St Patrick's Day celebrations where you are: West Midlands
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St Patrick's Day celebrations where you are: West Midlands


Sunday, March 13

St Patrick’s Day Parade

One of the biggest and most colourful St Patrick’s parades in Britain, and also the first, beginning back in 1952.

Time: noon

Admission: free

Route: The parade begins at Digbeth High Street, Birmingham and proceeds to the Parish Church of St Martin-in-the-Bull. From there the parade wends back down the High Street.


Sunday, March 13

Emerald Village

The Emerald Village’s après-festival features family entertainment with a number of independent food stalls, a covered bar and a huge covered stage with the best of local live music. Acts on the St Pat Rocks Stage in the village include the Holy Show Band, Lampa, Reel Note and local legend Pat Breslin compèring.

Time: Music begins approximately 2pm

Admission: free

Venue: At the car park adjacent to Birmingham Irish Centre, High Street, Birmingham, B12 0LN

Tel: 0121 622 2314



Thursday, March 17

St Patrick’s Mass followed by lunch

Coventry Irish Society will be joining the Mass at St Osburg’s. Then they’ll host lunch at the society’s premises at Coventry Point.

Time: Mass begins noon

Admission: free

Venues: St Osburg’s Upper Hill Street, Coventry, CV1 4AQ; Coventry Irish Society, Unit1, 11th Floor, Coventry Point, Market Way, Coventry, CV1 1EA


Saturday, March 19

St Patrick Goes to the Punjab — Shamrocks and Saris

A cross-cultural night hosted by the Coventry Irish Association at the Albany Theatre. The concert features Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla, and Fine Lines World Music Ensemble — an Indo-Spanish trio featuring Flamenco guitar, funky jazz and Indian tablas.

Irish dancing will come from the McHugh Irish Dancing School, while Sabrina will present a variety of styles of dance including Kathak, semi-classical, Bhangra and Bollywood. Clearly a night that won’t require a starting handle to get it going.

Time: 7.30pm

Admission: £12, concession £10

Venue: Albany Theatre, 53 The Butts, Coventry, CV1 3BH

Tel: 02476 998 964



Thursday, March 17

Afternoon St Patrick’s Day celebration

Sandwell will be hosting a special St Patrick’s Day lunch to celebrate the day.

Time: 12.30pm

Admission: free

Venue: Sandwell Irish Community Association, Park Lodge Langley, Langley High Street, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4SL

Tel: 0121 533 9734