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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…
until Sat 30 Aug

Retrospective exhibition highlighting the artist's lifelong passion for art, from nudes to landscapes.

4 Brook St, St Paul's, Birmingham
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until Thu 24 Jul

(108mins) Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Tue 22 Jul
Cambrian Wharf, Kingston Row, Birmingham
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Tue 22 Jul

A singer-songwriter from Preston.

78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
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Tue 22 Jul
78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
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Tue 22 Jul
3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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Tue 22 Jul - Mon 01 Sep

This sure-to-be-eyecatching exhibition provides a showcase for the work of local artists whose art consists of differing styles of illustration. Among those featured is self-taught illustrator Sonia Rana, who uses…

144 Potters Lane, Birmingham
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Tue 22 Jul - Thu 24 Jul

Colin Ward's story about the perceptions and judgements of truth in the hands of an uncomfortable relationship between the law, the media and society.

118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
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Tue 22 Jul - Wed 23 Jul

In February 2012, Doreen’s Story - a five-minute mockumentary written by playwright David Tristram - went viral on the internet. The video, which satirised benefit scroungers, starred actress Gill Jordan as Black…

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham
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Tue 22 Jul

A selection of paintings and drawings in a variety of styles from Birmingham artist, Ruth Gifford. the exhibition covers landscape, seascape, portrait and still life, worked in a range of mediums from charcoal to oils.

Maple Rd, Bournville
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Tue 22 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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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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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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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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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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