Events 2024:

Saturday, 20 July, 2pm
Boot Women lunch at Miller & Carter in the Mailbox. (now fully booked)

Saturday, 25 May, Parade at Birmingham Pride, 12noon
Come walk with us in the Parade at Birmingham Pride! Meet from 11.30am in Centenary Square. We will be walking in Block C.

Sunday, 10 March
Boscobel house and White Ladies Priory
Over the years, many of our walks have crossed onto the path known as the Monarch’s Way. It is Britain’s second longest trail at 625 miles long.
The route follows the journey of King Charles ll from Worcester to Shoreham on Sea and takes in some of the places he hid during that time.
Boscobel House is one of them.
A former hunting lodge where the king took refuge following his defeat at the battle of Worcester in 1651. The house and gardens, now fully restored, share the secrets and stories of Charles’s escape from Cromwell’s soldiers and his eventual fleeing to France.
A short stroll from the house and gardens  you can see a descendant of the oak tree in which the king hid for a day.
We will tour the house, gardens and visit the oak tree and then take a break at the tearooms before walking down to the priory.
The ruins of the 12th century priory, where the king stayed disguised as a woodsman are approx.. half a mile from Boscobel house.
If you would like to join us on the walk, you will need to book a ticket online.
(£10 if you don’t want to make a donation , £8.60 for over 65 and students, English heritage members: Free)

Sunday, 9 June
Snowdon/ Yr Wyddfa by train
Experience this majestic mountain with its stunning scenery all from the comfort of your seat. The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a Victorian train that travels 4.7 miles from Llanberis station to the summit, a height of 1.085 metres. Your final destination is Hafod Eryri, the highest visitor centre in Wales. Here you will have 30 minutes to take photos or buy a souvenir or maybe a cuppa from the cafe.
The journey takes 2.5 hours up the mountain, passing several stations along the way.
The trip sells out fast, so if you would like to join us, please let us know by March 1st as we will be making a group booking.
The cost of the trip is £42 pp. and is non-refundable.
We will be booking a coach which will leave Cannon hill park at 8am prompt as we have to be at Llanberis station 30 minutes prior to departure at 12 noon.
The cost of the coach is £10 per person and also non-refundable.


Events 2023:

Saturday, 27 May
Boot Women will walk in the parade at Birmingham Pride. Contact us to support and join us. 

Sunday, 11 June
2023 is the year of Boot Women’s 30th anniversary! 🥳 We are celebrating by organising a fabulous coach trip to Manchester. Contact us if you would like to be included.

Sunday, 13 August 
Our August walk will be a relaxing walk through Sutton Park followed by Sunday lunch at Miller & Carter. Contact us if you fancy it and would like to join us for the meal.


Events 2022:

Sunday, 30 April
Visit to the Black Country Living Museum. Contact us by 28 March, if you want to join us!


Events 2020:

Sunday, 12 Jan, 2pm
Sunday lunch at Oddfellows pub (Bridgenorth Road in Compton WV6 8AA). Menu
If you want to join us, you need to pay a deposit by 8 Dec.

Events 2019:

Friday, 11 Jan
Meal at the Hen and Chickens in Hockley (B19 3LE). Let us know by 20 Dec if you want to join us.

Monday, 21 Jan, 8pm
Join us for a screening of The Favourite at The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton (WV1 1HT).

Tuesday, 5 March, 6pm
Pancakes at Cherry Reds (John Bright Street B1 1BN). Let us know by 26 Feb if you want to join us.


Friday, 10 May, 8pm
Join us for a delicious curry at the Hen & Chickens, 27 Constitution Hill. (Menu)


Saturday, 25 May 2019, 11.30am
Boot Women will be marching in the Parade – join us! Meet from 11.30am in Victoria Square. The parade starts at noon.



Friday, 13 September 2019, 7.00pm
The Little Dessert Shop in Grand Central will be the location of our next social event. Please contact us by 25 August to book a place.



Events 2018:

Tuesday 24th April, 7pm
Boot Women AGM at the Wellington Hotel (72 Bristol Street, B5 7AH)

Birmingham Pride 2018 Saturday, 26 May, 11.30am
Walk with us in the parade! Meet from 11.30am in Victoria Square. The parade starts at noon.


