soon (…)

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May Value Investing Meet

May Value Investing Meet

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar

Hi all,
As usual we will likely find a spot upstairs in Cherry Reds. I will post a comment on the night once I have a table.

If you are planning to come, please secure tickets early in order to encourage others.

**\>\> NEW JOINERS CAN ATTEND THEIR FIRST SESSION FREE\. PLEASE USE THE CODE “NEW” <<**

Regulars can also use this code if you **WISH TO PAY CASH ON THE NIGHT, but please do RSVP with t(…)

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Saturday Night Out
Dirty Martini

Saturday Night Out
Dirty Martini

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Dirty Martini

Good day all 😁,
For this upcoming Saturday night out we will be heading to Dirty Martini , on Bennet hill.
First opened in london mayfair the cocktail chain has since expanded to the whole country , and birmingham is no exception .
Expect the iconic Dirty Martini treatment; angel wings, neon signs and lots of cool design features. As for drinks, no prizes for guessing that the swanky spot special(…)

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How Karma Works, Overcoming It and Improving Relationships

How Karma Works, Overcoming It and Improving Relationships

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Karma Centre

**Recognize Karma & Have a Blissful Life.** Have you ever felt frustrated about life situations and relationships going negatively despite your sincere effort ? Is it always due to karma or could there be other factors as well ?
In this session, we will equip you with effective approaches to recognize and overcome karma and other factors that impact you and your loved ones.

**Venue:** Karma Centr(…)

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May meeting – meeting 11

May meeting - meeting 11

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Exchange

For anyone joining us for the first time – I will have a purple poster on the table, please just come and talk to us or ask at the counter. If anyone needs help finding the venue, please message me and I will come get you!

**The book this month is Axiom’s
End by Lindsay Ellis”

Our eleventh meeting 🙂 We’ll discuss Axiom’s End, anything else you may have read and any ideas for future meets.

Cont(…)

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Birmingham D365 & Power Platform User Group – May 23rd 2024

Birmingham D365 & Power Platform User Group - May 23rd 2024

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Wesleyan

Our next in-person meeting of the year will take place on Thursday 23rd May from 18:30 at the [Wesleyan Building](https://goo.gl/maps/spa51idimetFCg21A). Parking is available close by at the [B4 Car Park](https://goo.gl/maps/2vso63aWecEVLNJy7) or it’s a short walk from any city centre train station.

**AGENDA**
**Speaker(s) One:** Anna Ovchynnikova and Gennadii Armashula

**Speaker Bios:** Anna Ov(…)

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Placeholder: May 2024 Meetup

Placeholder: May 2024 Meetup

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Alpha Tower

Placeholder only at the moment but please RSVP as soon as you can.(…)

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Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: The Victoria Pub

Join us for this month’s session: **Hurricane Season**

*The Witch is dead. After a group of children playing near the irrigation canals discover her decomposing corpse, the village of La Matosa is rife with rumours about how and why this murder occurred. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, Fernanda Melchor paints a moving portrait of lives governed by poverty and violence, mach(…)

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Human Centred Leadership Conference

Human Centred Leadership Conference

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Millennium Point

Human Centred Leadership Conference: Exploring the Future of Workplace Cultures

Unveil the Power of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership!

REGISTERING THROUGH MEETUP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. REGISTER HERE INSTEAD OR CONTACT :

https://www.humancentredleadership.co.uk/
Agenda:

* 9am registration
* 9.30am – 12pm Keynote talks, Q&A panel discussion 1, live interviews
* 12pm – 1pm Lunch and network(…)

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May Value Investing Meet

May Value Investing Meet

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar

Hi all,
As usual we will likely find a spot upstairs in Cherry Reds. I will post a comment on the night once I have a table.

If you are planning to come, please secure tickets early in order to encourage others.

**\>\> NEW JOINERS CAN ATTEND THEIR FIRST SESSION FREE\. PLEASE USE THE CODE “NEW” <<**

Regulars can also use this code if you **WISH TO PAY CASH ON THE NIGHT, but please do RSVP with t(…)

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No string Badminton!

