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Share your NIA memories!

Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena is asking the general public to share their memories of the venue during its…

Festival Of Imagineers Makes Its Debut

Visionaries from the world of design, technology and engineering this month come together for a day of performance and activities…

Were You Ska'd For Life?

Three Minute Heroes, the smash-hit 2 Tone musical is to make its long awaited return to Coventry for three weeks this autumn…

The Bodyguard on its way to Wolverhampton

Thea Sharrock's hit production The Bodyguard is to stop off in Wolverhampton as part of its first national tour. Based…

New gallery for Shropshire

An new gallery displaying a collection of British decorative tiles is to open at the Jackfield Tile Museum…
Mon 28 Jul - Sat 27 Sep

Paintings & drawings that explore Birmingham's changing urban landscape.

4 Brook St, St Paul's, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(101mins) Review: Question: What, two weeks ago, was the highest grossing cartoon of all time? Answer: Toy Story 3. So, you shouldn’t really be surprised that there’s a Rio 2. Thankfully, Disney’s…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(99mins) It really doesn’t seem that long ago that Disney brought us an animated version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Apeman (with songs by Phil Collins). However, this edition was filmed in motion capture in Munich…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(165mins) Four years after the invasion of Chicago, a mechanic (Wahlberg) and his daughter (Peltz, from TV’s Bates Motel) stumble across a deactivated Optimus Prime (you know, the leader of the Autobots). Their…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(87 mins) From the director of Horrid Henry: The Movie comes this all-new family adventure about the border collie/bichon frise/Chinese crested powderpuff cross. On-the-ball viewers will recall that Pudsey - with his…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(130 mins) Review: To many in the animal kingdom, the human race means only guns, deforestation and the capacity to unleash the destructive force of fire. To our credit, though, we have also brought music, medicine and…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(92mins) Rocky and His Friends have a lot to answer for, not least two appalling big-screen spin-offs from the 1959-1961 cartoon series, namely Boris and Natasha (1992) and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(97mins) Review: Once upon a time there was an enchanted realm inhabited by pixies, trolls, elves and fairies: a world far removed from the machinations of men. One such fairy was Maleficent (Isobelle Molloy), a…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(102 mins) Review: So, what’s better than a dragon? A friendly flying dragon, of course. Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois’ How To Train Your Dragon (2010) was full of such creatures and for old-fashioned…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(104mins) Having played bass for the Irish band The Frames, filmed their music videos and then directed Once, about a street musician, John Carney returns to the music world for his American directorial debut. Keira…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 28 Jul

(87 mins) From the director of Horrid Henry: The Movie comes this all-new family adventure about the border collie/bichon frise/Chinese crested powderpuff cross. On-the-ball viewers will recall that Pudsey - with his…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Theatre

until Sat 06 Sep

Hit West End musical flies into Brum...

Hurst Street, Birmingham
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Wed 24 Sep - Sat 11 Oct

Acclaimed West End drama based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo.

35/37 Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent
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Music

Wed 05 Nov
Bickenhill Rd, Birmingham
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Thu 11 Dec

Eagerly anticipated concert from the acclaimed tenor and West End star.

Bickenhill Rd, Birmingham
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Comedy

Mon 08 Sep - Wed 10 Sep
Broad St, Birmingham
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Fri 07 Nov - Sun 09 Nov

John's brand new show SUPERSONIC will be smashing through comedy MACH 3. Get ready for a comic boom of guffaws all the way from Plymouth to Glasgow via Dublin and back again.  

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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Film

On General Release From Thu 17 Jul

(130 mins) Review: To many in the animal kingdom, the human race means only guns, deforestation and the capacity to unleash the destructive force of fire. To our credit, though, we have also brought music, medicine and…

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On General Release From Fri 25 Jul

The tenth instalment in the so-called ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe,’ Guardians Of The Galaxy stars Chris Pratt (from TV's Parks And Recreation) as the half-alien, half-human pilot Peter Quill. When Quill…

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National Theatre production comes to the Regent
The 2 Tone Musical at The Belgrade
John Godber classic comes to Coventry
Tantalising entertainment at The New Alexandra Theatre
Jacobean comedy in Stratford-upon-Avon
Peter James' crime thriller at The New Alexandra Theatre
Sian Phillips stars on Oscar Wilde's witty masterpiece
Harper Lee's American classic comes to Brum
The Mousetrap returns to Birmingham
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