Thursday 25th Oct
join Boot Women at Acting Out’s Halloween production “Nightmare on Bristol Street”, at the Wellington Hotel (72 Bristol Street, B5 7AH)

Friday 9th November
Boot Women Meal & Social at Chung Ying (126 Colmore Row), 7.30pm. Email us by the end of October to let us know you want to join us.

Events 2017:

Thursday 26th January
Acting Out present their pantomime Big Dick Whittington at the Wellington Hotel (72 Bristol Street, Birmingham B5 7AH). The performance starts at 8pm and we will meet at 7.30pm in the bar. Entry is free but you can make a donation to Acting Out on the night if you wish.

Wednesday 8th February
Maureen Younger returns to the Kitchen Garden Café (17 York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA) to host another all female comedy night. Join Boot Women at this fantastic regular monthly event. It starts at 8pm, but be early as the shows usually sell out. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available in advance from the Kitchen Garden Café or (£10).

Thursday 9th March
Boot Women movie night at the Electric Cinema! Join us to watch Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning film Moonlight at 6pm. Meet in the foyer at 5.45pm.

Saturday 27 May
Birmingham Pride. Join us to walk in the parade! Meet at 11.45am in Victoria Square.
Tuesday 27 June 7.30pm
Boot Women Movie Night at the Wellington Hotel (B5 7AH). Free screening of French comedy Gazon Maudit (French Twist).

Tuesday 26 September 7.30pm
Boot Women Movie Night at the Wellington Hotel (B5 7AH). Free screening of comedy drama Cloud Burst.

Friday 20 October 7.30pm
Boot Women Meal and Social at Café Soya. Contact us by 10 Oct to book your place.


Events 2016:

Pink Sou’westers are offering same sex dance classes covering a range of ballroom and Latin dances at £6 per class, or £20 for all four lessons.
All Saints Community Centre, 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7RA.
Sundays 21st & 28th Feb, 6th & 13th Mar, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
*Please note that this is not a Boot Women event. Kindly contact for further information, if needed.*

Loft LoungeSaturday 12th March 5pm
Join us for a few beers or maybe a bite to eat from 5pm onwards. 143 Bromsgrove Street, B5 6RG

Saturday 2nd April 7.30pm Slideshow and talk from Sue Thorne, who cycled 5000 miles around the coast of Britain last year.
Share with Sue the Edge… the high’s and low’s of travelling alone, stunning scenary, battling the elements and chance encounters.
We have booked a private room with a bar at the Wellington Pub , 37 Bennetts Hill, B2 5SN (off New Street).

Boot Women Disco and AGM
Join us at Eden Bar (116 Sherlock St, B5 6NB) from 8pm on Friday 13th May 2016 for the Boot Women Disco.
We’ll have a private room with bar and DJ Hannah on the decks till the early hours.
We will be holding our annual AGM before the disco at 7.15pm, also at Eden.
If you would like to be more involved with Boot Women or would like to take up a role on the committee, now is the time to do it.

Birmingham Pride 2016
Join us at Birmingham Pride! Meet us on Saturday, 28 May at 11.30am in Victoria Square to march in the parade.


Ab Fab: The Movie and Sue Perkins Live
Some of us will be going to the two events below. If you want to join us, get your tickets!
1. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, The Electric Cinema (47-49 Station Street), Monday, 4th July 2016, 8.30pm. Meet in the foyer at 8.15pm.
2. Sue Perkins Live! In Spectacles, Birmingham Town Hall, Sunday, 18th September 2016, 7.30pm. Meet at the Town Hall at 7.15pm. Tickets are £27.50.
Hope to see some of you there 🙂

Boot Women Meal and Social
Café Soya, 15 Oct 2016, 7.45pm. Contact us by 8 Oct to book your place.

