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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…

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…
until Fri 31 Oct

Join in the fun by making a ghoulish card, changing zigzag picture & goblin badge. Explore the yucky boxes & create shadow puppets. Plus, as part of the Big Draw, enter the ghouls' gallery.

Maple Rd, Bournville
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until Fri 31 Oct

Theatre meets live gig as 3 of the UK’s hottest and most successful young writers collaborate with the award-winning new writing company nabokov to present an eclectic mix of stories told through the innovative…

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
On General Release From Wed 29 Oct

Daniel Radcliffe switches the lightning bolt scar on his forehead for a pair of horns in this dark fantasy. But it’s only after the rape and murder of his girlfriend that our Dan discovers an aptitude for the…

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until Fri 31 Oct

Scary Little Girls turn the Dracula myth on its head in an audacious new production performed by an all-female cast. Please note that this production contains some nudity.

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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until Sat 01 Nov

And Comedy CArousel with Andy Robinson (Thurs). Tiffany Stevenson and Paul McCaffrey (Fri & Sat)

Hurst St, Birmingham
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Fri 31 Oct - Sat 01 Nov
Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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Fri 31 Oct

James Mullinger's brand new stand up show for 2014 pays tribute to Britian's leading hard man, revels why he is obsessed with football hooliganism and questions his own masculinity. James Mullinger’s hilarious…

Hurst St, Birmingham
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Fri 31 Oct - Sat 01 Nov
3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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Fri 31 Oct

Tribute band to Led Zeppelin

Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham
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Fri 31 Oct
16 - 18 Horsefair, Bristol Street
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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 03 Oct

(149 mins) Review: In 1997 Ben Affleck was Chasing Amy. In Gone Girl he plays Nick Dunne and is running all over the place looking for his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), who has disappeared without a trace on the…

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On General Release From Fri 24 Oct

(135 mins) Review: The trouble with war films as a genre is that war is not remotely generic. War is chaotic and disorientating and there is no tidy narrative. David Ayer’s Fury takes its name from a Sherman tank…

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Harper Lee's American classic comes to Brum
Stage version of Simon Beaufoy's award-winning film lands in Wolverhampton
Julian Clary stars in festive family favourite
Fashion extravaganza returns to the NEC
Birmingham Stage Company serve up another festive treat...
Family show returns to the Hippodrome
The best event of its kind...
pomp and pageantry at the NIA
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Popular show returns to Brum
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