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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…

From Shropshire Lad to Jersey Boy

The hit West End musical Jersey Boys opens in the Midlands this month and that’s great news for one member of the…
until Sat 22 Nov

New Blues opera based on the troubled life of fictional jazz 'n' blues star Maria Lynwood.

4 Temple Row West, Birmingham
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until Sat 22 Nov

The Arcadians present their version of Joan Littlewood's stirring musical satire.

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham
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until Sun 25 Jan 2015

Exhibition of works by Pakistani contemporary artist, Imran Qureshi.

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham
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until Sun 25 Jan 2015

The last in a series of five exhibitions to be presented in Ikon's Tower Room as part of the gallery's birthday celebrations.

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham
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until Sat 22 Nov

imitating the dog present their unique theatrical vision to Ernest Hemingway's seminal First World War novel.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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until Sat 22 Nov

Jason Robert Brown's exquisitely crafted song cycle is brought to life by the team that presented the sell out hits I Love You You're Perfect Now Change.

118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
until Wed 24 Dec

The 2014 version of this prestigious exhibition, held annually since 1842, features contributions from numerous highly acclaimed honorary RBSA?members, notably David Carpanini, Ken Howard, HRH the Prince of Wales and…

4 Brook St, St Paul's, Birmingham
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until Sun 25 Jan 2015

DeutscheBank 2013 Artist Of The Year Imran Qureshi is widely considered to be one of the subcontinent’s most important contemporary creatives.?The Pakistan-born artist has reclaimed the regionally and…

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham
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until Sat 22 Nov

Join Mummyji as she meets some of the best up-and-coming British Asian variety talent and introduce them to the world... from her living room!

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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On General Release From Thu 20 Nov

(123 mins) Review: Following the bloodthirsty tournaments acted out in the first two instalments of the Hunger Games ‘trilogy’, Mockingjay comes as something of a shock. It is a far more nuanced, cerebral…

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Fri 21 Nov - Sat 22 Nov

A ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R'n'B classics.

3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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Fri 21 Nov - Sun 23 Nov

2014 acts not confirmed

, Skegness
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Theatre

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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Music

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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Comedy

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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Film

On General Release From Fri 07 Nov

(116 mins) Review: Not since 2001: A Space Odyssey has a science fiction film of such scope worn such audacity on its sleeve. Of course, Christopher Nolan is the only filmmaker alive who can harness such invention and…

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On General Release From Fri 14 Nov

(114 mins) Review: In the text books, Alan Turing is known as the father of computer science. What is less well recorded is that he was a monster. At least, his own self-belief and awkwardness in social situations gave…

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Julian Clary stars in festive family favourite
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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