How do you fancy a Friendship Weekend with IPA friends and colleagues in England's 'Second City' of Birmingham?
This year, the IPA Birmingham, West Midlands branch have arranged a Friendship Weekend for visitors from across the UK and abroad.
We have a wide variety of activities already booked and IPA colleagues, friends and families can join us for some or all of the activities shown below.
If you are a fan of the British drama 'Peaky Blinders' then you will be able to see some of the sights and learn more about the history behind the series. Additionally, there will be lots of opportunities to see other parts of Birmingham and meet old IPA friends and new!
The weekend activities so far include:
1 - Friday 10th May 2019 - 1900hrs - A welcome buffet and evening at Tally Ho! Sports and Conference Centre in Birmingham. This will include a welcome briefing for the weekend, music, quiz, photographs and a chance to catch up with old friends and new. Cost £13.00 per person.
2 - Saturday 11th May 2019 - 1000hrs to 1200hrs (meet in central Birmingham at 0945hrs) - A guided walking tour of Birmingham City Centre and the Jewellery Quarter. The tour will be led by a guide/serving West Midlands Police Staff member. Branch members will be present to escort the tour. Cost £10.00 per person.
3 - Saturday 11th May 2019 - 1300hrs to 1700hrs - Steelhouse Lane Lock-up and Pop Chorus Concert. Spend an afternoon at the Old Central Lock-up cells....often frequented by the original 'Peaky Blinders' and now a permanent museum. Following an opportunity to tour the cells and learn about the history of the site, there will be a concert delivered by the amazing Pop Chorus in this unique setting. Cost £10.00 per person.
4 - Saturday 11th May 2019 - 2000hrs - An evening meal at a top Indian Restaurant in the City Centre. Costs for this meal will be paid for by individuals attending and are extra to the weekend tickets. We are able to provide alternative restaurant suggestions if you feel you would rather a different cuisine.
5 - Sunday 12th May 2019 - 1200hrs - Did you know there are more canals in Birmingham than in Venice? At lunchtime we will be taking a canal boat through the city and enjoying a lunch on board. This will be a great opportunity to experience the city from a different viewpoint and enjoy a buffet-style lunch with friends. Cost - £20 per person.
We are not providing accommodation with the above costs. The prices shown above are for the event tickets only. Individuals can book their own accommodation in Birmingham City Centre or contact bhamIPAweekend@gmail.com for further advice. bhamIPAweekend@gmail.com
If you book individual tickets to all the events above, it will cost £53.00 per person; however, if you book a Full Weekend Ticket, then there is a slight discount at £50.00 per person.
To book tickets, please click the following links:
Full weekend ticket - cost £50.00 (includes tickets to all the above events. The only additional costs are for your own personal accommodation and the cost of your meals on Saturday). Click here - http://buytickets.at/ipabirminghamwestmidlands/233554 (A new web window will open, allowing you to purchase these FULL weekend tickets)
Option B - individual tickets for separate events:
Tickets for Friday 10th May 2019 - 1900hrs - Welcome evening and buffet at Tally Ho! Cost £13.00 per person.
Click here - http://buytickets.at/ipabirminghamwestmidlands/233555 (A new web window will open, allowing you to purchase these individual event tickets)
Tickets for Saturday 11th May 2019 - 1000hrs to 1200hrs - Guided walking tour of Birmingham City Centre. Cost £10.00 per person.
Click here - http://buytickets.at/ipabirminghamwestmidlands/233557 (A new web window will open, allowing you to purchase these individual event tickets)
Tickets for tour of Steelhouse Lane Cells and the Pop Chorus concert - Saturday 11th May 2019 - 1300hrs to 1700hrs. Cost £10.00 per person.
Click here - http://buytickets.at/ipabirminghamwestmidlands/233558 (A new web window will open, allowing you to purchase these individual event tickets)
Tickets for Sunday 12th May 2019 canal boat trip and buffet lunch. Cost £20 per person.
Click here - http://buytickets.at/ipabirminghamwestmidlands/233559 (A new web window will open, allowing you to purchase these individual event tickets)
Please remember that the meals on Saturday 11th May 2019 and your accommodation costs will be in addition to the costs of the above tickets.
For further details and enquiries about local accommodation in Birmingham, please contact the branch committee via the following email address - bhamIPAweekend@gmail.com .