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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 Fri 22 Aug

2014 line-up includes; Chris Liebing, Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Luciano, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Adam Port, Alexandra, Apollonia, Bella Sarris, Better Lost Than Stupid, Bihn,…

Novaija, Island Of Pag
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until Sun 24 Aug

Family workshop.

Centenary Square,
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until Sun 24 Aug

Family workshop.

Centenary Square,
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Wed 20 Aug - Sat 23 Aug

2014 line-up includes; Goldfrapp, Russell Watson, Australian Pink Floyd, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jools Holland with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Melanie C, Marc Almond and many more...

2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
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Wed 20 Aug - Sat 23 Aug

Amateur production of the hit rock'n'roll musical.

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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Wed 20 Aug
16 - 18 Horsefair, Bristol Street
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Wed 20 Aug - Sat 23 Aug

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s beloved show is a sweeping, uplifting, epic saga that’s thrilled audiences throughout the world. When the…

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham
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Wed 20 Aug

Patsy and her band bring together Jazz, Blues and Gospel.

3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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Wed 20 Aug

MDCC Theatre Company presents the Base Tikes theatre group in an open-air performance of Shakespeare's tragedy.

Westbourne Rd, Edgebaston, Birmingham
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Wed 20 Aug - Thu 21 Aug

(90mins) I Am Divine is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally recognized cult drag superstar through his collaboration…

Cannon Hill Park, 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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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 01 Aug

(86 mins) Review: Considering how the bar of animation has been elevated in recent years, it’s always bit of a shock to encounter a mutant gene. No doubt attempting to evoke the spirit of the Looney Tunes and…

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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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The 2 Tone Musical at The Belgrade
John Godber classic comes to Coventry
Tantalising entertainment at The New Alexandra Theatre
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
Tony Award-winning musical in the Midlands
Dreamboats And Miniskirts at The New Alexandra Theatre
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