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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…
until Wed 26 Nov

(110 mins) Review: Emotions run high in Susanne Bier’s stunningly cinematic adaptation of Ron Rash’s 2008 novel. Set in 1920s’ Depression-era North Carolina, the story focuses on the highly-charged…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Tue 25 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

Christopher Sergel's stage version of Harper Lee's classic tale - direct from the West End.

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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Tue 25 Nov

Unfinished Business combine spoken word, video and live music by Yako 440 in a new show which celebrates the life of Baba Israel's late father, Steve Ben Israel, a New York jazz musician, stand-up comic, countercultural…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Tue 25 Nov
Broad St, Birmingham
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Tue 25 Nov
78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
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Tue 25 Nov
78 The Custard Factory, Digbeth
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Tue 25 Nov
78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
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Tue 25 Nov - Wed 10 Dec

The Million Women Rise (MWR) Movement is made up of thousands of women who are united by outrage at the continued daily, hourly, minute-by-minute individual and institutionalised male violence enacted against women…

Centenary Square,
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Tue 25 Nov

(88 mins) The film revolves around the lives of teenagers in Soviet Lithuania. The protagonists of the film are fans of rock’n’roll music which is banned in the USSR and are interested in…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Tue 25 Nov
181 Broad Street, Birmingham
Tue 25 Nov

(123 mins) Review: Following the bloodthirsty tournaments acted out in the first two instalments of the Hunger Games ‘trilogy’, Mockingjay comes as something of a shock. It is a far more nuanced, cerebral…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Tue 25 Nov

(114 mins) Review: In the text books, Alan Turing is known as the father of computer science. What is less well recorded is that he was a monster. At least, his own self-belief and awkwardness in social situations gave…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Theatre

Tue 27 Jan 2015 - Sat 31 Jan 2015

Brian Conley stars in the Greatest Show On Earth in Cameron Mackintosh's blockbuster musical.

Lichfield Street , Wolverhampton
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Tue 19 May 2015 - Sat 30 May 2015
35/37 Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent
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Music

Sat 28 Mar 2015 - Sun 29 Mar 2015

Mcfly and Busted re-group as one band.

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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Fri 17 Apr 2015

 

Victoria Square, Birmingham
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Comedy

Sun 21 Dec
Bickenhill Rd, Birmingham
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Fri 11 Sep 2015 - Sat 12 Sep 2015
Hurst Street, Birmingham
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Film

On General Release From Fri 07 Nov

(116 mins) Review: Not since 2001: A Space Odyssey has a science fiction film of such scope worn such audacity on its sleeve. Of course, Christopher Nolan is the only filmmaker alive who can harness such invention and…

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On General Release From Fri 14 Nov

(114 mins) Review: In the text books, Alan Turing is known as the father of computer science. What is less well recorded is that he was a monster. At least, his own self-belief and awkwardness in social situations gave…

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Julian Clary stars in festive family favourite
Birmingham Stage Company serve up another festive treat...
Popular show returns to Brum
Phil Porter's family play opens in Stratford...
J.M Barrie's classic tale gets a makeover...
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