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Highbury Calendar of Events - 2014

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During the year we look forward to welcoming friends old and new to Highbury; whether for a theme evening; for an event or for a dinner, we are sure you will enjoy your time with us.

Highbury Hall 2014 Calendar of Events


Historical Open Day
Sunday 23 March 2014

View historic Highbury Hall, go back in the time and find out about the history of the house and MP Joseph Chamberlain. Light refreshments will be available for sale. Chamberlain memorabilia will be on display with guided tours available during the day for only £3.50 per person

Doors open: 11am
Doors close: 4pm
Free admission

Mothering Sunday Carvery
Sunday 30 March 2014

An ideal treat for mum! Show your gratitude for all of the hard work and support your mum has given you over a delicious two or three course Sunday carvery followed by tea or coffee. Choose from roast beef, turkey or gammon with all the trimmings.

The house and grounds will be open to view. A gift for mum included.

Reserved tables between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Doors open: 12pm

£15.95 per person (two courses)
£17.95 per person (three courses)
Booking essential

Spring Craft Fayre
Sunday 13 April 2014

Get over the winter blues. A great day out for all the family. Come and visit Highbury Hall and explore this magnificent house, do a bit of indoor shopping for some unusual personalised gifts, from a variety of stalls and relax in our pop up tea room. Outdoor BBQ and ice creams will be on sale, (weather permitting). Bouncy castle, Nerf challenge, face painting and other outdoor entertainment for the kids, including a visit from Micky and Minnie Mouse, Peppa Pig and George!

Doors open: 11am
Doors close: 4pm
Free admission

Traditional Afternoon Tea
Sunday 15 June 2014

This is the first of three afternoon tea events planned for 2014. Enjoy afternoon tea in Victorian surroundings with yummy cakes on tiered cake stands including Twinings everyday tea, Earl Grey and a selection of herbal teas for you to choose from. The Hickman Duo will be playing their flute and guitar to entertain you throughout the afternoon. Your table will be yours to enjoy for 1½ hours, afterwards you are welcome to explore the house and grounds.

Individual sitting times apply
Doors open: 12pm
Doors close: 6.30pm
£14.95 per person. Booking essential

Sunday Carvery
Sunday 6 July 2014

Our Sunday carvery offers you a tasty
two or three course meal. Choose from roast beef, turkey or gammon with all the trimmings. Steeped in history with grand architectural designs, Highbury Hall is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a delicious Sunday afternoon. The house and grounds will be open to view.

Reserved tables between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Doors open: 12pm
£15.95 per person (two courses)
£17.95 per person (three courses)
Booking essential

Taste of India and Caribbean Evening
Wednesday 17 September 2014

Following the success of the last four years, this event is back by popular demand. A fantastic opportunity for you to taste authentic cuisine from around the world in the lovely surroundings of Highbury. All your favourite dishes to sample and tingle your taste buds. Due to the popularity of this event, early booking is advisable.

Doors open: 7pm
Sampling: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
£8.00 per person
Booking essential

Wedding Fayre
Sunday 12 October 2014

Join us again this year for our ever popular wedding fayre. You will be able to view this beautiful building and gather ideas for your forthcoming wedding. There will be a variety of suppliers exhibiting, supported by bridal fashion shows by The Wedding Club.

Doors open: 11am
Doors close: 3.30pm
Free admission with complimentary bubbly and canapés

Ghost Stories by M R James and Halloween Disco
Friday 31 October 2014

Warnings To The Curious is an original one-man stage show based on some of the Edwardian era’s greatest ghost stories. Atmospheric with flashes of macabre humour, it’s guaranteed to raise the gooseflesh and to make you fear that perhaps there ARE such things as ghosts. Disco the night away until 12.30am. Hog roast included (vegetarian option available).

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 7.30pm
£21.95 per person. Booking essential

Chocolate Indulgence Afternoon Tea
Sunday 2 November 2014

For all you chocolate lovers! Enjoy hot chocolate with marshmallows, a pot of tea or freshly ground coffee. You will be served a selection of finger sandwiches, chocolate pastries, chocolate chip scones along with other chocolate goodies. Chocolate demonstrations by More Cocoa. Your table will be yours to enjoy for 1½ hours, afterwards you are welcome to explore the house and grounds.

