It all starts at at The Lighthouse a few minutes walk from the train and bus stations.
City Voices is one of the Midlands’ finest spoken word evenings and never fails to delight with its range and quality of work on offer. Secondly, will be the official Birmingham launch of Submerged, and it’s going to be a corker, but don’t just take my word for it check out the line-up here.
Alys Fowler is an award-winning journalist, regular presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World and Guardian columnist.
Her new book Hidden Nature charts her journey through the canals of Birmingham by canoe.
That will hopefully be on Sunday once I’ve got my reading at Birmingham Literature Festival out of the way and finished working with my young writers group on the Saturday.