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New festival shines a light on Longbridge

A new international arts festival will put the spotlight on the £1 billion redevelopment of the 468-acre former car…

Birmingham Festival gets itself a Chilli Queen

A school catering manager from Solihull has become the first ever Chilli Queen at the recently held Birmingham Chilli…

East Is East comes to Birmigham

Ayub Khan Din's critically acclaimed play East Is East is to show at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre in January as part of a…
until Sat 29 Nov

Christopher Sergel's stage version of Harper Lee's classic tale - direct from the West End.

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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until Wed 10 Dec

The Million Women Rise (MWR) Movement is made up of thousands of women who are united by outrage at the continued daily, hourly, minute-by-minute individual and institutionalised male violence enacted against women…

Centenary Square,
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until Sat 17 Jan 2015

Brand new staging of Roald Dahl's popular children's book arrives at The REP for Christmas.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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until Sat 29 Nov

Celebrated Portuguese director and choreographer Arthur Pita here brings the festive story of The Little Match Girl to life in a fusion of dance, song and original live music by Frank Moon. Based on Hans Christian…

Birmingham Hippodrome, , Hurst Street, Birmingham
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until Sat 29 Nov

With Ola and Fern Brady (Thurs). Ola plus comic tbc (Fri). Ola and Clint Edwards (Sat)

Hurst St, Birmingham
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until Sat 29 Nov

Rock Anthems from the like of U2, Queen & Kaiser Chiefs.

3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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until Sun 30 Nov

2014 acts not confirmed

, Skegness
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until Sat 13 Dec

Sir Peter Wright’s enchanting version of this festive favourite returns to the Hippodrome, courtesy of Birmingham Royal Ballet. Created in 1990 as a thank you to Birmingham for its support of the company following…

Hurst Street, Birmingham
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until Sat 29 Nov

Tell Tale Theatre fuse physical theatre, verbatim accounts and vibrant storytelling to recount the stories of Midlanders on the home front during WWI. Presenting a different show every day, 1914 Local News is…

118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
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until Sat 29 Nov

A true story of obsession, childhood sweethearts, friendship, lost and adventure.

4 Temple Row West, Birmingham
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until Sat 29 Nov

With Mickey Sharma, Jimmy McGhie

259 - 262 Broad Street, Birmingham
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On General Release From Fri 28 Nov

Should you have missed Disney’s 53rd animated feature (in their so-called ‘Animated Classics’ series), here’s your chance to catch up with what is now the highest-grossing cartoon of all time.…

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Tue 27 Jan 2015 - Sat 31 Jan 2015

Brian Conley stars in the Greatest Show On Earth in Cameron Mackintosh's blockbuster musical.

Lichfield Street , Wolverhampton
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Tue 19 May 2015 - Sat 30 May 2015
35/37 Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent
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Sat 28 Mar 2015 - Sun 29 Mar 2015

Mcfly and Busted re-group as one band.

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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Fri 17 Apr 2015


Victoria Square, Birmingham
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Sun 21 Dec
Bickenhill Rd, Birmingham
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Fri 11 Sep 2015 - Sat 12 Sep 2015
Hurst Street, Birmingham
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On General Release From Fri 26 Dec

Any film from Tim Burton is an event but this one is trailing Oscar buzz in its wake - and it’s a fascinating story. This is the true tale of the impresario Walter Keane (Waltz) whose pictures of wide-eyed waifs…

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On General Release From Fri 26 Dec

(150 mins) Sir Ridley Scott calls this his biggest epic yet, which is some almighty claim (it was he who brought us 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven). For those who don’t know their…

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Birmingham Stage Company serve up another festive treat...
Popular show returns to Brum
Phil Porter's family play opens in Stratford...
J.M Barrie's classic tale gets a makeover...
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