Individual sitting times apply
Doors open: 12pm
Doors close: 6.30pm
£14.95 per person. Booking essential

Highbury Hall by Candlelight
Sunday 16 November 2014

Find out about the history of Highbury Hall, Joseph Chamberlain and his family and the ornate architecture of this decadent Grade II listed building, lit by hundred’s of candles. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available for sale as well as other light refreshments. Chamberlain memorabilia will be on display with guided tours available for only £3.50 per person.

Doors open: 5pm
Doors close: 9pm
Free entry

Christmas Craft Fayre Weekend
Saturday 22 and Sunday 24 November 2014

Our annual Christmas Craft Fayre Weekend. Last minute Christmas shopping for unusual personalised gifts, a variety of stall holders including; hand made jewellery, cupcakes, hand made soaps, Christmas floral decorations, candles and much more. Mulled wine and mince pies will be on sale

Doors open: 11am
Doors close: 4pm

Entry fee: £1 for adults, free for children under 12

Murder Mystery Dinner and Christmas Party Disco
Friday 5 December 2014

An ideal office Christmas party or social gathering, back by popular demand. Highbury Hall is the perfect venue to get together with friends and family over a tasty festive meal. If you think you’re a budding Inspector then this is the event for you. Afterwards to you can boogie the night away.

Doors open: 7pm.
Dinner: 7.30pm
Disco and bar until 12.30am
Doors close: 1am

£38.50 per person (pre booking is required)
Price includes your murder mystery entertainment, three course meal, coffee and chocolates and after disco in the Drawing Room.

Christmas Afternoon Tea
Sunday 7 December 2014


Come to Highbury Hall dressed for Christmas and enjoy our Christmas themed afternoon tea in Victorian surroundings. Christmas music will be played throughout the hall by the Hickman Duo.

You will be served a variety of scrumptious finger sandwiches and cakes. Twinings everyday tea, Earl Grey and a selection of herbal teas for you to choose from. Your table will be yours to enjoy for 1½ hours, afterwards you are welcome to explore the house and grounds.

Highbury Hall's rooms of interest, memorial library and grounds will be open for you to view.

Individual sitting times available from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.
Doors open at 12pm
Doors close at 6.30pm
£14.95 per person (pre-booking is required)

Charles Dickens Feast of Festive Frighteners and Christmas Party Disco
Friday 12 December 2014

A splendidly-spooky collection of Charles Dickens's lesser-known Christmas ghost stories,hosted and performed by Victorian pawnbroker Gabriel Grubb and his longsuffering apprentice, Master Snodgrass. Vengeful skeletons, haunted railway lines, and more macabre frights lie in store for audiences brave enough to step inside... Followed by our disco.

Doors open: 7pm
Dinner: 7.30pm
Disco and bar until 12.30am
Doors close: 1am
£38.50 per person. Price includes entertainment, three course meal and disco in the Drawing Room.
Booking essential

Comedy Night and Christmas Party Disco
Saturday 13 December 2014

Lighten up your evening with a night of comedy with stand up comedian, Tank Sherman, followed by a light supper of turkey, cranberry and stuffing baps (vegetarian option available) and then boogie the night away on the dance floor. Late bar.

Doors open: 7pm
Supper: 8.30pm
Disco and bar: 12.30am
Doors close: 1am
£20.50 per person
Booking essential

Traditional Family Christmas Lunch
Sunday 14 December 2014

Perfect for a relaxing family and friends get together in the lead up to Christmas. Santa will be coming along, with gifts for the children. Children’s menu available on request.

Individual bookings taken between 12.30pm and 2.30pm

£25.95 per person, including a three course meal, coffee and chocolates. Booking essential

Christmas Dinner & Carol Service
Tuesday 16 December 2014

Come and join us for a relaxing dinner at one of Moseley’s most his historic venues, dressed for Christmas. There will be Christmas carols to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Doors open: 7pm
Dinner: 7.30pm
£31.95 per person, including a three course dinner, coffee and chocolates
Booking essential

Contact

For further information on any events listed please telephone 0121 303 2050 or email:civic.catering@birmingham.gov.uk

Highbury is also available for private hire and offers conference, banqueting and meeting facilities.

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