Past Events (2015):

boot women 2Birmingham Pride Parade    Saturday 23rd May 2015
For any women wishing to walk with us in the parade, please meet outside the Town Hall at 11.30

Walk with Pride Walk            Monday 25th May 2015
A beautiful blend of old and new iconic Brum landmarks.
Meet at Aston Station (beside the main road outside the station under the old railway bridge) from 10.30 for this 4 mile walk leaving at 11am, stopping for lunch halfway round. Please bring food and drinks with you. The ground is level so walking boots are not required.
Please note this is a mixed group walk as part of the Rainbow Walks.

foxBootwomen BBQ                   Date to be announced shortly
This FREE event will be held at the Fox , thanks to Andy for hosting this event.

boot women 3Cannon Hill Park Stroll        Friday 19th June 2015
As we approach the longest day of the year we make the most of the daylight with a stroll through Birmingham’s premier park ending the evening with a drink in the Mac bar.
An ideal time to meet up with Boot Women if you have not joined us before.
Meet in the outside area of the Mac to leave at 7pm.

The Barton Arms Meal          Saturday 27th June 2015
Not only a fine example of Victorian architecture, this must-visit pub serves the most amazing Thai food that is not to be missed. Meet in the bar from 7.30pm to eat at 8pm.   boot women 4To book a place at the table, please contact us no later than Sunday 21st June.
The Barton Arms
144 High Street, Aston
Birmingham B6 4UP

bootwomen 5L Fest  Uttoxeter Racecorse     Friday 17th/20th July 2015
Tickets are on sale now for this event. Bootwomen will be there!!!

Pink Sou’westers BBQ at the Fox, 22nd July

V Festival, Weston Park         Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August 2015
A star studded line up to celebrate 20 years of V festival.

boot women 7The Bootwomen Challenge Walk    Sunday 27th September 2015
The Tolkien Trail, Cannock Chase.
A circular 10 mile walk from Coppice Hill car park passing Brocton, Oldacre Valley and the Glacial Boulder descending into Sherbrook Valley through the rifle ranges and the remains of Rugely camp. Climbing back up to Brindley Valley we pass the war cemeteries and via the White House return to Coppice Hill car park.
Meet at Coppice Hill car park, 9am for a prompt 9.15am start.
Please note that this has been postponed and will now take place in 2016 – details to follow

Wolverhampton Pride Inside Saturday 3rd October from 2pm, Network House Street
new_wolves_pride_logo_displayHealth and well-being areas, community areas, stalls, food, stages, young people activity areas, speakers, workshops and more, all unaffected by any bad weather! All this for an entrance fee of £2.

Oktoberfest    Friday 16th October 2015boot women
Cannon Hill Park Nature Centre
No need to travel to Munich for the beer festival, it’s right here in Birmingham at the Cannon Hill Park Nature Centre. One big tent, one big party. 2500 people singing and dancing to Bavarian music and when the band takes a break the DJ takes over. A non-stop party from 18.30 till 23.00 are you up for this?
Packages are available from £33 which includes snacks, seat reservation, 2 x 1.5 pints of German beer or 1 bottle of red/white wine, German schnitzel with Bavarian fries and a dessert.
Please contact us to book your ticket if you would like to come along.

Barton Arms Meal and Social      Saturday 31st October 2015
We are making a return to this gem of Victorian architecture and highly recommended Thai restaurant. Meet in the bar from 7.30pm to eat at 8pm.   boot women 4To book a place at the table, please contact us no later than 24th October.
The Barton Arms
144 High Street, Aston
Birmingham B6 4UP

Shout Festival 12-22 November
imagesBirmingham’s Queer Arts & Culture Festival returns in November. Full details and programme can be found here.
This year’s line-up includes a special MY Comedy show for the Shout Festival, featuring,  alongside resident MC, Maureen Younger, comics Jo Enright (The Job Lot), Bethany Black (Cucumber) and VG Lee (Polari).Boot Women will be in the audience so go get your tickets and join us!
The show will take place on Sunday, 15 Nov, 7.30pm at The Penthouse in the Loft Lounge, 143 Bromsgrove Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 6RG.
Tickets are £10. Click here to buy yours.

Boot Women will be in the audience so go get your tickets and join us!

Boot Women Christmas Disco  Saturday 5th December 2015, 8pmdatauri-file

Join us for the Boot Women Christmas Disco at Eden Bar on 5 December, from eight till late.
Tickets are only £4, and concessions are available, so come along and have fun!

OTHER ACTIVITIESOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Got any more ideas for activities? If so, let us know! Past events have included camping weekends, horse-riding, cycling, canoe trips and volleyball.If you have a forthcoming event you’d like to tell us about, please email the details to


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