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Glimpse into the past at Enginuity

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is to host a one-off showing of Past Lives Ironbridge at Enginuity on 20 September.   Made…

Local acts announced for comedy award

Organisers of next month's Birmingham Comedy Festival have announced six new acts for its first Breaking Talent Award. A new…

Birmingham's Giant Screen Cinema to close

Birmingham's 72ft Giant Screen cinema is to close as a commercial cinema in January but it's hoped that the…

Float away with CircusMASH

Birmingham-based troupe CircusMASH are to showcase Float - a circus experience fusing 'Whacky and vivacious performances with…

New gallery dedicated to Staffordshire Hoard

A new space dedicated to the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard is to open at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in…
until Sun 21 Sep

Themed events and fund raising activities to raise awareness and funds for an otter conservation project with the Canal and River Trust.

The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham
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until Sat 17 Jan 2015

Curated selection of contemporary craft for sale.

4 Brook St, St Paul's, Birmingham
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until Sat 20 Sep

Tony Award-winning musical that centres on a group of loveable, yet hopeless, characters on a downtown New York street.

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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until Sat 20 Sep

Lisa Dwan performs a triple bill of works by Samuel Beckett.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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until Sun 21 Sep

Being touted as Lee's most ambitious tour to date, Monsters promises to bring Lee's unique brand of manic comedy to more fans than ever before.

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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until Sat 20 Sep

And Comedy Carousel with Andy Robinson (Thurs only). Pierre Hollins and Holly Walsh (Fri & Sat).

Hurst St, Birmingham
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Fri 19 Sep - Sat 20 Sep

A five-piece soul band that play classic funk and soul favourites.

3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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Fri 19 Sep

Oasis tribute band.

16 - 18 Horsefair, Bristol Street
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Fri 19 Sep - Sun 21 Sep

2014 line-up includes; Culture Shock, Ferocious Dog, Spanner, New York Brass Band, The Soul Circle Gang, China Shop Bull, Will Tun and The Wasters and many more to be announced...

, Lincoln
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Fri 19 Sep - Sun 21 Sep

2014 line-up includes; Gentleman's Dub Club, Spizzenergi, Angelic Upstarts, Spear Of Destiny, Penetration, The Men They Couldn't Hang, The Dualers, The Glitter Band, XSLF, Chelsea, Goldblade, Stone Foundation,…

, Brookwood
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Fri 19 Sep - Sun 21 Sep

2014 line-up includes; British Sea Power, Levellers, Cara Dillon, Admiral Fallow, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Keston Cobblers Club, Randolph Swain & The Red Lights, Mad Dog Mcrea, The Shee, Marcus Malone Band,…

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Fri 19 Sep
Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham
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Tue 19 May 2015 - Sat 30 May 2015
35/37 Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent
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Tue 07 Jul 2015 - Sat 01 Aug 2015

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

Hurst Street, Birmingham
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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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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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On General Release From Fri 05 Sep

(112 mins) Review: What is it with films about food? From Babette’s Feast to this year’s Chef, by way of Like Water For Chocolate and Eat Drink Man Woman, films about food seem to draw the best out of…

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Fri 19 Sep - Thu 23 Oct

The last time that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper played a couple, they ensnared an Oscar nomination apiece (for Silver Linings Playbook), for which Ms Lawrence walked off with the main prize. Here, Cooper plays…

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The 2 Tone Musical at The Belgrade
John Godber classic comes to Coventry
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
Dreamboats And Miniskirts at The New Alexandra Theatre
Olivier Award-winning musical in Wolverhampton
Nicholas Wright's new staging of Pat Barker's Booker-nominated WWl novel.
Celebrating the King of Pop in Wolverhampton
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