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Search is on for the urban dance superstars of the future

An X-Factor-style dance-off competition for street dance groups is on the lookout for the Midlands’ top urban dance…

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…
until Sat 27 Sep

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

4 Brook St, St Paul's, Birmingham
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until Thu 31 Jul

(90min) Review: You can see why Fioravante (John Turturro) is a reluctant gigolo. He hardly looks cut out for the job. Even so, incredibly beautiful women stump up $1,000 or so to experience carnal nirvana with him. In…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Wed 30 Jul
Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham
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Wed 30 Jul
3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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Wed 30 Jul - Thu 31 Jul

(89mins) The film follows the burgeoning relationship between the gloomy, 20-year-old, suicide-staging Harold and the sprightly octogenarian Maude, whose bohemian wiles and open arms approach to living enable Harold's…

47 - 49 Station St, Birmingham
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Wed 30 Jul
78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
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Wed 30 Jul
17 York Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham
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Wed 30 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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Wed 30 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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Wed 30 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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Wed 30 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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Wed 30 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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Theatre

until Sat 06 Sep

Offering proof that you simply can’t please all of the people all of the time, Wicked had to dodge its fair share of slings and arrows when it opened in London in 2006. As far as many a broadsheet theatre critic…

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 Fri 01 Aug

(86 mins) Don’t be fooled by the title: this is not the story of an orchiectomy but is an animated comedy-adventure for the whole family. The nuts in question are those prized by squirrels in the fictional…

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On General Release From Fri 22 Aug

The fact that the sequel to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City (2005) has taken so long to reach the screen is probably a good thing. Rodriguez and Miller return to the helm and have taken the main…

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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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