No string Badminton!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Sandwell Aquatics Centre

[Sportas Link (once we get some people together and pick a venue)](https://sportas.co.uk/organiser/birmingham-spiral-badminton-club/games) <<<
[WhatsApp chat link here](https://chat.whatsapp.com/HwJxFkKG10903jZO8IyBUV) <<<

Join the Birmingham Badminton Spiral Club for an exciting day of doubles badminton tournament. Whether you are a seasoned player or a beginner, this event is perfect for anyone(…)

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Mondays’ Edgbaston Board Games Club (previously Meeple Mayhem)

Mondays' Edgbaston Board Games Club (previously Meeple Mayhem)

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Cafe Rumi (Birmingham)

Welcome to our Mondays’ Edgbaston Board Games Club!

Come and find us in Café Rumi (on Hagley Road) on Mondays from 6pm 🙂

Whether you’re curious about board games, keen to try something new or already have a passion for Boardgames and would like to meet like-minded enthusiasts, this is the place to be!

Join us for an exciting gaming experience, where we explore a wide variety of board games, fr(…)

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Pub! Cheap drinks at the Flapper

Pub! Cheap drinks at the Flapper

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Flapper

The Flapper offers 10% off food and drink on Wednesdays and the weather is warming up so let’s go along and pray it’s beer garden weather. If it isn’t we’ll still have a great time!

Turn up when you like, most of us will just be there for drinks but they do good food too.(…)

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May Silent Book Club

May Silent Book Club

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Sugar Loaf Fields, Roots Allotments Site

As the weather begins to warm up, why not spend an hour or two surrounded by nature in the peace and quiet with a good book.

Bring your own book/ebook/audiobook – can be anything you fancy, there’s no judgement here.

**Rough itinerary:**
**18.30** – *Meet up under the teepee.* You can’t miss it. If you’re feeling sociable, place your book on the pile on one of the tables and chat away to fellow (…)

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Portway Lifestyle Centre Football

Portway Lifestyle Centre Football

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Portway Lifestyle Centre

Pitch 3. 3G Pitch. Game will be on if we get 10 confirmed.(…)

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Monday, Martineau Badminton Club

Monday, Martineau Badminton Club

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: undefined

Request to join us as a guest (limited to four guests [+ host]); note members do not book to attend on this MeetUp event, but a dozen+ will be there.

The local sports hall location will be confirmed when your invite is accepted. Please bring your own racket and non-marking sports shoes. Changing rooms available if required.
(£5 (for first three) per guest per evening, book for each event as a gue(…)

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Saj Hussain’s Property Meet | 21st May 2024 | Birmingham

Saj Hussain's Property Meet | 21st May 2024 | Birmingham

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The H Suite

The Saj Hussain’s Property Meet
Largest Property Networking Event in the UK

https://sajhussain.com/networking/

Tuesday 21st May 2024
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking & Registration
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meeting
9:00 pm – onwards – More networking

Every month we bring you the very best property content from around the country.
You’ll have the opportunity to network with like-minded Property investors an(…)

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DevOps SecOps: Enhancing Kubernetes Security

DevOps SecOps: Enhancing Kubernetes Security

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Scott House – Custard Factory

This meetup aims to explore advanced strategies for enhancing security in Kubernetes environments through effective management of secrets and fine-grained control over service accounts(…)

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JUSTPLAY WOMENS BASKETBALL

JUSTPLAY WOMENS BASKETBALL

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Tipton Sports Academy

Join the Tipton Women’s Justplay Basketball group for a fun-filled day of basketball, exercise, and socializing! Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, this event is perfect for women of all skill levels. Lace up your sneakers and get ready for a friendly game of basketball that will help you stay active and improve your skills on the court. It’s a great opportunity to meet new peo(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Birmingham is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Birmingham on Visitbirmingham.com, Skiddle.com, or Birmingham.gov.uk.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

InterNations Birmingham- May Event

InterNations Birmingham- May Event

◦ When: Thursday, May 30th

◦ Where: The Blue Piano

We are delighted to invite you for our May event at The Blue Piano with a great selection of food and drinks. The venue is located in Edgbaston, near Birmingham city centre. Housed in a beautiful Edwardian building.

It does not matter if it is your first time or if you have not been a long time, come join a great friendly group of people from all over the world.

When: May 30th, 2024
Time: 19.30

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Our Book for June: “Undiscovered” by Gabriela Wiener

◦ When: Wednesday, Jun 5th

This autobiographical novel is about a woman who after her father’s death makes troubling discoveries in the family archive is an unflinching and revelatory story of colonial violence in Latin America and its enduring scars on generations to come.
Blending personal, historical and fictional writing, Undiscovered tells of a search for identity beyond the old stories of patriarchs and plunder. Subve

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