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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 Thu 23 Oct

(108 mins) Review: The truth has many faces. And there have been a number of films based on the Rashomon model. Paolo Virzì's Human Capital is unusual in that the whole story only comes together once the…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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until Wed 22 Oct

Tony Benn, the longest serving Labour MP in history, is also, arguably, the most popular UK politician of all time. Across the globe and in particular over the last five years his brand of socialism has struck a cord…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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until Sat 25 Oct

Lucy Bailey directs an all-star cast in a new production of Oscar Wilde's witty masterpiece. Rosalind Ayres, Niall Buggy, Patrick Godfrey, Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Christine Kavanagh, Cherie Lunghi & Sian…

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
Wed 22 Oct
Paradise Place, Birmingham
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Wed 22 Oct

Blackberry Smoke is an American Southern rock/country rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. The lineup consists of Charlie Starr, Richard Turner, Brit Turner, Paul Jackson, and Brandon Still.

78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
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Wed 22 Oct
Vicarage Rd, , Kings Heath
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Wed 22 Oct

Paul Chowdhry is back in 2014 with his biggest tour to date. The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche.

Hurst St, Birmingham
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Wed 22 Oct
16 - 18 Horsefair, Bristol Street
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Wed 22 Oct
106 High Street, King's Heath, Birmingham
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Wed 22 Oct - Thu 23 Oct

Afrovibes present Mike Van Graan's story of change and identity in South Africa.

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Wed 22 Oct

Tamsin Waley-Cohen joins Orchestra of the Swan to perform Vaughan Williams’s Violin Concerto and probably one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire.

Victoria Square, Birmingham
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Wed 22 Oct

Programme includes works by; Rossini, Berlioz, Stravinsky & Ravel.

Broad St, Birmingham
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Theatre

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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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

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 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

‘Fury’ is the name of a Sherman tank and Brad Pitt is in command. It’s the last month of the war (the Second) and Pitt and his crew of five find themselves stuck behind enemy lines. And even though the…

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Peter James' crime thriller at The New Alexandra Theatre
Harper Lee's American classic comes to Brum
Nicholas Wright's new staging of Pat Barker's Booker-nominated WWl novel.
Celebrating the King of Pop in Wolverhampton
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
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