Social Events in Dudley, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Dudley, 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 Dudley where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Dudley

Flutter Thrive: DIVE INTO THE FLUTTER VERSE

Flutter Thrive: DIVE INTO THE FLUTTER VERSE

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: ICentrum

Join us at Flutter Birmingham for an exciting workshop focused on building beautiful cross-platform apps with Flutter. Whether you are new to Flutter or already have experience, this event is perfect for expanding your skills and networking with fellow Flutter enthusiasts. Our expert speakers will walk you through the basics of Flutter development, advanced techniques, and best practices for creat(…)

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WITB Social Network and Mingle

WITB Social Network and Mingle

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Birmingham Stable

Join us for an informal evening of chats and food. Network, get to know each other, and most importantly – have fun.

Find us – we will be wearing our Women In Tech Birmingham pins and have a printed logo on our table. If you get lost, feel free to call us on 07580676126(…)

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English language conversation club: Intermediate and advanced level (B2 +)

English language conversation club: Intermediate and advanced level (B2 +)

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Harborne Baptist Church

**\*\* From July 2023, join your first session for free (no charge) \*\***

* Is your English above Intermediate level (equivalent to B2, ESOL Level 1 or IELTS Band 6 and above)?
* Would you like more time to practice your speaking?
* Would you like to make new friends in Birmingham, build up your confidence or help to prepare for ESOL, IELTS or other English language tests?

Our brand new face-to(…)

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Soft Skills in Product: An Improvisation Workshop

Soft Skills in Product: An Improvisation Workshop

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 1000 Trades

Through the lens of product leadership and management, Asomi and Jon will merge the importance of soft skills in product management with small group improv exercises.

Have you ever been hit with a question you weren’t prepared for or found yourself in a difficult situation? How did you respond? This session will help you feel more comfortable in those interpersonal situations as a product profess(…)

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No string Badminton!

No string Badminton!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Sandwell Aquatics Centre

***3 COURTS BOOKED 7-9PM FOR UP TO 24 PLAYERS. Both of our last 2 sessions had 19 players, so we hope to keep up the numbers.***

Please confirm attendance below on sportas, here and if you’d like to be ranked, eBadders.

[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://c(…)

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West Midlands Monthly Socials!

West Midlands Monthly Socials!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Aston University

Hi Tech for Good and Code Your Future Community,
As we are facing new challenges in the tech landscape, fostering a strong, connected community is more important than ever.
That’s why we’re excited to announce our monthly social events! These gatherings are a fantastic opportunity to:

* **Reconnect with old and new friends:** Catch up with fellow volunteers, trainees, alumni, and supporters of th(…)

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Friday Night Drinks
The alchemist

Friday Night Drinks
The alchemist

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: the alchemist

Good Day All 😁,
For this event we will be heading to
one of the most unique group of bars
in the UK,which provid an unrivalled drinking and dining experience, The Alchemist can be found in the heart of Colmore Row.
The venue wows in decor and even more in the food and drink offering. The renowned cocktail menu is known for its jaw-dropping theatre featuring some city favourites. The Lightbulb Mom(…)

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Afternoon Cocktails and Prosecco @ Aluna Mailbox

Afternoon Cocktails and Prosecco @ Aluna Mailbox

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Aluna

Join us for cocktails at this fabulous canal side location.

Aluna Birmingham can be found in the beautiful setting besides Birmingham’s iconic canal-ways within the Mailbox complex.

This waterfront location is the perfect setting for their expert team of mixologists to provide a truly magical experience like no other.

So join us from 4pm, hope to see you there

Aluna is situated on the ground f(…)

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May Book Discussion – ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Brontë

May Book Discussion - 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' by Anne Brontë

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: The Victoria

About the book:

Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. It is only when she allows Gilbert to read her diary that the truth is revealed and the shocking details of the disastrous marriage she has left behind emerge.

Most critics now consider The Tenant of Wildfell Hall to be one of the (…)

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Mondays’ Edgbaston Board Games Club (previously Meeple Mayhem)

Mondays' Edgbaston Board Games Club (previously Meeple Mayhem)

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ 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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Birmingham Entrepreneurs Meetup Group

Birmingham Entrepreneurs Meetup Group

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 1000 Trades

We are back in-person! Meet fellow entrepreneurs at different stages of business. Try out a new business idea in a safe and constructive environment. Find out how to get investment in your business. Share hints & tips on starting a new business. Friendly and informal. We are helped in delivering these meetups by our hosts – 1000 Trades. Please get a beer / soft drink you can also try out their exc(…)

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Workshop

Workshop

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Weoley Castle Community Church

In this session we will go through how to be bold in your acting. We’ll go through improv and will introduce acting exercises(…)

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Oldbury Academy Indoor Football

Oldbury Academy Indoor Football

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Oldbury Academy

Indoor sports Hall. Game will be on if we get 10 confirmed.(…)

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International friends Birmingham !

International friends Birmingham !

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Anchor Digbeth

Make international friends & speak languages !
The languages spoken may vary based on the participants.

👉🍺🥤 You are asked to order a drink directly upon arrival to participate.
🚫 Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
Thanks in advance for your respect towards the welcoming bars.

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Birmingham – Casual/Social Badminton 🏸

Birmingham - Casual/Social Badminton 🏸

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Sandwell Aquatics Centre

**[BOOK VIA SPORTAS TO SECURE YOUR SPOT: https://sportas.co.uk/games/19352](https://sportas.co.uk/games/19352)**

📍 Sports Hall 1, court 1 & 2

Come and play in a casual, friendly & social badminton session in Birmingham!

All skill levels, from absolute beginners to intermediates, are welcome. It’s all about having a blast on the court, mixing fun and a bit of healthy competition without taking (…)

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JUSTPLAY WOMENS BASKETBALL

JUSTPLAY WOMENS BASKETBALL

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ 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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Afternoon/evening of dancing/drinking at Reflex

Afternoon/evening of dancing/drinking at Reflex

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Reflex

Why not join us for an afternoon of dancing/drinking at Reflex. It’s a mix of all age groups, plenty of good music from 80’s & 90’s, half price drinks 🍸 & free entry.
Event is from 3pm- 8pm(…)

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Speed Dating Birmingham, ages 26-38 (guideline only)

Speed Dating Birmingham, ages 26-38 (guideline only)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: BOX Brindleyplace

As we all know cities are a tough place to meet new people, we look to make it a whole lot easier. Enjoy a great night out with MySpeedDate!

**All tickets must be purchased in advance using the link below,**

**[SEE AVAILABILITY AND BOOK HERE](https://www.myspeeddate.co.uk/event_details.php?event=1815)**

This is our classic Speed Dating event, where you will have up to 20 dates each lasting 4-5 (…)

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Men’s Group (in person) Meeting

Men's Group (in person) Meeting

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham

Tuesday Night Men’s Group.

Ever wanted to have a strong social connection with other men? This is your chance to attend an event to do just that.

These sessions are filled with connection, engaging conversations, and openness. If you have been craving a space to meet up socially since lockdown, join us for this session.

In this meeting, you will get the opportunity to:

* Be a part of a support(…)

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Birmingham Film Jam 4 (Free)

Birmingham Film Jam 4 (Free)

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: The International Convention Centre

Meet at Starbucks in the International Convention Centre
This event will be for people to meet, go off and film, come back and enjoy the results. Whatever you want to do, be it film, act, direct or even just sort of hang around at the back then this is the event for you!
If you are wondering what this group can provide for you, it’s above all else friendship with other like minded people, whether (…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Dudley 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 Dudley on Skiddle.com, Dudley.gov.uk, or Wherecanwego.com.

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